Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom

Spa Bathroom

“Happiness is a long, hot bath.”

Creating a relaxing spa-like oasis in your own bathroom is the perfect way to combat the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

From selecting the perfect products and color palettes to small touches that create a spa-like atmosphere, you’ll be fully equipped to transform the bathroom you already have into a tranquil, spa-inspired space that’s perfect for a soothing soak.

This post is sponsored by Farmhouse Decor Art. All ideas and designs are my own.

8 Simple Spa Bathroom Ideas

1. Use a Soothing Color Palette

Your bathroom color scheme is the first thing to consider.

Soft, neutral color creates a calming environment. Consider natural colors such as various shades of soft beiges and grays, or muted greens.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom
Paint: Collonade Gray by Sherwin Williams

Another bonus, light or white walls go a long way in helping a small bathroom feel larger and brighter.

2. Display Art

Artwork plays an important role in your bathroom decor and can make a huge impact on the entire space.

Choose art that works with your personal home decor style, but that also makes you happy! When you slip into a hot bath at the end of a long day, you want something to look at that evokes comfort and a feeling of relaxation.

This rustic-looking sign from Farmhouse Decor Art is perfect for my own bathroom design. I love its rusty-looking “frame” and distressed appearance, but in actuality, it’s a lightweight canvas which makes it so easy to hang!

The craftsmanship is amazing. Doesn’t it look like it’s been out in a barn for several years?

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom
“Happiness is a long, hot BATH”

This sign is a perfect fit with the modern farmhouse style I have throughout my home, but Farmhouse Decor Art has many other options as well, so you’re sure to find the one that makes you happy.

How to create a relaxing spa bathroom

The wall where I wanted to hang this was tricky because I needed vertical artwork that would fit correctly between the large window and the freestanding bathtub in my bathroom.

Farmhouse Decor Art to the rescue! They have dozens of incredible art options, and they were able to customize the size, so my sign artwork would fit just right in my desired space.

–> Pro Tip: When hanging art, size matters. You want the art to visually fill the space without creating a cluttered or overwhelming look.

Farmhouse Decor Art doesn’t have just farmhouse-style artwork. They also have modern vintage and urban industrial-style canvas wall art that can be completely customized and personalized to your specific wants and needs.

Scroll to the bottom to see even more examples of artwork that would be beautiful in your relaxing bathroom and throughout your entire home.

3. Create a Relaxing Atmosphere with Lighting

Use soft, calming light sources that will transform your bathroom into a cozy spa-like sanctuary.

Candles are an easy way to add a subtle amount of light to your spa experience. Real candles are nice, but I also like these battery-operated candles with a remote.

My bathroom has this little mosaic tile niche in the wall at the foot of the soaker tub, which is the perfect place to tuck in a grouping of candles.

The bathroom of my dreams has a fireplace by the tub. Anyone else? 🙋🏼‍♀️

Sadly, adding a fireplace to my bathroom isn’t realistic, so the next best choice is filling this little nook with a group of candles to evoke a similar feeling.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom
Remote Candles

It’s all about making use of what you have.

Dimmable lighting is another way to add a relaxing ambiance to your spa-like bathroom.

When we moved into our home, it had a recessed light fixture above the tub. We swapped it out with this pretty lantern pendant and added a dimmer switch for an instant upgrade.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom
Lantern Pendant Light

At night, it casts a pretty glow on the ceiling and walls of the entire room, which adds to the spa bathroom feel.

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4. Add Calming Scents

Calming scents can help create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation. Layer in aromas you love in products such as scented candles, bath salts, and natural essential oils.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom

Add natural elements like a bundle of eucalyptus or your favorite fresh flowers to make your bathroom feel like a home spa.

Studies have shown that aromatherapy can have a positive effect on mood and help decrease stress and tension. That’s the whole point of a “spa day”, right?

5. Upgrade your Bath Products

Consider splurging on a few special bath products different from what you use in your daily routine. This is one of the easiest ways to make your master bathroom feel like a private spa.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom

Pick up a couple of bath bombs from the specialty bath store, some new bubble baths, or lotion with a luxurious feel. Small details like this can make a big difference in creating your relaxing space.

6. Pamper Yourself with Soothing Indulgences

Pampering yourself is a great way to recharge your batteries. Add some simple indulgences to your bathroom retreat.

A wood bath tray not only creates a relaxing bathroom look but also serves as additional space to hold some of your bath luxuries.

I have this one in my bathroom, and it is a great option for holding small items like a book (or a Kindle or iPad), my phone so I can play soft music, bath products, soaps, and even a glass of wine!

Bath indulgences
Bath Caddy

7. Invest in Plush Towels

Thick, fluffy towels are the best way to create a five-star hotel feel.

Even if you only invest in one or two high-quality bath towels that you save for your relaxing home spa experiences, you’ll be happy you did.

There’s nothing like finishing off a long, relaxing soak by wrapping yourself up in a soft, warm towel.

Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom
Luxury White Bath Towels

8. Include a Cozy Bench or Chair

Finish off your spa-style bathroom with a comfy place to take a seat.

A chair or small stool provides a useful space to sit down to apply lotion after your bath, or to pull over next to the tub to hold your fresh towels.

Spa Bathroom
“Antique” Vanity Stool

Finally, don’t be afraid to add a touch of fun to your bathroom decor. An unexpected twist is what takes good interior design to the next level.

I bought this nice little stool on Amazon. I made it work with my bathroom color scheme by giving it a quick coat of paint, and then I recovered the top in this fun and fluffy faux fur.

It adds just the right touch of whimsy and makes me smile every time I look at it because it’s over-the-top “extra” as my daughter would say. Mission-accomplished.

Designing a spa-inspired bathroom doesn’t have to be complicated. By focusing on the right colors, products, lighting, and art you can create a stylish and relaxing space in your own home. 

See you later, my friends. I have a long, hot bath waiting for me…

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11 thoughts on “Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Bathroom

  1. The bathroom is lovely & looks like a wonderful, relaxing spot. The one thing that should be noted is that the tub is lovely to look at, but not one that should be in a home with someone over 50. Getting in & out of it looks rather challenging & a bit dangerous. Currently have one similar & do not use it. Would change it out if the cost was not so prohibitive Great for the younger set. Everything else is wonderful. Enjoy it while you can.

    1. Hi Mary Anne. Thanks for vising and taking time to comment. I’m well over 50 and have no problems getting in and out of this tub. It’s one of my favorite places to relax. Of course, people should choose what is best for themselves.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You’ve done a great job of creating a spa-like atmosphere here. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

    And thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  3. You’ve created the perfect place to kick back a relax after a long day Niky! I’m excited to tell you this post will be featured in this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Thanks for sharing your creativity and we hope to see you at the party this week! Pinned!

  4. A nice bath is such a treat for a busy Mom especially. When I was single with all three boys running me ragged once a week I had Mom bath. The boys always let me have it as my personal quiet time. It was so worth the small cost of candles, and scented soaps and fluffy towels. Love your bathroom.

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