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Bathtub with tray, candles, towels, plants, and bar soap

A spa themed bathroom is a dream for many homeowners, as a spa often feels like a luxury with its relaxing ambience, designing a bathroom that has the luxurious feel of a spa at home is a great idea. There are many simple, affordable ways to modify your bathroom at home to give it that spa feel. We’ve complied a list below of all the best ways to turn your bathroom into your dream spa setting.

1. Play with Plants – Create a Biophilic Space

Plants have their own unique and sophisticated way of making a room feel calmer and inviting. From succulents to leafier plants, make sure you have at least a few plants in your bathroom to create that jungle-like feel. Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through nature, i.e. – plants. It is proven that houseplants absorb much of the dust in the air that surrounds them, making that one of the reasons they’re so good for our health, and help create a relaxing environment.

2. Choose a Scent

Spa scents are an essential when trying to create a relaxing feel. By experimenting with diffusers and candles, you can find a scent style you like. Most spas use a combination of lavender and eucalyptus as part of their relaxing blend. You can combine these in your essential oil diffuser and add in whatever other oils you love.

You can also keep your bathroom smelling fresh with natural odour absorbers. To do this, all you need to do is fill a pretty glass vase or bowl with white vinegar or baking soda, then set it on the bathroom counter. Both household products help absorb odours out of the air, leaving the room fresh and pleasant.

3. Lighting is everything!

Good lighting can change the ambiance of any space, instantly. You can use a combination of different light sources to set the mood and adjust the lighting dependant on the time of day. In the evenings soft light can help you relax, as though you’re in your own home spa, try using just candles and this will create a relaxing ambience. In the daytime, keep the blinds closed and use soft, artificial light such as a dimmed LED colour bulb.

4. Music

Background music is often what makes a spa feel so tranquil. Find playlists that relate to sleep music, meditation, relaxation zen music and play it softly in background, making sure it’s not too loud or overpowering.

Meditation music is music performed to aid in the practice of meditation. It has been associated with modern composers who use meditation techniques in their process of composition.
Some people also choose to listen to beach sounds, or more natural music such as rain noise. This, paired with gentle lighting, can lull you into a sense of deep relaxation for the ultimate at-home bath spa experience.

5. Update your fixtures

Whilst spa bathrooms focus on the look, you should keep the practicalities in mind too. One of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a spa feel is to update your taps and showerheads. Rainfall showerheads are a must for a spa bathroom.

You can also add body spray nozzles for that extra feeling of luxury. Rather than a traditional square drain, a discreet linear drain provides a stylish solution that doesn’t spoil the spa feel. With up to three traps as an option, a linear drain will also be able to cope with all of the water generated by the increased number of shower heads and jets.

6. Get a Bathtub Tray

The last thing you want to be doing once you’re relaxing in the bath is getting out again. Balancing things on the side of the tub (hello, wet books and broken Kindles) or leaning out to grab what you need is just never ideal. If you’re always needing a drink, or want to skip that song, you’ll need to get a tub tray.

These are perfect for holding anything you want to take in the tub, whether that’s a book, a glass of wine, or even your bath salts. They’re perfect for creating fuss- free bathing experiences, which is what a spa is all about, right?

7. Add Some Art

To give your eye something to enjoy as you lounge in the tub and enjoy a face mask, hang a work of art you love, or create a feature wall that has some art. If possible, choose a relaxing visual theme, such as ocean waves, or even something that reminds you of something you love.
You could even use mosaic tiles to create a waterproof design that is easy to clean, and becomes part of the bathroom itself.

Transform your Bathroom

There are so many different ways you can transform your at-home bathroom into your own spa, with these simple tips you’ll be able to transform your space and give it the most peaceful and calming ambience.

The article was produced in collaboration with CCL Wetrooms, the UK’s leading wetroom supplier, offering a range of innovative products designed to create stylish contemporary wetrooms.