It may be a small space, but you can really pack a lot of style into a bathroom. It’s the one room where people tend to get a little daring with bold prints or beautiful tile. But when you’re working with a small space, that also means you have to have a good plan to ensure everything looks cohesive.
The secret to getting your bathroom remodel or redesign to look just as you imagine it is to find your style. If you’re not sure about your style and need some bathroom design ideas, we’ve got you covered! From vintage to modern, here’s the low-down on six popular bathroom styles to help you determine your best bathroom look.
If your idea of relaxing is spending a day at the beach, why not create your own private seaside escape? Capture that beachy feeling in your bathroom with natural wood elements, plenty of natural light and some touches of watery blue. Choose a light-colored flooring and add some super-soft bathmats to remind you of soft, sandy beaches. Finish it off with a striped shower curtain and lots of texture. Shells, rope, and chipped paint all add texture and a coastal vibe without being overly kitschy.
For some, the bathroom is where you clear your mind and get a fresh start for the day. Create a minimalist space where less is more with a modern floating vanity and low-profile sink. Skip the cabinet hardware altogether in favor of clean-faced cabinets. Choose large tiles for the floor and shower to minimize grout lines and create a less cluttered look. Stick to a neutral color palette with a mix of dark and light elements to create contrast and keep the space from falling flat. Instead of decor, use plants to add color and texture and to help soften the space.
Glitz and Glamour
Are you dreaming of a long, hot soak in a bathroom fit for a king (or queen)? If you love the glam life, then you need a glamourous bathroom to pamper yourself in. Start with a fabulous soaker tub and surround it with beautiful marble tile. Swap out your faucets and hardware for shiny brass or gold options and replace your standard mirror with one with an ornate frame. Top it all off with a stunning chandelier and you’ll feel like royalty every time you take a soak.
After a long hard day, a little self-care can be a welcome relief. Turn your bathroom into a tranquil Zen-like retreat to give yourself the perfect spot to get away from it all. Introduce as many natural elements as possible to help create a connection to nature. Choose wood and natural stone for walls and floors and use soft lighting to create a soothing ambiance. Position the tub to take advantage of natural light or a great view.
Get whisked away to a romantic chateau in the French countryside with an elegant, old-world bathroom. Imagine whiling away the hours in a classic claw-foot tub perched on beautiful artisan tile next to an antique dressing table converted to a vanity. Add some floral wallpaper, an elegant runner and a gilded mirror for those extra romantic touches. Vintage wall sconces and a dreamy chandelier will help create a room full of French country charm.
If you’re dying to do something a little more daring, the bathroom is the perfect place to test out a dramatic new look. Choose a boldly patterned wallpaper or a powerful tile and let it be the star of the show. You want to avoid dueling focal points, though. Pick one really stand-out feature and choose the rest of your fixtures and finishes to complement but not compete with that one element.
No matter what your style, one of these six bathroom design ideas will help give your bathroom a fresh new look you’ll love.