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How to Nail Spa-Like

Give yourself the relaxation you deserve with a master bathroom that evokes a spa. Here’s how to get the look.

Keep it clean

Make sure you have enough storage so that all your toiletries and other accoutrements can be hidden away when they’re not in use. The bathroom should provide a Zen environment for you, not a reminder of all the work you do every day to get and stay pretty.

Go white

White walls, white counters, lush white towels -- white’s the way to go for the spa look. Minimalism screams spa, and white is about as minimal and pure as you can get.

Bring some life

Decorate with a single white orchid, a wheat grass box, or some other simple plant. This gives a sense of life and rejuvenation to the room, which hopefully is what you experience when you’re in it.

Minimal accessories

Besides your plants, it’s okay to have a few accessories in the room, maybe a beautiful coffee table book about some faraway destination on an African hassock beside the tub. Keep it upscale: If you want magazines, hide them in a cabinet. If they must be displayed, make sure they’re of the sophisticated variety.

Set the mood

Think about setting up a speaker system so you can pipe in some relaxing music. Candles are also always a good addition for a soothing space.

Nestpert: Grayson Handy, co-owner and creative director of Prudence Designs and Events and author of the new book Flowers for the Home: Inspirations from the World Over.

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-- Paula Kashtan

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