To get the secrets to creating a spa-like retreat right inside your home, we went to the experts—and they delivered. We’ve gathered insights from some of the top designers in Western Canada to help you transform your bathroom into a personal oasis that’s as functional as it is beautiful. From moody black-on-black designs to airy havens that maximize natural light, here are five designer tips for a stunning bathroom renovation that could inspire your own personal Shangri-La transformation.

Bathroom with ornate marble walls and claw foot black tub
Photo: Eymeric Widling

1. Bring a moody design into the home spa with bold hits of black—and smoked glass

Atmosphere Interior Design crafts a serene and mesmerizing bathroom where porcelain tile meets rich wood accents for a spa-like ambiance. See more of this Saskatoon bathroom transformation.

Photo: Janis Nicolay

2. Use one material everywhere to let the architecture shine

Space Harmony transforms a Vancouver character home bathroom into a vintage-inspired haven that’s as spacious as it is charming. See more of this bathroom where penny tile meets smart storage solutions.

Photo: Ema Peter

3. Max out natural light to make a space feel larger

Light and sight (the perfect combination): that’s the vision in this Cadboro Bay ensuite designed by Falken Reynolds Interiors. See more of this space where natural light meets organic materials for a seaside retreat.

Photo: Michelle Johnson

4. “Black and black” can be a dynamic colour palette

DWK Interiors designs a dynamic ensuite in a Calgary home that dares to defy the norms. Explore more of this moody, textured, black-tiled oasis.

Photo: Dasha Armstrong

5. Make a bold statement with the bath

Jenny Martin Design uses a striking tuxedo-style tub to add a dramatic flare for a timeless bathroom that mixes metals and thoughtful design for aging in place to create a modern classic retreat. See more of this timeless bathroom with a bold twist.