Above all else, a bathroom needs to be clean and tidy. But it doesn’t need to be purely functional, especially if you appreciate a nice atmosphere for bubble baths or mirror selfies. Add a cozy chair or some proper window treatments. You’ll be amazed at how much it warms up the space. To spark some creativity in your own home, we’ve collected a slew of bathroom ideas to help you create an oasis for spa-level relaxation and style at home. Whether you’re thinking of sprucing up the powder room and main bath, or you’re embarking on a full-on ensuite renovation, we’ve got inspo to make your bathroom serious #goals. Take design advice from the likes of Leanne Ford, Commune, and Toledo Geller to create a space that’s inspiring and calming—you just might never leave the tub!
Make Marble Pop With Complementary Paint
Interior designer Elizabeth Cooper brought out the rich blue veining in the marble surfaces with an icy pale blue paint color on the cabinet doors.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Every room in designer Fitz Pullins’s Florida home is bursting with fun, including this bathroom with cheeky monkey-print wallpaper. “What’s more invigorating than a jungle?” Pullins says. “Waking up, brushing your teeth—I want it to be entertaining for me.”
Make It Like a Spa
Analisse Taft-Gersten calls her morning bath at her Connecticut weekend home the best part of her day—and it’s easy to see why. The serene space was inspired by spas at her favorite hotels.
Get Inspired by Your Environment
This light-filled bathroom by Romanek Design Studio reflects the beauty of the external setting, Malibu. From the wood panel sloped ceiling to the rainbow of green zellige tiles, it fits right into the Southern Califorina coast. Aside from being calming and stylish, the wall-to-wall green tile floor means that basically everything in the room will hold up well when wet.
Make it feel extra luxe with sophisticated seating and a grand floating tub in the center of the room. We love how Breegan Jane sets the mood for relaxation with a repeating circle motif, from the rounded edges of the window, sconces, seating, the actual shape of the space, and beyond.
Don’t Be Afraid of Wallpaper
Designer Jessica Geller of Toledo Geller has a passion for prints—and bathrooms are no exception. She covered the walls in the powder room of her own New Jersey home with a playful pattern by Hygge & West. Proper ventilation ensures it won’t peel off.
Shake Things Up With Lighting
This bathroom by designer Kureck Jones is a lesson in how to have fun with tile and color. The pink subway tiles on the wall and the diamond, almost leaf-like motif on the floors of this bathroom bring in a surge of energy while the lavender paint sets an instant calm. The brass industrial-style fixtures and lighting add just enough contrast and intrigue to the otherwise sweet and romantic space.
These are some ideas you can take inspiration from.