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30 Bathroom Design Ideas

Take a tour of our stylish bathrooms for inspiration on how to create a relaxing oasis just right for you.
  • Pastel paradise

    A color palette inspired by beachy hues gives this St. Louis master bath the feel of a seaside retreat. To match the rest of the home's early-1900s architecture, two wall-mount faucets in polished nickel and sconce lighting were added above a concrete trough sink.

  • Farmhouse flair

    A sleek backsplash, wall faucet and carved counter give this rustic bathroom a modern touch. A slanted area in the counter directs water to the silver "trough" below, giving a new spin on an old farm idea. An inexpensive closet mirror, framed with raw cedar, hangs horizontally and completes the rural theme.

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    Marble masterpiece

    A honed Carrara marble floor was the big splurge in this country-yet-glam bath. The homeowner saved money by updating a panel mirror with a stained wood frame. A modern vessel sink, reminiscent of an old wash basin, adds to the rustic, chic style.  

  • Vintage finds for a bathroom

    A soda pop cooler becomes a colorful and creative sink. For unusual molding, this Minnesota homeowner applied yardsticks above corrugated steel wainscoting. To coordinate with the sink, she mixed red and green sticks.

  • Farmhouse influence

    An old farm table is repurposed as a double vanity in this spaciyus master bathroom. Two white glass-bowl sinks stand out against the rustic surface. A free-standing armoire and black window shutters add to the farmhouse-style appeal.

  • Spa-like retreat

    Weathered wood around the mirror contrasts with sleek, polished marble shower tiles in this contemporary bath. The overall effect is of a spa-like retreat. 

  • Sweet country

    A reproduction claw-foot tub preserves old-cottage style in this light-filled bathroom. White subway tile and lavender paint brighten the walls.

  • Symmetric style

    A four-tier slim shelf keeps bathroom essentials within easy reach, while a set of twin mirrors gives this bath symmetry. Pops of orchid purple, lime green and black bring sophisticated color to the all-white bath.  

  • Playful modern

    His-and-her porcelain washbasins with custom trestle-style wooden legs and wall-mounted faucets look contemporary, yet casual, in a clean-white bathroom. Bright towels (stored cleverly in baskets under the sinks), artwork and a vase of flowers add pops of cheerful color.

  • Perfect fit

    Bring natural light to your vanity area with windows on either side. Earth-tone touches, such as vintage rattan and dark wood, warm this white bathroom.

  • Spa with spice

    Purple walls, a geometric rug and an African basket give this master bath an exotic flavor and pair nicely with the coffee-color cabinets and contrasting white sinks and countertop.

  • Fresh looks

    White cabinetry and modern hardware offer a crisp, clean look. A sleek faucet adds more style to the square vessel on a new granite countertop.

  • Naturally light

    Natural color oak, neutral limestone and a white tub keep the palette of this bath light and bright. Windows let in plenty of light but are also placed for privacy.

  • Inexpensive elegance

    A concrete countertop dresses up basic white-painted cabinetry and looks great with brushed-nickel fixtures and accessories. Black-and-white photography, opposite the mirror, is easy art. Bargain white fabric makes pretty drapes.

  • Warm and welcoming

    Dark wood cabinets (with a convenient cutout for towels) and caramel walls give this guest bath a cozy feel. Mosaic glass tiles pull from the rich colors for a cohesive scheme.

    See bathroom remodel tips or read about bathroom vanity ideas at our sister site, Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com). 

  • Nature walls

    A life-size mural of aspen trees in winter turns this bathroom into a relaxing outdoorlike oasis. Soft green paint matches the leaves in the paper. Two tones of wood accents help warm the space.

  • Rustic retreat

    A bright rug and striped shower curtain liven the wood paneling in this rustic retreat bathroom. Inexpensive hooks from a hardware store are great for holding multiple wet towels (in colors to match the decor).

  • Luxe living

    An enamel-white mirror on a mirrored wall brings unexpected elegance to a bathroom vanity. Another unique feature: a backlit, translucent counter, which perfectly illuminates a gorgeous glass sink.

  • Handcrafted style

    A custom-cut quartzite countertop and an artisan-made sink bowl and accent tiles give this powder room Arts and Crafts style.

  • Simply traditional

    Dark woods and taupes warm this traditional-style master bath. Floating a stock drawer unit between a pair of vanities creates a custom, furniture-style look and offers extra counter space. Framing the mirrors adds a simple but impactful touch.

  • Architectural accents

    White trim pieces add architectural interest to a traditional-style bathroom, especially when mixed with wall-tile treatments and built-in bath shelves (between wall studs). Basic ceramic tiles cover large areas of the walls, while pricier mosaic glass tiles appear as accents inside shelves.

  • Sparkling glamour

    Shimmering glass tile covers a sparkling surround to a low, jetted tub. A series of green-leaf prints and a window waterfall enhance the relaxing bath.

  • Cabin in the woods

    Create a two-tone effect by contrasting the color of the frame and doors or drawers of a vanity. Green paint enlivens this rustic cedar vanity and matching mirror in a log-cabin-inspired bathroom.

  • Simple and serene

    Calming chocolate-brown walls contrast with white cabinetry, trim and floor tile to create architectural interest in this soothing master bathroom. A white-painted freestanding cabinet, rescued from a flea market, offers extra storage for towels and bath essentials. A grouping of antique mirrors on the wall brings a touch of elegance.

  • Outside feel

    It's like bathing outside--but in private! Setting the soaking tub in front of the windows provides an extensive view of nature. Cafe curtains maintain privacy.

  • Pretty being green

    Green, dried magnolia-leaf wallpaper gives this bathroom for two an earthy look. The sinks are ecofriendly, made of concrete and an aggregate of recycled toilet porcelain.

  • Nautical escape

    Watery blues on the walls and countertop mix with classic white to create a lake-inspired color scheme in this vacation home master bath. A raised tub offers lake views to bathers. A porthole window is the finishing touch.

  • Practical indulgence

    A walk-in shower is the focal point of this bathroom. Though the black-and-white scheme gives it a masculine tone, beaded board, fluffy towels and the sweet etagere balance the look.

  • Old tub, new bath

    An antique claw-foot tub sits in a dormer in a new bathroom carved out of attic space.

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