We know so many of you come to our spa to get away, relax and unwind. We wanted to give you some ways to create a spa-like atmosphere at home, in your own bathroom, that won’t break your budget!

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1. Select a Style

Determine what decor style you want the bathroom to reflect, whether it’s sleek and modern, shabby chic or classic and traditional. For guidance, think about your favorite hotel suites. Do you dream of the weekend you spent at the Encore Las Vegas or the Ritz? Find pictures of your favorite hotel bathrooms online and other bathrooms that you love and create a board on Pinterest to keep track of all the details that you want to include.

2. Pick the Perfect Palette

Choose two to four colors that you find soothing and relaxing. For a modern look, steel gray, silver, white and turquoise are a calming combination. For something more traditional, rose, cream and gold are a posh combination.

3. Light It Right

Lighting is everything. The key to creating a lighting scheme that is relaxing is to have various  lighting fixtures throughout the room and installing dimmer switches for all of them. For added glamour, hang a chandelier over the bathtub. Be sure to include plenty of vanity lighting around the mirrors for beauty treatments and makeup application.

4. Find Fantastic Fixtures

The most important fixture in any bathroom retreat is the bathtub. Explore designs with a variety of options to fulfill any design style. Opt for an oversized Japanese soaking tub or a classic freestanding claw-foot tub, instead of a whirlpool tub, which can make the bathroom look dated. If you’ll be sharing the bathroom with your spouse, be sure to get double sinks in the vanity. That way, you each have your own space to keep your things and you won’t get in one another’s way when getting ready in the morning.

5. Decide on Decadent Details

Thoughtful details such as fresh flowers, framed photos, ornate mirrors and monogrammed hand towels add a personalized touch to decor that can make a room even more fabulous to relax in. Get plush rugs for near the bathtub and the sinks to keep your feet warm on cold mornings. If you can afford to splurge, replace your old flooring with heated flooring. You’ll be surprised at how many dream feature could be a reality in your space. A steam shower is also a necessary indulgence for an extra luxurious bathroom. If you have the space, install a fireplace near the bathtub for warmth and ambiance.

6. Go All-in With Accessories

Strategically place unscented white candles throughout the bathroom. Unscented ones are best unless you don’t mind being overpowered by a variety of scents during a relaxing candlelit bath. Stock up on bath salts and oils and washes which have such pretty packaging they double as decor.

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