40 Spa Bathroom Ideas for a Relaxing Space at Home

Kaitlyn Pacheco
Written by Kaitlyn Pacheco
Updated November 4, 2022
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Pamper yourself at home with these luxurious spa bathroom ideas

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Is your bathroom feeling a little drab? Are you craving a tranquil space to escape to at the end of each day? Maybe it’s time to elevate your primary, full, or half-bath into the ultimate home oasis. 

In this article, we’ve put together 40 spa bathroom ideas to help you dream up the ultimate space for leisure in your home. With these design tips and mood-setting pieces of advice, along with some help from a kitchen and bath remodeling company, you’ll be relaxing in luxury in no time. 

Plus, we’ve included a few DIY printables to make at-home luxury easier so you don’t need to pay a visit to the spa.

1. Paint the Walls White

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Spas are often designed with lots of white because it’s a clean-looking, neutral color. Hire a professional interior painting company to coat your walls in a fresh off-white or cream color for maximum brightness and airiness.

2. Accent the Space With Neutral Colors

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When choosing your accent colors, light neutrals such as warm gray, beige, taupe, and brown are all great options that pair well with white and add to the airiness and spa-like design of the space.

3. Install a Luxurious Tub

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A large, luxurious bathtub is not only a statement piece in a spa-like bathroom, but it will also help you soak and unwind after a long day. Consider a jetted tub or freestanding clawfoot tub that complements the rest of your room. If your current tub needs a revamp, you can also hire a bathtub refinishing company to bring back its shine.

4. Place Large Mirrors

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If you want to make a small bathroom feel bigger, mirrors are a must. A large floor or wall mirror will help open up the space and create the illusion of more room.

5. Choose Minimal Drawers

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To add to the minimal look while opening up the space, choose under-cabinet drawers with clean lines and inset pulls.

6. Put Up Floating Shelves

Shelves are a must for all your spa essentials. Even in a small space, floating shelves can create a minimal and trendy look. You can display items like soaps, towels, and artistic sculptures on your floating shelves.

7. Design an Accent Wall

An accent wall is a great spa-like bathroom idea that can add interest and personality to your home. There are lots of wall painting ideas to consider, such as a dreamy blue wall that complements the space or a floral pattern for a lush look.

8. Install a Shower Niche

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A recessed shower niche is a convenient place to store all your shower essentials. No more fumbling for your shampoo and conditioner—with this feature, your products will be easily in reach, and your shower will feel a little more upscale.

9. Pick One Bold Color

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If all neutral isn’t your thing, pick one bold color to help accent the space and make it pop. A saturated blue for an ocean feel, a rich green to remind you of a forest or a charcoal black for dark sophistication are all great choices.

10. Include a Bidet

Nothing makes a bathroom lavish quite like a bidet. Thankfully, it’s easier than ever to install one as an attachment on your toilet.

11. Get a Glass Shower

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Not only does a glass shower look fancy and modern, but it also helps open up the space and makes a smaller bathroom appear larger.

12. Hang Wall Art

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Wall art can give your spa-like bathroom a personalized feel. For a more relaxing design, choose soothing Images and patterns, such as water or leaves. Or, print out and frame these thematic spa wall art printables below.

13. Add Excitement With Vibrant Floor Tile

A spa bathroom doesn’t have to look sterile and boring. A tile installing company can add a pop of color with a patterned floor tile that brightens up the room.

14. Control the Lighting With a Dimmer

Set the mood and create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation with a light dimmer. With a remote-controlled dimmer, you can adjust the lighting settings straight from the tub. It can help to set a lower light in the evening when you’re looking to relax.

15. Channel Nature With Plants

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Plants help a spa bathroom feel more lush. Some plants that thrive in the moisture of the bathroom include ferns, peace lilies, orchids, spider plants, and bamboo.

16. Heat the Floor

One truly luxurious spa feature is heated floor tile. Not only does this upgrade add value to your home, but it can also be temperature-controlled to your liking.

17. Have Candles Ready

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Lighting candles can help bring your spa room to the next level. Choose soothing scents you love, like lavender, and light several around the room while you pamper yourself. You can also print out these punny candle labels to delight your guests and remind them to take it easy.

18. Diffuse Soothing Scents

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A reed aromatherapy diffuser or essential oils are more ways to fill the room with a pleasant aroma. Just make sure not to overdo it. The scents should be subtle and refreshing, not overpowering. Some ideas include jasmine, vanilla, and rosemary.

19. Include a Rain Shower

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Installing a rain showerhead will make you feel like you’re bathing under a waterfall. These showerheads are trendy, modern, and help provide full coverage when you’re washing off your worries at the end of the day.

20. Decorate With Bamboo

Bamboo details make a bathroom look and feel closer to nature and therefore, more relaxing. A bamboo mat, furniture, and bamboo plants can all help achieve this look.

21. Don’t Forget a Bathtub Caddy

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Treat yourself with a convenient bathtub caddy to hold candles, snacks, and reading material to keep you entertained while you’re soaking in the tub.

22. Go for Gold Accents

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If you want a more opulent look in your bathroom, consider adding gold accents. Gold-colored hardware, faucets, and soap holders will elevate the space to a whole new level of luxury.

23. Buy Pampering Towels

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To help add to the spa atmosphere, invest in high-quality, plush towels like those you would find at a spa or five-star hotel. Opt for soft cotton with a high thread count for the softest, most absorbent towels.

24. Declutter the Space

It’s easy to let your bathroom countertops get messy with daily use, but keeping your spa bathroom decluttered will maintain a relaxing mood. To help, you can hire a professional home organizing company near you.

25. Keep It Fresh

Similarly, it’s important to keep your bathroom clean and fresh if you want it to continuously feel like an oasis. Hire a professional cleaning service to take the stress off your plate.

26. Opt for Wooden Accents

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Wooden furniture, cabinets, and other accents can help make the space feel more like home. You can even use reclaimed wood for more sustainable spa bathroom decor.

27. Have a Sound System

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Install speakers in the wall or buy a high-quality speaker to play relaxing meditation music or ambient sounds in your at-home spa.

28. Think of Calming Colors

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Some commonly used colors in bathrooms include light blue and green because they remind us of nature and add to a calming atmosphere.

29. Hide the Essentials

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The less aesthetically pleasing bathroom products, like toothpaste and skincare products, can be hidden away in a drawer or medicine cabinet and retrieved when needed.

30. Add to the Atmosphere With Sheer Curtains

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If you have a large window in your bathroom that requires a curtain, opt for sheer fabric. Sheer curtains are light and graceful, so they’ll add to the serene interior design.

31. Embrace Minimalist Design

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Minimalist interior design is characterized by focusing on the essentials with clean lines, monochrome palettes, and airy simplicity. To create a minimalist spa bathroom, look for inspiration online or hire an interior design company to help.

32. Hang Up a “Do Not Disturb” Sign

Don’t let others in the house disrupt your relaxation time in your new spa bathroom. Hang a “do not disturb” sign on the door handle to politely let your family members know that you’re busy unwinding with some self-care.

33. Have Pampering Products at the Ready

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A shelf that displays your favorite pampering products, such as sweet-smelling lotions and body oils, will make your room look even more like a spa.

34. Make DIY Face Masks

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Enjoy an at-home spa day in your new space with a bath bomb, salt soak, hair mask, manicure, or face mask. Print out the recipe page below and try out some of these common DIY face mask recipes.

35. Let in Lots of Natural Light

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It’s no secret that natural light can lift your spirits and make a space look all the more inviting. Make sure your space has clear windows that let you soak up all the sun. If you want even more natural light, install a skylight.

36. Make Stylish Accessory Swaps

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It may seem like a small change, but swapping out plastic soap and lotion dispensers with glass ones will make the room look much more sophisticated.

37. Keep Cotton Robes Nearby

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Find a soft, cotton robe that you love and have several at the ready in your spa bathroom. After your bath routine, you’ll be able to snuggle up in a soft, cloud-like robe.

38. Hang a Chandelier

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An ornate, sparkling chandelier makes an excellent statement piece for a large, primary bathroom. Don’t overlook a little extravagance with details like this in your bathroom remodel.

39. Make It All Marble

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Marble countertops, slabs, and tile all add a feeling of splendor and tranquility to a space. Marble details in your bathroom will make it feel like a leisurely getaway.

40. Create a Stone Accent Wall

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A stone accent wall that lines the shower (or one entire side of the bathroom) will make the room look at one with nature and all the more luxe. 

To help bring your at-home spa bathroom to life, reach out to an interior designer near you who can design the perfect space for your home.

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