Can You Truly Make Your Bathroom Spa Worthy?

Inspiration for pretty spa-like bathroom designs is a great help when renovating or building a home. Skylights! Soaking tubs! Wet rooms! Since most of us are doing neither, that leaves us more limited to decorative and “refresh” options. Can we truly make a bathroom spa worthy right at home? YES, we can. I happen to know this firsthand. Let’s explore the promising possibilities and my favorite ingredients.

My serene bathroom with vintage clawfoot tub, Turkish towels, accent tray table, and plantation shutters - Hello Lovely Studio. #vintagebath #spalikebath #modernvintage #serenedecor
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Bathroom Spa Worthy Favs

First of all, let’s discuss the cost of a single trip to the spa. Why not sock those dollars into a bath that will keep delivering calm and soothing care for more than a day? Here are a few essentials that I keep repurchasing because they are just that good.

Each of us has different skin care needs. I personally have: mature, sensitive, rosacea-prone, extra dry skin, a devotion to high quality clean ingredients, and a prefrence for all things timeless and tranquil.

Modern French renovated bath with Louis style arm chair holding basket of towels, column side table with plant, and vintage clawfoot tub - Hello Lovely Studio. Walls are SW Repose Gray. #swreposegray
Thick, absorbent bath towels RIGHT HERE – Hello Lovely

1. Exfoliate Head to Toe

Sloughing away those dead skin cells and a fragrant experience doing it? Oh my goodness, this scrub. Just treat yourself.

Oak Essentials Perfecting Body Scrub, Jenni Kayne.
Oak Essentials, Jenni Kayne

I have tried various exfoliating scrubs, and nothing compares to this one which feels straight out of the finest spa! I adore the beautiful glass jars from Oak Essentials – like a high end spa and you can totally reuse them.

Oak Essentials Perfecting Body Scrub, Jenni Kayne. #oakessentials
Perfecting Body Scrub, Oak Essentials (Jenni Kayne)

If this body scrub happens to be in stock, snag it. It sells out all of the time for good reason. I also use their Awaken Body Wash, and ooh la la, it makes a simple shower a spa experience.

2. Cozy Cotton Bath Towels

Love a thick plushy bath towel or something light yet absorbent? I have both on hand. Towels at spas I have visited are somewhere in between. I just received samples of these ribbed towels from Sabavi Home (Zone Denmark), and the soft grey color is perfect for our bath.

Soft and not too thick or bulky, the loop to easily hang them is a bonus (why oh why don’t all towels have a loop!).

3. Skin Care I Can’t Quit

I have been a loyal Oak Essentials customer since Jenni Kayne launched the line, and I hope they never change the formulas my high maintenance skin loves. If you can swing it, get THE Routine while it’s on sale. I have never seen it on sale before this weekend, and the quality is hard to beat!

Jenni Kayne Oak Essentials The Routine skincare products - a great bargain when bought as a set!
The Routine, Oak Essentials

There are vast choices and pricepoints out there, but I could go on and on about the products in The Routine. The cleansing balm? Definitely the best I have ever reviewed. Moisture balm? So clean and natural scented, I simply want to eat it up, and it would probably not even hurt me if I did. Hahahaha. The honey mask is the first in the line I ever purchased, and it was such a luxurious spa-like experience, I couldn’t wait to try the rest of the line. It’s an investment, but it’s one that has been paying off.

4. Bathroom Spa: Coziest Terry Robe

What’s a spa experience without the luxe terry robe? You’ll never have to know!

SW Repose Gray on bathroom wall near clawfoot tub - Hello Lovely Studio. #reposegray #swreposegray
Paint color: SW Repose Gray – Hello Lovely

I instantly feel less stressed when I snuggle into this robe.

5. Ultra-Gentle Facial Cloths

Once I discovered simple cotton muslin baby washcloths for a spa-like experience every time I wash my face, it was all over. I’ll never stop ordering them. After awhile when they start to look less than spa-worthy, they get tossed into the rag pile. And don’t freak when you wash and dry them the first time and they shrink dramatically…they also become fluffy wonderful.

6. Zen-like Soaks

We all have our preferences when it comes to scents that soothe away cares, and coconut reminds me of my happy places and time near the ocean.

Hello Lovely's modern French bath with clawfoot tub and white roses. #modernfrench
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7. Tray Table for Candle & Essentials

Still crazy about my round petite clawfoot accent tables that work absolutely everywhere because of their small scale. What a great value and help these have been over the years in multiple homes.

My serene bath with small clawfoot Maid's tub, plantation shutters, and round silver accent table - Hello Lovely Studio. #serenebath #bathroomdesign #minimalluxe
Round Accent Table – Hello Lovely Studio

Perfectly sized for holding a candle, loofah, a towel, favorite products, a shell, or a lamp. Can one little table transform your simple bath into a spa? Maybe you’ll be surprised.

Silver round accent table with mini lamp in bedroom with white bedding and abstract grisaille wallpaper mural from Photowall - Hello Lovely Studio.
They can work as a bedside table in a pinch too – Hello Lovely Studio

8. Spa-like Bath Ingredients: Lightweight & Multipurpose Turkish Towels

Don’t underestimate thin Turkish towels which soften the look of a bath, function well as a mat when you exit the tub or shower, and feel comfy as a turban for a long soak in the tub or just-washed wet hair.

Modern French white bathroom with clawfoot tub, white roses, Turkish towels, and rustic wood stool - Hello Lovely Studio.
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If we can’t get to a luxurious Turkish hammam or spa, why not bring the spa home? Here’s an inexpensive set of two if these are new to you.

Console sink with fireclay farm sink top and Thibaut wallpaper with butterflies in a traditional style bathroom. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #consolesink #fireclaysink #thibaut #lizzette #wallpaper
Hello Lovely – Wallpaper: Thibaut Lizette, Silver

9. Clean White Paint Color

Thinking about freshening the walls in your bath? Benjamin Moore OC-151 is a bright and highly reflective cool white that may be a good contender to sample.

See more photos of this white in various homes HERE.

Our master bedroom and bath have rustic knotty alder interior doors and liberal doses of French country. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #alderdoors #romanticdecor #rusticelegance
Hello Lovely – Bedroom walls: Stikwood, White Hamptons

While my own current bath is painted light grey, seeing these photos of our former home is giving me pause. Will our new bath feel more spa-like with white? Stay tuned. 🙂

BM OC-151 in our renovated bath with modern vintage style - Hello Lovely Studio. #bmbrilliantwhite #bmoc151 #brightwhitepaintcolors
Walls: BM White OC-151

More Spa-Worthy Bath Favorites

Pretty timeless things from Lake to lounge in before or after…

Love a hydrating mist for your skin when the air turns dry? Check out Hey Dewy on this board:

Here are the exact fixtures in my own primary bath at the Georgian. The dark gray waffle waschloths are holding up remarkably well along with the bath mat from Cozy Earth.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Rustic Farmhouse Stool
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Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
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White Ruffle Bedding
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Slipcovered Sofa
Upholstered Dining Arm Chair
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Faux Potted French Lavender
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Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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Slipcovered Linen Chair
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Cross Back Dining Chair
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Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
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Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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