9 Ways to Transform Your Bathroom Into a Spa-Like Sanctuary

Your bathroom shouldn’t just be that place you go to for prepping, showering and, well, tinkling. We think you should consider making it your very own spa-like sanctuary — a place of respite and relaxation. No, you don’t have to book a weekend at a pricey resort to have a moment of zen. With a few primping products and some lovely home accessories, you can turn an ordinary lavatory into a place of luxury. Here are our top nine ideas for creating your own spa bathroom at home.

1. Keep It Clean

When you go to the spa, you check your worries at the door — and that mental decluttering starts with a neutral, open and inviting space. The clean lines, bright corners and organized touches in the relaxation lounge and treatment room have an instantly soothing effect. Mimic this emotional response at home by keeping your spa-like bathroom meticulously clean and enviably organized. Sort products in baskets and caddies and on shelves so that everything has  a designated spot. Walking into your bathroom should feel like a breath of fresh air.

2. Decorate With Some Greenery

Natural elements give your spa-inspired bathroom a calming ambiance. Add plants, floral arrangements and succulents to counters, corners and floating shelves. Better yet, hang eucalyptus in your shower for an aromatic experience. Simply use a rubber band to bundle a bunch together and attach it to your shower head nozzle, but don’t attach it directly under the stream of water. When you take a hot, steamy shower, your room will be flooded with the congestion-clearing and invigorating scent of eucalyptus. Breathe in, welcome to your new spa bathroom.

3. Upgrade Your Products

When you go to a luxury spa, you use luxury products. Treat yourself to some divine lotions, potions, creams and scrubs. Find a scent you love, and search for ingredients that cater to your skin’s needs. If you’re looking for something rich and nourishing, we love this L’OCCITANE lavender foaming bath. Be sure to carve out enough time in your shower or bath routine to really enjoy the process from start to finish. Give yourself an effective face mask (try this Kiehl’s deep-cleansing one) while you soak in sudsy bubbles and give your skin a buffing with this gentle body scrub.


4. Scoop Up Some Bath Accessories

A few accessories can enhance the experience from start to finish. Get yourself a soft loofah washcloth, a gentle body brush, a neck-cradling bath pillow, and an over-the-tub caddy shelf for your book and champagne glass (I mean if you’re going to have the full experience, you might as well indulge).

5. Start the Spa Music

You know the soft and mellow music that plays in the background during a professional massage or facial? It can lull you into a sleepy state or put you in a positive frame of mind. Create a zen playlist and get a waterproof wireless speaker for your spa bathroom. 

6. Add Some Plush Towels and a Yummy Robe

Skimpy towels aren’t going to cut it. Get yourself some bright white, ultra-plush and oversize bath towels that engulf your body with cozy warmth when you get out of the bath or shower. A delicious waffle robe will make you feel like you just stepped out of the spa hot tub.

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7. Upgrade Your Shower Head

If you’re using a standard shower head, you really need to up the ante. This mega-size square shower head gives ample coverage and massages the head and body with its gentle rain-like stream. Plus, it’s super sleek.

8. Add Some Shower Seating

If you have a standup shower, consider adding a teak bench. You can shave your legs in comfort or relax as the water cascades down your head and back.

9. Light Some Candles

Dim the lights and enjoy the fragrant flickering beauty of some gorgeous candles. We love this super luxe Peony and Blush Suede Jo Malone deluxe option. It’s definitely a splurge, but it’s a statement piece that lasts for a long time and makes an impression. Whether you’re taking a leisurely bath or an invigorating shower, the power of this subtle fragrance will calm your nerves and wake up your senses.

You will love getting ready in the morning or unwinding at night in your very own spa-inspired sanctuary. It might just become your favorite room in the house. Whatever you do to upgrade your washroom, be sure to shop with Rakuten for all your spa like bathroom decor and essentials to earn Cash Back on purchases.

Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.


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