Tips on How to Design Your Spa

When visiting the spa guests are looking for the most relaxing experience. Not only are the treatments important but It’s of the utmost importance to set the mood of your spa. 

When designing your spa, think about all the senses, see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. When all are relaxed and balanced, your guests are sure to have a tranquil experience and leave feeling revitalized. 

Check out these tips on how to design your spa. 


Candles and diffusers are great for a relaxing scent in private rooms and waiting areas. Adding scented candles and room diffusers is a way to ensure all the senses are relaxed and guests can enjoy their treatment in the best way possible. 



Soft lighting 

It’s important to set the right tone with soft lighting. Lighting goes hand in hand with your color palette to set the mood. Staying with warmer lighting tones creates a homey and more cozy feel. 

Allowing in natural light through bigger windows will give the waiting room and other facility rooms a natural feel. Also, consider natural lights like candles too.  

Color palette 

Color plays a significant role in setting the scene for your spa. What colors you use for walls, furniture, and decor should all align and complement each other. Try to avoid vivid colors, and rather opt for calming colors with natural tones and textures. 


Including greenery and plants will not only contribute to the importance of biophilic design but will also improve air quality. 

Add green plants and natural flowers to waiting rooms to create a more natural and calming ambiance. If you have the space, living walls are a great way to include greenery, and add texture and living art to your walls. 


Choosing soothing spa music throughout the spa will help put your guests at ease. 

Water features 

The sound of water makes us feel almost immediately calm. Studies show that looking at water, like rivers and the ocean for 20 minutes slows heart rate and decreases anxiety. Adding a water feature to replicate this is a good idea to help your guests let loose and rid of their anxiety. 

Bathroom amenities 

There’s nothing quite like finishing your treatment, taking a shower, and finding the bathroom amenities feel just as rich and luxurious on your skin as your actual treatment. Spending a bit more for high-quality products will leave your guests having a positive relaxing experience. 

If you’re looking for luxury and eco-friendly spa and guest products, take a look at our articles all about the best products to use. 


A cool glass of infused water assists with hydrating guests and their detox. Consider adding lemongrass or cucumber and lemon when serving water or tea refreshments. 



The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”


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