How To Create A Relaxing Spa-Like Bathroom*

The bathroom is not always seen as being an important aspect of the home, is it? A lot of the time we tend to focus our interior design efforts on more central spaces, such as the living room and kitchen. While these spaces tend to get more use from our family and friends, then doesn’t mean that the bathroom is any less of an important space, especially as often it’s the place that you go to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic day.

When it comes to creating a space that is the epitome of tranquilty and calm, there’s one place that you should take inspiration from and that’s your favourite spa. What is it about spas that makes them so relaxing and calming? Of course, every fancy hotel has taken note of spa-style design and incorporated it into their interior design, as hotel bathrooms often offer the same level of tranquility and calm as a spa.

How To Create A Relaxing Spa-Like Bathroom

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Wondering what the secret is to creating a bathroom that is wonderfully tranquil and calm? Have a read of these tips below for creating the most amazing spa-like bathroom!

Stick to a natural colour palette

The most tranquil spaces are always the ones that are designed using a natural colour palette. Whenever you visit a spa, what colours do you see? Usually it’s white, seafoam blue, mint green, and sand tones that tend to work well, as these tones are calming and can help to create wonderfully relaxing spaces.

You will find that by keeping the colour tone natural it also remains free from bright, bold colours and is perfectly neutral, which also helps to create a more serene space. Block colours aren’t the answer, instead it’s best to combine two to three tones of the same colour, such as seafoam blue in three differing shades. Need inspiration for this? Head over to Pinterest and have a browse!

Minimalism is key

What is one thing that you notice about all luxury bathrooms in fancy hotels? The fact that they are minimalist spaces, is the answer. There’s something about minimalism that creates a sense of calm and tranquility. Studies have shown that clutter and mess makes relaxing twice as difficult, which is why for a bathroom that is spa-like and offers the ideal space to relax in, you need to make it a minimalist space.

This means limiting the accessories that you have around. It means having adequate storage space for anything that doesn’t need to be out all of the time, such as kids bath toys, for instance. The more storage space that you have – ideally hidden storage space – the better.

It’s the layout

When it comes to designing a bathroom that is ideal for relaxing in, it’s all about the layout. Every room needs a focal point and in a bathroom that should always be the bath tub. A lot of people sit their baths against the wall, but if you notice in hotel rooms they’re usually in the middle of the room and tend to be freestanding. These tubs are ideal for creating a space that has that touch of tranquility and calm to it.

As for the other features, the more they match the bath tub style, the better. You also want every feature to be as luxurious as possible, because that’s an essential part of creating a relaxing bathroom. The more luxurious the space is, the better.

It’s the little things

When it comes to creating a spa-like bathroom, it’s important to remember that it’s the little things that make all of the difference.

Think things like having speakers built into your bathroom ceiling so that you can play relaxing music while you take a bath – a Sonos is a good tool for this.

Little features like having a stack of white, fluffy bath towels folded up can make a big difference, as can having personalised bathrobes hung up. The softer and more luxurious the towels are, the better.

Scented items can help aid relaxation. Scented candles can be wonderful to have around the bath but they’re not always a safe option when kids are about, so how about reed diffusers, battery powered wax melters and candles? The best scents for relaxation are lavender, of course, and vanilla and rose.

Instead of having the soap containers stacked up on the side of your bath tub, consider decanting them into matching dispensers. (It’s little features like this that make all the difference.)

There you have it, a guide to how you can create the most amazing spa-like bathroom.

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