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.

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.

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.

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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