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Spa bathroom decor: 4 things the experts say you should add to your space

Advice to create a spa-like bathroom space

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When it comes to creating a sanctuary within your own home, there’s no place quite like the spa bathroom. A well-designed spa bathroom can be your daily retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, offering relaxation and rejuvenation right at your fingertips. If you’re looking to transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis, here are four expert-recommended additions that will elevate your space to the next level.

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1. Choose calming colors and natural decor

The first step in achieving a spa-like bathroom is to choose calming colors that promote relaxation and tranquility. Opt for soft, neutral tones such as soothing blues, muted greens, and warm earthy hues. These colors create a serene atmosphere and mimic the soothing ambiance of a spa.

“The focus is on creating spaces that promote relaxation, stress relief, and overall well-being,” says Niko Rasides, Design Director at Nicholas Anthony.

To incorporate these calming colors into your bathroom, consider painting the walls in a soft shade or using tiles in similar tones. Additionally, add a bit of natural decor like lush greenery that complements the chosen color scheme.

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2. Make the tub and shower a focal point

One hallmark of a spa bathroom is the show-stopping, luxurious tub and shower area that takes center stage. Dominique Bonet, Lead Designer at LD&D, says you should consider the spa-like option of placing your tub and shower in an open-plan wet room. Designers often elevate these fixtures atop a platform to create a focal point in the room. The platform not only adds visual interest but also allows for creative lighting solutions.

“Placing lighting under the platform of a tub area offers further highlight.” Bonet says. Consider soft, dimmable lights to enhance the spa-like experience. You can also incorporate natural elements like pebble or stone flooring to evoke the feeling of being in a serene outdoor space.

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3. Upgrade to high-quality materials

To achieve a truly luxurious spa bathroom, it’s crucial to invest in high-quality materials. Natural stone, high-quality woods, and brass fixtures can elevate the overall look and feel of your space. Marble countertops, for example, exude opulence and are a favorite choice among spa bathroom enthusiasts.

High-end materials not only enhance the aesthetics but also increase your home’s value and ensure that your spa bathroom stands the test of time.

“The trend of outfitting primary bathrooms with spa-like features has been on the rise,” says Samantha Odo, Real Estate Sales Representative & Montreal Division Manager at Precondo. “And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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4. Install spa-like features

To complete the spa experience, you’ll want to incorporate some spa-like features into your bathroom. These can include steam showers, towel heaters, massaging shower heads, hydrotherapy and soaker tubs, heated floors, and integrated aromatherapy systems. These features not only add a touch of extravagance but also promote relaxation and well-being.

“Homeowners are investing in luxurious amenities to transform their bathrooms into personal sanctuaries,” Rasides says. “Elevating the daily routine to a therapeutic experience.”

Steam showers, for instance, offer therapeutic benefits, helping you unwind after a long day. Heated floors keep your feet cozy, even during colder months, while aromatherapy systems infuse the air with soothing scents to enhance your overall spa experience.

Transforming your bathroom into a spa-like oasis is a rewarding endeavor that can significantly enhance your daily routine. You can create a haven of relaxation right in your own home, so take the advice of the experts and turn your bathroom into a sanctuary that rejuvenates both body and mind. With these additions, you’ll have a spa bathroom that offers a daily escape from the stresses of life.

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