Top 200 Best Bathroom Ideas and Designs (Bath Remodel & Decor Pictures)

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next bathroom makeover then my mega list of Bathroom Ideas is where you want to start. Bathrooms today serve the same needs as they always have; things are not going to change too much on that front. Yet, the nuts and bolts of how bathrooms are built and renovated are definitely evolving.

Today’s emphasis is more on smart bathroom designs with a greater focus on saving energy and water.

Basically, what I want you to take away from reading this (or skimming through) is an understanding of the latest trends in bathroom design, what’s current and popular and how contemporary bathrooms are getting bigger, better and even more efficient. You’ll also gain some valuable insight to planning, choosing, and special considerations for re-doing your bathroom.

Let the fun begin…

Bathroom Ideas for Sinks and Vanities

Today, Vanities are available in a variety of configurations to suit specific needs. You can select from single, double, or offset sink designs, plus having door/drawer combinations that suit your powder room, master bath or kid’s bathrooms.

  • Furniture vanities are available in decorative options which can be coordinated with the linen cabinets. You could have vanities with bun foot, decorative toe or even in a choice of turned posts. Other styles include plain floor open storage.
  • Floating bathroom vanities are the latest rage. These consist of vanities suspended on the walls giving the room a clean and sleek look. This type of bathroom vanity is ideal for transitional designs. Floating vanities allow you the option of installing single or double bowls along with individual cabinets that can be customized for a unique look.
  • For smaller bathrooms, add extra space by installing under-mount sinks with clever tile accents as a backdrop to it.
  • Spa-inspired travertine sinks fitted with copper faucets can turn your bathroom into a spa retreat. Copper or bronze faucets with stone walls help add color, texture, and style to the room.
  • For otherwise straight edged rooms, add an oval sink to soften the area.
  • Long double vanities with extra sink bowls and mirrors are a must have for busy mornings.

 

Pegasus F10AE0026A Bimini 72 Double Bathroom Vanity Set
Pegasus F10AE0026A Bimini 72 Double Bathroom Vanity Set
London 36 Single Bathroom Vanity
London 36 Single Bathroom Vanity
Virtu USA MS-2648-WMSQ-WH Transitional 48-Inch Single Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, White
Virtu USA MS-2648-WMSQ-WH Transitional 48-Inch Single Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, White
Virtu USA MD-2260-WMRO-WH-010 Transitional 60-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set with Full Length Mirror, White
Virtu USA MD-2260-WMRO-WH-010 Transitional 60-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set with Full Length Mirror, White
Sirius Contemporary Double Sink Bathroom Vanity With Stone Top
Sirius Contemporary Double Sink Bathroom Vanity With Stone Top
Virtu USA GD-50072-WMSQ-ES Caroline Avenue 72-Inch Bathroom Vanity with Double Square Sinks in Espresso and Italian Carrara White Marble
Virtu USA GD-50072-WMSQ-ES Caroline Avenue 72-Inch Bathroom Vanity with Double Square Sinks in Espresso and Italian Carrara White Marble
Mirage Modern Bathroom Vanity Set
Mirage Modern Bathroom Vanity Set
72 in. Double Sink Vanity Set in Espresso
72 in. Double Sink Vanity Set in Espresso
Accara 42 Bathroom Vanity - Espresso with Clear Glass Counter
Accara 42 Bathroom Vanity – Espresso with Clear Glass Counter
Design Element Washington Double Drop-In Vessel Sink Vanity Set with Three Drawers and Toffee Finish
Design Element Washington Double Drop-In Vessel Sink Vanity Set with Three Drawers and Toffee Finish
Virtu USA ED-30060-WMSQ-ES Winterfell 60-Inch Double Bathroom Vanity Set, Espresso
Virtu USA ED-30060-WMSQ-ES Winterfell 60-Inch Double Bathroom Vanity Set, Espresso
Estrella Double Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Furniture Set
Estrella Double Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Furniture Set
Virtu USA MD-4305-S-ES Bradford 60-Inch Bathroom Vanity with Double Sinks, Espresso Finish
Virtu USA MD-4305-S-ES Bradford 60-Inch Bathroom Vanity with Double Sinks, Espresso Finish
Virtu USA Justine 59 Single Sink Bathroom Vanity in Espresso - Vanity Top Included
Virtu USA Justine 59 Single Sink Bathroom Vanity in Espresso – Vanity Top Included
59 inch Double Lune Large Glass Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity with Glass Top
59 inch Double Lune Large Glass Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity with Glass Top
Virtu USA GD-50072-WMSQ-WH Transitional 72-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, White
Virtu USA GD-50072-WMSQ-WH Transitional 72-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, White
Pisa - Modern Bathroom Pedestal Sink Vanity
Pisa – Modern Bathroom Pedestal Sink Vanity
Double Lune Large Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Cabinet
Double Lune Large Vessel Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Cabinet
70 Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Cabinet in an Espresso Finish and a Carrera White Marble Top
70 Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Cabinet in an Espresso Finish and a Carrera White Marble Top
Virtu USA MD-2272-WMSQ-GR Transitional 72-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, Grey
Virtu USA MD-2272-WMSQ-GR Transitional 72-Inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set, Grey
Celine Double Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Furniture Cabinet
Celine Double Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity Furniture Cabinet
Rana Double Sink Modern Contemporary Bathroom Vanity Furniture Cabinet
Rana Double Sink Modern Contemporary Bathroom Vanity Furniture Cabinet
Clay Construction Inc.
Source: Clay Construction Inc.
Rebecca Loewke Interiors
Source: Rebecca Loewke Interiors
Kristina Wolf Design
Source: Kristina Wolf Design
Verdana Vessel Sink Bathroom Vanity - Faucet & vessel all inclusive Q136-8X
Verdana Vessel Sink Bathroom Vanity – Faucet & vessel all inclusive Q136-8X
Eviva Glazzy® 48 Floor Mount Bathroom Vanity
Eviva Glazzy® 48 Floor Mount Bathroom Vanity
48" Jolon Teak Console Vessel Sink Vanity
48″ Jolon Teak Console Vessel Sink Vanity
Wood & Glass Vessel Sink Bathroom Vanity Set w Chrome Faucet
Wood & Glass Vessel Sink Bathroom Vanity Set w Chrome Faucet
68-Inch Antique Style Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Model 2241-MXC
68-Inch Antique Style Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Model 2241-MXC
Alya Bath At-8041-G 39 Single Bathroom Vanity with Mirror in Grey
Alya Bath At-8041-G 39 Single Bathroom Vanity with Mirror in Grey
Montage Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Montage Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Amelia Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Amelia Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Madison 60 French Gray Bathroom Vanity
Madison 60 French Gray Bathroom Vanity
Kalani 60-inch White Bathroom Vanity
Kalani 60-inch White Bathroom Vanity
Katherine Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Katherine Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Aria 48-inch Bathroom Vanity
Aria 48-inch Bathroom Vanity
New Yorker Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
New Yorker Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Alya Bath At-8043-G 56 Double Bathroom Vanity with Mirror in Grey
Alya Bath At-8043-G 56 Double Bathroom Vanity with Mirror in Grey
California Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
California Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink
Design Element Moscony Double Sink Vanity Set with White Finish
Design Element Moscony Double Sink Vanity Set with White Finish
Fresca FVN8040TK Modern Largo Bathroom Vanity with Wavy Double Sinks
Fresca FVN8040TK Modern Largo Bathroom Vanity with Wavy Double Sinks
Double Bathroom Vanity
Double Bathroom Vanity
Katherine Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop
Katherine Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop
GDC Construction
Source: GDC Construction
Design Element Moscony Double Sink Vanity Set with Espresso Finish
Design Element Moscony Double Sink Vanity Set with Espresso Finish
Fresca FVN8119WG Modern Allier Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Mirror
Fresca FVN8119WG Modern Allier Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Mirror
Design Element Perfecta Double Integrated White Acrylic Drop-in Sink Vanity Set
Design Element Perfecta Double Integrated White Acrylic Drop-in Sink Vanity Set
Fresca FVN8119WH Modern Allier Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Mirror
Fresca FVN8119WH Modern Allier Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Mirror
Westminster Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink, Carrara White
Westminster Bathroom Vanity with Marble Countertop, Cabinet with Soft Close Function and Undermount Ceramic Sink, Carrara White
60 Large Single Sink Bathroom vanity cabinet - Model CF-4437M-60 Hopkinton
60 Large Single Sink Bathroom vanity cabinet – Model CF-4437M-60 Hopkinton
Virtu USA KS-70024-S-WH Modern 24-Inch Single Sink Bathroom Vanity Set with Polished Chrome Faucet, White
Virtu USA KS-70024-S-WH Modern 24-Inch Single Sink Bathroom Vanity Set with Polished Chrome Faucet, White
Dawn RET251405-06 Ceramic Lavatory 5-14 Thickness Sink Top with Overflow and Single Hole Faucet Deck
Dawn RET251405-06 Ceramic Lavatory 5-14 Thickness Sink Top with Overflow and Single Hole Faucet Deck
28 Inch Bathroom Vanities Pedestal Glass Sink Euro Design Bath Furniture Combo
28 Inch Bathroom Vanities Pedestal Glass Sink Euro Design Bath Furniture Combo
Contemporary Glass Vanity Combo SET with Shelfs
Contemporary Glass Vanity Combo SET with Shelfs
23 inch Modern Bathroom Vanity Tempered Glass Sink with Chrome Faucet
23 inch Modern Bathroom Vanity Tempered Glass Sink with Chrome Faucet
C O N T E N T Architecture
Source: C O N T E N T Architecture

 

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Bathroom Ideas for Storage, Cabinets, and Furniture

Here are some popular ideas for bathroom cabinets and storage.

  • Mirrored cabinets with floor to ceiling length mirrors are particularly suitable for small bathrooms as the mirrors help create an illusion of extra space. These extra tall spaces can also be used for storing laundry baskets.
  • Folding or sliding doors with soft closures for cabinets help add an extra wow factor to your bathroom. Many homeowners are also known to forgo the cabinetry with ornate panels and trim in favor of flat-front cabinets.
  • Open shelving is a huge trend in bathroom cabinets where towels, bottles and other attractive accessories can be displayed openly.
  • Medicine cabinets have also undergone a facelift in that they are bigger and deeper and also have places to plug in appliances.
  • Handle-less drawers and doors with electronic push function are trendy.

Selecting Bathroom Furniture

Bathroom cabinets and vanities aside, there are many different kinds of bathroom furniture pieces available today. With so many options to choose, you can use the following pointers before buying any pieces:

  1. The amount of space available and how you intend to use it
  2. Bathroom furniture can take up a major portion of your renovation budget. Furniture can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousands. So make sure you choose wisely.
  3. Shopping online can actually help you stretch your renovation budget as there are many deals and discounts when you shop at the right retailers.
  4. Watch the trends. A major trend in bathroom furniture today is matching it to the other furniture in your home. So, cabinets matching your kitchen cabinets or the wet bar or even the built-ins in the living room and so on.

 

LACAVA
Source: LACAVA
Designs by BSB
Source: Designs by BSB
Murphy Brothers Contracting
Source: Murphy Brothers Contracting
Clarum Homes
Source: Clarum Homes
Design Innovations
Source: Design Innovations
Dynerman Architects
Source: Dynerman Architects
Rough Linen
Source: Rough Linen
VELUX
Source: VELUX
Capital Closets
Source: Capital Closets
MuseInteriors
Source: MuseInteriors
Julie Holloway
Source: Julie Holloway
Grohe US
Source: Grohe US
Kingsley Belcher Knauss, ASID
Source: Kingsley Belcher Knauss, ASID
Krista Watterworth Design Studio
Source: Krista Watterworth Design Studio
Krista Watterworth Design Studio
Source: Krista Watterworth Design Studio
LDa Architecture & Interiors
Source: LDa Architecture & Interiors
Avalon Interiors
Source: Avalon Interiors
RemodelWest
Source: RemodelWest
ArchiPlicity, Inc.
Source: ArchiPlicity, Inc.
DJDS
Source: DJDS
Benco Construction
Source: Benco Construction
modern house architects
Source: modern house architects
DOES Architecture
Source: DOES Architecture
Annette English
Source: Annette English
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Source: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Cabin John Home Builders
Source: Cabin John Home Builders
Change Your Bathroom, Inc.
Source: Change Your Bathroom, Inc.
Renocon Design
Source: Renocon Design
Design Set Match
Source: Design Set Match
Sauder Peppercorn Floor Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish by Sauder
Sauder Peppercorn Floor Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish by Sauder
Sauder Wall Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish
Sauder Wall Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish
Sauder Linen Tower Bath Cabinet, Soft White Finish
Sauder Linen Tower Bath Cabinet, Soft White Finish
Free Standing White Toilet Paper Bathroom Cabinet Holder
Free Standing White Toilet Paper Bathroom Cabinet Holder
Elegant Home Fashions Chesterfield Collection Floor Cabinet with one Door and one Drawer, Espresso
Elegant Home Fashions Chesterfield Collection Floor Cabinet with one Door and one Drawer, Espresso
Over the Toilet Cabinet
Over the Toilet Cabinet
Monarch Specialties White Bathroom Space Saver
Monarch Specialties White Bathroom Space Saver
Leyla Console Vanity - Oak
Leyla Console Vanity – Oak
Home Styles 5022-69 Nantucket Pantry, Distressed White Finish
Home Styles 5022-69 Nantucket Pantry, Distressed White Finish
Homecharm-Intl HC-041 Laundry Wall Cabinet,White
Homecharm-Intl HC-041 Laundry Wall Cabinet,White
Decoraport Vertical Rectangle LED Bathroom Mirror Illuminated Lighted Vanity Wall Mounted Mirror
Decoraport Vertical Rectangle LED Bathroom Mirror Illuminated Lighted Vanity Wall Mounted Mirror
Hyland Custom Cabinetry
Source: Hyland Custom Cabinetry
Vertical LED Bathroom Silvered Mirror with ONOFF
Vertical LED Bathroom Silvered Mirror with ONOFF
Neal Surface Mount Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet (White)
Neal Surface Mount Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet (White)
Wood Swing Door Surface-Mount Medicine Cabinet in White
Wood Swing Door Surface-Mount Medicine Cabinet in White
Threshold Bathroom Bridewater Luxury Wall Cabinet Espresso Medicine Double Doors Furniture Shelves Elegant Storage Wood Vanity
Threshold Bathroom Bridewater Luxury Wall Cabinet Espresso Medicine Double Doors Furniture Shelves Elegant Storage Wood Vanity
Sauder Peppercorn Etagere Bath Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish
Sauder Peppercorn Etagere Bath Cabinet, Cinnamon Cherry Finish
Foremost NAWO2633 Naples 26-12 Bathroom Wall Cabinet, White
Foremost NAWO2633 Naples 26-12 Bathroom Wall Cabinet, White

 


 

Bathroom Ideas for Tile and Flooring

Here are some modern trends in bathroom tiles and bathroom flooring

  • Slip-resistant bathroom flooring and tiles are much in demand.
  • Wall tiles that extend all the way to the ceiling. Wall covering tiles help you add texture and patterns on the walls.
  • Mosaic tiles are in style. Think different natural stone materials like limestone, or marble. Glass mosaics in multi-colored hues and metallic finishes are also in style.
  • Hardwood mimicking tiles help add warmth to the bathroom. The latest technology is actually allowing tiles to look like wood, so much so that they are hard to tell apart.
  • Of course, subway tile is another hot trend in tiles for bathrooms this year. You can go for the classic layout or alternatively go for vertical, transitional as well as other graphic layouts of subway tiles.
  • One of the most popular bathroom decorating ideas includes pebbled bathroom floors. In addition to offering an outdoorsy natural feel, walking on the pebble rocks will balance your Chakras and even provide an acupressure of the feet each time you step into your bathroom!

Additional Information:

 

Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc.
Source: Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc.
Teak Bath & Shower Mat
Teak Bath & Shower Mat
Mother of Pearl Shell Tile White 1 X 1 Squares (On a 12 X 12 Mesh) for Backsplash and Bathroom Walls and Floors
Mother of Pearl Shell Tile White 1 X 1 Squares (On a 12 X 12 Mesh) for Backsplash and Bathroom Walls and Floors
Retro Hexagon White 10 78 x 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
Retro Hexagon White 10 78 x 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
Retro Octagon Matte White with Glossy Black Dot 11 12 x 11 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
Retro Octagon Matte White with Glossy Black Dot 11 12 x 11 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
Penny Capri Green 12 14 x 12 Inch Porcelain Mosaic Floor & Wall Tile
Penny Capri Green 12 14 x 12 Inch Porcelain Mosaic Floor & Wall Tile
 Corfu Aqua Tiles Wallpaper
Corfu Aqua Tiles Wallpaper
Deep Ocean Blue, Gentle Grey - 3x12 Glass Tile
Deep Ocean Blue, Gentle Grey – 3×12 Glass Tile
Retro Spiral White and Black 12 12 x 12 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
Retro Spiral White and Black 12 12 x 12 12 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile
White Porcelain Subway Tile Gloss Finish
White Porcelain Subway Tile Gloss Finish
BiglarKinyan Design Planning Inc.
Source: BiglarKinyan Design Planning Inc.

 


 

Bathroom Shower Ideas

Shower units can be separated from the tub.

Yes, you heard that right: after installation, you still get a single unit but, in effect, the shower acts as a standalone cubicle with a door while the tub is adjacent to it in L-shaped design.

Stone mosaic tiles on the backside of the shower with an enclosing glass door adds elegance to the shower area.

A wall mounted shower with handheld and rain-style shower head plus a cute little bench in the shower area can give a spa like feel to the bathroom. The benches can even be fitted with drawers for extra storage.

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Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors
Source: Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors
Jonathan Raith Inc.
Source: Jonathan Raith Inc.
Blender Architecture
Source: Blender Architecture
Dick Clark + Associates
Source: Dick Clark + Associates
XTC Design Incorporated
Source: XTC Design Incorporated
Webber + Studio, Architects
Source: Webber + Studio, Architects
Tyner Construction Co Inc
Source: Tyner Construction Co Inc
Stern McCafferty
Source: Stern McCafferty
Falcone Homes
Source: Falcone Homes
Cathers Home
Source: Cathers Home
Rockridge Fine Homes
Source: Rockridge Fine Homes
k YODER design, LLC
Source: k YODER design, LLC
RW Anderson Homes
Source: RW Anderson Homes
Young Brothers
Source: Young Brothers
Andrea Schumacher Interiors
Source: Andrea Schumacher Interiors
Melissa Davis Design
Source: Melissa Davis Design
186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
Source: 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell
glass shower doors
Source: Summer Thornton Design
AMI Design Enterprises, Inc.
Source: AMI Design Enterprises, Inc.
Capstone Construction of Maryland
Source: Capstone Construction of Maryland
C O N T E N T Architecture
Source: C O N T E N T Architecture
Hyland Custom Cabinetry
Source: Hyland Custom Cabinetry
Renocon Design
Source: Renocon Design
Change Your Bathroom, Inc.
Source: Change Your Bathroom, Inc.
modern house architects
Source: modern house architects
PROJEKT HOME
Source: PROJEKT HOME
DEKORA Staging Inc
Source: DEKORA Staging Inc
Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc.
Source: Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc.
ART Design Build
Source: ART Design Build
Mike Connell
Source: Mike Connell
ID by Gwen
Source: ID by Gwen
Avalon Interiors
Source: Avalon Interiors

 


 

Bathroom Ideas for Fittings & Faucets

Bathroom fittings that are wall mounted are highly popular as they have lesser contact with water resulting in lower maintenance.

The shape of current bathroom fittings are getting softer. More designers recommend fittings that do not hurt and injure. Softer bathroom fittings are either tilted at 7 degrees or may be curved or lozenge-shaped.

Water and energy efficient bathroom fittings are also much in demand.

Chrome finished bathroom fittings can add eye candy to your bathroom. After all, who does not like shiny, radiant and immaculate fittings that resist grime and tarnishing?

Additional Information:

 

PULSE ShowerSpas 1028 Chrome Shower System - Lanikai ShowerSpa
PULSE ShowerSpas 1028 Chrome Shower System – Lanikai ShowerSpa
Ouku® Single Handle Wall Mount Shower Faucet with 10 Inch Showerhead and Side Bar Handheld Shower Head with Shower Holder Shower Arm
Ouku® Single Handle Wall Mount Shower Faucet with 10 Inch Showerhead and Side Bar Handheld Shower Head with Shower Holder Shower Arm
Grohe 27765EN0 Power&Soul Cosmopolitan 4-spray Shower head
Grohe 27765EN0 Power&Soul Cosmopolitan 4-spray Shower head
Delta 58065-RB In2ition® 4-Setting Two-in-One Handshower Showerhead
Delta 58065-RB In2ition® 4-Setting Two-in-One Handshower Showerhead
American Standard 1660.683.002 10-Inch Modern Rain Easy Clean Showerhead
American Standard 1660.683.002 10-Inch Modern Rain Easy Clean Showerhead
Hansgrohe shower faucets
Source: Hansgrohe shower faucets
Murray Feiss WB1479BS Colin Collection 1-Light ADA Compliant Wall Sconce, Brushed Steel Finish with White Alabaster Glass
Murray Feiss WB1479BS Colin Collection 1-Light ADA Compliant Wall Sconce, Brushed Steel Finish with White Alabaster Glass
Feiss VS18904 Aris 4-Light Vanity Fixture
Feiss VS18904 Aris 4-Light Vanity Fixture
Sonneman 2556.01, Vanity Mirrored Wall Vanity Lighting, 1 Light LED, Polished Chrome
Sonneman 2556.01, Vanity Mirrored Wall Vanity Lighting, 1 Light LED, Polished Chrome
Moen YB5161CH Voss Bath Lighting One Globe
Moen YB5161CH Voss Bath Lighting One Globe
American Standard 2891.128.222 Boulevard RH Elongated One Piece Flowise Toilet, Linen
American Standard 2891.128.222 Boulevard RH Elongated One Piece Flowise Toilet, Linen
KOHLER K-3564-96 Saile Elongated One-Piece Toilet with Dual Flush Technology, Biscuit
KOHLER K-3564-96 Saile Elongated One-Piece Toilet with Dual Flush Technology, Biscuit
Duravit 21170900921 Vero Toilet Floorstanding For Independent Water Supply
Duravit 21170900921 Vero Toilet Floorstanding For Independent Water Supply
Scarabeo 8105AS Planet Scarabeo Ceramic Round Bowl Toilet
Scarabeo 8105AS Planet Scarabeo Ceramic Round Bowl Toilet
EAGO TB356 Dual Flush Eco-Friendly Ceramic Toilet
EAGO TB356 Dual Flush Eco-Friendly Ceramic Toilet
Cheviot 1246-WH Quattro 19 Inch Vessel Sink LESS Faucet
Cheviot 1246-WH Quattro 19 Inch Vessel Sink LESS Faucet
Scarabeo Scarabeo 8031R-100B-2Hole-637509879839 Luxury Wall Mounted Ceramic Sink, White
Scarabeo Scarabeo 8031R-100B-2Hole-637509879839 Luxury Wall Mounted Ceramic Sink, White
Scarabeo 8053E Kong Above the Counter Ceramic Washbasin without Overflow
Scarabeo 8053E Kong Above the Counter Ceramic Washbasin without Overflow
Scarabeo 803338 Gaia Built-In or Supported Ceramic Wash Basin with Overflow
Scarabeo 803338 Gaia Built-In or Supported Ceramic Wash Basin with Overflow
Kraus C-GVR-204-RE-10CH Irruption Blue Rectangular Glass Vessel Sink and Waterfall Faucet Chrome
Kraus C-GVR-204-RE-10CH Irruption Blue Rectangular Glass Vessel Sink and Waterfall Faucet Chrome
Kraus GVS-901-19mm Aquamarine Square Clear Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Kraus GVS-901-19mm Aquamarine Square Clear Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Delta Faucet 598LF-SSMPU Cassidy Single Hole-Single Handle Channel Spout
Delta Faucet 598LF-SSMPU Cassidy Single Hole-Single Handle Channel Spout
Delta Faucet 597LF-RBMPU Cassidy Single Hole-Single Handle 4-Inch Plate/Metal Pop-up, Venetian Bronze
Delta Faucet 597LF-RBMPU Cassidy Single Hole-Single Handle 4-Inch Plate/Metal Pop-up, Venetian Bronze
Delta 3553LF-SS Vero Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Delta 3553LF-SS Vero Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Pfister Ashfield Single Control Vessel Bathroom Faucet, Rustic Bronze
Pfister Ashfield Single Control Vessel Bathroom Faucet, Rustic Bronze
Price Pfister F-M42-YPKK Ashfield Single Control 4-Inch Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Price Pfister F-M42-YPKK Ashfield Single Control 4-Inch Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Kraus KGW-1700CH-CL Single Lever Vessel Glass Waterfall Bathroom Faucet Chrome with Clear Glass Disk
Kraus KGW-1700CH-CL Single Lever Vessel Glass Waterfall Bathroom Faucet Chrome with Clear Glass Disk
Kraus FVS-1005CH Riviera Single Lever Vessel Bathroom Faucet Chrome
Kraus FVS-1005CH Riviera Single Lever Vessel Bathroom Faucet Chrome
Delta Faucet 3551LF-CZ Dryden Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet, Champagne Bronze
Delta Faucet 3551LF-CZ Dryden Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet, Champagne Bronze
Hansgrohe 31088821 Metris E Single Hole Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Hansgrohe 31088821 Metris E Single Hole Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Delta 551-DST Dryden Single Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Delta 551-DST Dryden Single Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Delta Faucet 553LF-CZ Vero Single Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Champagne Bronze
Delta Faucet 553LF-CZ Vero Single Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Champagne Bronze
Kraus KEF-15401CH Novus Single Lever Basin Bathroom Faucet Chrome
Kraus KEF-15401CH Novus Single Lever Basin Bathroom Faucet Chrome
Kraus KEF-15300CH Aplos Single Lever Basin Bathroom Faucet Chrome
Kraus KEF-15300CH Aplos Single Lever Basin Bathroom Faucet Chrome
George Kovacs P5040-37B 2 Light Bath Dark Restoration Bronze Etched Opal Glass Tube
George Kovacs P5040-37B 2 Light Bath Dark Restoration Bronze Etched Opal Glass Tube
Moen YB5161CH Voss Bath Lighting One Globe
Moen YB5161CH Voss Bath Lighting One Globe

 


 

Ideas for your Bathroom Accessories

There is a huge range of accessories available on the market and you must decide carefully when planning the function and style of your bathroom.

  • Make the most of the storage for accessories and use wire baskets for storing extra stuff.
  • Circa 1900s brass mirrors, beautiful French style collapsible tripod tables and other antiques can give a vintage feel to the bathroom.
  • Install simple towel rails just alongside the wall of the bath area making it an easy-to-reach item once you are done.
  • Add a seaside feel to your powder room, by painting it blue and accessorizing it with towels, soap and toothbrush holders in the same or similar hues. You can add starfish, seashells and other nautical elements to the decor to support the theme.
  • Oriental style themes are also popular as they help create a natural spa like environment. Install a wooden bathtub and accessorize using Chinese or Asian themed light fixtures or bamboo accessories.

 

Bamboo Stainless Steel Towel Door Hooks
Bamboo Stainless Steel Towel Door Hooks
Towel and Robe Hook by 3M Adhesive
Towel and Robe Hook by 3M Adhesive
Zenna Home 9153WW, Cottage Collection Bathroom Tissue Stand
Zenna Home 9153WW, Cottage Collection Bathroom Tissue Stand
InterDesign Axis Roll Reserve Plus
InterDesign Axis Roll Reserve Plus
KES® A7070 Bathroom Tissue HolderToilet Paper Holder 3M Self Adhesive
KES® A7070 Bathroom Tissue HolderToilet Paper Holder 3M Self Adhesive
Zenna Home 7666ST, Toilet Paper Canister
Zenna Home 7666ST, Toilet Paper Canister
Zenna Home 2523NN, Cross Style Bathroom Spacesaver, Satin Nickel
Zenna Home 2523NN, Cross Style Bathroom Spacesaver, Satin Nickel
Kohler K-10557-2BZ Devonshire Towel Ring
Kohler K-10557-2BZ Devonshire Towel Ring
Spectrum Diversified 58924 Ashley Over-the-Cabinet Towel Ring, Bronze
Spectrum Diversified 58924 Ashley Over-the-Cabinet Towel Ring, Bronze
GROHE 40 365 000 Accessories 8-Inch Towel Ring
GROHE 40 365 000 Accessories 8-Inch Towel Ring
HotelSpa® AquaCare series Insta-mount Towel Ring - Drill Free, Mounts instantly on all smooth or textured surfaces without tools, drilling and surface damage
HotelSpa® AquaCare series Insta-mount Towel Ring – Drill Free, Mounts instantly on all smooth or textured surfaces without tools, drilling and surface damage
Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
InterDesign Formbu Vanity, ECO Tank Top Tray, Natural Bamboo
InterDesign Formbu Vanity, ECO Tank Top Tray, Natural Bamboo
InterDesign Kyoto Soap Saver, Brushed Stainless Steel
InterDesign Kyoto Soap Saver, Brushed Stainless Steel
Dark Brown Hawaii Style Bathroom Sink Deck Soap Holder Wooden Soap Dish Rectangular Hand Craft Natural Soap Holder
Dark Brown Hawaii Style Bathroom Sink Deck Soap Holder Wooden Soap Dish Rectangular Hand Craft Natural Soap Holder
Moen DN7722BN 24-Inch Lounge Double Towel Bar
Moen DN7722BN 24-Inch Lounge Double Towel Bar
BathSense Over the Door HookTowel Bar Combo
BathSense Over the Door HookTowel Bar Combo
mDesign Over the Cabinet Towel Holder Bar
mDesign Over the Cabinet Towel Holder Bar
Moen 8718 Home Care 18-Inch Grab Bar
Moen 8718 Home Care 18-Inch Grab Bar
Gatco 4680 24-Inch Channel Towel Bar
Gatco 4680 24-Inch Channel Towel Bar
AquaCare series Insta-mount 24" towel Bar
AquaCare series Insta-mount 24″ towel Bar
ndecor Home 4-Piece Ceramic Fleur De Lis Bath Set
ndecor Home 4-Piece Ceramic Fleur De Lis Bath Set
Bathroom Accessory Set - Elegant Ceramic White with Crystal Stripe
Bathroom Accessory Set – Elegant Ceramic White with Crystal Stripe
Stainless Steel and Chrome Accessories
Stainless Steel and Chrome Accessories
Blue Donuts 4 Piece Stainless Steel Bathroom Set - Black
Blue Donuts 4 Piece Stainless Steel Bathroom Set – Black
4 Pc Line Textured Dark Brown Ceramic Soap Dish, Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder & Tumbler Bathroom Set
4 Pc Line Textured Dark Brown Ceramic Soap Dish, Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder & Tumbler Bathroom Set
Blue Donuts 4 Piece Stainless Steel Bathroom Set - Red
Blue Donuts 4 Piece Stainless Steel Bathroom Set – Red
InterDesign York Bath Collection, Bronze, 3-Piece Set
InterDesign York Bath Collection, Bronze, 3-Piece Set
4 Pc Ribbed White Ceramic Bath Accessory Set Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, Lotion Dispenser & Soap Dish
4 Pc Ribbed White Ceramic Bath Accessory Set Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, Lotion Dispenser & Soap Dish
mDesign Bath Accessories Set- 4 Piece, Polished Stainless Steel
mDesign Bath Accessories Set- 4 Piece, Polished Stainless Steel
InterDesign Franklin 4-Piece Bath Accessories Set, Aruba Blue
InterDesign Franklin 4-Piece Bath Accessories Set, Aruba Blue
Brushed Nickel Bath Ensemble, 4 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set, Brushed Nickel Collection Bath Set Features Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, & Soap Dish- Silver Mosaic Glass
Brushed Nickel Bath Ensemble, 4 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set, Brushed Nickel Collection Bath Set Features Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, & Soap Dish- Silver Mosaic Glass
JustNile Plastic Rubber 4-Piece Bathroom Accessory Set - Modern Red
JustNile Plastic Rubber 4-Piece Bathroom Accessory Set – Modern Red
Mainstays Essential True Colors Bath Accessory Set
Mainstays Essential True Colors Bath Accessory Set
Teak Shower Bench
Teak Shower Bench
Teak Bath & Shower Mat
Teak Bath & Shower Mat
Seville Classics Bamboo Bath and Vanity Set
Seville Classics Bamboo Bath and Vanity Set

 


 

Popular Bathroom Decorating Ideas and Design Trends

  • Gray is the hottest color in bathroom tiles. Clay, taupe, and other neutrals are not too far behind. Experts also recommend adding classic neutrals with pastel blues and greens as backdrops in backsplashes or for other elements of the bathroom. Neutral color schemes create a serene and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Vanities with soft closing drawers and cabinet doors are in. Many homeowners also go for electronic push buttons to open mechanisms for hands-free operations.
  • Task lighting and mood lighting are important as they both play an important role in enhancing the atmosphere of the bathroom.
  • It is always best to pay more for the highest quality accessories, handles, and materials since your bathroom is a room that is going to be used every day for years to come. Hinges and drawers with lifetime warranties will ensure peace of mind.

 


 

Planning Your Bathroom

Have you ever heard of or seen the following in a bathroom?

  • Bathrooms with fireplaces built in.
  • Chandeliers and upholstered furniture apart from the sink, vanity and tub/shower stall.
  • Heavy drapes or other bathroom design ideas that literally blur the lines between bedrooms and bathrooms

Not everyone has the luxury of spending on such expensive and elaborate bathroom ideas yet, you can still find a wide range of bathroom fixtures and materials that can take your bathroom to a whole new level without costing a lot of money. All it takes is a lot of planning and the help of a professional.

So how do you go about planning your dream bathroom?

Planning your bathroom should always begin with these considerations:

  • Where is the bathroom located?
  • Is it to be used as a powder room near your living room where you entertain guests?
  • Is it a child’s bathroom, guest bathroom, or the master bath?
  • Would it be used by an elderly person or someone having limited physical capabilities?

These questions can help guide you in selecting the right materials, fixtures, colors, lighting elements and other design elements for the bathroom project.

For example, you would not want to install water-sensitive elements (like upholstered bathroom furniture) in a bathroom used by your young kids, nor would your teenager complain too much if the cabinet material used is plastic laminate instead of expensive marble.

On the other hand, aesthetics would be more important in a master bathroom and in some cases (depending on your personality), it might even overtake the functionality of the bathroom.

So, regardless of whether you are upgrading through a renovation, or are building a bathroom in a new construction, start by making all these basic choices:

  • How much space does your bathroom have?
  • What fixtures and materials are most useful for the intended purpose of the room?
  • What is your budget?

These questions will decide the success of the bathroom design idea.

 


 

Budgeting: Expect the Unexpected

A bathroom renovation (or the remodeling of any room, for that matter) is like a guessing game; you never know what to expect until you are in the thick of things. You could, for example, run into some plumbing issues that if left ignored could lead to severe water damage.

So do be prepared to keep aside some contingency funds as well as extended remodeling schedules in the event these unexpected things occur.

Remember: problems can be solved, so don’t get too overwhelmed by these things.

 


 

Get Help With Your Bathroom Ideas and Hire a Pro

One of the earliest decisions you should make is hiring a designer or a renovation contractor. This is especially required if you are having a big bathroom project (along with a big budget).

If however, yours is simply a cosmetic upgrade in a limited remodel, then you could do without an architect or a designer.

In case of an older house, then remodeling could involve a lot more than simply hacking the walls. You would want to ensure that the house is able to take the extra structural load and changes without causing the ceiling or walls to cave in.

Even if you hire a pro, do be prepared to be actively involved in the renovation rather than simply saying yes or no to his/her suggestions.

Start by clipping photos of bathrooms you like and, if your schedule permits it, collecting information about things like toilets, fixtures, cabinets, shower-heads, tiles and other major materials you may like to include in the bathroom. Be sure to visit local bathroom showrooms and create a workbook to organize your ideas in a single place.

 


 

Who to hire?

You can choose from the following of professionals:

  • Architect: These are highly trained, charge by the hour or the percentage of the total project, will generally oversee all the work.
  • General contractor: Talk to several before hiring one, make sure you ask for liability of insurance and also check for references. Also verify how they handle the change orders.
  • Designer: It is best to hire an interior designer for major cosmetic upgrades since they specialize in colors, furnishings, etc.

Above all, make sure to check their portfolios!

 


 

Essential Features of Basic Bathroom Layouts

Most modern bathroom layouts are characterized by the following features:

  • A bathroom should ideally never have more than one access door (except for Jack & Jills)
  • There should generally be an entrance alcove off a hallway for added privacy
  • Bathrooms should have either square or rectangular layout with length no more than twice the width
  • There should be a clear central area where you can dry off
  • Fixtures like tubs, toilets, etc should generally be located towards the edges in the alcoves with the most private areas farthest from the bathroom’s door.
  • The windows should allow ample natural light
  • For larger spaces, there may be custom cabinets combining shelves, drawers, hanging spaces and even walk-in closet with pull-out features containing ironing boards, or other supplies.

Consider all your storage needs in the early stages of planning so you can decide whether to create an additional room or alcove adjacent to the bathroom for use as a walk-in dressing room.

Also, when thinking about the bathroom’s layout or design, make sure you think ahead and make it safe and convenient with easier accessibility for the elderly.

 


 

To Sum it all up…

Once you have collected ideas and visited showrooms, it is time to decide how you will implement your bathroom project from start to finish.

Sit down with your designer or contractor and get valuable insight about the various aspects of the project,  like the bathroom layout, space planning, storage, cleanliness, and maintenance.

Assuming you have set aside an initial budget, get the professional to advise you on practical matters so you can be realistic and yet achieve your dream bathroom.

Make sure that your budget takes into consideration everything that may arise in the project including the adjoining hallways, bedrooms, door installation, and repainting considerations to integrate with your new bathroom.

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9 Responses

  1. Hey Guys, thanks for reading my super long post. I hope you found something you like. Let me know what you think!

    Also, I added links to the picture to amazon so you can buy anything you like. Gotta pay the bills around here.

    XO, Blake

  2. I’m here from Pinterest! We’re currently redesigning our two bathrooms but I don’t know what to choose for each, there are so many cool ideas to choose from… I love a lot of styles in mind but I can’t decide, there are a lot of ideas I have in mind and only two bathrooms. I was thinking of doing our bath on the minimalist, Nordic side and the kids one more colorful and playful. Right now I’m scrolling and saving images hoping I can finally decide.

  3. Amazing post. I am glad that I came across such an article where you can choose from so many varieties. Thanks for sharing such a great post. This ideas and tips would definitely help renovate the bathroom in a great way. I am glad that I came across your article. Thanks.

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Blake Lockwood

Blake Lockwood

I'm Blake Lockwood. I'm a self-proclaimed design snob and this is MY blog. I design fabulous interiors for a living so trust me, what I say is always what goes.