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Your bathroom is arguably the most personal and private area of your home, and that’s why it should be a space where you enjoy spending alone time. To help inspire your very own bathroom decorating endeavors, we rounded up 50 incredible bathrooms for your perusal. Fashioned with everything from boldly tiled floors to chandeliers, these beautiful bathrooms offer enough design inspo to jumpstart a year’s worth of DIYs and remodels (or just tuck away in your “dream home” photo stash).
Searching for a colorful way to liven up an awkwardly shaped bathroom? Brightly patterned floor tiles, like these from a London house tour, bring the perfect amount of pizzazz.
Fashion a light and breezy bathroom, with sheer curtain panels and pastel-colored textiles like this room captured by photographer Alyssa Rosenheck for Domino magazine—and you’ll never want to leave the tub.
3. Go All Out with Subway Tile
A little subway tile goes a long way in a small bathroom space. Case in point: this stunning DC bathroom, which boasts glossy white subway-tiled walls that make the cramped space feel more open and clean. The dark grout is a modern twist (and prevents dirt and grime from showing easily).
Gold hardware is a gift that keeps on giving. Whether used to offset an all-white color scheme or to play up lightly patterned walls, shiny gold fixtures (like these in a bathroom by Amber Interiors via Instagram) make a big impact in a small bathroom.
Brie Larson of A Beautiful Mess DIY-ed her perfectly pink bathroom vanity with nothing more than some blush-hued paint and shiny gold drawer pulls. (The new mirror and sconce round out the sweetly modern refresh.)
Whimsical patterns, like the koi fish-speckled wallpaper in this bathroom, are a great way to distract the eye from an awkwardly shaped bathroom.
Old World-style accessories, like the classical chandelier and antique mirror in this bathroom by Emily Henderson, offer a stylish contrast to contemporary floors and fixtures.
Focus on the bottom half of your bathroom by employing colorfully tiled floors and textiles—like the ones we spotted in this Moroccan-style stunner—to liven up all-white walls and fixtures.
Whether with patterned floors or a fresh paint job, black-and-white bathrooms create a bold backdrop for colorful artwork and textiles.
11. Try Something Unexpected
Forget your grandmother’s wall baskets, these hand-woven accents are inexpensive and super easy to find (think: garages sales and thrift stores), and look surprisingly sophisticated when used as bathroom art.
12. Make the Most of a Cramped Corner
No shower? No problem. A flashy ceiling fixture—like the hanging plant ladder in this country home—works wonders above a bathtub (and looks way better than a shower curtain).
Brightly patterned walls, like the lime green ones in this bathroom on Apartment Therapy, pack a lot of punch into an oddly shaped bathroom.
Create a streamlined, but oh-so-luxurious bathroom scene, with floor-to-ceiling marble or other heavily veined stone (like in this gorgeous bathroom on Elle Decor). Want a similar look sans the hefty price tag? Removable Carrara marble-inspired wallpaper can be equally compelling (at a fraction of the cost).
The contrast of dark wainscoting paired with a light and whimsical cloud-print wallpaper makes for a lavish (but dreamy) bathroom, like this one featured in Domino.
A pale bathroom is the perfect place for brass accessories and blue-colored accents, like the vanity and side table in this image from House & Home, to shine.
Sometimes the most serene bathrooms are the ones that are most pared down. Case in point: this industrial-style bathroom, which employs exposed wood floors and a raw-edged wood counter for a naturally stylish bathroom scene.
Warm up a simple all-white bathroom with clean lines and geometric prints, like the ones in this minimalist (yet not boring!) room by Amber Interiors.
Looking for a sophisticated way to make a bold statement in your bathroom? Polished metal finishes—especially in brass and gold like in this bathroom from Domino—shine brightly in even the smallest of bathrooms.
Contrasting geometric details, like the black-and-white tile floors and clean-lined black picture frames in this bathroom from Architectural Digest, bring a graphic touch to a colorless bathroom.
23. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
This whole house tour is worth a gander, but we had to share this buzz-worthy bathroom. Bumble bee wallpaper, a trough sink, hexagonal wall tiles (and of course, the vibrant cow art work just outside the door frame) make for a space that would elicit smiles from anyone who entered
When in doubt about what direction to go with your bathroom finishes, consider trying a bit of each. This beautiful bathroom from Amber Interiors boasts a solid mix of both silver and matte black fixtures.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful, even if it’s bathroom decor. Take a cue from this maximalist-style sink set up, and use a small sink area to flair out with over-the-top bathroom accessories.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, navy is the new neutral. Case in point: this dreamy bathroom from Studio McGee, that employs a rich shade of blue on the bathroom vanity to balance out the mix of gold and silver finishes.
27. Don’t Skimp on Accessories
Most people don’t think to bring in non-bathroom specific accessories, but the spun brass planters from West Elm, the Oriental rug and the seagrass basket in this bathroom from Elle Decor really elevate this space’s style.
Subtly patterned wallpaper, like this light gray printed beauty on Emily Henderson, is a perfect counterpoint to the colorful wainscoting on the walls and bright gold fixtures.
Designers and architects are creating “wet rooms” inside of their client’s bathrooms (i.e. a shower area with a bathtub and partition like this bathroom by Elizabeth Roberts) to shield the rest of the space from water without wasting any square footage. The look is popular in Europe (and we can see why!).
30. Shower Curtains Make a Difference
A good shower curtain can turn a boring bathtub into a watery sanctuary in seconds. Invest in a quality one in a print you love, like this ikat-patterned stunner on Architectural Digest, and you’ll never want to leave your bath.
32. Simplify Your Bathroom Storage
A low-lying stool or side table (like this one from an AT home tour) offers up some bath side storage without taking up too much floor space.
33. Go for a Gallery Wall
A well-designed gallery wall can work wonders for a small bathroom. Fashion your own unique salon-style arrangement on a single bathroom wall (like this one from “English Houses” by Ben Pentreath, featured on Architectural Digest) for an artful display that personalizes your space.
Black walls create a sexy backdrop for an unusually shaped bathroom—like this tiny space on Apartment Therapy—that allows traditional white fixtures to really stand out.
This daring and lust-worthy bathroom by Decus Interiors challenges what you think a bathroom can be. A mixture of slab stone, hand-glazed tiles, a floating mirror and a stunning vanity come together to create an incredibly luxe space.
A monochrome bathroom—like this all-white stunner we spotted on Domino—is awesome for playing with differently shaped wall and floor tiles.
37. Silver-&-Gray All Day
When in doubt about what type of hardware to use in your pale gray bathroom, remember that chrome finishes (like the fixtures in this bathroom on The Everygirl) offer a shiny spin on a gradient tone of gray.
For a laid-back bathroom scene that still feels luxe, employ an antique kilim rug, like Amber Interiors did in this boho bathroom, for a colorful look that feels relaxed.
One of our favorite bathroom looks has always been the repurposed dresser. A mid-century sideboard has been transformed into an appealing vanity in this Cape Town home.
A tiny bathroom is no excuse for a stuffy setup. Follow in Studio McGee’s footsteps and fashion a bold sink display—think: a matte black freestanding trough sink with gold-finished fixtures—to create a chic but streamlined scene in your mini bathroom.
For a stylish bathroom that always feels fresh yet lived-in, opt for rustic finishes—as seen in the weathered off-white chair and exposed wood floors in this farmhouse bathroom—to fashion a simple but sophisticated scene.
Searching for an attractive way to open up a cramped bathroom? Mirrors, the bigger the better like in this home tour from Vogue, open up a small space by creating the illusion of depth and brighten up a dimly lit bathroom (by bouncing light around)
A metal-finished bathtub—like this polished steel stunner on Architectural Digest—brings instant drama to even the most subdued of spaces.
Hoping to mix a medley of prints in your bathroom? Stick to patterns in the same color scheme—like the blue palm-printed wallpaper and window treatments in this eclectic London bathroom—without overwhelming the space.
Funny how something as simple (and affordable) as a bathtub tray can offer so much storage (and relaxation) opportunity. Make your own with a sanded-down board (like this one on Camellas Lloret) or buy a well-designed one to store all of your bathtub essentials in style.
A bright banana leaf-printed wallpaper, like this green beauty we spotted in designer Marjorie Skouras’ home tour, turns a tiny bathroom into a glamorous Hollywood Regency-style stunner in no time.
Looking for a natural way to play with fun patterns in a bathroom? Partially painted wood floors, like this white-checkered version we saw on Elle Decor, will liven up your bathroom without compromising an earth-toned color scheme.
Whether it’s in an all-white bathroom or paired with a sprightly wallpaper print, like Poppy Delevingne’s bathroom in Architectural Digest, a pale pink bathtub—you can hand-paint your own—makes a major design statement.
A little black-and-white can go a long way in a small bathroom. If you’re looking for a stylish way to offset a dark-colored room, graphic wallpaper—like the kind in this bold bathroom on Elle Decor—provides a nice contrast to dark walls while creating an artful scene.
50. Make a Statement with Sconces
Searching for a design-savvy way to brighten up your bathroom without taking up any floor space? Mount a couple of shapely sconces to your bathroom wall—like these cool ones we spotted in Architectural Digest—to devise a better lighting scheme for your bathroom without sacrificing any style.