Author: Lindsay Fluckiger
As the year finally comes to an end, you're probably looking forward to any (and every!) way to relax. If you have a bathroom in your home that isn't being fully used or perhaps one that could use a refresh, turning it into a spa-inspired retreat may be just what the doctor ordered. We’ve rounded up three easy ways to create your very own spa-inspired bathroom to ring in the new year!
Calacatta Gold marble subway tile has become one of the most sought-after elements for home design thanks to the elegance and luxury that they add to any interior. This gorgeous natural stone tile is a step in the right direction when it comes to creating a relaxing, spa experience.
Bring In Soothing, Natural Elements
The first thing to do to create a spa bathroom is take a moment to really envision what you want your new retreat space to be. Do you enjoy nature and the outdoors? Incorporating plants and natural elements into your space can help you to feel more connected to nature, creating a sense of calm and relaxation. Incorporating biophilic design elements can help you to tap into the healing benefits of nature even if your bathroom doesn't have a window.
Consider installing a tropical or floral inspired custom mosaic or Jungalow style porcelain tile to bring together the exotic outdoors all in the comfort of your bathroom. We recommend our Decor Tropic porcelain tile that comes in both pearl finish and bold black. This tile embodies the beauty of tropical botanicals paired with a lustrous finish that will bring both warmth and light into your space.
Adding a natural stone look accent wall or flooring with elements of nature throughout your bathroom can instantly turn it into a tranquil oasis, as if you're stepping into a small piece of the great outdoors. Our Varana Gris Stone Look porcelain tile is a perfect choice for creating an elegant, neutral feature wall in your bathroom, tub surround, or walk in shower. Highly durable and slip resistant, they would also make a gorgeous heated bathroom floor for an added luxurious feel. One of the best ways to do this is by incorporating wood look porcelain tiles to create an upscale yet natural look.
White and grey are classic spa-inspired colors that you can never go wrong with! We have a gorgeous collection of Marble Look porcelain tiles that are perfect for taking your bathroom to the next level while still creating a serene, calming aesthetic.
Marble wood look tiles are also a wonderful option for incorporating natural elements into your bathroom for an elevated spa experience. One of our favorite wood look tiles is our Plaza Wooden Beige Marble mosaic tile. The natural beauty of these wood-look marble tiles is enhanced by the tumbled edges of these square mosaic tiles, creating an organic finish that is perfect for California casual interiors, rustic floor and wall designs, and charming farmhouse remodels!
Marble mosaic tiles are a classic and beautiful way to add an easy upgrade to your bath or shower experience. With an array of uses, these sturdy tiles are perfect for floors, tub surrounds, backsplashes, and more!
If you prefer the soothing effects of water over the earthy aesthetic of nature, adding a waterfall fixture or tiled shower wall to your new spa bathroom can create an instant calming effect. Nothing is more relaxing than being one with the tranquil sounds and colors of the ocean, so adding elements that mimic the natural flow of water is a great way to make your bathroom feel like it's part of the spa experience.
Adding a waterfall shower head and tiled shower wall is a great way to add a bit of luxury to your spa bathroom. We love our Gold Glass Penny Round mosaic tiles paired with metal fixtures and black accents.
If you want to take your passion for the deep a step further, opt for blue tiled walls or maybe even use wallpaper with underwater themes and color ways. Blues and greens are always on trend when it comes to interior design, and are known to have a calming effect. Another way to incorporate an aquatic vibe is by installing ocean glass tiles. These stunning mosaic tiles are a fantastic way to add a touch of color and texture without being overpowering, while adding the blissful enchantment of the sea to your home.
Our Sea Glass Hexagon Blue mosaic tiles are the perfect way to bring the ocean to you with their lustrous finish and swirling blue patterns. Pair with mixed metal hardware like brass or copper to elevate this look and reflect light.
Focus On Texture
If you're not over the moon about surrounding yourself with the call of the wild, don't worry--there are plenty of other spa qualities to incorporate into your bathroom design. Texture is one element that adds both comfort and relaxation to any space, so focusing on this when designing your spa bathroom will help create the calming atmosphere you desire. Installing a marble or stone bathroom countertop can instantly add warmth and texture to your bathroom, as well as a pop of color.
Our Carrara Dots Etched Subway marble tile adds a gorgeous element of texture to your bathroom! Pair it with thick cut marble countertops and you’ll be in spa heaven!
A beautiful trend we are obsessed with is pairing neutral subway tiles with beautiful marble countertops. We love the texture of two timeless, classic design elements teamed together to create one cohesive, modern style. If you’re looking to add a bold, pop of color to your bathroom design, you won’t want to miss our La Riviera Quetzal ceramic subway tile. This stunning zellige tile adds just the right amount of color with its brilliant, green glazed finish. A statement piece your guests will be raving about long after they’ve departed!
Another textural element many people love is wood. Adding our recycled glass or porcelain wood look tile is a great way to turn your bathroom into a rustic spa retreat. The rustic charm of wood is not only inviting, but adds depth and warmth to any space. Our wood look tile is a great way to get the look of natural or reclaimed wood without all of the extra maintenance that comes with it. Natural wood is easily damaged by water, so it's not always the best option for creating a rustic bathroom. Porcelain tiles on the other hand can be used even in areas that are exposed to lots of moisture because they're water resistant and highly durable! If you have a large bathroom, consider using our plank style tile like our Kasai porcelain tile collection to create an even more expansive feel.
Wood look meets floral with our charming Kasai Carta Sakura rectified porcelain wood look tile! Destined to create serenity and peace in your upgraded bathroom, this reclaimed wood aesthetic is perfect for both interior and exterior design projects.
Add A Touch Of Glam
Dream of living the glamorous life? If so, adding in elements of glamour and luxe finishes will do the trick. Utilizing jewel tones, gem-inspired tiles, and luxurious metallic hardware are some fabulous ways to create a glam spa bathroom. Installing reflective glass mirror tiles behind the sink and in the shower will add a touch of luxury while also increasing the light in the room.
We can’t get enough of this Clear Beveled Glass mirror tile! Who knew that adding a hint of glam could take a small space to the next level?
Brass and gold finishes are perfect for glamour, so consider installing new faucets, towel rods, and toilet paper holders in these metals. You’ll definitely want to upgrade your linens to plush, all white towels for yourself and your guests to complete this luxurious upgrade. Porcelain tile with a marble-inspired look (like our Varana Blanco stone look tile) is another way to add luxury to your bathroom without going too over the top. Choose an understated pattern that will let your other luxurious details take center stage.
If you’re ready to really indulge in an A-list spa experience in your own home, consider adding gemstone inspired decorative tiles to your vanity backsplash and/or shower walls. We have a full treasure trove of options when it comes to jewel box tiles from our White Emerald Weave Hexagon glass mosaic tiles to our expansive Mother of Pearl mosaic tile collection.
The gorgeous sheen of Mother of Pearl paired with marble notes is a beautiful addition to any white interior!
Take a look at our Pearl Chic White marble and Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles for the perfect marriage of both marble and mother of pearl. This breathtaking tile won’t disappoint when paired with all white interiors or as a backdrop to any pop of brilliantly colored cabinetry.
This lustrous emerald green hexagon tile creates the illusion of a waterfall while capturing the light to create the perfect feature shower wall.
Nothing says glam like silver and gold! Gold and silver are two colors that can instantly elevate any space and by using them in your bathroom you'll be able to transform it into a luxurious oasis. Not only will the tile look beautiful, but it will also add some extra warmth and shine to the bathroom. Whether you're looking for a glossy finish or matte look, these beautiful metals can add glamour and sophistication while matching any design style.
We never tire of the classic gold and white spa-inspired look! Pair our Gold Arabesque mosaic tiles with gold fixtures and hardware to complete this look.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and we have just the thing to make your bathroom shine bright. Our Gray Diamond glass mosaic tile is dazzling for even small, dark spaces and catches any light within its reach. Pair this rich, brilliant decorative glass tile with Nero Marquina marble for a true Hollywood vibe!
Our Glossy Silver Hexagon glass mosaic tiles will add just the right amount of luxury to even the smallest of bathrooms. Pair with pendant lights or wall sconces to ensure these gorgeous gems glow!
It’s your choice whether you want to add neutral, shimmery tones of shell tile or make a statement with deep, bold gemstones. Either way, these tiles are sure to add just the right amount of luxury and glam to your newly renovated bathroom.
We hope you enjoyed reading about how to create your very own spa-inspired bathroom, and we’d love to hear from you! What are some of the ways that you like to relax? Let us know in the comments below or by reaching out on social media. And don't forget—be sure to check out our best value tiles and sign up to save 5% on all Tile Club tile. Happy New Year everyone!