30 Bathroom Design Ideas | Midwest Living

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 bath

    A dresser scored for $50 gains new life as a vanity in the bathroom of this Nebraska farmhouse. The homeowners cut a hole in the dresser top for the sink and in back for plumbing. Enamel paint for wood and metal protects the dresser from moisture.

    Faucet Moen. moen.com Paint (On dresser) IronClad latex low-lustre metal and wood enamel, color: OC-52 Gray Owl. (On wall) 926 Seashell. Benjamin Moore.  benjaminmoore.com Sink AquaSource white drop-in round bathroom sink with overflow. Lowe’s. lowes.com

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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.

  • Painted vanity

    A painted vanity adds a bright pop of color and continues the casual, perky hues found in other rooms of this Lake Michigan home.

  • 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.

  • Soothing style

    Soft floral wallpaper brings soothing style to a tiny powder room. Hanging monogrammed hand towels is an easy way to add a personal touch.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 in this Lake Michigan home. 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.

  • Space saver

    To fit a soaking tub in the master bathroom, the homeowners opted for slim his-and-her sinks.

  • 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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