A Spa Date at Home - How to Turn your Bathroom into your very own Retreat

A Spa Date at Home – How to Turn your Bathroom into your very own Retreat

As a parent, someone that works from home, or works the standard 9-5 – whoever you are and whatever you do, everyone deserves (and definitely needs) a spa retreat from time to time!

But of course, a visit to a spa isn’t exactly a cheap way to spoil yourself! And with treatments and fluffy robes and the occasional glass of something cold it’ll soon add up…! So, why not consider creating your very own spa experience at home for a fraction of the price!  Like most spa services, your bathroom offers a private space where you can take a relaxing shower or warm bath to de-stress. All it takes is a few more elements to evoke the spa-like atmosphere.  So, let’s get started!


A very small change you can make, for a very small cost is to change your showerhead. Many homeowners assume a soaking tub is a must-have item in a spa-like bathroom. Yet, chances are that you only use it occasionally, not to mention it may make your small bathroom feel crowded. A massage showerhead, on the other hand, won’t take up any extra square footage. Additionally, you’ll definitely use it every day! Companies like better bathrooms will give you some ideas.


Nature-inspired colours, such as brown, grey and green, can give your bathroom an organic feel along with a calming effect. Nevertheless, if you have a rather small bathroom, opt for a lighter and more neutral colour scheme. Beige, light grey and pale green, for example, can lend a soothing sense, as well as a spacious feel to your small bathroom.

A Spa Date at Home - How to Turn your Bathroom into your very own Retreat

Clear your clutter!

Clutter usually gives us stress. That’s why spas always keep their toiletries hidden and in order. However, storage space is usually a serious issue in small bathrooms…

Well, it’s time to get rid of those old and expired toiletries you won’t ever use!  By doing so, you should be able to free up a significant amount of cabinet space.

Still need to borrow some counter space for your go-to toiletries, such as cotton wool balls and cotton buds? To avoid visual clutter in your bathroom, try organizing these items in clear glass jars. Believe it or not, jarred toiletries will look just like a part of your décor!

Don’t forget your taste buds

Don’t assume drinking a glass of wine while bathing will make you sound like an alcoholic! In fact, this idea has been in vogue for a while. Have a look online and you’ll find a wide range of bath trays and wine glass holders!

Soothing scents & smells

Your rejuvenation journey can’t be completed without aromatherapy since scents are famous for boosting one’s health and mood. In addition to lovely smells, the flame of fragrant candles can add a warm ambience to your bathroom, making the space feel romantic. However, for forgetful homeowners, oil diffusers will be a better and safer choice.

What is your top tip for having the spa experience at home?

*This is a collaborative post.

This article has 105 comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    So much clutter in my bathroom
    Really need to clear it out
    Great tips

  2. ShootingStarsMag

    Nice ideas!! Changing the shower head is one I’d never thought of before – I like it. 🙂

    And I’m all about relaxing scents and candles.


  3. Tim B

    Some very relaxing tips. Especially liked your shower head suggestion. We need to remodel our bathroom though to make it someplace you’d actually want to hang out in.

  4. Shannon

    I LOVE this post! I’m a huge fan of having a relaxing place in the home. The showerhead is such a simple, yet awesome idea that I never would have thought of!

  5. roch

    A glass of wine wouldn’t make one an alcoholic. It depends on the alcohol level. I think anything less than 10% will just be enough to chill in one’s bathroom.

  6. Alli Smith

    I recently totally renovated my bathrooms and I love the spa-like experience when I now enter my bathroom. Simple changes and updates can really turn an ordinary bathroom into a spa retreat. I love these tips!

  7. Jeanette

    Oh I am totally doing this! I can use the spoiling and this is a great way to do it without spending a ton of money.

  8. Tiffeny Brown

    Lots of great ideas here! My top tip is soothing music 🙂 x

  9. candy

    Rain shower head is always a nice feature. Place to soak, soft music, good book to read, candles burning, essential oils all works for me.

  10. Tomi C

    My secret to a spa like bathroom retreat is lotsa bubbles. Nothing like immersing in a tub full of fragrant bubbles to make me forget the cares of the day.

  11. Samantha Donnelly - StressedMum

    Great tips here, my main problem is clutter there is so much in my bathroom that just clearing that will make it much more relaxing x

  12. Amber Myers

    What great ideas! At some point I would LOVE to re-do all the bathrooms. Right now they look pretty dull.

  13. corinne & kirsty

    This post is so nice and what a great idea! It is always great to have a bathroom that feels super cosy so that you can relax and unwind!

  14. Ana De- Jesus

    Ooh I can’t often afford spa treatments so I love the idea of bringing the spa to me. The idea of having wine in the bath sounds rather fabulous right now x

  15. Lorna Ledger

    Sometimes I pretend that I am having a spa weekend at home! It involves wine cheese and shaving my legs 😉

  16. Jen Temcio

    Sadly, I do not have a bath in my bathroom, just a stand up shower. I believe that a shower head can make a huge difference in how you feel and how clean you are.

  17. Liz Mays

    These ideas are sounding really nice right now. I could do with a relaxing spa night with some mint or pine scents.

  18. Lisa

    We just updated our shower head in the master bath. Now I need to do some others things on this list.

  19. Claudia Krusch

    It is so important to take some time out to pamper yourself. This is a great way to have some spa time at home. It is such a great way to relax and recharge.

  20. Pam

    We actually just changed the shower head in our bathroom. The new one is much more relaxing and it has different settings.

  21. sara

    I have not made a spa day at home in way too long! I think I am going to plan one this weekend. My daughter can help me and I will thank you later!

  22. Amanda

    I am all about having a spa day at home. I think your tips on how to create a comfortable and relaxing spa bathroom at home are spot on. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. The Jedi Wife

    My bathroom is small, and we painted it a blue that reminds us of tropical vacations. Now to get the shower head changed to one that massages and we’re in business!

  24. Heidi

    I can’t believe what a difference clearing the clutter makes. We recently staged our home in order to sell it for a move. We took everything off the bathroom counters, put up matching towels (instead of the usual mismatch), and added a simple flower arrangement. It made me want to stay in the house!

  25. Elizabeth

    Super tips, these! We all need to relax and unwind and this is a great way to do it!

  26. Rhian Westbury

    I moved most of my clutter into some drawers in my bathroom and it makes me feel so much more relaxed looking at it x

  27. Yvon Lux

    Great idea! Sometimes it’s easier to retreat at home than go somewhere. Will do this soon!

  28. Kitty

    These are some great tips… Just can’t wait to get some relaxing bath this holiday season 😀

  29. Chubskulit Rose

    I should do this when I have an alone time at home. It would be nice to get a spa treatment without leaving your home.

  30. Jessica Taylor

    I have never been to a spa, so an a-home spa day sounds amazing! If only someone would borrow my kids for the day haha

  31. Angie

    I would LOVE this, but my bathroom is super tiny and not relaxing at all. Next house, I swear…

  32. Nikki

    I do a pretty good job of keeping my bathroom clutter free, but it could use a little updating. I love taking a bath with homemade scented bath salts, that’s the best home spa treatment ever!

  33. Sondra Barker

    Love these tips! We all need to remember to treat ourselves sometimes.

    Sondra xx

  34. adriana

    This is such a great idea! I always try to take a little me-time over the weekend to do a face mask and relax after a long, busy week. This is so awesome!

  35. Charli

    I definitely need to declutter my bathroom – it is so function over comfort at the moment! You have definitely inspired me!
    C x

  36. Kelly Hutchinson

    We have such a small bathroom, it is hard to make it into anything relaxing! When we move, I am taking these tips to heart!

  37. ceril Roberts

    Some great ideas- always love relaxing in the bath after a hard and stressful day.

  38. Heather

    We have lived in our home for about five years, and still not touched the bathroom. It is fine. But fine isn’t a retreat. You’re inspiring me to give it a facelift.

  39. Amy

    Great ideas. I need to de-clutter my bathroom. That would definitely make it more spa like! I love aromatherapy stuff, especially when I am taking a bath.

  40. Jade spall

    I love these ideas – a spa room in my home would be perfect! First I think is to declutter and buy some fresh new candles Xx

  41. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I love these ideas, a spa retreat at home is a perfect way to unwind after a busy day 🙂

  42. Akamatra

    This is great. Now all I need is someone to stay with my kid and a house with a bathtub, lol. I am kidding I just need someone to stay with my kid.

  43. kirsty

    A spa day at home sounds lovely. I always have a candle in my bathroom but never actually light it! I do struggle with baths though as much as I like them for some reason I can never spend longer than 20 minutes in it!

  44. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    Our bathroom is super tiny so I don’t know that it coul ever feel spa like. I love my bathroom’s color (grays) and I did find a cool shower curtain that matched that has all sorts of spa and relaxation words that I love.

  45. Lilinha

    I like having a long bath, while enjoying a facial and putting hair mask on my hair for some spa experience at home!

  46. Jennifer L

    I love to treat myself to a spa night at home every two weeks or so. I usually will add some lovely relaxing playlist, a delicious scented candle and a fun bath bomb to relax.

  47. Chuck

    Those are really great tips to read. Been reading bathroom ideas lately!!

  48. Baby Isabella

    Some great tips here. My mummy hates having clutter in the bathroom especially my bath toys, so she tries to hide them and light candles to relax. Fluffy bath towels help as well x

  49. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    I totally love and enjoy a good spa at home or any DIY way of pampering. It is more relaxing, convenient, easier on the budget … and I can stay as long as I want. I love all of these tips and look forward to trying this over the weekend.

  50. Yaya

    My new flat has a teeny tiny shower and now that it’s getting cooler I really wish I had a tub. It is definitely lovely to have a nice spa-like retreat at home to soak and wash away the stress of the day. x

  51. Chelsea Padgett

    I love a nice long shower. A new showerhead can make such a big difference on a small budget.

  52. Megan

    Love the idea of making a spa date night right in your own space. Really great tips!!


    Am inspired to create the perfect bathroom bliss environment now <3

  54. Debbie Callender

    A really good post! I need to declutter and make the bathroom more brighter. Great tips!

  55. Rich Tyler

    Great ideas!

  56. Han

    This is something I really want to do once we get our own place that we can decorate! Its the ideal relaxation space every house should have!!

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