Inexpensive + Easy Updates to your Spa/Studio
Looking for some change? Feeling uninspired? Rejuvenate your space for your clients and yourself with these simple updates:
- Paint. Pretty simple. If you’re able to paint your space, try something new. Obviously the more tranquil the color, the better, but maybe try something different on an accent wall or the bathroom. Think about your brand and have the color fit the same “feel.” Many of the paint brands now have online visualizers where you can see the color in your space. I also like to visit the “oops”/clearance section at the hardware store to see what paint they have on sale. Sometimes you can find an interesting color someone didn’t want for cheap. I kind of like the challenge of trying to make it work. It’s usually up to half off!
- Etsy. Help support other small businesses with artwork or decor from these artists’ small shops. Here’s some links and examples of some good ones. Many will customize if you have a specific design in mind. In some cases you can print immediately either yourself or at a store and frame.
Helena has some beautiful artwork to use for decor, or even marketing materials. Love these!
Gwen has endless spa signage and marketing materials tailored to the industry. She also does custom designs, so if there’s something you have in mind, see what she can create for you!
Celeste offers a ton of cool, modern print options for the spa (or even my house?!).
- Second-hand stores or Facebook Marketplace.
I’m a DIY-er. I can’t help it. When I see artwork or a piece of furniture, I think…can I make that myself? How could I make that look cool? Buying used furniture or household items is a great way to spruce up any space for cheap. Just today, on some second-hand sites, I found:
Sand these down and throw some paint on these (I’m thinking leave the sides a vintage brown and paint the shelves white?!) and you have easy retail shelves!
- Peel & Stick Wallpaper
Yes, wallpaper. It’s back in. It’s also a great option if you rent a space and are unable to paint the walls. It can also help make a statement in any room. You just peel off the backing, and stick it to the wall. It takes some time to align and cut it, but when you want to remove, just peel it off. Be sure to read the reviews first, as some are better than others at coming off cleanly.
This wallpaper is from Wayfair, but there are thousands of choices online. It gives a pretty, feminine touch to this otherwise drab wall. Also, to my previous bullet point, this table was $10 from a garage sale. I spray painted it matte white, sanded it a little to cover my mistakes =) and put a different handle on the drawer. Could be cute with some magazines next to a chair in an entrance way.
Reinspire yourself and surprise your clients with these quick, easy, and affordable! updates. We don’t need to travel far and wide or spend a fortune to have a stylish, relaxing space for us to work our skin magic. <3