While the bathroom is one of the more functional rooms in a home, this space can also serve as a personal retreat at the end of a long day. When it comes to the designs that welcome relaxation to elevate our daily routines, we take our notes from spa-like bathrooms styled by top interior designers. To get some ideas about how to turn a bathroom into a self-care oasis, we discovered 20 dreamy rooms complete with edgy accents, extravagant details, and vacation-worthy soaker tubs. If you need us, we'll be in the bath.
Below, browse spa bathroom ideas and get inspired to create your own luxurious getaway right at home.
Try a Little Avant Garde
While a spotless, well-maintained space makes for a great spa bathroom we'd relax in any day, there's something to be said for one that also brings in a cool, avant-garde edge. Not only is this bathroom an Insta-worthy space, but it also brings out a unique personality and sense of style. The dark, moody walls and corresponding black floor tiles make it the perfect setting for romance, relaxation, and self-care. Plus, it makes a case for bold geometric lines—who knew bath towels could make such a difference?
Get the Ethereal Aesthetic
From the sheer curtains to the shiny white floors and porcelain tub, every last detail in this bathroom speaks to its ethereal aesthetic. The real statement is the proportion of the indoor tree: Almost as tall as the ceiling, this potted plant brings an unexpected touch of nature to the cool, minimalist space. Wood bath accessories continue with the earthy theme, as the bathroom plant brings relaxation to the next level. When you close your eyes and relax in this soaker tub at the end of a long day, you might forget you're even indoors at all.
Choose Unique Finishes
This copper clawfoot tub is the soaker design of our dreams. With its golden feet atop uniquely patterned floors, its curvy shape is romantic and inviting. Simple accents like white subway tile walls and clean metallic hardware keep this Victorian-inspired bathroom feeling modern with a bespoke twist of character. We couldn't think of a better place to clean up and relax distraction-free.
Play With Scale
Notice how each design element in this room is unique in shape, style, and size. The bright white soaker tub has a clean, modern feel, while the delicate chandelier brings out a bold touch of elegance. Then there's the interesting juxtaposition of scale: With the tub low to the ground and blending in with white marbled floors, the wall curtains are able to draw the eye up to the ceiling to focus on the light fixture for an emphasis on height.
Be Beautiful in Blue
Let this be proof that a bathroom doesn't need to be huge to feel like a spa. The use of white accents from floor to ceiling amplifies the look and the feel of this space, and the tub brings in a sense of luxury thanks to its sleek fittings. The deep blue wall paint grounds the bright design with an inviting, cozy vibe, while a wood bathtub stool adds an element of natural warmth.
Stay Clean and Bright
What looks glamorous and sleek to some may feel stark to others, but this bathroom brings out the best of minimalism without losing its character. If bright, cheerful colors and warm textiles make you feel relaxed, incorporate a printed area rug into your bathroom. This is a great way to instantly personalize and brighten your space; plus, it's an easy element to switch out when you feel like redecorating the bathroom. The ladder peeking out in the back is also a great stylish touch that adds extra storage space.
Choose a Color Scheme
From its pink-tiled walls to its gold-plated hardware, this bathroom is the perfect intersection between playful and modern. Terrazo floors add a boost of color to the space while introducing an artsy vibe, paired with sleek wood cabinetry to exaggerate its clean lines. Minimal décor adds just enough personality to the bathroom without overwhelming its bold style.
When choosing cabinetry, opt for cuts of wood that boast plenty of texture in the natural grains to add a dynamic visual element with interesting patterns.
Mix Modern Elements
This modern soaker tub is so well-suited for this bathroom with its clean lines and curvy shape. With the use of marble countertops and wood accents, this room sits on the charming cusp of modern and traditional. The built-in-cabinet storage is a great way to keep things clutter-free and easy on the eyes, while classic touches like pendant lights and fresh flowers add a dynamic effect.
Incorporate Various Materials
The pared-down design choices in this bathroom are absolutely stunning. In fact, this room is far better than any spa we've set foot in. Without any printed area rugs or excessive décor, our eyes are able to take in the beautifully tiled floors and bright white accents. A mix of materials keeps the design interesting, while sleek walls and an overall modern design stick to its clean, airy feeling.
Be Moody in Matte Black
We wouldn't mind drifting off in this cocoon of a freestanding tub. Like the last bathroom, it's minimal and simple, so each item in the room serves both a functional and stylish purpose. The folding stool tucked behind the tub is the perfect choice to introduce variance in this black and white bathroom. Perhaps the most striking thing in this space is the use of matte black pieces, as they make it feel much more assertive and contemporary.
Try an Industrial Edge
If you're lucky enough to have dramatically high ceilings in your bathroom, take advantage of them with a large chandelier and architectural features. We love the various textures and materials found in this space. The concrete shower wall brings in an industrial edge, while the crisp white paint, light flooring, and porcelain oval tub keep things feeling fresh and clean. The pink details in the carpet add a fun pop of color to the sleek, modern design.
Build a Cabin Retreat
There's nothing better than a bathroom with natural light from a large window; except, of course, if that window opens up to a sprawling landscape. To complement the natural beauty outside, this bathroom incorporates earth tones, organic shapes, and an open layout. The choice of gold hardware brings a playful warmth to the space to play on its natural wood ceilings and doors.
Style a Unique Layout
This upgraded bathroom is full of happy surprises. The soaker tub placed in the corner of the room works wonders to create a unique, elevated experience, styled with lush indoor greenery and natural elements for a welcoming feel. The traditional vintage rug grounds the sleek, freestanding tub for a nice balance between formal and relaxed.
Dress Up Boho
If you're a fan of elegant bath spaces but don't want yours to feel too polished, bring in a few boho elements. Showcase your style with woven pendant lamps placed carefully above the tub, and be sure to incorporate natural elements like these tall dried leaves to complete the earthy look. Designed with bright white walls and plenty of wood accents, this bathroom makes spa vibes feel casual.
To visually separate different areas (and protect wood floors from water), design your space with tile floors around the tub that seamlessly flow into the rest of the bathroom for a hint of contrast.
Take a Linear Approach
The hypnotizing, zigzagging backsplash of this bathroom is a fun motif to anchor the room around. From the leather handle pulls to the gray walls and built-in storage, each item works together to create a gorgeous and cohesive design. And while the minimal colors are one of the highlights of this room, the best part is the attention to shape. The linear lines of the bathroom sink and zigzag pattern are a welcome addition to the black mirror fastenings, sconce, towel ring, and ceramic vessel.
Consider the Details
If storage space is limited in your bathroom, consider leaning a stylish ladder against the wall and bringing in a stool for decorative objects and shower products. If you haven't caught on yet, it's always a good idea to keep a chic stool near the tub so you can reach for your book or glass of wine while you soak. Aside from those clever design tricks, we also love the sage green Mediterranean floor tiles and lone exposed beam on the ceiling.
Contrast Cool Hues
It's all about contrast in this eclectic bathroom, which pairs cool-colored flooring and vanity accents with warm wood hues on the ceiling and drawers. The suspended shower curtain also allows for privacy when needed. Exposed beams are a welcome contrast to the sleek black floor tiles, gold accents, and formal crystal bathroom chandelier.
Open Up the Shower
If you're planning a remodel and want to open up your bathroom to make it feel more spacious, take notes: The shower in this space seamlessly blends into the rest of the room. With no ledge or step, the floor tiles are able to carry from wall to wall with a clear shower door to keep things feeling open. The choice of wall tiles extended throughout the space contributes to the room's cohesive vibe.
What's a spa day without the special treatment? This bathroom makes space for applying face masks, tending to skincare, and indulging in fun makeup routines every day of the week—no spa package necessary. Get the look in your own space by opting for a build-in-vanity placed between double sinks, and choose matching mirrors to carry the look across the walls.
Be Classically Edgy
This inviting bathroom uses a fur rug to add an edgy vibe to its classic design. Fresh roses bring an undeniable romance to the space, which makes us want to step into the bath to enjoy a relaxing retreat. Sheer curtains allow for privacy while letting natural light pour into the room for a bright-and-airy feeling perfect for taking a break.