How To Create The Perfect Spa Style Bathroom at Home

Posted 08/06/2021 by Arizona Tile

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Come home after a long day to a spa-style bathroom designed specifically to help you unwind. With simple yet strategic changes to your bathroom, you can easily upgrade your space into a spa-like paradise.

An at-home spa bathroom replicates the indulgent experience of being pampered at a luxury spa, but from the comfort of your own home.  

Envision your current space, but with spa-inspired touches:  Feel steam gently warming your skin, the smooth marble floor tile touching the bottom of your feet, and a cozy and soft plush towel against your face. Picture the glazed porcelain tile as it shimmers in the sunlight, beautiful metallic hardware accents, and a blooming bouquet of flowers. You can smell your favorite candles, plants, and the clean smell of soap. In your new in-home spa master bathroom, you will feel calm, replenished, and at peace. This is where you'll want to go to unwind after a long day.

How to Create a Spa Style Master Bathroom

The secret to spa-style bathrooms is using a mix of luxurious materials and textures that appeal to your sense of touch, sight, hearing, and smell. A spa should feel like a full sensory experience. Every element should work harmoniously together to activate your senses, while relaxing your body and mind.

Whether you want to create an in-home spa on a budget, or you desire a complete bathroom renovation, you can follow these tips to get your dream bathroom.

Marble Surfaces

When you think of a luxury spa, it's impossible not to think of marble. Italian white marble tile will instantly elevate your bathroom to a new level of grandeur. Imagine a bathroom countertop, floor, shower, or walls that are made of the same material as Michelangelo's Renaissance sculptures. Step into a shower adorned with beautifully veined natural stone, like Bianco Carrara marble tile, and feel transported to a new time and place where all that matters is relaxation.

Soft Towels and Bathmats

Complement the smooth, polished feel of marble tile with a fluffy, plush towel. After stepping out of your steam shower, wrap yourself in an equally warm cotton towel. Using soft towels, bathmats, and bathrobes is an inexpensive way to make your bathroom feel much more like a spa.

Dunes Wave Pearl Bathroom Shower Tile, Cosmic White Wall Tile, and Fantasy Blue Satin Bench Slab from Arizona Tile
Image: Dunes Wave Pearl Bathroom Shower Tile, Cosmic White Wall Tile, and Fantasy Blue Satin Bench Slab from Arizona Tile

Porcelain & Glass Tile Steam Shower

Many spas incorporate glass tile in the showers, making it almost look like the shower is made of sequins. Imagine small, twinkling tile that shimmers in the light and reflects and refracts your waterfall shower head's flowing water.

Spas also use porcelain tile because the non-porous material makes it ideal for steam showers. Take a spa's style secret and create a porcelain tile steam shower in your home. Your body, sore muscles, and any dry patches of skin will quickly thank you for investing in a steam shower that reinvigorates your body and mind.

Vetri Bronzo 4”x12” Glazed Porcelain Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Vetri Bronzo 4”x12” Glazed Porcelain Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Small tile also looks great as an accent to a large format tile, like Vetri glazed porcelain tile. This spa-style tile is made of easy-to-clean, durable porcelain, but its glazed texture and tinted edges make it look like it's made of glass instead. The tile's hand-made look adds to its sense of luxury.

Choose a classic neutral tone like Bianco, Bronzo, or Fume, or add a calming pop of color, like Acqua or Naturale, that look like their color was influenced by the sea.

Candles

Flickering scented candles activate multiple senses. You will feel the candle's warmth during your bubble bath, see the light dance off the tile walls, and smell the pleasant fragrance. Try out several kinds of scents, from flowers to citrus and sugar cookies to musky woods, until you find the perfect scent for your spa-inspired bathroom.

Bare White 4”x16” Ceramic Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Bare White 4”x16” Ceramic Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Subway Tile Walls

To create a timeless spa master bathroom, consider choosing a classic tile style: subway tile. Subway tile provides a simplistic, subtle backdrop that helps your other style choices shine. A white body tile, like Bare White Body ceramic tile, creates that perfectly clean and minimal look that will instantly upgrade your shower, walls, or backsplash. Just like your new spa bathroom, this tile choice is clean, calming, and luxurious.

Flowers and Plants

Another way to bring a lovely, fresh smell into your spa bathroom is with flowers, potpourri, and green potted plants. Even a minimalist design can benefit from a plant's organic pop of color. Flowers and plants add texture and life to your space, making the bathroom feel welcoming and soothing. Put a small bouquet of flowers on your marble countertop, or a potted plant in the corner near your bathtub.

Calacatta Bluette Slab Bathroom Countertop, CS-Terra Nova Honed Picket Floor Tile, Terra Nova Honed 12" x 24" from Arizona Tile
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Metal Fixtures

Spas use metal hardware on the cabinets and faucets for an elegant finishing touch that ties the whole room together, so your spastyle bathroom should too. Choose a metal finish, like satin, polished, or brushed antique, and a metal, like nickel, copper, or brass, that matches your style and complements your tile and color selections. 

Transform Your Bathroom with the Help of Arizona Tile

At one of Arizona Tile's many locations, you can discover the vast selection of slab and tile available for your spa bathroom design. Explore our collection of natural stone slabs that will elevate your bathroom countertops in our Slab Yard, and easily visualize your new at-home spa style getaway with our Just Imagine design tool. Before you know it, your master bathroom will be a tranquil paradise.