Do you dream of turning your run-of-the-mill bathroom into your very own home spa? I’ve created this brand-new style guide and it’s all about you…
“Work hard, play hard”—it’s a phrase many of us heard at some point in our working lives, and perhaps a motto we lived by once upon a time. But isn’t it funny how this attitude has changed? Nowadays, living fast without a pause button isn’t the badge of honour it once was, especially when we wish to reap the rewards of all that hard work.
If the uncertain times we live in have taught us anything, it’s the importance of relaxation and reflection—allowing us to stop and focus on our own wellbeing. And this is the reason why home spa bathrooms have gained popularity.
Once your children have flown the nest or simply have bathrooms of their own, why not reclaim this space for yourself? It’s your time to put your own unique spin on things and turn your bathroom into a place of luxury, instead of a purely functional space which must be shared. With the busy life you lead, things should slow down as soon as you step through the door, allowing you to relax, unwind and take care of yourself for a change.
In this guide, I’m going to show you exactly how you can transform your average-sized space into a home spa bathroom that you’ll simply love spending time in.
General pointers for home spa bathroom
First off, which style do you want for your home spa bathroom? Contemporary bathroom styles are incredibly popular when compared to more traditional tastes and, unless you specifically live in a rural retreat or vintage setting, will more than likely complement the rest of your home.
For a home spa bathroom to work, the overall look and feel of your bathroom should encourage restfulness. This means no overly bright colours or stimulation.
And, when it comes to products…what do we want? If you already have a second bathroom in the form of an ensuite, it is highly likely you already have your own shower unit. Therefore, even in an average-sized space, you can afford to go big with your own luxurious freestanding tub. This is designed to take centre stage, providing the perfect place in which to lie back, relax and let the stresses and strains of the day wash over you.
To keep things seamless and sophisticated, I’d recommend choosing any of the premium suites from Mode Bathrooms (exclusively available at Victoria Plum), which will provide that added bit of quality you’re looking for with hygienic, labour-saving innovations like rimless toilets and easy clean glass.
One of the best ways to help you develop a home spa bathroom look is to seek inspiration from home interest magazines, shops and even the bathroom inspiration section right here at Victoria Plum. Print and cut out images you like, and create your own mood board, like this one below.
Search around for home spa bathroom ideas and create your own mood board
When planning, make sure all the products you choose will fit your space. Take time to carefully measure your bathroom and create an accurate layout.
Next, it’s time to discover how all this planning comes together. I’ll show you exactly what goes into creating the perfect home spa bathroom.
My top 5 tips for your home spa bathroom
There are some key themes running through the home spa bathroom I’ve created, where I’ve taken inspiration from current bathroom trends and great interior designers. These are my top 5 tips for your home spa bathroom:
- Use dark tones with wood accents—it’ll really help to create a spa-like feel
- Make the most of natural light. Large windows or skylights help you reconnect with nature and bring the outdoors indoors
- Provide additional space for your toiletries, lotions and potions. You’ll need these for that extra-special bit of pampering
- By adding on-trend charcoal grey shades, your bathroom will instantly feel more contemporary
- But don’t go too dark…add white or lighter tones, to help keep things light, bright and positive
When it comes to home spa bathroom ideas, this one's hard to beat
Next, let’s focus in on the different products which make up the perfect home spa bathroom.
Your home spa bathroom products
The foundation upon which your home spa bathroom is built, I’ve opted for the Mode Tate double ended freestanding round bath. With its contemporary curved shape, thin edges, and minimalist flair, it’s the perfect tub in which to relax and unwind. Plus, at 1780mm x 800mm, it’s pretty spacious, yet compact enough to fit into an average-sized bathroom.
Taking centre stage in your home spa bathroom, the Tate freestanding bath from Mode Bathrooms
A countertop basin is the ultimate choice when it comes to creating that at-home spa bathroom feel. I’ve chosen the delightful Mode Soane round thin edge countertop basin and completed the installation with the Mode Spencer round wall mounted black basin mixer tap. Again, the black finish theme dominates, whilst the delicate, thin edges yet simple design of the basin bring contemporary, minimalist design to the fore.
A wonderfully contemporary alternative to the more bulky vanity unit, the basin rests upon the Mode Orion oak wall hung countertop basin shelf. This produces a dreamy floating effect, keeping your floor space clear and uncluttered.
Choose floating elements, like the Tate wall hung toilet, to keep your floor space clear
Another great way to keep your floorspace free is to choose a wall hung toilet. I’ve selected the Mode Tate wall hung toilet with soft close seat and wall mounting frame with push plate cistern. Part of the same bathroom suite collection as the bath, it echoes the curves and clean lines for a carefully coordinated, contemporary design.
Walls and floors
With a mix of warming wood and charcoal grey shades, we help to bring that home spa feel to any sized bathroom. And, to keep things light and airy, I’ve maintained at least one white painted wall.
The black stone effect matt tiles are perfect around the splash zones, bringing a more organic yet darker feel to the interiors. Meanwhile, on the floor, we’ve used Kronostep Buffalo oak SPC flooring to bring the warming appearance of wood, without the maintenance issues.
Lighting is a key consideration when searching for home spa bathroom ideas.
No matter how hot and steamy your home spa bathroom may get, you’ll be able to use the Mode Wyatt LED illuminated mirror with demister straight away. Plus, with cool white LEDs, you needn’t turn the main lighting on. You can use it as extra task lighting for close up work or just to create a different ambience. An infrared sensor means no fumbling about with a cord or switch when you need to turn it on.
Further lighting options come in the form of the Forum Solis cylinder bathroom wall light. These contemporary lights offer the perfect setting for those relaxing evenings, where overhead spotlights may be too harsh. Change from cool white (on the mirror) to warm white in an instant.
Carefully consider your lighting for the perfect home spa bathroom ambience
The perfect space in which to freshen up
The last thing you’ll want in your home spa bathroom is clutter, which is why I’ve opted for a wall mounted toothbrush holder and soap dish. They are great for keeping your countertop free. Other essentials include a hand towel rail and toilet roll holder. To keep things consistent, I’ve picked out all of these from the matching Spencer accessories range.
To bring the outdoors indoors, choose organic accessories in the form of whicker or bamboo baskets, and carefully selected pot plants. These have been proven beneficial for homes and you can find out exactly which plants are suitable for bathrooms.
For that moment you step out of the bath, why not indulge yourself with a brand new set of luxuriously fluffy towels? I’ve gone for pristine white; they really pop against the charcoal grey walls!
And, finally, while it may be the smallest item on anyone’s shopping list, finish off with a Spencer robe hook and hang those all-important bath robes in a handy place.
If you’re the type of person who has worked hard to get where you are in life, your bathroom should reflect this. With a little imagination, it can be your own little sanctuary, where you can relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings after a long, hard day.
Of course, the home spa bathroom I created is just an example of how you can achieve this. You may have different tastes or needs, and you’ll find plenty of other creative bathroom ideas right here at Victoria Plum.
Most importantly, I hope you’ve been inspired to create your very own at home spa bathroom.
Want us to bring your home spa to life?
With our free, no-obligation Bathroom Design Service, we’ll happily bring your dream bathroom to life. Simply enquire by clicking on the image below. With your input, we’ll create a stunningly realistic 3D design, 2D floorplan and bespoke product list, free of charge, with no obligation to buy.
Shop Mode Bathrooms
Most of the products featured in this article are from Mode Bathrooms, a premium, contemporary brand you’ll find exclusively at Victoria Plum.
If you like what you’ve seen, why not browse the full selection today, by clicking on the image below.