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Planning a Luxury Spa Bathroom for a Place to Unwind

With the stresses of work, life, and all that lies in between, having space to relax and recharge is essential for self-care. That is why, when remodelling your bathroom, you should really consider taking inspiration from your favourite hotel spa.

Spas are a great place to escape your troubles and soothe tension, but let’s face it, they are more of a treat than a casual visit.

If you long for a pampering break, then keep on reading. This article will show you how to bring that luxury spa feeling to your own bathroom – so you can visit the ‘spa’ whenever you wish! You might also be interested in our bathroom renovation tips guide. 

What is a spa-style bathroom?

A spa-style bathroom (or a spathroom, if you will) is just as it sounds. It is a bathroom designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.

Think calming colours, natural materials, and minimalistic décor.

The “home spa” is becoming a popular trend in modern bathroom renovations. It is simply taking elements of indulgent spa retreats and incorporating them into your own bathroom with added practicality for everyday use.

Large minimalist spa type bathroom

Keystone are a Bristol bathrooms supplier but we serve wider regions include Bath and the South of England. 

How to turn your bathroom into a spa

Of course, all spa-style bathrooms vary in design, and there are plenty of ways to recreate
the calm atmosphere of a spa, whatever size your bathroom is.

Let’s take a look at how you can design your own bathroom spa.

1. Calming colours

When you go to a spa, what colours do you usually see? Lots of blues, whites, and neutral colours. These colours symbolise cleanliness and serenity.

Recreate this feeling by using similar colours in your bathroom. Use neutral colours on the walls and floors for a minimalistic feel. Subtle hints of colour can be introduced through plants and other decorative elements.

For more bathroom colour scheme ideas and tips for smaller bathroom colours, check out our blog post.

2. Use the right materials

Excite your senses by using natural materials such as stone and wood. The organic textures and colours associated with spas will bring you closer to nature and invoke a sense of tranquillity.

Consider what materials you have seen in hotel spas and luxury retreats, then recreate those ideas.

Don’t be afraid to use a variety of materials and textures. Pebble-effect tiling can be an excellent addition to bathroom flooring. It has a naturally textured finish, adding extra grip for practicality. Using wood for cabinets and other surfaces can create the atmosphere of a country spa, adding a rustic appearance to your bathroom.

3. Luxury bathing

Standing up and showering doesn’t quite bring the same level of leisure that slipping into a warm bubble bath does. Picking the right bath is essential for creating a truly relaxing bathroom spa.

You can choose to add a touch of elegance to the overall bathroom design with a freestanding bathtub.

If you really want to go full-on spa, then opting for a bath with built-in jacuzzi features will really take your renovations to the next level.

4. Keep things simple

You go to the spa to relax. Right? Well, this should be the aim of your new spa-style bathroom as well. Make every aspect of your bathroom as effortless as possible.

Use simple storage so that all of your skincare and bath products are readily available. Replace your old, bulky shower cubicle with a deluxe walk-in shower enclosure and walk in and out of your shower with ease.

Not sure what a walk-in shower enclosure is?

The point is, consider every aspect of your bathroom and how it can make you feel. 

Spa bathroom decoration ideas

Designing a luxury bathroom is always exciting, but it doesn’t just end at construction. Choosing the right kind of features and décor will add the finishing touches to make your spa bathroom truly yours.

Get a bath rack

Wooden bathroom bath rack

A bath rack is a popular accessory for modern bathroom décor. It is a handy accessory that promotes self-care and wellbeing.

Bath racks (or bath trays) allow you to relax with a good book and cup of tea without fear of dropping anything in the bath. They lay across the tub and can hold candles, mugs, and whatever else you wish to take into the bath with you.

Make space with mirrors

Dark coloured bathroom with white ceramics for a spa design

Create the illusion of space and brighten up the room by adding a large mirror.

A round mirror is a popular look for modern interiors. It can be added above the sink as an elegant feature for the bathroom.

Shower with ease

Large shower head for home spa

Shower in style with a luxury waterfall showerhead. This will undoubtedly make your shower experience more effortless and luxurious. Plus, waterfall showerheads look stunning in contemporary bathrooms.

Add life to your bathroom

Unusual gabled end shower with white tiles

When decorating your spa-inspired bathroom, adding plants to the room not only gives it a pop of colour but it adds a bit of life to the room. Aloe Vera, Peace Lily, Ivy and Bamboo are all great, relatively low maintenance plants that will brighten up any bathroom.

A bathroom spa doesn’t have to mean an extravagant remodel and a large budget. It is about creating a soothing atmosphere and including easy-to-use bathroom features for simplicity.

If you are looking to discuss your own bathroom renovation plans, then book a slot and talk to one of our experts today.