How To Give Your Bathroom a Luxury Spa-Like Feel

A raised bathtub in a master bathroom with a scenic view in the windows
It is time to imagine that all the heavy lifting is done. The bathroom of your dreams is built. Every detail is perfect. From your rainfall showerhead to the steam sauna, to the perfectly laid natural stone on the floors it is a picture of bliss. Punch lists are complete and construction workers are a memory. It is time to talk about a few simple hacks to make it feel like a spa.

Stack Luxury Bath Towels

There is something so pleasing about a tower of neatly stacked luxury towels. For a simple spa-like fold, fold your luxury bath towels in half to create a rectangle, then in half in the other direction, and roll tightly until neat and compact. Stack your towels in open shelving with the narrow, folded edge facing out, or in baskets for a tactile touch. Bath Mats also look great stored in this way.

Declutter with Storage to Suit your Bathroom

Just because you had it in your old house doesn’t mean you need it now. Clutter and mess are the enemy of a spa-worthy space. To bring order to your sanctuary, schedule a ‘declutter bathroom’ mission. Keep anything you love, need, or use, and donate, recycle or trash everything else. Follow the purge by grouping like items such as nail care and haircare together, then consider the storage that will work best.
Open shelving, vanity units, over-the-door organizers and mirrored medicine cabinets are popular solutions for keeping clutter at bay, and can maximize – even double in some cases – the feel of a small space.

Introduce Calming Colors and Art

Colors that exude tranquility and serenity work best for a relaxing bathroom. Soft earthy neutrals such as sage green are especially good at creating a calm bathroom. Textured natural stone floor and wall tiles, perhaps in a wood effect for a cabin-like attic or smaller bathroom, can also bring cozy character and warmth. Artwork – paintings, drawings or even sculpture – can be a great way to bring an easily changeable pop of color to walls without disrupting the tranquility of the space.

Soften Floors with Rugs or Mats

Ceramic and porcelain tiles look beautiful in the bathroom, but they can lack warmth. To soften a cold floor layer with large mats or rugs pleasing to the soles of your feet. These will soak up water while giving your feet something beautiful to sink into as you emerge from the shower or bath. High-quality luxury bath rugs that have been carefully tufted to create a lovely deep pile will also dry quickly and fluff up well after each wash. Team your white bathroom rugs with soft white towels for a beautiful spa-like feel.

Use Houseplants for a Natural, Tropical Feel

Houseplants are a simple way to give a luxury bathroom a lush tropical feel. Glossy dracaenas, monsteras and steam-loving ferns enjoy warm, humid environments. How much light the room gets, how low maintenance the plants need to be, and whether the space needs to be family-friendly will also determine your choice of plants. You don’t want a beautiful bird’s nest fern dangling from a windowsill or towel rack if little hands are likely to pull its leaves. Retailers such as Patch Plants can help you identify the best plants for bathroom areas – they even have a super unkillable list!

Incorporate Candles and Calming Scents if You Like Them

Aromas trigger memories and emotions so incorporating candles is a quick way to recreate that 5-star hotel or spa experience. Whether you prefer fresh and sweet scents, florals or oriental notes, luxury bathroom scents can go a long way to helping you de-stress after a busy day, or focus on the day ahead. Go for eco-friendly soy candles in beautiful jars or cloches, or pillar candles in vases and lanterns and revel in the flickering flame. Natural reed diffusers also look great in the luxury bathroom, infusing both the space and any waffle robe hung on the bathroom floor.

Luxuriant Robes

It’s easy to let self-care slide when you’re busy, but taking care of yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. And it doesn’t have to be hard to achieve. A hot soak followed by the big hug offered by luxury bathrobes or a waffle robe can help you relax and drift off to sleep more easily. Lightweight spa robes and thicker luxury robes can also double as loungewear after a busy day on the go.
Ok, it is time to relax and enjoy!



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