If you have ever been to a spa, you know exactly how you feel when you leave: refreshed and ready to take on the world.
A trip to the spa can be expensive and time-consuming, though, meaning that most people don’t get to take time to relax and recharge as much as they should.If you can’t make your way to the spa as often as you’d like, you should consider bringing the spa to your own home.
With a few simple changes and remodels, such as new tiles, a shiny shower or tub, and fresh flooring, you can completely reimagine your space. Here are seven unique and fresh ideas to create the perfect, luxurious spa-like bathroom on a budget.
1. Add Bamboo Tiles
For a truly rejuvenating spa-like bathroom, you’ll likely want to go for a more natural look, incorporating the most relaxing and comforting elements of nature. As such, it is a great idea to incorporate textured wood walls into your space.
Bamboo makes for a great, calming choice of wood, as it effortlessly creates a Zen feel. Multiple studies have found that people find themselves more relaxed in rooms that include bamboo furniture or walls. You can combine bamboo with marble or porcelain to create a more contemporary, luxurious feel.
Depending on your tastes, bamboo can be used in various ways; bamboo is a highly versatile and practical material that breathes life into any room.
2. Make The Centerpiece An Elegant Free-Standing Tub
If you’re looking to create a unique and elegant bathroom in your own home, there is no better choice than to center the room’s aesthetic around a statement piece like a free-standing tub. These gorgeous baths come in various styles, depending on your preferences.
For a spa-like bathroom, you might consider picking a Japanese soaking sub, which is small yet comfortable and fit nearly any aesthetic. If you have the space, you might consider finishing the look with a matching free-standing sink.
3. Incorporate Natural Accessories And Plants
No bathroom is complete without aesthetic accessories. If you want your space to truly feel like a spa, you should incorporate bathroom accessories that pay homage to nature and complement the larger pieces in your room. From the soap dishes to the shower rod to the sink handle you choose, every aspect of your bathroom combines together to create one cohesive feeling.
You can use bamboo accessories to complement other woods, such as your bamboo tile. Bamboo is durable and holds up well to water if it is sealed, making it a great choice to use for various applications in your bathroom.
You might also want to bring live plants into your at-home spa bathroom. This is an excellent idea and can really add to the natural, outdoorsy feel of your room, but there are a few things to consider before purchasing and incorporating live plants.
Bathrooms are high-humidity and low-light, so the plants you choose should be able to not only live but thrive under these unique conditions. Peace lilies, Chinese evergreens, and spider plants are all gorgeous green choices that require low to moderate levels of maintenance.
4. Add Shaker-Style Storage
Your bathroom should be as functional as it is beautiful, so picking the right cabinets and storage space for your needs and tastes is essential. Shaker cabinets are simple yet work well, and they will never go out of style, making them an ideal addition to any home spa bathroom.
Cabinets are another great way to incorporate natural woods and use colors that invoke feelings of calm and relaxation.
5. Finish With Natural Stone
By adding bamboo or other wood tiles and wooden storage, you can easily evoke the feelings of relaxing by a river stream, even in the comfort of your own home. Another critical element to add to your space if you want a more natural, spa-like feel is stone.
Use natural stone as the flooring for your shower if you opt for a shower over a free-standing tub or purchase a stone bathtub for a large statement piece. Natural stone can also be used in countertops or as shower walls.
6. Enclose Your Shower
Your shower or tub says a lot about your space and tends to be the first feature that catches one’s eye when they enter. Enclosing your shower with glass visually opens up your space, creating the illusion that your bathroom is larger than it is.
If you have windows in your bathroom, you may even be able to see outside with an enclosed shower. An enclosed shower is a shortcut to a luxurious, high-end feel for any bathroom.
If you don’t want to fully enclose your shower with glass, you can also go for a partially-enclosed shower using a material like glass or even natural stone to feel like you’re stepping into your own personal getaway every time you shower.
7. Choose A Large Mirror
Bathrooms tend to be one of the smallest rooms in your home, but you shouldn’t feel cramped or limited when you’re trying to relax. Pick a full-sized mirror to make your bathroom look significantly larger and maximize your comfort after you step out of a hot shower or bath.
If you have an enclosed shower, a large or full-sized mirror works alongside it to create the feel of an even larger room. For a trendy, modern look, choose a round mirror rather than a square or rectangular one.
Turning your bathroom into a home spa can completely transform your life, adding levels of elegance and comfort to your space you didn’t even know were possible. If you are thinking about remodeling your home and leveling up your bathroom to fit your aesthetic needs better, there is no better time than now to get started.
At Sevona Design, we know that home renovations can be challenging, and we are here to help. Please visit our showroom in Green Brook Township, New Jersey, or schedule a free consultation with us today to learn more about how we can help with your bathroom remodeling and create your ideal spa-like space!