Designing a spa-like bathroom at home

Google searches for ‘spa bathrooms’ are up 100%, with many of us exploring how we can design a more serene and relaxing space in our own homes.  Lisa Cooper, Head of Product at Thomas Sanderson, shares her design advice on how to turn a basic home bathroom into a spa like sanctuary…

Utilise natural light

One of the most important factors to consider when designing a relaxing bathroom is natural light. Spas are light and airy environments, and we can replicate that at home if we choose the right window dressings. Shutters have louvres which you can open and close depending on how much light you want to let into the room. They are a great window solution for a blend of light and privacy, plus the material can withstand the humidity of a warm space so they won’t warp, crack or fade in colour.



Add plenty of accessories

Add a few indoor plants to your bathroom to give the room that exotic and fresh feel. Olive trees look striking in a range of bathroom styles, from modern contemporary to traditional Victorian, the plant provides visual interest into one of the most practical rooms in the home. A sunny, south facing spot by the bathroom window is the ideal place to let your olive tree grow! Scented candles and diffusers can also help you relax by turning your space into a tranquil spa like escape. Experiment with calming scents that you’d often find on a retreat, like lavender or jasmine, and fill the room with tranquillity.  

Invest in luxury towels and robes

Luxury towels are worth investing in as they are absorbent, fluffy and warm. To get that spa style, subtle patterns and natural earthy tones are best for a towel which will look great draped over the bathtub or hung up. To elevate your spa experience at home even further, treat yourself to a new pair of slippers that you can use to keep your feet toasty when you step out of the bath.