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5 terrific tips to turn your old bathroom into a fabulous spa

(5 min read) Ahhhh, 2020 has been so tough, just thinking about it makes you wanna hit the road and take a day-long treatment at the nearest spa center, right? I mean, we could all use a bit of rewinding and rebooting at this point. But, alas, the pandemic is still rocking the planet and we are still stuck in our homes. Sooo, where does this leave us? Well, still at home.

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Gorgeous spa bathroom. Bathroom Interiors by Architecture & Design

On a more problem-solving note, if you can’t go to the spa, bring the spa to you. Refreshing your bathroom so it resembles a lush and awe-inducing interior of a spa center has never been more necessary than at this very moment. Yes, I am very serious. The world is pretty much going crazy and you can’t do anything to help it, so try and help yourself. A project such as this one is the perfect starting point.

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Recharge your batteries in your very own little spa. Photo by Interiorsherp.com

1. Bring in the light

If you are about to start redesigning your bathroom, expanding that little window on the south-east wall that overlooks the yard or the city(I’m just guessing) should be imperative. Spa centers are open and full of natural light and if you want your bathroom to resemble one, the window should be your starting point.

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A large divided window will bring a lot of light in and it is practical as well. Photo by Thesethreeroms.com

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Huge window overlooking some greenery. Photo by www.domain.com.au

2. Get rid of the dingy old tiles and replace them with a cool mosaic

Mosaics have always been are all the rage when it comes to a bathroom redecorating, and 2021 is no exception. Replacing your old tiles is the biggest step of this whole process, so you shouldn’t be discouraged. After this is done, your bathroom will already largely resemble a top-notch spa center.

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You can start with walls and focus on solely the parts above your bathroom furnishings. Photo by www.tilemountain.co.uk

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…or you can do a whole bathroom wall with one mosaic design…Mosaic Art by Mosavit

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…and wrap up with a mosaic-embellished floors. Mosaic Artwork by Maureen Elphick

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Bathroom Interiors Mosaic Artwork — Copyright © Mosaics Lab


3. White furnishings are the way to go

White will do miracles to visually open and widen the space. Reflective and fresh, white bathroom furnishings are your best option, especially if you are dealing with a smaller bathroom, or if you are unable to create a window.

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Gorgeous and discreet white bathroom interiors furnishings. Image source www.alneli.com


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Ideal for smaller bathrooms

4. Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Having large reflective surfaces is a must, especially if your bathroom lacks light, so mirrors are the next best thing. You can go for several smaller ones, strategically positioned all around your bathroom, or you can go for one or two larger ones on your sink-wall.

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Two twin mirrors will look gorgeous anywhere. Image Source: Architectural Digest

Beautiful Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
A simpler and less expensive solution. Image Source https://decorlovin.com

5. In with nature!

Bring in your favorite greenery and place it here and there throughout your bathroom, and the same goes for wooden details. It’s just a minor step, but it will do miracles for transforming your bathroom into a comfy and fabulous spa.

Nature inspired bathroom interiors
You can’t overdo it

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Even smaller bathrooms will flourish with some greenery in them. Image Source hunker.com


So there you go! We made it! Now that you have your very own spa, lowering your stress levels and having a rejuvenating rest will be effortless. You’re welcome!


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43 Comments

  1. Claudia Blanton
    January 28, 2021 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    I wish my bathroom had a window, but oh well, I can however bring in some more plants! I love how that looked in the pictures! We are blessed with having a lot of light in that room though, so even though it is a window-less room, it does not feel claustrophobic. Blessings!

  2. Cristina Petrini
    January 28, 2021 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    In fact, by following these tips it is possible to transform your bathroom into a wonderful SPA! Love this ideas!

  3. Jess
    January 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    One room in our house that we would love to do is our bathroom . It’s a little outdated and some of the items don’t work properly . So there are some lovely ideas here

  4. Michele Fernandes
    January 28, 2021 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Ok, you had me drooling over all of these inspirations. I’m a huge bathtub lover so I can so relate to this post. Bringing in the light, white furniture, and mirrors are so the way to go! Love it!

  5. jessica Harvey
    January 28, 2021 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Our bathroom is the one room in our house that needs updating. This has given me some really nice ideas that I would like to try and do.

  6. Tara Pittman
    January 28, 2021 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    What wonderful bathroom ideas. I just love the ones with the plants and natural light.

  7. Nikki
    January 28, 2021 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    These bathrooms are beautiful!! I would love a white large bathroom with a claw foot tub and a waterfall shower!

  8. Amber Myers
    January 28, 2021 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous bathrooms. I would LOVE to do this to my bathrooms one day. They’re pretty dang small though.

  9. Emily Terrell
    January 28, 2021 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    So many great ideas! My husband and I plan to have a multi-head shower in our dream bathroom. And I want a mosaic on the floor and walls.

  10. Nikki Wayne
    January 29, 2021 at 2:35 am — Reply

    Oh my… These bathrooms are paradise. Thanks for the tips.

  11. Rosa
    January 29, 2021 at 2:39 am — Reply

    Oh gosh,I love the third one. So fab.

  12. Lavanda Michelle
    January 29, 2021 at 6:04 am — Reply

    These are truly great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  13. denise
    January 29, 2021 at 9:30 am — Reply

    wow – so cool. I wish we had bathrooms that big where we could turn them into spa areas, especially like the “bring in the light” ideas. I like the roomy, airiness look, but would def have to pass on the one with all the plants.

  14. Krysten Quiles
    January 29, 2021 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Oh I would love to have a bathroom that’s like a spa! Great tips!

  15. Joanna
    January 29, 2021 at 11:52 am — Reply

    I have a very small bathroom with literally no space. And because I rent I can’t do any modifications. However, I did bring it some plants and they transformed the look of the bathroom.

  16. Lyanna Soria
    January 29, 2021 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    Those are some great tips to keep in mind and I totally agree. For me it’s the 5th, I really love putting plants everywhere including my bathroom and it really does make it feel nice.

  17. Celle
    January 29, 2021 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I adore these tips. Planning to redo my bathrooms by painting the cabinets white. Plus, would like to do the mosaic instead of tiles.

  18. Leane
    January 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    I have actually bookmarked your post as I am in the midst of thinking of designs to renovate the bathroom for next year and your post is just spot on as I want it to be a chilled space and calming

  19. Neely Moldovan
    January 29, 2021 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Yes I would love to do this! We are wanting to redo our bathroom this year!

  20. Crystal Carder
    January 29, 2021 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I love these ideas! My bathroom desperately needs a makeover and these all look so pretty!

  21. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    January 29, 2021 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    Wow the designs and ideas are awesome. I may want to try these in my new home

  22. Prajakta
    January 29, 2021 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    Those were some nice tips. We just decorated our bathroom last weekend

  23. Angela
    January 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    Such a beautiful especially little spa. I do have a spa room but not nice as your images. It is really good tips. Thanks for sharing.

  24. emily
    January 29, 2021 at 11:18 pm — Reply

    Wow these pictures are so gorgeous! I’d love to have a bathroom as nice as these. Could relax right at home!

  25. Cristina Coroiu
    January 29, 2021 at 11:52 pm — Reply

    I have to research more about what plants do well in the bathroom. I tried with some, but they all died. I really like the idea of having a mosaic in the bathroom, especially, if it’s more like a strip than a huge part of the wall.

  26. Nikki Wayne
    January 30, 2021 at 3:18 am — Reply

    I’m dying to try these mosaics on my bathroom. 😂 So gorgeous!

  27. Lyosha
    January 30, 2021 at 4:05 am — Reply

    these options look so fab, I am overjoyed. each will make me feel like a queen

  28. Sabina Green
    January 30, 2021 at 7:16 am — Reply

    Wow! These bathrooms look amazing. Our bathrooms in the UK tend to be quite small but I would love to have a huge tub!

  29. Monidipa
    January 30, 2021 at 11:31 am — Reply

    A spa-like bathroom is a dream… I would love that!

  30. Bella
    January 30, 2021 at 6:16 pm — Reply

    The bathroom with the blue tile is so pretty! i am redoing my bathrooms in the spring im so excited!!

  31. Garf
    January 30, 2021 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    Oh wow. That is so beautiful. So spacious. Great tips.

  32. Sella
    January 31, 2021 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    What a cool line-up of the ideas! I’d like to implement any of them.

  33. Brian
    February 1, 2021 at 8:57 am — Reply

    My favorite bathrooms tend to be those with a city view. But water views are amazing as well.

  34. Viano
    February 2, 2021 at 5:57 am — Reply

    These are lovely ways to redecorate a bathroom. The designs and ideas are awesome.

  35. Mila R
    February 2, 2021 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    All these tips are amazing. Can I just get some $$$ to be able to do it all? All those pictures looks a dream…

  36. Brittany
    February 3, 2021 at 2:02 am — Reply

    omg I am in so much need for a spa right now! I wish our bathroom would work for something like this!! We need a bathtub!!

  37. Nina
    February 3, 2021 at 5:00 am — Reply

    I love the photos of the bathrooms in this post. The ideas are great, lots of greenery in the bathroom is very invigorating. But with a small bathroom like ours, unfortunately, you can’t do much.
    Friendly greeting,
    Nina

  38. Mommy Sigrid
    February 3, 2021 at 9:25 am — Reply

    How I wish I can have a tub overlooking the garden! For now, it will just be a wish because we don’t have our own place yet.

  39. Jaclyn Kaiser
    February 3, 2021 at 10:27 am — Reply

    These are great tips! Yes, bring the spa to us!

  40. Kuntala
    February 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Some wonderful suggestions for transforming a bathroom into a spa. I can try in my new house, so many plans for it.

  41. Aarika
    February 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    I love these ideas! The title work and plants really create a beautiful spa-like experience.

  42. Lyosha
    February 4, 2021 at 3:50 am — Reply

    My bathroom renovation is planned for summer, great ideas. I can’t wait to start working it (my husband and I are currently on kitchen part)

  43. Anzie
    February 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm — Reply

    I didn’t know we could turn our old bathroom so easily and beautifully into such a gorgeous spa 😍 Great ideas, hun 👌🏻

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