Anyone who’s spent time at a spa knows that they have the most relaxing atmospheres. While it can feel like magical forces are responsible for creating those feelings, they’re really achieved through careful attention to detail and including elements that contribute to your overall calmness. Here are 6 ways you can recreate those feelings in your own home.
1. Luxurious Wood Details
Wood details like wood paneled walls, a wood floor, and wood accents give your bathroom a warm and inviting feel and makes the space feel more natural. Using natural materials like wood help you feel closer to nature and make it easier relax quickly.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects. Photography by Audrey Hall.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by mw|works architecture+design. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann.
2. Crisp White Walls
Crisp white walls are a common feature in spas. White creates a calm, clean feeling and naturally brightens the space without the use of harsh lighting. It’s also a great idea for spa-like walls because virtually every other material and color can be used as accents and changed easily as your taste or needs change.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by A Parallel Architecture. Photography by Topher Ayrhart.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Contaminar Arquitectos in collaboration with Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, and Hugo Rainho. Photography by Fernando Guerra – FG+SG architecture photography.
3. Touches of Nature
Adding elements of nature to your spa bathroom at home helps you unwind and makes it easier to get into a fully relaxed state. Whether it’s an entire living wall or just a few a plants scattered around, having a few natural pieces included in your design will help ground you and make you feel more at peace while you relax in your spa-like oasis.
See more photos of this house, here. Interior design by Olga Akulova. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by SL*Project. Photography by Ilya Ivanov.
4. Rainfall Shower
Few things feel as nice as a warm shower that gently flows from a well-positioned shower head. A rainfall shower is a relaxing way to unwind after a long day and the perfect way to warm up after being out in the cold. When spas have showers they’re often in the form of a rainfall shower head to ensure you have the most relaxing experience possible; include one in your spa at home to ensure the same thing.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Fabio Galeazzo. Photography by Marco Antônio.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by GASS Architecture.
5. Luxurious Bath
While showers are a great for everyday use, baths are ideal for times when you just need something a little more relaxing. Fill up the tub, light a candle or two, grab a book, and sink down into the warm waters to wash away the stress of a long day.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Platform 5 Architects.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by NeumanHayner Architects. Photography by Amit Gosher.
6. Steam Room or Sauna
If you really want to create a spa at home, you can’t forget the sauna. In a room lined with wood and holding spray bottles filled with cold water and eucalyptus oil, let the steam from the sauna relax your muscles, cleanse your body, and carry away any stress you feel from your busy everyday life.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by DU Architects. Photography by Brandon Arant.
See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Architecture Open Form. Interior design by FX Studio par Clairoux. Photography by Adrien Williams.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by ICRAVE. Photography by John Muggenborg.
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