Energise spa - 10 decorating ideas

Want to create a fresh and energising spa in your own bathroom? Let us show you how with our design guide. See more bathroom decorating and design ideas at housetohome.co.uk

Start the day the right way with an energising motto above the sink. This wooden sign is just the ticket for reluctant sleepyheads.

1/10 Bathroom wall sign

bathroom with mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jeremy Baile)

Similar sign

2/10 Fresh white bath towels

bathroom with towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)

A stack of fluffy white towels is a spa essential, so make sure yours are generously sized and within easy reach of the bath or shower.

Similar towels
The White Company

3/10 Colourful accessories

bathroom with towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/Marc Broussard)

Or, if you need help to wake up in the mornings, get an energising burst of colour by mixing in a few brightly coloured towels like these cheerful striped and polka dot designs.

Similar towels
John Lewis

4/10 Brightly coloured shower curtain

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tom Leighton)

Want to feel wide awake first thing in the morning? This cheerful flamenco shower curtain is just the thing to invigorate your senses. Ola!

Shower curtain

5/10 Fresh flowers

sink with towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Bring the outside in with lush leafy accessories and wild flowers displayed in rustic earthenware; perfect to help you start your day the right way.

Similar vase
Marks & Spencer

6/10 Colourful bath screen

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Debi Treloar)

Want to create a spa-like feel in an open plan space? Create a cocoon with a glamorous screen around the bath.

Similar screen

7/10 Bath with a view

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Lucky enough to have a country view? Place your bath directly underneath the window for a totally tranquil spa experience. Just add fresh white flowers and crisp white towels to complete the look.

Similar momogrammed towels

8/10 Moroccan tiles

bathroom with moroccan tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

For an authentic spa experience try tiling your shower with Moroccan tiles in blue and white and you can sit back and pretend you're in a relaxing Hammam.

Similar tiles
Fired Earth

9/10 Fresh green and white scheme

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Winfried Heinze)

Or if serenity is what you're after try soothing shades of apple green and fresh white to revive the senses and energise you for the day ahead.

Similar bath

10/10 Dark wall and chandelier

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Adrian Briscoe)

Painting a bathroom wall in a dark-charcoal shade is a bold move, but it will immediately create a luxe, spa-like feel, especially when teamed with a bathroom chandelier for a touch of opulence.

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Farrow and Ball

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.