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50 Luxurious Bathrooms - Best Bathroom Ideas with Modern Design


A Symmetrical Spin

Shade Degges

Seeing double? This Malibu, California–based bathroom from Standard Architecture and Martha Mulholland is packed with dual doors and vanities, bringing some visual appeal to this soothing space.


Go for the Bold

Christian Harder

Just because you have limited square footage doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. Jett Projects employed Dedar moiré wallpaper and a FontanaArte mirror to add some oomph to this Brooklyn-based bathroom.


Marbled Marvel

Douglas Friedman

As far as we’re concerned, floor-to-ceiling marble is a cornerstone of luxury. In this San Francisco home, Nicole Hollis paired the Arabescato Corchia marble with Waterworks fixtures and a sculptural pendant, courtesy of Vincenzo De Cotiis.


Farmhouse Fanfare

Haris Kenjar

Anne McDonald gave this luxurious lake house bathroom a little bit of rustic style with shiplap walls, a vintage Murano glass chandelier, and herringbone zellige floor tiles from Clé.


Take a Seat

Stephen Kent Johnson

Whoever thinks the lounging needs to stop after some time in the tub needs to take a look at this Southern California sanctuary from Studio Shamshiri. Here, the Bartok Design tub is placed right next to a Carl Malmsten couch. Now that’s what we call luxury.


Stay Golden

Carmel Brantley

If you want to bring a little bit of maximalism to your luxurious bathroom, take a cue from this Palm Beach paradise, which was designed by Caroline Rafferty. Though the brass hardware offers plenty of zing, the leafy chandelier from Anthropologie is the space’s exclamation point.


High-Contrast Coupling

Douglas Friedman

Another way to wow with gold? Pair brass accents with black and white elements just as designer Carlos David did in this Manhattan apartment.


Spa Style

Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Tobias Petri gave this mountainside mansion a spalike aesthetic with wooden walls, vessel sink, and Italian mosaics by Sicis. And if he needs to cool down from a midday steam, Petri’s bathroom has access to a small balcony.


Zen Vibes

Lindsay Brown

“I really wanted it to be a place where you didn’t want to leave,” designer Sara Oswalt says of this Lake Tahoe retreat. With a power coupling of timber and concrete, this bathroom accomplished that mission in style.


Front and Center

Joe Fletcher

Put lounging front and center—literally—by placing your standing tub away from the wall. Studio Schicketanz gave this Silicon Valley couple the lap of luxury with setup from Concreteworks, Brizo’s faucet, and an aluminum skylight from Royalite Manufacturing. (Bonus: The clients can feel like they’re on cloud nine mid-soak.)


Standout Shower

Richard Powers

Speaking of which, why hide your shower behind a curtain or frosted glass door when it was born to stand out? In this Amsterdam-based boat shed, Studio Piet Boon strategically placed this waterfall shower out in the open, so it can rack up plenty of compliments. Rounding out the space are fittings by Piet Boon for Cocoon and a floral arrangement, courtesy of Pompon Amsterdam.


Room with a View

Roger Davies

Is there anything more luxurious than sitting in a soaking tub and glancing out toward a striking view? For this desert home, Kovac Design Studio offset the Agape tub and Axor fittings with the lush, organic landscape outside.


The Textured Treatment

Read McKendree

Neutral color palettes don’t have to be lackluster—just take a look at this bathroom Workspace/APD designed near Pebble Beach, California. Between the Artistic Tile walls, travertine countertops, and pale cabinetry, this textured space makes beige anything but boring.


Grand Adventure

Thomas Loof

Dramatic Cassiopea marble covered walls and floor take your eyes on a gorgeous adventure in this Richard Mishaan–designed home. The stark white bathtub looks out onto New York City.


Open Concept

Chad Mellon

Bright and airy, this sun-filled bathroom has large windows, a glass-walled shower, and a waterfall vanity. The separate bathtub sits in the corner on a platform made from basalt floors.


Chevron Chic

Stacy Zarin Goldberg

A chevron bath rug mimics the herringbone pattern in the shower of this Washington, D.C., home. An unlacquered brass faucet from Waterworks adds glamour to the black marble-encased bathtub.


Spalike Details

John Merkl

The wood vanity topped with a white modern sink has soothing vibes in this serene Napa Valley bathroom.


Serene and Simple

Nicole Franzen

A deep bathtub is centered in front of a large bay window in this Gachot Studios–designed home. The vintage Murano pendant gracefully hovers above it.


Smart and Modern

Nicole Franzen

A bench in super-luxe Loro Piana fabric adds texture to this marble-walled New York City bathroom. The dark Illum Wikkelsø cabinet creates contrast.


Witty and Whimsical

Douglas Friedman


Room with a View

Matthew Millman

The large window opens up to a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate bridge in this San Francisco apartment. Wall-mounted handles were used for the sleek bathtub.


Bold Movement

James Merrell

The naturally undulating pattern in the marble used for the vanity, walls, and floors reminded designer Jaques Grange of the waters in Venice. The black metal framed mirrors and doors add a streamlined and striking contrast.


Rustic Meets Modernist

Nic Lehoux

Architect Tom Kundig brought the outside in at this Montana vacation home. The reclaimed wood floors add a rustic element to this modernist space.


Industrial Chic

Claire Esparros

In Homepolish cofounder Will Nathan’s New York City loft, the spacious bathroom features a doorless shower, industrial gridlike tile work, and a mirrored wall, creating a space that is understated yet striking.


Elevated Parisian Vintage

Grey Crawford

In French architect Jacques Grange’s Paris apartment, a monochromatic space is turned glam with a gilded chandelier that highlights the grand ceilings.


Cali Cool

Monica WangAlamy

This bathroom in the Spanish-style home of Create & Cultivate founder Jaclyn Johnson is given a glamorous edge with pale purple wallpaper, elegant brass accents, and a sleek purple vanity.


Vintage Florals

Eric Piasecki

In this reimagined Manhattan townhouse, antique blue wallpaper enlivens the powder room, while a sleek marble sink balances out the space with a contemporary touch.


Luxurious Fur

Amanda Kirkpatrick

This light-filled bathroom in a serene country house is simple and chic, featuring a black claw-foot tub that’s given a touch of glam with a fur bath mat.


Reflective and Romantic

Douglas Friedman

In Andy Cohen’s Greenwich Village apartment, the bathroom is nothing short of glamorous. The walls, which are covered in Flavor Paper’s Cherry Forever mylar wallpaper, reflect a golden glow throughout the space, while vibrant pink accents lend a romantic, feminine feel.


Royal Purple

Simon Upton

The elegant master bathroom of this Italian palazzo features textured, deep purple walls that lend a luxurious touch to the space. An antique stool sits next to the tub for a hint of vintage glam.


Modern Country Bathroom

Stephen Kent Johnson

Amanda Seyfried’s Catskills country house combines rustic with clean modern lines. Inside the master bath, you’ll find a custom vanity with fittings by Waterworks; the sconce is from Design Within Reach, the floor tile is by Heath Ceramics, and the beadboard is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Dimpse.


Modern Glam Bathroom

Douglas Friedman

Natural tones and a drawing by Robert Longo warm the powder room of this New York City home; the sink is by Toto, with Lefroy Brooks fittings.


Simple Modern Bathroom

Gilles Trillard

The master bath in Monica Mandelli and Marco Valla’s Manhattan apartment, designed by Bruce T. Bananto, is an exercise in simple modern style. Even the wastebasket by John Brauer pulls its weight in artistic flair. The bathroom also features a Caesarstone vanity and undermount sinks by Kohler; the fittings are by Dornbracht.


Gilded Modern Bathroom

Simon Upton

In this Manhattan apartment, the masculine bathroom features a sink from Urban Archaeology. The fittings are by Waterworks, the cabinets are black glass with brass trim, the walls are clad in Saint Laurent marble, and the flooring is limestone.


Artsy Modern Bathroom

Simon Upton

“Modern” is practically spray painted on this guest bath in a Manhattan loft. The tub and sink fittings are by Barber Wilsons & Co., and the paint-on-mirror artwork is by Rashid Johnson.


Metallic Modern Bathroom

Cynthia Frank

The metallic-and-marble shower door and vanity in this Steven Gambrel–designed Manhattan home are custom-designed, giving “modern” a personal edge. The floors and shower have tiles by Mosaic House.


Marble Modern Bathroom

Simon Upton

Marble is the muse of this modern master bath in a Notting Hill, London, townhouse. The space is sheathed in mysteriously appealing Nero Marquina marble.


Modern Loft Bathroom

Mikkel Vang

The tub, fittings and tiles in the black and white master bath of this Manhattan loft are all by Waterworks. The vintage light fixture is from JF Chen.


Modern Neutral Bathroom

Simon Upton

In Hilary Swank’s Manhattan home, Mark Zeff designed the master bath’s walls and floors. They are sheathed in travertine, and the shower is tiled with Cipollino tumbled marble.


Modern Mosiac Bathroom

William Waldron

In Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon’s Hamptons house, the floor and shower stall in the master bathroom are accented with mosaic tiles.


Modern Minimalist Bathroom

Joshua McHugh

A minimal vanity hides drawers for storage at a modern Washington, D.C., home designed by Darryl Carter.


Modern Pink Marble Bathroom

Jean-François Jaussaud

The tub in the master bath of this Paris apartment is by Agape, with fittings by Dornbracht. The chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is granite.


Modern Art Deco Bathroom

Richard Powers

An Art Deco Chinese rug serves as a contrast to the modern lines in the marble-clad master bath of this Park Avenue apartment.


Modern Moroccan Bathroom

Richard Powers

The walls and floor of a bathroom in this Moroccan home are lined in Popham Design’s Hex Long Shadow, the shower enclosure is custom-made, and the brass fixtures were purchased at a souk.


Midcentury Modern Bathroom

Richard Powers

In this modern home in Brazil, a bathroom vanity is made of concrete with panels of Formica; the lamps are by Dominici.


Modern Spa Bathroom

Roger Davies

The serene master bath in filmmaker Michael Bay’s Miami Beach home is sheathed in etched-stone tiles, the bathtub is cast concrete, and the shower fittings are by Boffi.


Modern Black Wood Bathroom

Douglas Friedman

In this bathroom in Tuxedo Park, New York, the sink fittings are by Kallista, and the hamper is from HomeGoods.


Modern Paneled Bathroom

Eric Piasecki

A Harry Bertoia sculpture hangs above the tub in the master bath of a Greenwich Village townhouse designed by Joe D'Urso.


Modern Pine Bathroom

William Waldron

This contemporary bathroom in a Canadian lakeside retreat features lacquered oak veneer walls and a natural pine ceiling, in addition to a Kohler tub and Grohe fittings.


Modern Mirrored Bathroom

Simon Upton

In this daring Florida home, the master bath’s custom cabinets are topped with a quartzite counter, the shower fittings are by THG Paris, the flat-screen TV is by Samsung, and the floor is covered in glass mosaic tiles by Studium.

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50 Luxury Bathrooms And Tips You Can Copy From Them

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Imagine the frothy feeling of a warm bubble bath against your skin. The feeling is decadent and relaxing. Now, what do you see when you open your eyes? If your existing bathroom decor doesn’t reflect that image, or evoke that same pampered feeling, then perhaps it’s time to reassess your surroundings. This extensive collection of 50 luxury bathrooms is filled with high end inspiration on how to create yourself a truly sumptuous space. From show stopping bathtubs and sleek vanity units, to enviable bathroom decor and carefully curated accessory ideas, this gallery of images and tips has you covered.

Frame your hero piece. Two unique plant stands frame an elegant freestanding bathtub.

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  • Visualizer: Nataliya Yahela
Blur the border between a garden and a bathroom. Standing a bathtub on a floor of pebbles creates a natural flow between inside and outside spaces. Grow an indoor garden of potted plants with long fronds to keep the theme going.

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  • Visualizer: Anastasia Bushkova
Create a tree mural. Even if you’re not lucky enough to have a bathroom picture window to a private garden, you could place a tree mural behind your bathtub. This unique nature themed feature wall is a tile design that shows small sections of tree.

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  • Visualizer: Sergio Goroshko
Set the mood with lighting. Forget harsh overhead lighting when it’s time to sink beneath the bubbles. When it comes to relaxation, soft glowing lamps are where it’s at. Hot bath, book in hand, coffee. Bliss.

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  • Visualizer: Black Razor
Time for task lighting. When there’s no time for relaxing in the tub you will be thankful for some focussed task lighting, particularly around the vanity. This particular swing arm wall lamp has an interesting placement though – perhaps there’s some bathroom reading going on in a spot other than the tub…

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  • Visualizer: Artem Shelipov
Get creative with plants. The owner of this bathroom must really love plants. Things may get a bit tickly in that crowded shower enclosure.

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  • Visualizer: ONI Render
Vanity countertops should be both practical and beautiful. When filling your vanity top with soap dispensers and the like, consider adding in a decorative vase for an elegant finishing touch.

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  • Visualizer: Mia Design Studio
A bonsai tree grows directly out of this vanity countertop.

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  • Visualizer: LUSUS Studio
Suspend lighting over the tub. Nothing else has quite the same decadence in a bathroom like a piece of statement lighting suspended over a freestanding bathtub; be it a sparkling chandelier or shining globe pendant lights.

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  • Visualizer: La Alegría Dhifaoui Samiha
Zone with different flooring materials. The border to this wet zone is accentuated by a geometric section of wood flooring, which continues upward as bathroom TV wall decor.

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  • Visualizer: Andrey Avdeenko
Bring walls to life. Another way to bring the outdoors inside is to create a vertical garden wall.

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  • Visualizer: Viktoria Faynblat
Create a courtyard. If your garden is overlooked you may be feeling a little shy about installing a clear bathroom window to take in the view! Consider building a privacy wall outside the window and craft a mini garden within its confines.

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  • Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Make it his and hers. We’ve all seen twin vanity units but how about twin bathtubs? Patricia Urquiola created this for the Hangrohe Axor brand as a departure from traditional norms. Her charming collection is characterized by flowing transitions and curves. An abundance of indoor plants add in natural pattern and texture.

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  • Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud
Introduce softness to your bathroom scheme. Jean-Marie Massaud, another star designer for Hansgrohe Axor, added in smooth pebble poufs to break away from a bathroom’s typically hard surfaces.

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  • Visualizer: Evgeny Garchu
Layer a bathtub in front of a shower unit. When tackling the challenge of rearranging a bathroom, the layout can be restricted by window placements and deciding whether the longest wall should be awarded to the bath or a spacious shower unit. Why not have it all by layering a tub in front of a shower screen? This modern chandelier helps visually anchor the tub in its central spot.

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  • Visualizer: Heder Perdigão
Change bathroom colours to suit your mood. Colour changing LEDs enable you to swap out your bathroom colour scheme at the touch of a button; they can even cycle through the entire rainbow all by themselves whilst you relax in the tub.

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  • Designer: Patricia Urquiola
  • Source: Four Seasons, Milan
Install a sunken bath. Take inspiration from the Four Seasons spa room, in Milan.

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  • Visualizer: TOTL Studio
Cosy up with a bathroom fireplace. A roaring open fire and a bubble bath? Oh yes, please.

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  • Visualizer: TOL'KO interiors
Don’t be afraid of colourful bathroom furniture. Bathroom furniture has become colour shy in recent years, but it’s not against the law to make a departure from all that is neutral. Try changing out white cupboard doors for something with more personality; you could choose floor tiles to carry the new colour underfoot too. Do balance out your gorgeous new accents with some softer pieces too though, like this grey unit and vanity stool.

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  • Visualizer: SFN Architecture
Colour with copper. Copper accessories can be sourced for every single room of the house now, and look equally spectacular in the bathroom. Bring in this trendy metallic via a mirror frame, candle holders, lighting, faucets and planters.

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  • Designer: A.T.O Studio
Make it a double. A twin vanity unit can be accessorised with a single large mirror, though doubling up mirrors and modern wall sconces certainly draws more attention to the luxury of having two individual wash zones.

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  • Visualizer: Andrey Korniychuk
Lighting around this double sink bathroom vanity shines from around the mirror frames themselves.

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  • Visualizer: Joanna Kubieniec & Głogowscy Architektura
Sharpen up. Create a high end minimalist bathroom by selecting crisp linear pieces.

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  • Visualizer: ArsVisual Group
Warm up with wooden accents. If an all white bathroom scheme feels a little cold, just a few wooden accent pieces can go a long way in visually warming the room.

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  • Visualizer: Tawfeek Kalagi
Dark wooden decor creates a sumptuous look; flickering tea light holders enrich the theme.

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  • Visualizer: Ahmed Morsy
Candles are a go to accessory for any bathroom scheme, be it minimalistic or seductive.

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  • Visualizer: Studioart
Make a plain basin look special with a unique faucet. Ok, so this bathroom sink is anything but boring. However, the waterfall faucet certainly does add to its splendour.

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  • Visualizer: Stanislav Kaminskyi
Let’s say it though, unique sinks stake their own place in a bathroom, with or without the help of an unusual faucet.

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  • Visualizer: Nour Ammar
Light up your love of concrete. Concrete bathrooms are a cool trend, but do add in some warming lighting to keep the look inviting.

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  • Visualizer: M3 Architects
Forget walls and doors, have a floating bathroom. A sprawling master suite doesn’t have to be divided into a bedroom, a dressing room and a bathroom. This design implements only partially dividing walls to house essential plumbing. The shower surround is almost completely invisible.

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  • Designer: Philippe Starck
Design a bathroom as you would a living space. Philippe Starck, another star designer for the Hansgrohe Axor brand, sparked a bathroom revolution that saw this room of mere hygienic functionality turned into a new personal retreat. The bathroom became an extension of living space in the home – a crumbling boundary that continues to be pushed.

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  • Visualizer: Anastasiia Sholopova
Marble finishes look marvellous. Marble decor has spanned the ages, and marble wall tiles, flooring, bathtubs and vanities will always have a place in bathroom design. Light up the look of this elegantly veined material with beautiful IC Lights S Pendant like the IC Lights S Pendant. A cheaper replica of this is available here.

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  • Designer: ArchObraz
  • Photographer: Andrey Avdeenko
Tiny contrasts can cut through a bland scheme. This plain grey and white minimalist bathroom receives a lift from a couple of strawberry red towels, which pay bright contrast to the green of a flourishing Snake plant.

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  • Source: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
Love nature – not just in decor. Notice how the unique trash cans actually represent recyclable and non recyclable, assisting with responsible waste disposal to keep our planet healthy.

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  • Designer: A.T.O Studio
Set feature walls aglow. This backlit mirror sends out subtle illumination over a wooden vanity wall.

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  • Visualizer: Denis Fomin
Add a table next to a freestanding bath. You don’t want to be hanging over the side of the tub to reach for your bathtime potions. Choose an elegant table to house a pretty display of soap and lotion dispensers.

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  • Visualizer: Shahid Jamal
Mosaics aren’t just bathroom border tiles. Use a mosaic tile in its intended form, as eye-catching artwork.

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  • Designer: Ahmed Mady
Evoke grandeur with ornate accessories. Luxury hotel bathrooms are often filled with ornate vanity mirrors and sculpture that can be translated into our very own luxury home bathroom.

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  • Visualizer: Ahmed Mady
Highlight furniture fretwork. If your furniture or mirror frames are blessed with intricate fretwork, new backlighting could be all that’s needed to make your bathroom a standout space.

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  • Visualizer: Alina Pipoyan
Is it the vertical garden or the spectacular pendant light that’s the focal point of this decor? Well, nobody said you were only allowed one hero piece.

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  • Visualizer: Dima Karma
The hero of this room is most certainly the imposing garden statue art mural, softly lit by small bathroom pendant lights at one side and a floor lamp at the other.

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  • Visualizer: Double Aye
Bathroom window shutters suit traditional and modern decor alike. This eclectic minimalist bathroom, influenced by Wabi-Sabi, uses shutters to add a spike of classic French-Italian flavour.

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  • Visualizer: Double Aye
Curate a rustic bathroom scheme by selecting highly textured, natural elements. Team the rustic pieces with some modern furniture to keep the look current, like these sleek sinks from By Coccoon.

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  • Visualizer: Playtime
Play up to lofty proportions. This vaulted ceiling looks even taller thanks to a low sunken bathtub and an elongated pendant light.

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  • Visualizer: Maxim Goryachev
Marble can be colourful too. Check out this molten yellow wet wall.

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  • Visualizer: Covet House
Set the stage. A show stopping Koi bathtub is set on a raised platform, which gives the piece the prominence it deserves. It also houses all of the not so glamorous pipework too.

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  • Visualizer: Covet House
More stunning bathtubs from Maison Valentina.

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  • Visualizer: Home d
A unique vanity can transform a small bathroom.

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  • Designer: Haji Guliyev & Ulker Mirzaliyeva
  • Visualizer: Vusal Abbasov
Decorative floor edging draws attention to a beautiful layout.

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  • Visualizer: Mohanad Al Homsi
Splash the cash on the bath. The price for this hammock bathtub is available only on request, but a little birdie tells us that you’d have to part with a stack of dollars in the low 5 figures…

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1. Automatic touch-free soap dispenser 2. Luxury toilet paper holder 3. Menu pedal trash bin 4. Modern faucet 5. Copper ventilated laundry basket 6. Bamboo vanity accessory set 7. Luxury chandelier 8. Golden plant stand 9. Golden glass bathroom sink

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Kitchen island, sewing machine, steel decking and ten other things that (seemingly) should not be in the bathroom

Standard bathrooms with light tiled walls and the standard arrangement of plumbing are equally tired of designers and apartment owners. Someone follows the path of searching for new materials and prescribes brutal concrete or elite onyx in the bathroom. Someone invests in unusual furniture or installs designer plumbing. But the owners of these interiors drew inspiration literally from the air.

College City Design Build

View from the kitchen
There is usually too little space in a typical bathroom for standard storage systems; in especially severe cases, either a person or open cabinet doors are generally placed in space. The good news is there is a way out. Borrow the idea of ​​​​storage of cosmetic trifles from ... a kitchen set and arrange drawers so that they open like a cabinet in this photo.

Hulburd Design

A small space is a reason to use all surfaces efficiently. This statement is true both for the kitchen, where the window sill often becomes a continuation of the worktop, and for the bathroom, where the window sill can be imitated - this is exactly what the owners of the bathroom in the photo did. Even if there is no window in the bathroom, build a shelf along the wall - let it become a continuation of the font so that you no longer crowd numerous jars of creams and shampoo along its side.

Mahoney Architects & Interiors

The other side of the coin is also problematic: there is enough space in the bathroom, but you really don't want to clutter it up. A kitchen invention is also appropriate here - an island layout of a headset. Place an island cabinet-moydodyr in the bathroom and use its countertop as a surface for all kinds of toiletries.

Cheryl Morgan Designs

View from the street
Roof decking -
is the easiest way to cover up an unsightly old surface in a bathroom or toilet without an expensive overhaul. Make a frame around the perimeter of the wall and simply attach the sheet to it with self-tapping screws. The steel sheet serves up to 50 years - it withstands rain and wind due to a reliable anti-corrosion coating. By the way, manufacturers have learned to powder paint the material - there is an incredible variety of shades to choose from along with the traditional color of stainless steel.

Some decking suppliers offer options with an anti-condensation coating on the back of the sheet. In bathrooms, such a coating is especially useful.

Litvinov design

Brickwork has moved from building facades to residential interiors - we owe this trend to the loft style, which does not even think of losing popularity. True, not any brick - decorative or real - will last a long time in a humid environment. If you love this industrial design trend, opt for thin-walled exposed brick or brick-like tiles (also called veneer) that are water-ready. Real brickwork also has the right to exist in wet conditions¡: if you have brick walls in your house, just clean them to the ground, but they must be immediately treated with an anti-mold compound and covered with a waterproof varnish.

A successful combined option is to half-cover the wall from soap and splashes with ceramic tiles, and lay out the remaining surface with bricks, as in the photo.

Kimberley Bryan

The owners of this interior use the possibilities of the window frame with might and main: not only is it attached to the wall, it serves as a decorative element; the mirror above the chest of drawers is stylized in the same manner, and real frames - though without pictures - occupied improvised mini-flower beds.

indigo & ochre design

Garden bench is appropriate not only in the country, but also in the interior of a city apartment. So that you have no doubts, we found a spectacular example of the neighborhood of a toilet bowl and a wooden bench. Do you think this is an eccentric trick? But no: imagine how conveniently you can lay out towels, home clothes or, in extreme cases, books and magazines on a bench - a person’s best friends in moments of thought.

Bruce Stafford Architects

View from the living room
Mounting several lights on the ceiling at once is a technique typical for decorating a large classic living room. But what prevents you from arranging lighting in a spacious bathroom according to the same scenario? A couple of crystal chandeliers on the ceiling - and the solemn atmosphere inherent in "historical" interiors will not leave you, even if otherwise your bathroom gravitates towards the minimalist style.

Lindsay von Hagel

The same can be said about mirrors: they usually decorate the wall in the living room next to the window with a group of mirror decor to increase natural light. Bathrooms and toilets also sometimes suffer from a lack of lighting, and the mirror equally reflects both natural sunlight and electric light from lamps. By placing many small mirrors on the wall above the sink, you will also visually increase the space: a wall with a lot of small decor always seems wider and higher.

How to turn a bathroom into a real room

Sarah Natsumi Moore

A look from the past
What is not the base of the Singer sewing machine in interior design. Wrought iron stand is an excellent support for furniture of any purpose, including washbasins. Moidodyr from a sewing machine brings an element of retro style into the interior - as it should be for things with history. So that the wrought-iron base would not be lonely in this role, the interior was supplemented with an Art Nouveau poster taken under glass.

Colorful stained-glass windows are a permanent source of inspiration for interior decoration. And although almost no one mounts colored glass in window frames, stained-glass windows are quite actively used in the decoration of zoning partitions. The owners of this bathroom took a different path and decorated an empty wall with stained glass. Why not, if you want bright colors in the bathroom? A stained-glass window is, in fact, the same picture, and if you take care of the internal lighting, then it is also a source of additional lighting.

Godrich Interiors

The well-known sanitary ware manufacturer Kohler offers an ironic washbasin in the shape of a cast-iron bathtub, available in versions with two or even three faucets. Just imagine how joint hygiene procedures unite the family! And such a “bath” with several taps and individual mirrors will forever save you from queues to the bathroom in the morning. So what, that in cramped quarters. But with clean teeth.

I.D.interior design

Inspiration can strike a person suddenly - for example, in the garden at the sight of an old tin trough. Look how good this galvanized container in the form of a designer sink is. Such an accessory is well complemented by other details in the rustic style - for example, an antique-style faucet and multi-colored tiles on the floor, as if assembled according to the patchwork principle.

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Since the majority of residents of large cities live in Soviet-built houses, the dimensions of their bathroom are very modest. But the interior design of a bathroom or a combined bathroom is subject to increased requirements. The design of such premises should be not only aesthetic, but also functional. What can be a modern bathroom design, and what techniques are used to improve its aesthetic and operational qualities, we will consider in our article.

Planning and zoning

As a rule, bathroom design begins with the planning and zoning stage. To do this, you can use special computer programs, thanks to which you can not only design the design of the bathroom to your liking, but also determine the optimal location for placing a bath or shower, washbasin and toilet, if we are talking about a combined bathroom. Some of these programs do not even have to be downloaded - you can work with them online.

You can go the other way. All dimensions of the room and existing engineering and technical communications are applied to a sheet of paper or drawing paper. Then, with strict adherence to scale, models of the necessary plumbing equipment and furniture are cut out of paper. This method allows you to quite clearly implement any ideas for the bathroom in terms of zoning and furnishings.

If for some reason the door to the bathroom or toilet opens inwards, this defect must be corrected. A door that opens outward will not "steal" such a scarce space.

Choice of color

The design of a bathroom in an apartment does not provide for any very strict rules or prohibitions. But experts still recommend choosing light colors of paint, tiles or other finishing materials. The color does not have to be white - it requires fairly frequent and thorough care. A variety of shades of olive, pink and even lilac will do.

By the way, with the help of color you can visually expand the boundaries of the room. Especially if the floor tiles are laid diagonally, and a combination of different shades is used in the facing materials of the walls.

When using colored acrylic sanitary ware, it is best to match the cladding materials to match it.

Choice of finishes

Modern bathroom design today involves the use of a wide variety of finishing materials. The most popular of them are the following:

  • tiles;
  • plastic;
  • paint and plaster;
  • wallpaper;
  • mosaic.

Each of the listed types of finishes is distinguished by its subtleties and nuances in work and design.


Is one of the most environmentally friendly and aesthetic types of finishing materials for the bathroom or toilet.

The tiles are resistant to water and damp conditions and are easy to care for. In addition, it successfully resists the appearance of mold and mildew. In addition, tiles and porcelain stoneware have fairly high strength and durability.

Modern tiles can have a variety of textures and colors, which allows you to make the design of the bathroom original, unique and inimitable.


As a rule, it is created using the same tiles or porcelain stoneware.

Mosaic can be easily laid on uneven surfaces, effectively smoothing out this deficiency.

In addition, well-chosen colors and textures can significantly expand the room, as well as give it a unique and inimitable design.


Various types of this material are widely used in bathroom interiors. In addition to the fact that plastic is actively used in the manufacture of bathroom furniture and various accessories, PVC panels for bathroom wall decoration are also very widespread.

Plastic panels are quite durable, do not require complex maintenance, and in aesthetic terms, they significantly expand the boundaries of possible options for decorating rooms.


Until quite recently, they were practically the only alternative to tiles. However, recently they have made a serious step forward, reaching a completely new qualitative level. If earlier water-based paint quickly began to bubble and peel off, then modern paintwork materials, for example, based on acrylic, can give the bathroom a very presentable and aesthetic appearance.

With paint, the interior of the bathroom can sparkle with a completely new palette.


Recently, designers often come up with ideas for bathrooms with active use of glass. Glass wall cladding has become very popular in cases where a bathroom without tiles is initially conceived, but surface painting is not provided.

In addition, glass and mirrors used in interior design can visually expand the dimensions of the room.

There are other finishing materials that you can use to realize the idea of ​​​​renovating a bathroom and make your own fantasies come true.


The vast majority of experts believe that competent bathroom interior design is impossible without well-planned lighting. The light here should be bright enough. This enhances the feeling of warmth, comfort and cleanliness. And of course, in bright light it is much more convenient to carry out all kinds of hygiene and cosmetic procedures.

The desired light level is achieved in various ways. The light source can be a single chandelier or lamp, as well as several lighting fixtures built into the ceiling or walls. In addition, modern safe and economical energy-efficient lamps can serve as an additional element of decor, sometimes quite unexpected and original.


As a rule, the design of the bathroom implies the presence of only the most necessary furniture. Given the rather small areas of this type of premises, in most cases a couple of shelves and two or three hanging drawers are enough. After all, here, in addition to the necessary plumbing equipment, many are trying to place a washing machine, a heated towel rail and other equipment.

Accordingly, when planning and zoning a bathroom, it is necessary to take into account in advance all the equipment that is planned to be placed in it. It is most expedient to finish the bathroom, the photo of which you can see below, involves only the necessary minimum.

Needless to say that furniture and all furnishings must withstand conditions of high humidity, have hypoallergenic properties and the ability to withstand fairly sharp temperature changes.

Choosing an interior design style

Before designing a bathroom, you need to decide on the general style of the artistic design concept. Today there are a huge number of them. In order to list all the styles, one would have to create a separate article, which occupies several dozen pages. We will focus only on the main design options that are most popular.

Classic style

As befits a classic, it is quite expensive, looks luxurious and combines centuries of design experience. The central object here is the bath itself. Very often it is located in the center, but this is not a dogma. Often the bath is located on a special podium, which can be adjacent to the wall, or, conversely, located in the center of the room.

Design colors are usually light, pastel, soft. Finishing is mainly tiles, both on the floor and on the walls. Plumbing equipment - acrylic or cast iron with a layer of high-quality enamel. However, the interior of a classic-style bathroom does not exclude the use of a copper or brass bathtub, as well as the use of contrasting colors and shades.


Modern style for the bathroom interior, the photo of which you can see below, implies a clear layout, impeccable zoning, as well as the brightness of the design. Often the main characteristics of this style are the minimalism of the used equipment and bright colors.

It is this style that involves the use of such finishing materials as plastic, PVC panels, or glass. However, the tile in the bathroom, the photo of which can be found below, also fits quite organically into the canons of style.

Oriental (Japanese) style

Another popular trend of recent fashion is the design of the bathroom in Japanese or other oriental style. This ethno-style involves the abundant use of specially treated wood, rice paper and silk as wallpaper and screens, as well as other materials that emphasize the characteristic features of design concepts that have come to us from Southeast Asia.

One of the characteristic features of the Japanese style is a laconic design and the use of a minimum amount of the most necessary furniture.


This is a fairly eclectic style that allows the use of not only the most diverse and sometimes even unexpected materials, but also the use of truly non-standard solutions. This style actively uses metal, various types of plastic and an abundance of glass.

In addition, high-tech style involves a rather bold mix of color palettes, a combination of textures and textures, and sometimes even some shocking. The most interesting bathroom interiors in modern style, photos of which can be found in our photo gallery, can make a truly lasting impression.

Small bathroom design

As mentioned above, most residents of big cities have to be content with very small bathrooms. You can increase the available space with various design techniques:

  • use of mirrors;
  • diagonal floor tiles;
  • use of contrasting color combinations of finishing materials.

How the floors in the bathroom, the photos of which are presented below, allow you to create a deceptive impression of the spaciousness of a closed small impression - there are a great many concrete examples of this.

Save space in a narrow room with a shower cabin that replaces a bathtub. Another good option is to install a corner bath, which can take up only 70x70 cm. It is connected, first of all, with the fact that the area of ​​​​a bathroom or even a shared bathroom can provide a fairly wide maneuver for creativity.

Large area allows you to easily realize the most diverse fantasies. In a spacious room, you can implement almost any design concept, use a wide variety of finishing materials, apply absolutely any style.

Bathroom design

Here, again, it all depends on the size of the room. If we are talking about standard Khrushchev, then minimalism will be the most appropriate choice. After all, in addition to the bathroom, washbasin and necessary furniture, in such a room you also need to place a toilet bowl.

If the work is carried out in a modern apartment or in a country house, then the owner's imagination is limited only by his sense of taste and financial capabilities.

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