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Tons of remarkable bathroom decor ideas can be used to ensure space is functional, comfortable and visually appealing. With the right idea, your bathroom will reflect your personality and design preference and stand out from among the rest. Best of all, you can achieve this objective with just about any budget with a little bit of creativity. If you are skilled, you could even save more money by taking on specific do-it-yourself projects.
We are all looking for the unique bathroom decor ideas to transform the space. This can range between perfectly placed accent pieces to an entirely new theme. Highlighted below are 85 best bathroom ideas for your inspiration.
Copper Clawfoot Bathtub
Not only is this tub tremendously attractive, but it is also both durable and malleable. While it is an expensive purchase, these tubs will add a feeling of luxury and bring character to your bathroom.
Renaissance Console Top and Brass
This elegant combination of the renaissance console top with brass accents has created a look of remarkable sophistication. The brass accents add flair and perfectly complement the stately sinks.
This grey bathroom oozes sophisticated elegance. From the stately clawfoot tub to the stunning chandelier, the brightly-lit space beckons for you to relax and unwind from the demands of your day, whatever they may be.
Bold Transitional Bathroom
The spectacular free-standing bathtub is the centerpiece of this stunningly decorated bathroom. However, there is no denying the added style of the mirrored vanity and the bold black and white floor tiles.
This space is fresh, simple and infused with style. This fantastic bathroom is well lit and perfectly complemented by strategically placed accessories. The understated elegance of the area adds to its charm.
This is a modern bathroom with a hint of traditional style. The metallic elements and unique mirrored soaking tub set the tone for the color contrast that makes this bathroom stand out.
A Touch of Greece
With this gorgeous sunken concrete bathtub, you can enjoy the vibes of a Greek Island. This creates the ideal atmosphere for an extremely relaxing and visually pleasing bathroom.
This exquisitely designed space is chock full of eye-catching details that are sure to stimulate the senses. The manly décor is boosted by the yellow towels, and the basket storage is practical and striking.
This tribal bathroom detail is a fascinating and unexpected element. It is sure to elevate the space to an entirely new level of style.
This space effortless combines sophistication with soothing comfort. You can close your eyes and imagine all the ways it can contribute to total relaxation and rejuvenation.
Rustic Bohemian Charm
This bathroom has mastered the art of combining Bohemian charm with rustic style. The tiles, plant, vessel sinks, mirror and light fixture all add to the appeal of the space.
The simple yet exciting design of the tiles in this space serves as a spectacular backdrop for all the attention-grabbing details. This makes the bathroom remarkable. The bathtub tray adds a unique rustic accent.
This bathroom is saturated in Scandinavian style, and its undeniable allure is made possible by its unique style. The accessories surrounding the bathtub make for a beautiful hideaway.
Retreat and Rejuvenation
This space is ready for the weary to come in for some relaxation, rejuvenation and a well-deserved retreat. The vessel sink and faucet are perfect for the beautiful countertop.
This design will motivate you daily to get up, get ready and get out the door. Waking up to the remarkable elements of this elegant design will surely set the pace for your day.
Rock Star Respite
From its grand, free-standing soaking tub to its floor-length mirror, large portrait and chocolate opulence of the space, this is a great space to get your get your rock star on.
This modern delight gives you space to unwind and wash away your cares. The stunning and functional shower is equipped with strategically-placed showerheads for maximum effectiveness.
Superb Sink Area
With its gold accent pieces and exciting tile work, the sink area of this bathroom stands out for all the right reasons.
This cozy space has all the elements of opulence to suit even the most discerning taste. The beautiful soaking tub, the plush rug, and other accent pieces have combined to create perfection.
Vintage Rustic Awesomeness
This beautiful copper tub, black and white tile work and rustic vanity all combine to contribute to an atmosphere of vintage rustic awesomeness.
The remarkable design of this bathroom has succeeded in creating a homey vibe that is sure to revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. The soothing wall color and the subtle details are a work of art.
This awesome tub has a canopy-like shower curtain rail that perfectly frames the tub, allowing it to stand out in noble grandeur. The showerhead is indeed a statement piece.
Inspired by Bali
From the faucet to the incredibly impressive sink, even this small area of the bathroom can provide the inspiration you need for a truly unique space.
The unique accents and other details of this space make it a real example of simplified elegance. The light fixtures and perfectly-placed mirrors add fantastic style.
There is beauty in simplicity, and this space attest to that fact. This tremendously well put together bathroom, with its black and white mosaic tile, is what dreams are made of.
A Touch of Sunshine
The yellow accents in the bathroom offer a breath of freshness to an already beautifully-designed space. This is sure to inject some joy into your day.
Everything about this space gives off a super cool vibe that has the right amount of sleekness for the lovers of contemporary design.
This design is a remarkable way to transform your bathroom into a sanctuary of sorts. The bathtub with its grand shower fixture makes for a gorgeous centerpiece.
If you have to have the blues, this is a beautiful way of doing it. These blues add charm and gorgeousness to space.
Set against dark concrete, this minimal free-standing bathtub provides an original take on modern rustic.
The Wood Look But Tile
What could be better than to have the fabulous look of distressed wood in your bathroom but still retain the superior durability and ease of maintenance that tile offers?
Pebble Mosaic Walls
The combination of river rock walls and an assembly of the most modern and stylish bathroom fixtures go together far better than you could imagine.
There is just enough of everything in this project. Just enough alignment, contrast, and coverage. Knowing when to stop is so important when designing anything.
Complement The Space
Rehabbing old bathrooms requires an adjustment to the parameters that are already in place, structurally speaking. Take what you currently have and build upon it.
A Burst of Color
One way of maximizing impact is to concentrate it onto a specific surface rather than spread it all around the room in bits and pieces of hue and texture.
The MOMA Effect
It’s hard to know what the Museum of Modern Art thinks about this. Should they sue for plagiarism or should they copy it for themselves? In either case, it’s just super.
Bathroom fashion can be found everywhere. In this understated example of elegance, rustic elements are used in the modern design that works just so right.
Meanwhile Back in the Old Country
This charmingly eclectic combination of chic and modern farmhouse bathroom comes from the Netherlands. As is often the case, challenging the rules produces impressive results.
New Possibilities Via New Products
This perfectly epitomizes the idea that modern spa bathrooms don’t have to look anything at all like, well, bathrooms. Just gazing in awe at this creation might be refreshment enough.
Pairing the Plain and the Exotic
Take some reasonably mundane elements. Use them to imaginative effect in concert with a few well-chosen forays into boldness, and you get an effective and affordable solution.
Oh, That Floor
Minimalism rules in this fantastically muted excursion into the less-is-better design. The deliberate two-tone nature of the project meshes nicely with that single splash of color and that incomparable floor. Bravo.
When in Rome
You can almost hear Vesuvius rumbling in the distance as you gaze upon the tile and masonry work that evokes a bygone era of elegance and comfort. It could be ten below zero outside, and this room would still be warm and welcoming.
Finding Harmony in Careful Dissonance
One automatically assumes that there is, or ought to be, a discernible pattern to tile work. This clever take on an upstairs water closet proves once again that rules are made to be broken – at least sometimes.
Reimagining What is Already There
Not every bathroom is a candidate for a zillion-dollar makeover. Sometimes you can still produce superior results even with modest means and careful planning.
Here we have an amazing little guest bath from the Kiwis. The beautifully rock-textured wall and the brilliant use of modern lighting techniques make this something that seems more suitable for an altar than a wash basin.
Emerald and Aqua
While muted tones and limited palettes are increasingly in fashion, this one deploys tasteful accents to bring life and personality into what would be an otherwise sedate space.
No Grapes of Wrath in Here
This studious update of a 1930s style bathroom perfectly illustrates the maxim that there is a beautiful calm that comes after every storm.
Make a Lot Out of a Little Space
Spas are as much about ambiance as they are about spaciousness. Getting the tactile and visual sensations correct can turn any nook into an oasis of comfort and relaxation.
Another ode to small space designing that artfully exploits the promising freshness of green shoots as a set-off against the timelessness of tile.
Right Through the Heart
The faux barn wood tile is an excellent selection for this shower enclosure. Driving a pillar of faux rockwork right down the middle of it is a bold and inspired move that few would dare to contemplate.
Add More Fuzziness
Get more soft towels and add a fuzzy rug to make the bathroom look more elegant and classy.
Dim the Lights
Install a recessed light dimmer switch to have an option of creating a mood.
Go beyond the eye and engage the sense of smell to the decor by adding scented candles and scent diffusers.
Who says you can’t hang pictures and art in the bathroom? You absolutely can, and it will make space look more complete and inviting.
If your bathroom is big enough to add a chair, do it. Not only you can use the extra seating, but it will also make the room look cozier and comfortable.
Declutter and Organize
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to your bathroom is to declutter the countertops and aesthetically organize all accessories. Get nice trays, baskets, and jars to arrange all the small items and even make vignettes out of them. Hide unsightly shampoo bottles in cabinets and get cute containers for everyday use.
If your bathroom has a window, get some live houseplants to make it more lively. A single orchid adds a lot of glamour, and it will last for months. If your bathroom has no natural light, consider faux plants for a touch of green.
Experiment with Wall Decals
Don’t settle with boring plain or tiled walls, try wall decals that are easy to add and remove. The bathroom gives you entirely different options to play with wall art than other rooms of your home.
Add Decorative Items
Accessorizing the bathroom isn’t limited to bottles, containers and other useful items, you can add some decorative items to create an attractive display too. Rustic bathroom decor accents can have a big impact on making it look interesting.
Add Table Lamps
If you start treating the bathroom like any other room in your home you get so many more options to decorate. Such as adding a table or floor lamps that add more comfortable lighting and make the place more inviting.
Frame the Mirror
Frame the vanity mirror for the elegance and luxury. You can get an already framed mirror or add DIY molding if you feel like it.
Fancy Up the Shower Curtains
Your shower curtains can look so much better. Go for a dark color, use tie backs and hide the rod behind molding.
Upgrade the Rug
Get a beautiful rug that makes a statement; you can even go for a real carpet instead of a bathroom mat.
Change the Hangers
Instead of a boring coat rack, add hanging hooks that look so much cozier.
Embellish the Cabinets
Beautify the bathroom even more by painting the cabinets in an accent color, using decals to embellish or even replacing the pull handles with something fancier.
Soft, subtle colors and patterns are neutral and soothing, they are often the choice in small bathroom decor, but such style is rather dull. To amp up the style, you have to go bold and create contrast with accent colors and patterns. Paint or tile part of the walls, choose different pattern floor tiling. All that creates drama and makes even the tiniest bathroom interesting.
Add a Small Side Table
If space allows, add a tiny side table for a movable surface that you can use next to the vanity or the bathtub. It adds an attractive accent and function to the bathroom.
Try Marble and Metallic Finishes
The combination of marble and metallic finishes looks luxurious and adds some glamour to space. Just because your bathroom is tiny, doesn’t mean it can’t have a touch of luxe, in fact, it has a much higher impact.
Opt for Round Corners
If you can, choose the bathroom vanity, cabinets, bathtub with rounded corners. Fewer edges make the space smother, and there will be less sharp objects to hit your leg on.
Pops of Color
Adding some pops of color is a fun way to play with your decor so feel free to do it with flowers, towels, other accessories, even liquid soap.
Open shelving, especially in small bathrooms are getting more popular, and it’s the perfect way to add more of those contrasting accents to the decor with accessories and stacking towels. So get those IKEA shelves ready if you have some empty wall space.
Use Bathroom Accessories That Aren’t Cheap
Your home isn’t a cheap hotel so why would you use disposable plastic accessories in your bathroom? Invest in attractive and long lasting essentials for a well-decorated bathroom.
Big vanity mirrors in the bathroom are functional and necessary, but take it a step further and add more small mirrors to complement them. We love this bubbly look created by using different sized mirrors.
Add an Antique Piece
Antique vintage touches make great accents, so try one in the bathroom this time. It can be a mirror frame, a lamp, or even a soap dispenser, whatever it is, experiment with the vintage look.
We prefer towel hooks instead of bars for two reasons. For one, they make organizing towels so much easier, and secondly, you can use these gorgeous crystal knobs as hooks.
Should you decide to remodel the bathroom entirely, choose calm and cool colors. This year we can see a lot of whites, as well as muted blue and green hues in the latest bathroom decor styles.
Exciting tile patterns are making a more frequent appearance as a way to make an accent. If you feel adventurous, you can choose tiles in intricate patterns instead of the traditional rectangles.
Alternatively, over-sized tiles are also on a trend, and you can choose them for a more subtle approach. Big tiles are easier to clean and make space look more prominent, so there’s all the more reason to go for it.
Bringing nature to the bathroom is gaining popularity as a way to create your home spa. Materials like wood, rocks, and pebbles create a rustic bathroom style and make it softer, even a little luxurious. A simple way to add this style is a DIY pebble mat, or also filling up a tray with pebbles for accessory storage.
Metallic faucets, fixtures, sink finishes, mirror frames, and accessories have been widespread in recent years, and they are here to stay. So if you haven’t used these accents in your decor, now is as good a time as any.
We’ve been talking about bringing live plants to the bathroom lately, and we continue to do so because it’s a great way to add depth and freshness to bathroom decor as much as any other room. Of course, you probably need to have a bathroom with a window to do so.
Wood cabinet finishes are in, not only bringing new color and patterns but doing it subtly, which is all about this year. So if you need to switch out old cabinets or vanity, do so with wooden furniture.
Pops of Pink
We can see some playful trends in bathroom decor this spring too. Adding some pops of pink is a fun way to play with your decor so feel free to do it with flowers, towels, other accessories, even liquid soap.
Round sinks and tubs have been in style for years; now we can see more angular elements making a lot of appearances too. Try adding some of them to your bathroom also, be it a new sink, or just a new mirror.
Bathroom Decor with a View
A beautiful bathroom is a real mood setter because that’s where we start our mornings. It can make or break our day depending on where we take our morning shower or bath. And indeed, you’d rather have a dip in one of the following nine gorgeous bathrooms than some dirty shower.
This bathroom is almost unreal with a spectacular view of the city. It’s a significant advantage to have an apartment in such a place, and it’s such a great idea to use the view for the bathroom too. The stylish modern decor of the room itself does not disappoint also.
Similarly fantastic view and even better decor with granite floors and metallic bathtub as well as the walls matching the overall feel. Stunning.
You can use a lot of space if you have it. This bathroom extends to a balcony and a little swimming pool. Privacy was not a concern in this design, but it’s lovely.
Before you start thinking that a beautiful bathroom must have big windows and a stunning view, we continue to more modest but none the less gorgeous designs. This design concept brings some nature to your bath with plants and stones decorating the bathtub as well as the wooden furniture finish.
You know the designer did well in this bathroom decor when a painting finds a place on its wall.
In this bathroom, you will feel like fish in an aquarium. You have to love soothing blue hues and intricate shapes.
Continuing the granite theme, there’s something very charming in its simplicity.
Beautiful vanities like this certainly add to the style of a bathroom. Note also the delicate touch that some flower decorations add.
Last but not least this bathroom is the epitome of cleanliness. White modern and straightforward, you will feel cleaner just by entering this bathroom.