11 Spa-Like Bathroom Ideas For Your Home

11 Spa-Like Bathroom Ideas For Your Home

Bathroom Remodeling
Interior Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes March 09, 2022

A spa-like atmosphere is the paragon of comfort and relaxation, especially after a long and hard day at work. If you want to recreate that aura in your home, you’d have to put down big bucks to install a fully-fledged spa. However, you don’t have to go that far to create a place to unwind.

Instead, a more affordable alternative is to recreate the spa aesthetic and feel. This can be achieved with a few small changes that don’t require major construction work and won’t break the bank. The most important thing is knowing what to keep, what to remove, and what to replace. Getting this right is the easiest way to reimagine your bathroom like a beautiful oasis of luxury.

1. Redo Colors 

Neutral Color Schemes Are Best for Bathroom Spas

Neutral Color Schemes Are Best for Bathroom Spas

When it comes to color, going all-white is the quickest way to attain the spa look in your spa-inspired bathroom. After all, spas are meant to be centers of brightness, purity, and cleanliness, and having a white color scheme helps to emphasize those qualities. A bathroom remodel that brings a combination of whites, off-whites, and neutral colors can be optimal for your spa-like bathroom.

You may not think that wallpaper would fit well in a bathroom, but the correct wallpaper designs can augment the serene spa feel you are aiming for. In choosing your bathroom’s wallpaper, seek out the subtle designs that emphasize neutral colors so as not to clash with the bathroom’s color scheme. 

2. Wood Retrofit

Wood Brings a Natural Feel to Your Bathroom Spa

Wood Brings a Natural Feel to Your Bathroom Spa

For a more Scandi-style spa-like bathroom decor, you can’t go wrong with wood paneling. The charming look and characterful patterns of wood can be very appealing in a bathroom, especially since purity and brightness are intimately associated with natural motifs. 

Of course, real wood can be something of a headache in a place with lots of moisture and as such, you may want to avoid using real hardwood. Instead, wood-effect tiles made of ceramic or porcelain are a far better option, offering the grainy look and feel of real wood without any of the downsides.  

3. Increase Light 

Natural Light Enhances the Spa Feel

Natural Light Enhances the Spa Feel

The brighter you make your spa-inspired bathroom, the better the spa-like feel will be. The extra light will reveal the beautiful design details of your home spa bathroom and bathe you in light as well as warmth. This is perfect for making your modern spa bathroom that much more comfortable.

You can also make up for any dimness with extra lighting fixtures, or even with scented candles that will both add light and ambiance. However, the most potent way to increase the brightness of your bathroom spa is to add windows or increase the size of the ones you have. This will also make the bathroom feel bigger and therefore less cramped.  

4. Inset Bathtub 

Inset Baths Are Stylish and Luxurious

Inset Baths Are Stylish and Luxurious

If you’re willing to go the extra mile on your journey towards a more spa-like bathroom, an inset bath is worth considering. This is one of the more involved changes you can make but it will greatly change your spa-inspired bathroom by making it look sleeker and more spa-oriented.

An inset bath is the ultimate in luxuriousness and style and saves you from having to have a big bulky tub with legs. This may not be possible to do in smaller bathrooms, but you might be able to fit it in especially if you place it up against a wall for a spa solution that is cool-looking and space-saving.

If a full-sized bathtub isn’t your thing, another possible addition is a steam shower. Steam showers are better options if you don’t have much room to spare but still want to have a spa-inspired bathroom.   

5. Biophilia 

Plants Add Texture to Any Bathroom Spa

Plants Add Texture to Any Bathroom Spa

What better way to bring nature into your bathroom than with a set of beautiful luscious plants? The biophilic decor is the perfect addition for a more earthy and natural feel. We recommend keeping relatively small plants so that they don’t clutter the space. Plants that are more tolerant of low-light conditions are ideal for this setting.

For the best of both worlds, focus on hanging plants such as Boston ferns and spider plants. These plants have a small footprint and are pretty versatile, making them perfect for your home spa bath.  

6. Artwork and Aesthetic 

Even a Simple Tile Wall Can Add Character to a Bathroom Spa

Even a Simple Tile Wall Can Add Character to a Bathroom Spa

Just because the best bathroom spa has a neutral color scheme doesn’t mean that it can’t make use of colorful artwork. Bathroom art will add style and substance to your spa bathroom decor. Monochromatic art pieces that emphasize the symmetry of your modern spa bathroom are best.

Ideally, whatever artwork you choose should be more abstract, as this can help the art pieces to stand out but not clash with a neutral spa bathroom design. These unique artworks will help your home spa bath to stand out and will help create focal points in the design.

7. Natural Stone 

Add Some Style With Natural Stone

Add Some Style With Natural Stone

One of the most unique ways to add color and texture to your spa-inspired bathroom is through stone decor, walls, and flooring. Some natural stone materials are considered to have positive health benefits, and in any case, will add a natural feel. Aside from further enhancing the spa aesthetic, adding natural stone can also add color since natural stone can come in a wide range of various hues.

Certain materials such as marble and granite can be used to augment the neutral color scheme whereas others can be used to offset it. Rose, dark gray, and blue natural stone materials are great candidates for this purpose. 

8. Bathtub Caddy 

Caddies Increase Practicality and Luxury

Caddies Increase Practicality and Luxury

No spa-inspired bathroom would be complete without a caddy for your bathtub. A bathtub without a caddy just isn’t the same because it will lack that extra bit of luxuriance. Caddies are great things to have because they make your spa more practical and more stylish.

They come in all sorts of different designs so it is possible to find one for any bathroom. Once you have yours, you will have the perfect place for your candles, a book, a cup of coffee, and any other accouterments that will elevate your bathroom spa experience. 

9. Gilded Spa 

Subtle Gold Accenting Make For a Glitzy Bathroom Spa

Subtle Gold Accenting Make For a Glitzy Bathroom Spa

Gold accenting is the best way to add some glitz and glamor to your home spa bath. Gold bordering for mirrors, for shower enclosures, for faucets, for towel racks, and shower legs all add beautiful symmetrical outlines to your spa bathroom’s design.

The gold accenting does more than just add a nice finishing, but can also help to make your modern spa bathroom feel like a first-class affair. This is also the best aesthetic if you’re into the Hollywood Regency style. Brass is a high-quality alternative accenting material if gold is a little too much for your budget.  

10. Declutter 

Putting Each Thing in Its Proper Place Makes for a Refined Spa Experience

Putting Each Thing in Its Proper Place Makes for a Refined Spa Experience

The most straightforward way to bring the sleek aesthetic of the spa to your bathroom is to minimize clutter. This can be a bit time-consuming, but it will make a huge difference in how your bathroom looks. Clutter can obstruct the stylistic elements of your bathroom and can also make it seem unfriendly because there are obstructions.

To have an unfettered spa experience, you need to get rid of the useless stuff and keep only those items that elevate your spa experience. In other words, throw away all your half-empty toothpaste tubes and keep your handmade soaps. 

11. Heated Flooring   

Heated Flooring Is the Icing on the Cake

Heated Flooring Is the Icing on the Cake

In these snowy months, heating is in and of itself the ultimate luxury. As such, heated flooring is a great addition to a spa-inspired bathroom, especially if you live in a colder part of the world. Indeed, there’s nothing quite like stepping onto heated tiles after treating yourself to a steamy tub.

Once a heated floor has been installed, it does not require any maintenance and works efficiently and quickly. That means you’ll have a nice warm floor even on the iciest of days.

MG

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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