How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom Oasis in Your Home

How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom Oasis in Your Home

I love a good spa day, but who has time to go to one? The best way to get that spa experience at home is by creating your own oasis in the bathroom.

Bathroom with blue wall tiles, white tub and vanity

Choose a color palette

When choosing the colors for your bathroom, it’s important to consider what kind of mood you want to create. Light, calming shades are typically best for bathrooms because they help reduce stress and encourage relaxation. Choosing a color scheme that is too bright or dark will only make your space feel cluttered, so be sure to pick one that is not too busy!

Bathroom with low bathtub and tiled shower stall

Find the perfect tub for your space

The first step in creating a spa-like bathroom oasis is to find the perfect tub. If you're lucky, your new tub will be the focal point of your master bathroom. A beautifully tiled shower stall can be equally as lovely.

Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and large painting

Keep it clean and simple

To make your spa-inspired bathroom feel like a high-end retreat, keep it clean and simple. Don’t use too many colors or patterns. Instead, stick to one or two colors that are neutral and complementary.

White bathroom with tub and vessel sink

Provide extra comfort and luxury with plush textiles

It's time to get comfortable. Even if you're not going for the full spa experience, soft fabrics will make your bathroom feel like a pampered oasis. You can incorporate soft robes and towels, plush pillows and throws, and even rugs that are softer than what's typically found in a bathroom setting.

Freestanding tub with wood accents and soft orange coloured walls

Create a soft glow with lighting

You'll want to avoid harsh, bright lights. Instead, create a soft glow in your bathroom by using dimmer switches for the lights. You can also use LED bulbs and hanging lamps if you'd like. If you have a mirror that's large enough, try placing a small lamp next to it so you don't have to turn on your main light when applying makeup or shaving in the morning.

White bathroom with tub, vanity and candles

Add a few personal touches

The great thing about personal touches is that they can be as simple or elaborate as you want. You might not feel comfortable taking the plunge and installing a full-blown water feature, but adding a few unique items to your space will make it feel more like home. Items like flowers, candles, or even framed pictures are great ways to add color and personality.