There aren’t many more pleasurable things than sitting in your own outdoor spa, sipping your favorite drink, and just enjoying a beautiful day. However, it’s easy to enjoy your spa when you’re using it, but what does it look like when you’re not in it? Is it visually appealing, does it match the rest of your garden, or is it simply boring? Pleasure does not come just from soaking in the hot water, but also from what you can see, so make sure your outdoor spa is just as beautiful as it is enjoyable. If you’d like to learn how to do that, here are a few suggestions.
Think about the placement
When it comes to placing your spa, try not to leave all sides of it completely exposed. You can always use some interesting railings, or place it inside a wooden enclosure. Another great idea is to place it next to the already existing walls or next to your swimming pool if you have one. You can even go a step further and integrate it into your pool completely. This way, your spa won’t be standing alone in the middle of your backyard, and you can always use greenery and plants to make the surrounding area look less empty.
Make it a focal point
One of the many great things about outdoor spas is that they don’t require much space for access. This means you can place them anywhere you want and use them as a focal point in your garden. You can also include a rolling cover that doubles as a sundeck to make it even more eye-catching. Plus, if you build a deck platform around the spa, your cover will just slide underneath and become a part of the deck.
Cover it up
Covering up your spa is not only aesthetically pleasing but also quite practical. Having a cover that is easy to remove can help you insulate the water and keep the leaves from falling into it. When closed, you can use the area for yoga, meditation, or just reading your favorite book while enjoying the nature around you.
A different kind of cover
If you would like to enjoy your comfortable 2 person outdoor spa with your significant other without worrying about the elements, consider positioning it under a stylish metal or wooden gazebo. You can decorate the area with plants and perhaps hang some decorative lanterns, so you can create a truly magical atmosphere.
If you want to emphasize the beauty of your garden, consider opting for a sunken spa, which would allow you to create a real sanctuary by decorating the surrounding area with greenery, flowers, and maybe even some stones and rocks, depending on the rest of your exterior. Plus, the more beautiful the garden, the more heavenly your spa will look.
Utilize the space
If you don’t have a big yard for the spa, consider making it a part of your deck. An in-deck spa is more subtle, but also very convenient as it is more private. To make it even more practical, you can place a nice outdoor rug next to the spa and a few hooks on the nearby wall for hanging your towels. Also, since the spa is a part of your patio, you should have much more options for decorating the area with different potted plants, lanterns, and outdoor furniture.
Your outdoor spa has the potential to bring your garden to a whole new level – if you know how to design it correctly. Therefore, consider the positioning, cover it up so the water stays clean and warm for longer, decorate the surrounding space wisely, and you will surely enjoy every minute spent in your own personal outdoor oasis.