8 Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Spa-Like This Year

Transform your bath into a personal haven with these designer ideas for sublime self-indulgence.

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  1. Hit refresh in your bathroom.

    Hit refresh in your bathroom.

    If there’s one room in your home that epitomizes the concept of “me time,” it’s the bath. In this soothing center of self-care, you can relax, renew, and rejuvenate. So, for anyone who has resolved to find more peace, tranquility, and well-being in 2020, the bathroom is the perfect place to start.

    No matter the size of your budget or the scope of your renovation, Hausera can help you find all the elements that will make your spa bathroom a reality. The online emporium offers the best brands and finest quality plumbing fixtures and faucets as well as unique accessories that add style, beauty, and comfort to the bath. Ahead, explore eight wonderful ways to create a sumptuous spa-like experience in your bathroom.


  2. 1. Select smooth contours.

    1. Select smooth contours.

    Relaxation is enhanced by gently curved shapes, such as those found in this freestanding Kohler air tub, available at Hausera. Its soothing, sinuous design creates a stunning yet subtle focal point in the bathroom, and the luxuriously deep tub boasts jet streams of massaging bubbles and an adjustable heated surface to banish muscle aches, pain, and tension.


  3. 2. Choose chill-out colors.

    2. Choose chill-out colors.

    The right color scheme can promote tranquility. Go with soft shades, such as dusty lilac, light blue, sand beige, and of course, creamy white. Complete the scene with complementary hardware. A pewter finish, subtler than chrome or silver, is particularly spa-worthy. See for yourself by checking out towel bars and other pieces from Moen’s Madison Collection, available at Hausera.


  4. 3. Incorporate natural touches.

    3. Incorporate natural touches.

    There's a reason the world's most luxurious spas set up shop near peaceful beaches, awe-inspiring mountains, and other natural wonderlands. There are numerous ways to bring the beauty of the outdoors to your in-house retreat. Consider adding a natural stone sink or countertop, or perhaps replacing tile flooring with warm, moisture-resistant engineered hardwood. Simply adding lush, live plants can do the trick—and tropical species are bound to thrive in the humidity of a bathroom.


  5. 4. Take a step back.

    4. Take a step back.

    Escape the frenzied madness of modernity by evoking the charm of a less-hectic era through vintage-style fixtures, such as a claw-foot tub, an old-fashioned medicine cabinet with etched-glass trim, or a pedestal sink like a fireclay model from the Kohler Memories Collection (available at Hausera). Choose period-appropriate accessories like the faucets and towel rings from Delta’s Victorian Collection (also available at Hausera) to help capture the past. 


  6. 5. Keep down clutter.

    5. Keep down clutter.

    Countertops covered in toiletries, cosmetics, and styling tools get in the way of serenity. To put the mind at ease, aim for clean, uncluttered surroundings—which means your bathroom should offer ample cabinets and drawers. Consider handsome, storage-rich pieces like a vanity from the Wyndham Collection (available at Hausera). To keep important items close at hand, opt for clever, attractive hardware like this sleek hair dryer holder from the Moen Voss Collection (also available at Hausera).


  7. 6. Make simplicity the star.

    6. Make simplicity the star.

    Fussy distractions take the focus off you—that’s why so many spas rely on less-is-more minimalist decor. Think elegant light fixtures, unframed mirrors, and a streamlined, single-lever faucet from Kohler’s Composed Collection, available at Hausera.


  8. 7. Take a luxurious shower.

    7. Take a luxurious shower.

    When you haven’t time to loll in the tub, the right shower head will leave you feeling pampered in minutes. Consider this Delta shower head, available at Hausera, with five massage settings or, for a delicately refreshing rain effect, this beauty from Brizo (pictured, also available at Hausera).


  9. 8. Practice aromatherapy.

    8. Practice aromatherapy.

    Indulging the olfactory sense is a top spa secret that’s easy to employ in your personal space. Set scented candles on your tub surround or place a diffuser on the countertop. Rely on lavender, jasmine, vanilla, and valerian for relaxation. For fast refreshment, simply hang eucalyptus over your shower head, so you can clear your head while you clean your body.


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