Above all else, a bathroom needs to be clean and tidy. But it doesn’t need to be purely functional, especially if you appreciate a nice atmosphere for bubble baths or mirror selfies. Add a cozy chair, or some proper window treatments. You’ll be amazed at how much it warms up the space. To spark some creativity in your own home, we’ve collected a slew of bathroom ideas to help you create an oasis for spa-level relaxation and style at home.
Whether you’re thinking of sprucing up the powder room and master bath, or you’re embarking on a full-on ensuite renovation, we’ve got inspo to make your bathroom serious goals. Take design advice from the likes of Leanne Ford, Commune, and Toledo Geller to create a space that’s inspiring and calming—you just might never leave the tub!
Morning bath is the best part of the day—and it’s easy to see why. The serene space was inspired by spas from some favorite hotels.
If you have a passion for prints—and bathrooms are no exception.Then covered the walls in the powder room. Proper ventilation ensures it won’t peel off.
Speaking of pattern-happy: This bathroom is a blue-and-white dream, and continuing the same Quadrille pattern into the adjacent room makes for a satisfying visual.
When you have a home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you want to make the most of it—even in the bathroom. Then added this glass door (which leads to an outdoor shower!) off the master bath of his California home.
Once you see this copper tub situation, you can’t unsee it. Your farmhouse bathroom dreams just got a little bit fancier.
If you have a favorite color, why veer away from it? Plus, sticking to a one-tone color scheme will make things a lot easier during the design process. We also love how it magnifies this space and makes the awkward corner into something awesome with a custom vanity and mirror.
The designer continued the rustic French country theme into the bathroom with two wooden chests in lieu of traditional sink vanities and a painted tile wall for added texture.
The design enhanced the Spanish style of this Los Angeles home by focusing attention on the archways leading to the curved balcony door in the bedroom and laying eye-catching Mediterranean tiles. The thoughtful layout is unique and special, but it still feels livable and comfortable.
Small twist, revolutionary impact: Instead of hanging a mirror above the sink, consider displaying artwork instead like this did in this bathroom. Then put your hand soap and lotion on a small elevated shelf above the sink and hang a single slim pendant light instead of going the typical symmetrical route and flanking a sink area with sconces.
Sure, it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think bathroom decor, but what else are you going to do with that otherwise-unused space above your shower? Designer shows how it adds some much-needed texture to an all-white bathroom (P.S. This is a great design choice for rentals!).
When your home is blessed with gorgeous natural bones, keep them exposed. Materials like brick and stone add so much dimension. Add color with accessories and sense of polish with fancy soaps.
Outdoor showers can dramatically increase the value of your home, homes with outdoor showers tend to list for nearly double the asking price of other homes! That, along with this rustic but show-stopping outdoor shower, is all the convincing we need.
Bathroom lacking architectural details? Fake it with a trompe l’oeil wallpaper, like this one.
Add a tree in the corner for a low-lift update that has a ton of transformative power. As seen in this bathroom, the palm leaf tree truly brings it to life.
The couple opted for a scenic Gracie Wallpaper—which made designing the rest of the bathroom simple. They went for classic whites with brass accents so as not to distract from the wall.
From the floor tiles to the so the sconce, marble vanity, and even the romantic bathrobe, this bathroom has strong Art Deco roots. Though it’s retro-inspired, each detail boasts a fresh, modern interpretation. And who needs a giant mirror when you can have a seriously cool sconce to look at instead?
Designer created an artful statement using her AKDO tiles in green and white plus a black-and-white mirror and sculptural black sink. Oh, and a bouquet of flowers never hurts!
Who said a bathtub had to be porcelain? Choose a concrete tub to anchor the master bath.
This bathtub moment is a serious stunner. Make those bubble baths even more relaxing by keeping decor minimalist and focusing on the beauty of the surrounding space (a phenomenal view doesn’t hurt either).
A little bit modern, a little bit industrial—we’re all about this warm, light-filled bathroom. For added texture and color, bring in plush area rug, like this one.
Another great way to introduce a ton of storage room without having to drill into your walls for custom cabinetry and shelving is by sliding in a etagere. And since they’re exposed, you can also display some extra decor.
These floor-to-ceiling cubbies provide ample room for storage in a bathroom. Put things like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other bulk items behind closed doors, then show off your décor and towels on the open shelves. I love how these tonal towels reflect the wood grains of the storage unit itself.
With hanging eucalyptus, an up cycled turquoise sink and fresh linens, this farmhouse bathroom is beyond dreamy. It also proves that awkwardly-shaped bathrooms can be beautiful with clever layouts.
If you want a fashionably fancy bathroom, take note from this space. Though it’s sophisticated, formal, and undeniably chic, nothing about it feels too showy or ostentatious. Rather than bringing in flashy gold mirrors, they stacked two frameless round ones for a unique design. Similarly, they chose artful, modern lighting instead of over-the-top chandeliers. This allows us to focus on the real statement: that sculptural metallic and red marble sink. The dark wood details and wall paneling also bring in a down-to-earth, nature-inspired sense of grit without dressing the entire space down.
Don’t let tiny rooms deter you from going big. This home is a treasure trove of beautiful and clever design solutions. If your bathroom is too small for shelves with a lot of depth, add extra storage by placing a tray over the hamper. Keep your hand towels and florals there to brighten up the room. And most importantly, have fun with color.
Just because you can’t invest in an outdoor shower doesn’t mean you can’t make your bathroom feel like it’s outside. Play up garden views with modern glass doors and windows (and let the light pour in), and introduce some greenery in the shower. Plants help rid the air of chemicals left behind by cleaning and beauty products. Plus—they instantly add life to any bathroom. Then add some curtains for privacy.
This wall partition in a bathroom makes a world of difference, both functionally and style-wise. The cream-colored screen soften the space and adds a contemporary feel while speaking to the Art Deco shape of the mirror. And best of all, it adds a touch more privacy. A folding screen could also work as a temporary option.
From the minty green wall tiles to the freestanding sinks, matte finishes, terrazzo vanity, and hairpin legs, it’s pretty hard not fall in love with bathroom. The Art Deco-inspired floor tiles in fan formation lay the perfect foundation for a refreshing bathroom.
Rather than hanging fine art on the walls, simply lean it on the counter for an effortlessly cool elegance, as done in this moody bathroom.
In this master bathroom, the white marble shower, walls, and vanity set the tone for a luxe, cohesive look. The gallery-esque floor lamp doubles as modern art, which contrasts nicely with the traditional elements throughout. And the high-gloss ceiling feels both contemporary and fresh while the timeless, neutral color keeps the space classic. (Pro tip: The higher the paint sheen, the easier to clean and maintain—especially in high-moisture areas, like a bathroom).