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Ability Bathe | December 11, 2023

Spa-Style Bathroom: 10 Spa Bathroom Ideas For Your Home

Spa-Style Bathroom: 10 Spa Bathroom Ideas For Your Home

Want to relax at home in a spa-style bathroom? In this guide we’ll share some spa bathroom ideas for your home, so you can replicate the experience of going to a real one but without the hassle!

We take wellness seriously in Great Britain, so spa experiences are big business with many people seeing them as their go-to option for relieving stress.

In the UK we have the 6th largest spa market in the world – with 3,671 establishments and an industry valuation of $2.1bn, i.e. £1.7bn, as of 2020. That’s according to research from the Global Wellness Institute.

There’s little more relaxing than heading to the spa to rest and unwind a little, but the cost can really add up over time. On top of that, if you have to travel miles and miles to get there, the overall journey could increase your stress rather than reducing it.

If you’re remodelling or designing a new bathroom, there’s an interesting alternative. You can make your own spa-style bathroom at home!

And according to The Property Centre, updating your bathroom can potentially increase your property value by up to 5%.

Here are 10 spa bathroom ideas you could use to transform your space into a place of calm relaxation.

bathtub with small towels on the side, spa style bathroom

#1 Luxury

Creating a feeling of relaxing luxuriousness in your bathroom is one of the best ways to replicate the experience of going to a spa.

How about a rainfall shower? Or a deep walk-in bathtub with salts on the side, ready to use – plus a rack to hold your book, candles, tea or even a glass of wine?

Think about what luxury means to you, then make a plan for your spa-style bathroom to replicate this.

luxury bathroom with low lighting, spa style bathroom

#2 Natural materials

Think about using natural, or natural-looking, materials such as:

  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Bamboo
  • Wood

For waterproof wood, use a strong sealant such as lacquer or varnish to stop the moisture damaging it.

Carpet is for other rooms in your house, not your own private spa!

bright luxury bathroom with shower and bath, spa style bathroom

#3 Walk-in shower

If you don’t want a bathtub, a walk-in shower is a fantastic alternative.

Easily accessible, as you walk into them without stepping up, you can either have a door that opens or slides, or a screen that you simply walk behind.

There are many benefits to a walk-in shower. For example, they are cost-effective and easy to clean.

bathroom with beige marble floor and walls, spa style bathroom

#4 Modern colours

Prioritise relaxing colours in your spa-style bathroom, nothing too intense.

If using natural stone then it’s likely you’ll have a calming, grey or earthy colour palette but other common choices include beiges and creams.

Keep the colour scheme simple and if you think the room looks a little plain, there are lots of ways to add some additional, brighter decor – more on these shortly.

small bathroom with walk-in shower and grey walls, spa style bathroom

#5 Wet room

A spa space and wet room bathroom design style work well together.

A wet room lets the entire space function as a bathing area. They are an unenclosed single space with no shower screens or doors.

The walk-in shower often has a sloping floor to help excess water drain properly and the entire bathroom is waterproof. That means you don’t need to worry about splashes or moisture on the surfaces – instead, focus on relaxing!

Other spa-style bathroom ideas

Here are some other ways to create a sta-style bathroom in your home:

  • #6 Themes: How about a Scandinavian, Moroccan, Middle Eastern or Japanese style spa-style bathroom?
  • #7 Heating: Consider underfloor bathroom heating for a soothing option in winter!
  • #8 Lighting: Dim lights are more relaxing than bright white
  • #9 Ambiance: Why not put on some relaxing meditation or yoga music?
  • #10 Plants: Green leaves are a calming influence in a spa-style bathroom

Not only that, but some plants such as English ivy can reportedly remove as much as 78% of airborne mould, while ferns and other green houseplants are popular choices too.

Summary: Spa bathroom ideas

To create a spa-style bathroom at home, use natural materials and modern colours – all while keeping clutter to a minimum. Focus on luxury and comfort, with a walk-in shower or spacious bathtub.

Aim for a minimalist aesthetic, or set out an exotic theme if you wish! Also take the time to get the ambiance and lighting right.

Transform your home into a personal oasis with a spa-style bathroom, offering a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Enjoy the convenience of a wellness retreat within your home. A spa-style bathroom not only adds comfort but elevates your daily routine, providing a serene escape from the demands of modern life.

Here at Ability Bathe Bathrooms we have more than 35 years of experience installing bathrooms and showers, all with a 10 year guarantee. If you need bathroom design and installation in Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, or the South-West, we can help! 

For more information or a no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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