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2016,  Bathroom Lighting,  Progress Lighting

3 essential elements for creating a relaxing master bath

Turn your master bathroom into an ideal area to relax and rejuvenate with some simple updates. You don’t have to travel to an elaborate spa when your in-home bathroom is an experience in itself. Here are quick upgrades you can complete in a weekend:

  • Incorporate soft surroundings.

Velvet-covered seating, plush towels and silky rugs are all accessories that increase the luxury appeal of your master bathroom. Invest in a heavy, soft white robe for your own in-home spa day.

Project completed by Stephen Alexander Homes featuring Fiorentino
Project completed by Stephen Alexander Homes featuring Fiorentino
  • Create a layered lighting design.


It’s important to be able to control the lighting in your master bathroom to create a relaxing mood. Light in layers and in zones so you can select which lights are on and off depending on your activity. Bright side lighting at the mirror is important for completing everyday grooming tasks – but these lights are not necessary when taking a hot soak in the tub. Install dimmers and place candles around the room for an added touch of mood lighting.

Spa bathroom featuring Penn | Room scene featuring in Build.com's national TV campaign
Spa bathroom featuring Penn pendants | Room scene featured in Build.com’s national TV campaign | WIN THIS LOOK on Build.com – now through May 27.


  • Simplify your style.


When it comes to soothing bathroom style, less is more. Declutter your counter tops and hide bottles and make-up under the sink. An uncluttered design is key to a relaxing room. Go with a monochromatic or neutral color scheme and select accessories with clean lines and simple looks.

Scott Felder Homes bathroom featuring Draper
Scott Felder Homes bathroom featuring Draper