How to furnish a Spa: a short guide with examples and tips

To furnish a spa it is essential to have clear ideas first of all because it is, in fact, about achieving that delicate balance between aesthetics and functionality.
Choosing to reserve a portion of space for a hydromassage pool, or for a Turkish bath or a reaction tub is not a trivial choice. What is always needed is extensive planning, based on forecasts of the type of customers who will use your spa.
It therefore takes specific technical skills and experience in architecture and interior design. So do not hesitate to con-sult with experts and professionals in these sectors before proceeding with any construction.
In any case, if you are starting completely from scratch, you will be looking for some ideas that can help you create the draft of your furniture project.
So here’s a quick guide with three spa examples. In each of these hypotheses you may find some suggestions that may be useful to you.

First example: elegance and refinement 

The environment of a spa may be small in size but with a contemporary style.
Always opt for minimal shapes and use natural materials and colors. This really helps build that peaceful atmosphere that helps the body and mind to relax.
Following on from this, it is better that the floor is in natural stone.
Additionally, the dry heat sauna and Turkish bath are two treatments that almost all clients expect to find in a respecta-ble spa. Find a unique feature that characterizes these two spaces. An idea could be to delimit them with a large glass wall.
There is no relaxation area that does not have a swimming pool. You could build two: a freshwater swimming pool with a hydromassage station and water blades. In addition, in an adjacent room you could easily place a saline pool.
Make sure that the interiors of the bathtubs are a single-color mosaic (always opt for light colors and shades) because it helps to convey an essential but refined style reflecting the environment.
To complete it all, it would be advisable to equip the wellness area with one or more sensory showers and an ice room that complete the path started with the sauna or Turkish bath.
It is almost mandatory to include treatment rooms for individual treatments in the construction plan.

Second example: spa + environment = harmony  

Pay attention to the location, if you have the luxury of being able to choose it. A spa overlooking Lake Garda, or a sug-gestive mountain landscape, certainly has a competitive advantage over other spas.
If you are surrounded by a fascinating natural environment you will only have to feature it in every possible way: first with the architectural choices and then with the promotion.
In addition to taking advantage of any panoramic views, try to use natural materials from the place where your spa is located. To maintain consistency with the external natural landscape, think about matching the furnishings of your spa.
Also, take care of the customer’s nutrition while they are staying in your spa resort. Devote space to a restaurant where you will offer customers a selected and balanced menu.
As for the point of phytotherapy, in the treatment rooms you will then go on to carry out treatments focused on the use of cosmetics and ingredients of plant origin. It seems obvious but it is better to reiterate it.
Each area of the spa must be perfectly tidy. Not only that but every space must also be a sort of Zen garden: you will have to try to create an environment in which architectural harmony is easily perceived.
The last factor you need to keep in mind is movement therapy: dedicate space to a fitness area for yoga classes or short training sessions, stretching and warm-up before and after therapeutic treatment.

Third example: focus on design and the power of colors 

AFurnishing a spa can also mean putting the interlocking interplay between lights, materials and furniture setting first.
Introduce sliding glass doors, take advantage of the light design and abound with the chromatic games of LED light beams and cuts. Use elegant materials such as chorion, steel and resin. These materials have a significant visual impact.

In addition, you could combine the sauna with some healthy chromotherapy. For the Turkish bath, a good idea would be to create a bronzed mosaic covering.

Also, introduce thalassotherapy and an ice waterfall near the dedicated area. Finally, to complete this sensory journey, dedicate space to sensory showers which, thanks to the combination of water jets, aromatic essences and the chro-matic effects of light, immerse customers in an environment of deep relaxation.

An entire room could house a multi-sensory spa bed, in which chromotherapy, aromatherapy, water and steam mix to create unique treatments with soft lighting and black painted walls. This furniture guarantees a totally immersive at-mosphere.
Here too, as in all spas, treatment rooms are a necessity alongside all of the products needed for massages, therapies and beauty treatments inside them.