Imagine having a luxurious spa retreat in your own home inspired bythe best spas in the world. Spa luxury evokes images of tranquil colors, crisp linens, sparkling elegance and, of course, personal pampering.

Here’s how to design your own luxurious home spa.

The Design Inspiration — Stick with a neutral or pastel color palette, integrating a variety of textures and materials, like an ultra-smooth glass wall tile with tumbled round rocks for the shower.

The Spa Centerpiece — Use an oversized bathtub as the centerpiece of your home spa. Options range from air baths to more traditional whirlpool baths with massaging jets. Consider upgrading to include music or chromatherapy.

The Shower Experience — Turn your daily shower into a full spa experience with a relaxing raindrop shower head, massaging body sprays and soothing aromatherapy steam.

The Mood Lighting — Create different moods with dimmable lighting. Don’t forget to create his and her vanities complete with a shaving mirror and makeup lighting.

The Fireplace — Give your spa-inspired bathroom the feeling of warmth and comfort with a fireside lounge area where you can enjoy a glass of wine or relax with a book between spa treatments.

The Spa Service — Don’t forget to include plenty of open shelving for displaying neatly rolled towels and other spa necessities. If space allows, integrate comfortable benches for sitting.

The Extra Little Touches — Pamper yourself with extra spa details like a heated tile floor, towel warmer and plenty of conveniently hung hooks to hang your plush spa robe while enjoying the amenities.