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So after a year and a half of renovations on our 1906 Victorian house, we finally have a beautiful bathroom that we can actually use! We’re still unpacking the house little by little, but it was nice to focus on the bathroom as one of the first rooms to finish because after a day of unpacking boxes and moving furniture, it’s nice to take a bath in luxurious bathtub complete with candles, bath salts, and plush towels! I’m sharing a few shots of the new bathroom along with some tips on How to Give Your Bathroom the Spa Treatment! I love that we were able to salvage the original claw foot bathtub and I added the beautiful, brass telephone faucet to give it an upgrade. It’s perfect for a bubble bath!The Mister found this old cabinet on sale at a high end garden supply store and he brought it home without me even seeing it! I thought it was perfect for the bathroom to hold all of our towels, soaps, toiletries, etc. I’m still styling it, but I love that it adds a bit of warmth to an otherwise industrial space.To give your bathroom the spa treatment, you have to think about all of your senses, except for taste – don’t eat the soap! I like to start with the sense of sight and one of the first things you need to turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary are plush, white towels! I don’t know what it is about white, but it just says “SPA!” to me! And I like to roll my extra towels up and display them in the cabinet. It adds some soft texture to the room. Next is the sense of hearing and another thing that says “Spa” to me is calming music. I found this little vintage-style radio that it just perfect for the room. It’s both a radio AND you can plug your phone into it to play music so if you’re getting ready for a hot date, you can jam out to Top 40 hits, but if you’d like some calming music, just pop on a playlist and soak in the bathtub. And of course you need the space to smell like a spa, so scented candles are a must! Scents can really tell a story within a room and a bathroom can be a stinky place in the house, so candles and PlugIns® Scented Oils can help it feel more spa-like! When I was at the grocery store, I spotted the The Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Home Fragrance by Glade® candle in the N°1 Enraptured™ Jasmine and Cedarwood scent and fell in love! It’s jasmine, lady apples, cedarwood, and sweetheart rose petals! And the last sense is the sense of touch! For a spa-like space, you’ve got to have bubble bath and bath salts! I’m not quite finished giving my bathroom the spa treatment. I still would like to add a bathtub tray to hold a natural sponge, loofah, and pumice stone as well as add some plants and decor to the cabinet, but I think it’s on it’s way to becoming the most relaxing space in the house! If you’re wanting to give your bathroom the spa treatment, but need to start small, then start with the smell of the room. Add a candle or a plugin and you’ll be amazed at how it can transform the room! I found the N°1 Enraptured™ Jasmine and Cedarwood candle at Ralphs and also picked up a box of the N°2 Bright™ Sweet Pea and Pear PlugIns® to use on a daily basis. Every room tells a story, what’s yours? If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out Glade’s social website as well as follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest.