How to turn your garden into a hot tub sanctuary
Having a hot tub in your garden is a wonderful asset that you can use to improve your wellbeing and enhance your lifestyle. The setting that your hot tub is in can have a big impact on how much enjoyment you get from the hot tub and whether you’re able to use it all year round. Spend a little time turning your garden into a sanctuary for the hot tub and you will make it an even more enjoyable experience and somewhere you will treasure spending time in.
Start with the basics
Privacy is probably going to be key when it comes to feeling like your hot tub is located in a secluded sanctuary. Not all of us are lucky enough to have extensive private grounds in which to locate the hot tub but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still create some privacy for your sanctuary. Bamboo screens or other similar structures can be really useful when it comes to creating privacy and will feel natural and gentle in an outdoor environment. If your hot tub is overlooked from above then you may want to consider adding some kind of shelter or canopy. There are many different options for this – for example, you could use flowers or plants to create a romantic canopy or a more robust wooden structure if you want something that will withstand the weather. If you’re planning to use your hot tub all year round then the canopy should also provide shelter from the sun in the summer and bad weather in the winter months.
Add some luxury
The area around the hot tub is a space where you can add some luxe touches that will make your hot tub feel like a real sanctuary. A comfortable and stylish table and chairs or sun loungers and a chaise longue with plump cushions could be the ideal way to make this area feel opulent and ultra cosy. Cushions, blankets and pillows can add texture and comfort – just remember that whatever you choose, if you don’t have shelter, then these items will need to be weatherproof.
Don’t forget the natural setting
A garden setting is a wonderful place for a hot tub as nature can be incredibly relaxing. Consider the scents and smells that are likely to reach you from the plants that are surrounding your hot tub – lavender, for example, is renowned for its relaxing properties and tends to come into its own on a hot summer day. You might also want to redesign the way that garden looks in the area around the hot tub. Brightly coloured flowers can feel inspiring while luscious green leaves and plants can bring an instant sense of calm. It’s worth bearing in mind when you use the hot tub most as this can also make a difference – some plants and flowers are at their best at specific times of the day, for example gardenias and evening primrose smell best after sunset.
If you have a hot tub in your garden then it’s really worth making the effort to turn that area into a beautiful sanctuary.