Do you dream of transforming your ordinary bathroom into a serene oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation? We all deserve a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and there's no better place to start than in the comfort of your own home.

In this article, we'll take you on a journey to discover the secrets of turning your bathroom into a SPA-like sanctuary. Whether you seek solace after a long day or simply wish to elevate your self-care routine, these tips and tricks will help you create a bathroom retreat that not only pleases the eye but also soothes the soul.

From calming color palettes to luxurious accessories, let's explore the art of bathroom decoration and discover how you can transform this essential space into your very own SPA getaway. So, draw the bath, light those scented candles, and prepare to indulge in the ultimate in-home SPA experience.

Take advantage of renovations in the bathroom

Even though you can create a SPA feeling in the bathroom without renovation, there are some benefits if you can add SPA elements during renovation. Those include bathroom layout, tiles and other wall materials, bathtub, shower, etc.

Bathroom layout

Bathroom layouts are often quite fixed because of the plumbing system. Because of that, there are just a few places where you can put the shower or bathtub, sink, and toilet (if it’s in the bathroom). But if you have some wiggle room, make sure you plan a flowy and spacious bathroom interior. If the bathroom is quite small, think about the option of expanding it.

When planning the layout, try to keep things simple and minimalistic. Keep just the essentials – the tub or shower (or both), the vanity, and the toilet. Add some storage and floating shelves, and plan a spot for a cozy chair or even a little side table. Try to move all practical facilities (like a washing machine) to a different room.

If you are feeling a little extra, you can consider adding a small sauna to your bathroom. It will elevate your bathroom SPA experience to the next level.

Bathroom layout

Choose a tranquil and soothing color scheme

Have you noticed that SPAs have a specific color scheme? Usually, it’s white, black, or wood with a touch of green. Very simple and calming. If you want to have really peaceful SPA vibes in your bathroom, choose similar colors. You can also add a light green, light grey, beige, or a little bit of blue. Stick to muted colors and natural vibes, and your bathroom will start to feel like a SPA in no time!

Built-in speakers

When you walk into a SPA there is always a wonderful ambient soundtrack following wherever you go. It keeps you calm and relaxed throughout the whole experience. To achieve a similar effect add built-in speakers in your bathroom. That way you will always have access to nice background music.

Another option is to use a Bluetooth speaker, which is a great idea if you are not renovating at the moment. Either way, find ways to bring peaceful music into your bathroom for a wholesome SPA experience.


Ventilation is very important to achieve the SPA feeling in your bathroom. A good SPA is well-ventilated, the towels are always dry and the air feels fresh and healthy.

Windows are amazing for letting in the fresh air and providing good airflow. The downside is if you live in a colder climate, in the winter it won’t be cozy to keep the window open. Also, if you live in a humid environment, the opened window won’t help your room to get well-ventilated and keep the towels and other items dry.

If you don’t have a window in your bathroom or want another option, choose to insert a built-in ventilation system. To remove the humid air and help towels dry faster, another good idea is to add a dehumidifier to the bathroom. If it is aesthetically pleasing – bonus points!

Flooring and walls

The best material to use on bathroom walls and floors is the tiles. It is easy to clean them, they live well in a humid environment and high-quality tiles will stay up for years and years. However, one of the downsides of tiles is the fact that they don’t feel cozy and warm. How to fix that? Here are a few ideas!

Flooring and walls

Peel and stick wallpaper

That’s right! Wallpaper can be hung in the bathroom. The key is to not put it in the wet areas, for example, in the shower or behind the sink. However, the wall that is far from the bathtub is perfect for some wallpaper action. Combine it with some floating shelves and you will have a very cute, SPA corner in the bathroom. Check out these wallpapers, that would be perfect for a SPA bathroom makeover: Japanese Cherry, Pampas Melody, and Tropical Birds.

Wood paneling and wood elements

A wood element is a perfect addition to a SPA bathroom. There are wood panels that are made for wet environments so they withstand humidity very well and it is even allowed to use them in wet areas, for example, behind a bath. To have a luxurious SPA feel add wood paneling on the walls or use wood to cover some areas of the ceiling or floor.

Functional items but make it SPA

Even a bathroom that’s decorated to feel like a SPA still needs some practical items. That includes a shower curtain, floor mat, towels, and other things. When choosing these items there is no need to compromise on the looks – there are plenty of options out there that will fit any taste.

Functional items but make it SPA

Shower curtain

For a SPA bathroom, a good choice is a plain white or beige shower curtain. It can also be in a different color that goes well with the bathroom interior. If you are feeling brave and want to emphasize the SPA aspect of your bathroom, there are shower curtains with SPA theme images – waterfalls, basalt stones, flowers, etc.

Bamboo bath mat

Wood is a great element to have in a SPA bathroom. If you are not renovating and not adding wood elements to the walls or floor, a bamboo bath mat can be a great substitute for that. You just lay it on the floor, and voila! you have a wood element in the bathroom. That’s why a bamboo bath mat is a wonderful idea. It will fit in very well within the SPA theme and will make the experience of using the bathroom extra special.

Towels in nice colors

When towels are not used, they are acting as a decor. Whether neatly folded or rolled on the shelf or hanging on a hook, they bring in the cozy vibes and help to set the tone of the room. That’s why it is important to choose towels in colors that go well with the bathroom interior. You can choose white, beige, or any other color that’s part of your bathroom color palette.

Towels in nice colors

Comfy chair

A good SPA bathroom needs a relaxation corner – a comfy chair, a little side table, and a teapot... it’s all part of the experience. So, go ahead! Add that little extra boost to your SPA bathroom. Guaranteed you won’t regret it.

It’s time to decorate!

Once all the big things are set, it’s time to decorate! Add that cozy SPA flair to your bathroom with decor elements. The little things make the big picture.


Plants bring peacefulness and freshness to any environment. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, no worries, there are some plants that can survive in dark environments. Another option is to go for really good fake plants. They might not produce extra oxygen but they will look calming and cute and will bring in the nature vibes.


A little bit of open fire in the form of a candle really transforms any room into a calming and relaxing space. Don’t be stingy, decorate your bathroom with lots of candles and light them all when you are having that relaxing SPA evening. Go for regular or scented candles, use tea candles or candles in jars. There are even floating candles that you can float in the sink or in the bath.


Wall art

Wall art in the bathroom gives the room the extra push from ordinary to extra. You can use soothing nature photos or hang a painting. Different natural elements can also act as a piece of art, for example, a tree branch.

Self-care items as decor

Inspire yourself to have a SPA date at your home! Display your self-care items like facemasks, scrubs, serums, etc. on a cute plate and use them as decor. It will be extra appealing if the packaging of the products is aesthetic.

Self care items as decorations

Bathroom aroma

SPA is an experience for all the senses and smell is one of them. So to keep the scent buds satisfied, use a bathroom aroma. It can be a scented candle or scent sticks. Choose a scent that makes you feel happy and relaxed.


Ultimately, your bathroom should become a space where you can escape the stresses of daily life, unwind, and recharge. So, invest in the details that matter most to you, embrace the soothing ambiance you've created, and make it a point to indulge in self-care rituals that leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Incorporating the essence of a SPA into your bathroom isn't just about aesthetics; it's a wellness investment in yourself. So, take a deep breath, step into your newly transformed oasis, and let the serenity wash over you.


November 22, 2023