One of the most popular concepts in contemporary bathroom design is the “home spa”. Making your own indoor spa means using all the features a luxury retreat has at its disposal, but converting them into a format suitable for your home.

Here at VictoriaPlum.com you’ll find all the advice and items you’ll need to create your very own oasis of calm.

The spa style

Harrison Freestanding Bath

One of the big advantages of going for a spa design in your bathroom is that it works equally well with both traditional and modern suites, so no matter what you already have in place you can work around it.

If you want to start from scratch, choosing a roll top bath will help provide you with a superb centre piece. Add a few well selected accessories and you can create a whole new atmosphere.

Remember to consider things like the taps closely, as it’s these little features that make the biggest impact in spa-like bathrooms.

Room size

A big bathroom will give more opportunities for creative thinking, but a spa effect doesn’t rely on size. At VictoriaPlum.com you’ll find plenty of bathroom inspiration when it comes to smaller bathrooms too. For example, by fitting a frameless sliding shower enclosure you can play with perceptions of depth helping to create the feeling of a large and relaxing room.

Lighting

How you light your room can be an extremely important part of setting the tone for any space – and bathrooms are no different. Natural lighting makes for a relaxing mood and is essential for creating a spa-like feel, but if you don’t have natural light coming into your bathroom then you can use full-spectrum lightbulbs to replicate this.

Other options you might like to consider include candles, for a relaxing flickering effect, or dimmer switches (placed outside the confines of the room) which allow you to adjust the lighting in your bathroom to alter the mood.

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Sleek lines

Spa bathrooms will only be at their best if the everyday sights of cleaning products and kids’ bath toys are tucked away out of sight. A white combination vanity unit can be both a practical and stylish choice – helping to hide these everyday items from view without disrupting the overall style of the room.

Attention to detail

The accessories you choose can make a real difference to how your bathroom feels, but for a spa effect this is even more important. We all know that natural elements can be soothing influences so using fresh flowers and things from the seaside such as pebbles and shells are essential finishing touches – just remember to keep it small and simple to avoid cluttering the room.

Winchester Bathroom suite with Slipper Bath