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There’s nothing like the feeling of coming home and kicking back after a stressful day. These days, people are bringing the comfort factor up a notch by creating the look and feel of a luxury spa right in their very own homes. You too can turn your own bathroom into an opulent center of rest and relaxation. Just pick up one of the items from our list below and use them to create a place where you can rejuvenate yourself and find your center:

1. Upgrade your tub.

Most people associate the words “luxury” and “comfort” with a long soak in the tub after a long day. In today’s fast-paced world, taking a few minutes out to spend time alone and de-stress is one of life’s simple indulgences. Make the tub the centerpiece of your luxury home spa and invest in pieces that speak to your personal aesthetic. You can go with a chic under-mounted tub that’s all clean lines, or callback to old world charm with a freestanding tub made out of materials from a time long past.

Whatever you choose, make sure that your tub’s length and depth is adequate for a pleasurable bathing experience. You can also look into the latest bathtub technology for setups that can further enhance your time in it. Some of the most popular options include colored lights, a variety of jets, or aromatherapy.

2. Add an indoor waterfall.

The sound of rushing water is one of the most relaxing sounds known to humans – there’s something comforting about the gurgle of a steady stream. Consider adding an indoor wall fountain that mimics the sound of a waterfall. This feature not only produces the natural sound of flowing water, it also serves as an interesting set piece and conversation starter. Indoor wall fountains can also be equipped with mood-setting lights in a variety of depths and strengths, further enhancing the overall ambience of the room.

3. Improve your necessities.

The key to infusing your daily bathroom routine with a just-came-from-the-spa feeling is to improve on what you already have. For some people, having a great shower with strong jets and adequate water pressure provides more comfort and relaxation than a soak in the tub does. A spacious counter for all your toiletries, skincare products, and other self-care essentials and a deep sink can impart a room with a sense of opulence. You can also invest in a humidifier that can circulate a pleasant, relaxing aroma with essential oils, or pick up a scent diffuser or some scented candles. Finally, it’s imperative that the room is kept clean and neat at all times, with bath and shower products, towels, and other items having their own designated spaces.

4. Make the most out of color.

Experts agree that the colors we surround ourselves with can have an effect on mood. In order to relieve stress, outfit your bathroom-turned-spa with pastels and neutrals that calm the mind so that your body may follow suit. Choose accessories that can brighten up an otherwise dreary space, and seriously consider installing adjustable lighting so that you can set the dimness to your preferred level each time you come in.

5. Warm the place up.

Nothing pulls you out of a blissful experience faster than an abrupt temperature change – there’s nothing comfortable about stepping out of a warm bath into ice-cold tiles. A towel warmer can go a long way towards prolonging your relaxation, and adding radiant heat to your floors is an inexpensive solution that provides the same effect. If heating your floors isn’t an option, toss out your functional yet drab rubber bath mat for something soft and fluffy, like a warm plush rug for your bathroom.

With justa few design changes and additions, you can start and end every day as if you’ve spent big bucks at a luxury resort without ever actually letting go of a penny. And isn’t that what living the dream is all about? Surrender to tranquility and start living the lux life with our helpful tips, today.