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Interior Design Inspiration: Relax At Home With Your Very Own Spa-Like Retreat

Relaxing In Your At-Home Spa

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No matter who you are, an active young person, a busy parent, or a retiree enjoying your free time, you deserve to pamper yourself. Some people will choose a soothing spa day to unwind after a long day, but why leave your house when it's possible to get all of the luxuries of a spa in the comfort of your own home? A home spa is the perfect addition for anyone's home, whether they're into advanced technology or tranquil lounging areas. So sit back and relax while looking at these  seven elements that are bound to make any home spa a step above the rest.

Bathroom Vanity Areas That Will Make You Drool

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Doing your make-up in a tiny mirror or trying to do your hair in a small, ill-lit space can make for an unpleasant experience. A separate prep station, like the one above, should include an area that makes getting ready for an event painless and relaxing. A large, well-lit area where you can sit down is a definite must!

Natural Stones And Color Palettes Create A Calming, Spa-Like Ambiance

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Natural stones and hues make me think of warmth, texture and spas. Elements like these will create a calming element to any room, so of course natural stone would be a perfect component to a relaxing home spa.

Separate Your Soaking Tub And Shower

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By separating the shower and tub, you can walk down into the tub and straight into the shower. A separate tub becomes solely for relaxing and soaking, while a walk-in shower will turn into a spacious area for washing away your busy day.

Extravagant Details - At-Home Saunas

Add-ons, whether they be heated floors, a rain fall shower head, or a sauna like the one pictured above, are the perfect ways to pamper yourself daily in your home spa. I would love relaxing in that sauna on a cold winter day here in Portland.

 Sitting Area In Your Master Suite

This home spa lounge area is in the Kardashian/Jenner home. If I had a lounge area like this, I don't think I would ever be able to wake up in the morning, yet alone leave the bathroom!

Advanced Technology

Technology such as this touch-screen TV embedded in a mirror will definitely add a 'wow factor' to any home spa. I love that you can have an element like this TV that doesn't add any extra clutter to your relaxing sanctuary.

Adjustable Lighting

Last but certainly not least, lighting may be one of the most important aspects of creating the right aura in a home spa. Dim lighting rids the room of any harsh glares and leaves you wanting to rest your eyes and relax.

For more tips & tricks, feel free to share in the comments section!