How to Make Your Bathroom a Spa Getaway

Luxurious bathroom fixture

There’s nothing more relaxing than drawing a bath, filling it with bubbles, and sinking in after a long day. Making your bathroom more spa-like can add a luxurious atmosphere and help you truly feel at peace. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll talk about some ways you can make your bathroom more like a spa.

Calming Colors

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick colors that are soothing and neutral. Blues, whites, teals, greens and other spa-like tones do well to create that relaxing atmosphere you’re looking for.


Flowers, bamboo, and aromatic plants such as jasmine and lemongrass add calming depth to the design of your bathroom. The color and scent of natural elements will help create that spa-like atmosphere.


Harsh, bright lights in a bathroom will certainly take away from the peaceful feeling you’re trying to create. Make sure to install lights that are soft and dimmable so you can set the right mood for your personal spa retreat. Scented candles will also help create the right atmosphere while adding light and soothing smells.

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Your Bathtub

Arguably the most important part of your spa retreat is your bathtub. A deep, spacious soaker tub will be exactly what you need to make your bathroom a personal oasis.

Your Shower

Your tub is important, but you probably use your shower more often. With that in mind, there isn’t any reason that your shower can’t be relaxing and luxurious too. Choose a massage showerhead or a rainfall showerhead to truly give yourself a spa experience every time you shower.

Add Some Ambiance with Accessories

Remember those candles we were talking about earlier? Those are the perfect ambiance booster for a spa bathroom, but there’s more you can do. Include a small speaker in your bathroom for peaceful music to help you relax into a zen-like state.

A bath tray is a great accessory that can hold candles, books, and even a glass of wine while you soak in the tub. Of course, you’ll also want some extra soft towels to dry off with. Add a towel warmer for a true spa experience!

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into the ultimate personal spa getaway, Ellecor Interior Design is happy to help! We offer everything from simple rearrangements to full-scale home redesigns. No matter what room or rooms in your home you want to change, we’ll work with you to figure out exactly what you want and personalize your room accordingly. Contact us today to get a free estimate.

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Common Bathroom Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Drawing of a luxury bathroom remodel

Whether you’re updating an outdated bathroom style or you’re renovating your entire space, a bathroom remodel can turn into a nightmare without the proper planning and execution. Read on to learn about some of the more common mistakes to avoid during your next bathroom renovation.

Common Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

  • Lack of a solid plan – Perhaps the worst thing you can do is go into your remodel flying by the seat of your pants. Make a plan that accounts for the materials you will need, your potential costs, and your personal taste.
  • Not discussing major renovations with a professional – If you are planning on moving fixtures, plumbing, or any other major renovations, it is crucial that you discuss your plans with a professional. Everything from the location of your doors, windows, plumbing, and electric wiring can significantly impact your remodel. A professional designer can ensure that things run as smoothly as possible and save you thousands of dollars in work.
  • Failing to set aside reserve funds – No matter how thorough a plan you have, unexpected costs will always arise during a bathroom remodel. If you don’t reserve funds for emergencies, you may find yourself in a situation where you can’t finish your renovations. Set aside around 15% of your remodeling budget for emergencies. If you need it you’ll be glad you did, if you don’t you can treat yourself for a job well done!
  • Factor function into your material selection – When shopping for materials, the most important factor to keep in mind is if they can stand up to the stress of daily use. Many people don’t realize the stress we put on our bathroom. Moisture and temperature changes can be devastating to the wrong materials. Nothing is worse after a remodel than spending thousands on materials only to find your new vanity warping and your wallpaper peeling.
  • Ignoring small mistakes – Even the smallest mistakes in your bathroom remodel may result in serious annoyance down the line. During your remodel, be sure to address even small mistakes, otherwise, you’ll notice them every time you use the space.

Contact the Experts at Ellecor Interior Design Today

If you are contemplating a remodel of a room in your home, trust the experts at Ellecor Interior Design. Our team is dedicated to exceeding our customer’s design expectations. Call our team at (417) 720-2602 or come visit us today in Farmer’s Park in Springfield, Missouri.

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