How to Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Trip to the Spa Every Day

updated Jan 31, 2021
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Whether it’s simply changing out seasonal decor or upgrading each room’s respective tech and appliances, it seems as if high-traffic spots like bathroom an update? With more time being spent at home than ever before, now’s the perfect time to pull together those spa bathroom ideas you’ve been holding onto and finally create the at-home retreat of your dreams. Rest assured, we’re not talking about major renovations here; the last thing we want is a home spa bringing you headaches! Thankfully, with just a few tweaks, some luxe accents, and a plant or two, you can create a spa-like bathroom without breaking the bank. We rounded up our favorite fixes that’ll have you indulging in some well-deserved R&R from the comfort of your own home in no time.

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Home Depot

The quickest way to bring a touch of the spa life to your bathroom is by replacing your dingy showerhead with a luxe rainshower option like this one from PULSE Showerspa. Featuring a dual-head design, the system comes with a five-function showerhead (which rains directly down upon you instead of at an angle) and a six-function hand shower that can be used simultaneously or separately for a customized shower experience every time.

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One of the best parts of heading to the spa is wrapping yourself up in a soft, luxurious robe. To really feel pampered, pick up the best-selling Cloud Cotton Robe from Parachute. Made from premium, long-staple Turkish cotton, this robe is a lightweight, all-year-round bathroom essential. But don't just take it from us: this past Black Friday one of these robes sold every 60 seconds. Talk about a crowd-pleaser!

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Urban Outfitters

Having your bottles strewn about does not promote a zen environment. Instead, keep your shower essentials neatly organized in this bamboo shower caddy. Resting over the showerhead, this caddy has an eyecatching design and enough room for all your go-tos.

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Boll & Branch
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Whether you're in the market to replace your old towels or simply want to up your bathroom spa factor, this Plush Towel set from Boll & Branch is a great pick. An AT favorite, the fluffy set (made from 100 percent cotton) comes with two bath towels, a pair of hand towels, and a pair of washcloths.

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Could any spa setup really be complete without a bathtub tray? This eco-friendly bamboo option is water resistant and comes furnished with a side shelf, book (or tablet!) holder, and a slotted cup holder so you can keep all your bathtime must haves on hand at all times.

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West Elm

To keep the environment feeling calm and relaxed, spas typically opt for a minimalist approach. Do away with all those busy bottles and swap them out for these chic Yamakazi dispensers, which are available in shampoo, conditioner, and body soap options.

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For nights when those soaks run longer than usual, keep your head, neck, and back well supported with this cozy bath pillow. Its wave-pattern stitching provides strategic support to prevent body aches while the air mesh technology allows it to dry fast and avoid bacteria growth.

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Love wrapping yourself up in a warm towel fresh out of the dryer? The Zadro Towel Warmer brings that experience out of the laundry room and into your bathroom. It's easily the most luxurious buy on this list, buy you'll wonder how you got by without it.

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When giving your bathroom a spa makeover, the more bamboo accents, the better. Featuring an anti-slip bottom, this raised bamboo shower mat is a chic way to dry off. Best of all, its vented design means a faster drying time and no place for mold to thrive.

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One of the reasons people frequent spas is for the skin-care services. Facial fans will love the LONOVE Ionic facial steamer. It emits a gentle steam that opens pores, releasing impurities, rehydrating skin, and allowing skin-care products to absorb better. To really bring home the spa experience, have a great face mask, moisturizer, and body oil on hand. (I'm a big fan of the Honayst mud mask, Boscia's Chia Seed moisturizer, and Isa Lazo's body oil.)

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If you're looking to indulge your hair follicles, start with the Maxsoft hair scalp massager. It's an easy way to exfoliate your scalp and re-create that salon-quality massage at home. As for hair care, try salon-favorite Davines' Let It Go hair and scalp mask, which is made with a blend of Brahmi oil and sweet orange extract that'll instantly transport you to the Italian countryside.

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West Elm

Bulky storage can be an eyesore, so keep things airy and open with the Bamboo Spa Bench from West Elm. With plenty of space to display all of those plush new towels, this seat also doubles as a side table for your spa-day essentials.

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Best Buy

Coming in a host of soothing colors, the Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker is small, stylish, and mighty. Complete with rich sound and smart assistant functions, this speaker can play your favorite soothing tunes, then change it all up with just the sound of your voice. Because let's be real, you're not getting out of that tub anytime soon.

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Walking into a spa, you're immediately hit with calming scents. For a candle that perfectly encapsulates that instant sense of peace, pick up the NEST Fragrances Bamboo candle. With notes of bamboo, white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accord, this candle is the closest thing to bliss you can buy.

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Studies have shown that plants can help reduce stress, so if there were ever a place to add a little greenery, it's your at-home spa. For a low-maintenance pick, this faux succulent set adds just the right touch without taking up too much space in even the smallest bathrooms.