65 Fresh Bathroom Ideas to Make Your Space Feel Like a Spa

From simple decor updates to renovation inspiration.

bathroom sink ideas
Courtesy of Black Lacquer Design

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. So we dreamed up more than sixty 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 master bath, or you're embarking on a full-on ensuite renovation, we've got inspo to make your bathroom serious #goals.

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bathroom ideas
PHOTO: Reid Rolls; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Get A Copper Tub

Once you see this copper tub situation designed by Leanne Ford, you can't unsee it. Your farmhouse bathroom dreams just got a little bit fancier.

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pink bathroom ideas
2LG Studio
Stick to One Color

If you have a favorite color, why veer away from it? Plus, sticking to a one-tone color scheme will make things a lot easier during the design process. And it's far from boring. We also love how 2LG Studio magnifies this space and makes the awkward corner into something awesome with a custom vanity and mirror.

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bathroom tile ideas
Commune Design
Pay Attention to Architectural Bones

Commune Design enhanced the Spanish style of this Los Angeles home by focusing our attention on the archways leading to the curved balcony door in the bedroom and laying eye-catching Mediterranean tiles. The thoughtful layout is unique and special, but it still feels livable and comfortable.

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House Beautiful
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bathroom ideas without mirror
Hecker Guthrie
Forgo the Mirror

Small twist, revolutionary impact: Instead of hanging a mirror above the sink, consider displaying artwork instead as Hecker Guthrie did in this bathroom. Then put your hand soap and lotion on a small elevated shelf above the sink and hang a single slim pendant light instead of going the typical symmetrical route and flanking a sink area with sconces.

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bathroom decorating ideas
PHOTO: Tom Ferguson; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Expose Natural Materials

When your home is blessed with gorgeous natural bones, keep them exposed. Materials like brick and stone add so much dimension. Add color with accessories and sense of polish with fancy soaps, as done in this space by design firm Arent & Pyke.

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outdoor showers
Akin Atelier
Take It Outside

Outdoor showers can dramatically increase the value of your home—according to a 2018 report from Realtor.com, homes with outdoor showers tend to list for nearly double the asking price of other homes! That, along with this rustic but show-stopping outdoor shower designed by Akin Atelier, is all the convincing we need.

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modern bathroom ideas
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Play With Gold Accents

Gold accents can go a long way—in this case, all the way to the ceiling. The shimmery gold details in this bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke pop against the dark gray grooved drawers and black sconces.

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bathroom plant ideas
2LG Studio
Animate the Corner

Add a tree in the corner for a low-lift update that has a ton of transformative power. As seen in this bathroom designed by 2LG Studio, the palm leaf tree truly brings it to life.

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pink marble ideas
PHOTO: Matthew Williams; DESIGN: Studio DB
Give Classic Design New Twists

From the floor tiles to the so the sconce, marble vanity, and even the romantic bathrobe, this bathroom designed by Studio DB has strong Art Deco roots. Though it's retro-inspired, each detail boasts a fresh, modern interpretation. And who needs a giant mirror when you can have a seriously cool sconce to look at instead?

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freestanding bathtub ideas 
PHOTO: Alexandra Rowley; DESIGN: Studio DB
Focus on the Space Itself

Designed by Studio DB, this bathtub moment is a serious stunner. Make those bubble baths even more relaxing by keeping decor minimalist and focusing on the beauty of the surrounding space (a phenomenal view doesn't hurt either).

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bathroom sink ideas
Courtesy of Black Lacquer Design
Mix Your Styles

A little bit modern, a little bit industrial—we're all about this warm, light-filled bathroom designed by Black Lacquer Design. For added texture and color, bring in plush area rug, like this one.

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bathroom shelf ideas
PHOTO: Dustin Askland; DESIGN: Elizabeth Roberts
Use an Etagere for Extra Storage

Another great way to introduce a ton of storage room without having to drill into your walls for custom cabinetry and shelving is by sliding in a etagere, as done in this bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts. And since they're exposed, you can also display some extra decor.

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bathroom storage ideas
Robson Rak
Install Floor-to-Ceiling Cubbies

These floor-to-ceiling cubbies provide ample room for storage in a Robson Rak-designed bathroom. Put things like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other bulk items behind closed doors, then show off your décor and towels on the open shelves. I love how these tonal towels reflect the wood grains of the storage unit itself.

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bathroom upcycling ideas
PHOTO: Reid Rolls; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Embrace Quirky Layouts

With hanging eucalyptus, an up cycled turquoise sink and fresh linens, this farmhouse bathroom designed by Leanne Ford is beyond dreamy. It also proves that awkwardly-shaped bathrooms can be beautiful with clever layouts.

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fancy bathroom ideas 
Hecker Guthrie
Focus on Shape and Materials

If you want a fashionably fancy bathroom, take note from this space by Hecker Guthrie. Though it's sophisticated, formal, and undeniably chic, nothing about it feels too showy or ostentatious. Rather than bringing in flashy gold mirrors, they stacked two frameless round ones for a unique design. Similarly, they chose artful, modern lighting instead of over-the-top chandeliers. This allows us to focus on the real statement: that sculptural metallic and red marble sink. The dark wood details and wall paneling also bring in a down-to-earth, nature-inspired sense of grit without dressing the entire space down.

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bathroom wallpaper ideas
House Beautiful
Go Big in a Tiny Space

Don't let tiny rooms deter you from going big. Interior designer Shaun Smith's New Orleans home is a treasure trove of beautiful and clever design solutions. If your bathroom is too small for shelves with a lot of depth, add extra storage by placing a tray over the hamper. Keep your hand towels and florals there to brighten up the room. And most importantly, have fun with color.

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modern shower ideas
PHOTO: Shannon McGrath; DESIGN: Hecker Guthrie
Bring the Outdoors In

Just because you can't invest in an outdoor shower doesn't mean you can't make your bathroom feel like it's outside. Play up garden views with modern glass doors and windows (and let the light pour in), and introduce some greenery in the shower. Plants help rid the air of chemicals left behind by cleaning and beauty products. Plus—they instantly add life to any bathroom. Then add some curtains for privacy, as design firm Hecker Guthrie did here.

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bathroom privacy ideas
Commune Design
Enhance Privacy

This wall partition in a Commune-designed bathroom makes a world of difference, both functionally and style-wise. The cream-colored screen soften the space and adds a contemporary feel while speaking to the Art Deco shape of the mirror. And best of all, it adds a touch more privacy. A folding screen could also work as a temporary option.

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mint green bathroom
2LG Studio
Spotlight a Fresh Color

From the minty green wall tiles to the freestanding sinks, matte finishes, terrazzo vanity, and hairpin legs, it's pretty hard not fall in love with bathroom designed by 2LG Studio. The Art Deco-inspired floor tiles in fan formation lay the perfect foundation for a refreshing bathroom.

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bathroom design ideas
PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Lean Your Artwork

Rather than hanging fine art on the walls, simply lean it on the counter for an effortlessly cool elegance, as done in this moody bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke.

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fancy bathroom decorating ideas
PHOTO: Christopher Stark; DESIGN:
Paint the Ceiling

In this master bathroom designed by Julie Rootes Interiors, the white marble shower, walls, and vanity set the tone for a luxe, cohesive look. The gallery-esque floor lamp doubles as modern art, which contrasts nicely with the traditional elements throughout. And the high-gloss ceiling feels both contemporary and fresh while the timeless, neutral color keeps the space classic. (Pro tip: The higher the paint sheen, the easier to clean and maintain—especially in high-moisture areas, like a bathroom).

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freestanding tub decorating ideas
PHOTO: Dustin Askland; DESIGN: Elizabeth Roberts
Use All Available Space

Use all available surfaces as makeshift shelves, whether it's a windowsill or mantle, as designed Elizabeth Roberts did here. While fireplaces aren't exactly frequent bathroom fliers, we're digging this one as an unexpected statement. The floating tub clearly steals the spotlight, though.

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kids bathroom ideas
PHOTO: Matthew Williams; DESIGN: Studio DB
Add a Step Stool

When decorating a child's bathroom, opt for colors and motifs that are both youthful and timeless. In this bathroom designed by Studio DB, the neutral green colors and geometric tiles do the trick. Then add a fun step stool under the sink so the little ones can reach it (and to make the space feel more playful).

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black and white bathroom ideas
PHOTO: Reid Rolls; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Go Understated Glam

This sweet bathroom designed by Leanne Ford is a lesson in small upgrades that can make an outdated space feel brand new. The contrast between the hyper-realist, gritty photograph against the classic black and white striped wallpaper and glitzy chandelier create a nice juxtaposition. She added an accent magazine rack, custom linen curtains, a hand towel ring, and a case to polish things off without having to replace the existing sink and toilet.

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modern bathroom design
Hecker Guthrie
Loosen Up

A bathroom is the perfect place to have a little fun with pattern, shape, and color. And there's no place better to look for fun bathroom inspiration than 2LG Studio's portfolio. In this bathroom, they assert a strong sense of symmetry with double sinks featuring round vanity and linear frame. These two shapes are played up in the mock wood floor tiles and oval sinks.

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nuetral bathroom ideas
PHOTO: Shannon McGrath; DESIGN: Robson Rak
Make the Tub the Star

Now this is how you design an approachable yet fancy bathroom. Robson Rak chose the perfect placement for it to be the star: Right beneath the window and flanked by romantic sheers for just a touch of privacy. The low-hanging pendant adds some offbeat charm, too, without stealing the show.

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small bathroom ideas
Peter Murdock
Use Vertical Space

It's easy to overlook a room when it's super tiny, especially because there simply isn't enough useable space for décor. But it's definitely possible—and well worth it—to elevate and personalize these little rooms. Take this powder room in Ailana Michelle Ralph's home, for example. With a light blush pink wall color and a surrounding gallery of eclectic artwork, the small room packs a lot of punch.

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bathroom under stairs design
PHOTO: Max Kim Bee; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Add an Extra Powder Room

If your space allows, call your contractor and put a powder room under the stairs on the main floor—an extra guest bathroom on the main floor will always come in handy. The southwestern vibes in this one designed by are Leanne Ford make it casual and inviting.

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bathroom vanity ideas 
PHOTO: Alexandra Rowley; DESIGN: Studio DB
Pull Up a Vanity

The velvet stool and light up mirror make makeup application easier and more style in this Studio DB-designed space. A vanity is the perfect addition to a master bathroom. So if space allows, take note.