Look no further for the best bathroom design ideas in 2020. Right now, you’ve probably spent more time than you ever imagined possible in your home. You deserve something fresh and inspired in every room, including your bathroom.
If this year has brought on lots of stress, you might want to consider using colors that are known for calming. Beach bathrooms often use blue tones, which could help you escape. Maybe you’re looking for something fun and vibrant in your bathroom. You could incorporate colorful Spanish tiles, playful mid century cabinetry, or whimsical farmhouse decor. Perhaps you’re into some of the latest bathroom design trends, like floating shelves, LED backlighting, and hexagon bathroom tiles.
Don’t let your bathroom be a place of frustration. With some simple updates, your bathroom can become a paradise. A simple coat of paint and some new sink cabinetry can transform your bathroom from dull to delightful. And it’s easier than you’d think. A lot of these changes can be made without having to hire a professional. It’s time to get inspired.
1. Contemporary Cement Bathroom
Not everyone loves the bright white bathrooms of modern minimalists. Sometimes, it’s okay to embrace your dark side. That’s exactly what this gray industrial bathroom design does. With both concrete and grey brick walls, this bathroom stays in a dark, limited color palette. By avoiding color variety, we can focus on some hand-selected design elements. For instance, this sprawling exposed light fixture is a unique way to create overhead lighting.
2. Contemporary Pink
The term “millennial pink” popped up a few years to describe a trendy shade of light pink. This shade of pink transcends the frilly, delicate designs of the past. When used in combination with other contemporary shades and materials, pink can look sleek and androgynous. Whether or not you’re sold on pink, this design is a great example of using a two tone color palette in contemporary bathrooms.
3. Bold Red
Here’s another example of a two tone color contemporary color palette, with a much different impact. If you’re designing a contemporary bathroom for a restaurant, using bold colors like red can instill a sense of energy in your clientele. The same concept can be applied to your home’s contemporary bathroom if you need a little boost from your bathroom in the morning.
4. Elevated Bath
For those of us who have spent some time in cramped city condos, a large bathtub or shower can feel like the height of luxury. This bathtub is quite literally at the height of luxury, sitting on a raised platform. Stone and wood textures contrast beautifully in this contemporary bathroom example, but there’s not a lot else going on here. This proves you can do a lot with a little.
5. Contemporary Rainforest Bathroom
If you love both organic and industrial features, this contemporary bathroom might be a great source of inspiration from you. Filling your bathroom with tropical topiaries will bring some color to a room that may otherwise feel dull and neutral. Here, we have an example of those oh-so-contemporary hidden cabinets. This bathroom uses large, reflective black surfaces to hide cabinetry. This illusion allows you to make room for all the odds and ends that don’t match with your chic contemporary aesthetic tastes.
Which of these contemporary bathroom designs inspired you the most? Do you love the hidden cabinets, or are you a bigger fan of the floating sink look? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to help you get started creating the contemporary bathroom your heart desires.
6. Wood Beams
If you’ve got lots to store in your bathroom, you might want to consider installing a full set of cabinets. Here, a tall and beautiful set of cabinets sit between two sinks. Glass paneling allows its contents to be on full display (but of course, you could choose to hide your wares). Dark wood floors contrast with old, weathered wood ceiling beams. Marrying some old and new elements is a great way to tip your hat to the past without getting stuck.
7. Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are a popular contemporary convention. By creating one floating shelf with the same concrete that the walls are made of helps tie this room together. Additionally, these worn down window panels add to the industrial look. But not everything is as weathered and industrial in this bathroom. A sleek, modern bathtub sits atop newly tiled floors. And that’s what’s beautiful about this room — it embraces both the old and the new.
8. Industrial Geometry
Geometric design never goes out of style. This industrial bathroom design uses lines and shapes to create movement. Two round mirrors feel playful displayed side by side. Round hanging edison bulb pendant lights brighten up the room. Open metal shelving provides ample storage under twin sinks.
Which of these industrial bathroom designs inspired you the most? Leave a comment below. We’d love to help you get started on your next design project.
9. Clean Lines
This Scandinavian bathroom has some odd architecture. It can be hard to find furniture for uniquely shaped rooms. This set of white cabinets under the basin sink are likely a custom build. This Scandinavian bathroom takes advantage of its natural lightsource by avoiding bathroom curtains and using white tiles on both the floor and walls.
10. Floating Sink
Floating shelves are all the rage. Even better: twin sinks so you don’t have to share with your spouse. This Scandinavian dives into a few different textures and tones without going overboard. It’s all about balance and simplicity. You can get away with some bold textures as long as you keep it to a minimum.
11. All White Everything
Your bathroom should be a top priority when tidying the house. Cleanliness is key, so why not apply that principle to design? With simple, clean lines and a nearly all white color palette, this bathroom looks modern and bright.
12. Concrete Contemporary
Concrete walls can be contemporary and luxurious with the right accents. This bathroom uses some creeping vines hanging in the back left to add an organic element to this otherwise quite contemporary and industrial bathroom. A thin pane of glass barely separates the shower from the rest of the bathroom, letting everything flow together. When designing your own contemporary bathroom, it’s important to understand how the various elements will flow together, or contrast with purpose.
13. Simple and Sophisticated
Marble and stone textured tiles are a classic bathroom material. This bathroom puts a contemporary spin on these classic materials. This contemporary bathroom is also a great example of using a small space wisely. The bathtub slides under a floating sink shelf. Space in between those elements leaves a bit of room for towel storage. It’s all about fitting things together in clever ways.
14. Blue Geometry
This contemporary bathroom proudly features a decorative paneled wall with a door that blends in perfectly. You’ll see a lot of that in contemporary designs. Often, contemporary bathroom designs will cleverly tuck away cabinets or doors by building a facade that looks like a wall. This soft blue, beige, and white color palette is also notable here.
You may have noticed that several of these contemporary bathrooms use LED lighting below or behind fixtures. This bathroom uses an LED backlit mirror to create a halo effect. White walls contrast nicely with a dark wood cabinet underneath the sink basin.
16. Sauna Vibes
Bring your favorite spa back home with some simple textural choices, like warm wood wall paneling reminiscent of a sauna. This contemporary bathroom opts to use a deep, circular bathtub. Unique choices like this will set your contemporary bathroom design apart from the crowd.
17. Black and Blue
We’ve seen LED backlighting used in several of these contemporary bathrooms. This one breaks the mold by choosing a blue hue. Adding a bold pop of color doesn’t always have to come in the form of paint. And wouldn’t we all be so lucky to have such sweeping city views?
Concrete doesn’t always scream “luxury,” but when constructed with care, even the simplest and most industrial textures can feel rich. This bathroom uses stone and concrete to create a unified look. Simple twin sinks sit below large bathroom mirrors, which help bounce light around the room.
19. Natural Stone Tub
You may notice some similarities between this image and the last. That’s because the bathtubs are made by the same company. These unique contemporary bathtubs are a standout feature that will wow your guests. This example also shows a clever trend in contemporary designs. In the shower, a carved out space on the wall allows for some toiletry storage. Form and function is key.
This contemporary bathroom design definitely borrows from traditional bathrooms. Light wood cabinets have the slightest bit of ornamentation, and these marble walls definitely feel like they could be plucked from the interior of a suburban mansion. Contemporary elements launch this bathroom into the present. Lighting underneath the bathroom cabinets feels distinctly current and contemporary. It’s a basic fix, but it changes the whole vibe of the room.
21. Midcentury Design for a Small Bathroom
Lighten up your apartment or condo with a touch of gold. We can’t all have large sweeping bathrooms, but a little brightness in the right place can make your privy stand out in the smallest of spaces. Pair with dark wood cabinets, marble flooring and countertops to really sell the effect to your future guests.
22. Deep Teal
Looking for a darker palette to add a real “pop” in your design? Try a deep teal! This color can bring the whole room together. The dark wood cabinets blend beautifully, and the use of large potted plants and white accents can bring even the most anxious guests at ease. But, don’t go too far. Just coat the walls, and let the accents to the rest.
23. Mid Century Meets Scandinavian
Enjoy simplicity with this mid-century scandanavian bathroom set. No need for fixtures here! Each natural wood-grained cabinet is a reach and pull design, no knobs necessary. The natural grain works great with many color palettes whether you choose to use more earthy tones, or lean into the Scandinavian influence with an all-white backdrop. Don’t forget to decorate with some little green from your garden. You’ll be transferred straight to the Netherlands every time you step inside.
24. Blue Tile Wonderland
If you’re looking for a more artistic approach, try this van Gogh-inspired blue tile bathroom that will make you see a Starry Night in every corner. Decorative accents really bring this design to life and frame the blue tile marvelously. The gold fixtures sprouting from the white marble, the light wood grain with the golden handles, and the light marble flooring really makes this bathroom a work of art. Perhaps the most daring and rewarding is the contrasting blue wall design towards the back. Experimentation is key!
25. Contemporary meets Midcentury
Mid-century designs can work best with a splash of contemporary. Floating cabinetry is a staple of contemporary homes, but the cabinet’s style is very mid century. What we love here is the mix of the dark wood floor, mixed with the wood paneling of the vanity, and the faux wood bathtub. The brown colors work well with the lighter chosen accents in the carpet, which brings out the lighter cream wall. Perhaps we can’t all afford a beachfront window, but we can all afford to elevate our designs!
26. Hexagon Tiles
Hexagon tiling seems to be making a big splash in the design world. This beautiful greyscale tiling with brown border rings, makes the dark wood cabinets, mirror frames, and light fixtures warm us like a fire-lit hearth. Add gold faucets, knobs and handles, to bring the dark wood to life. This design works extremely well in smaller households, but can also exceed in larger condos and apartments.
27. Cool Hues
Colors aren’t just a wonderful way to control how a room feels, but to also control how your guests feel. Cooler hues tend to be more calming, whether it be a muted blue as seen above or a darker green. Try gray tiling, marble countertops, and steel faucets to make those cooler colors more dominant. Manipulate your environment and decide how you want to feel!
28. Bold Bathroom Floor Tiles
Bring your floor to life with eclectic designs, and bold choices. Choose something out of the ordinary and try to design around it, and go against the norm. This dark wood grained vanity might not go well in your typical mid century bathroom, but with something so striking as the floor, it fits like a glove. Let the flooring stand out. Feel free to match with the fixtures in the vanity, but let the floor bask in it’s boldness.
29. Floating Bathroom Vanity
Install a floating vanity to instill a sense of space and openness. A floating vanity can also frame the room better than your typical design, with a tight marble casing. When choosing a wood, contrast with an opposing marble pallet to make the casing stand out. No more worrying about stubbing a toe, or flooding.
30. Pink and Marble
Pink and marble go together like cookies and cream. Each color compliments the other, while standing out on it’s own. A good thing to remember with marble and pink, is that marble is your primary color while the pink is better at highlighting certain areas. Choose pink for certain areas of the vanity or part of the flooring. Marble is best for wall space, and shower tiling. Add bits of muted gold, or gray to smaller accessories and you’ve created one attractive room.
Which of these Mid Century bathroom designs inspired you the most? Whether you love a full-on retro feel or a more contemporary approach, there are plenty of ways to incorporate mid century design into your bathroom. We’d love to help get started on your next design project.
31. Dual Sinks
Utilize the space wisely in your bathroom with two sets of sinks, whether it’s for him and her or overnight guests. Muted blue hues and offwhite fixtures can bring a bathroom to life, as well as simulating the atmosphere of the oceanside or a peaceful lagoon. Use natural scents in floral arrangements to avoid any unpleasantries. Dual lamps will help illuminate the room and avoid fighting for sunlight, while also letting you enjoy your beautiful new room.
32. Dark Wood Cabinetry
Want to bring attention to your bathroom? Try dark wood cabinets to contrast a more traditional design. Mahogany, walnut, and cocobolo woods can bring in a rustic pop to bathrooms that prefer white and off white tones and arrangements. Metallic fixtures like faucets, mirrors, and lamps can be complimentary accessories, keeping with the traditional theme of the room, while enhancing the rustic elements.
33. Gold Accents
Gold is a fantastic color if used sparingly. Add gold to highlight or accent your bathroom by adding it to mirrors, lights, or cabinets fixtures. Best used in lighter, or muted colors, gold can help draw attention to a charming portrait, flowers in a vase, or practically anything you want your guests to see.
34. Une Armoire dans la Salle de Bain
Here’s something that can make everyone’s life a little easier. Having a wardrobe in your bathroom might not be plausible for some households, but with those with the extra space, not only will it eliminate an extra step in the morning, it can eliminate negative space while bringing color and texture. Utilizing our dark wood cabinetry and accents we create a theme that draws the eye while not seeming busy, or overdone.
35. Seated Vanity
Vain is in the name for a reason. Why should we strain to indulge ourselves, when we can indulge ourselves in comfort? This seated vanity is perfect for those who spend long hours in front of the mirror whether it be for makeup, or detailed grooming The seat itself can be easily pushed under the vanity itself when not in use to save space for a long luxurious bath. Stick to a complimentary palette when designing for a more distinguished look.
36. Copper Bath
Tired of the same boring baths in your home design? Try a copper bath as a design starting point. The alluring glow of copper and other earth tones, whether it be in wall tiles or marble countertops, can bring a room together with contrasting cabinets and flooring. Choose a cream base for counters, and perhaps a light marbled floor, and you have a bathroom that’s sure to draw a few eyes.
37. Grecian Bath
Bring a splash of the mediterannian to your bathroom with clean marble floor tiles and turquoise hues. This beautiful bathtub and cabinet set have matching surface impressions, with stainless steel faucets, knobs, and handhelds. Add accents in complementary colors, and floral arrangements, and your guests will have the lasting feeling of a day at the beach.
38. Ornate Mirrors
If you would like to make your guests feel like royalty, ornate mirrors and patterned tiles might be for you. Take a step back in time, and decorate like kings would, by adding even more elegance to your bathroom by adding stainless steel accents, and pointed bulbs. If the extra mile is for you, we won’t hold you back from adding the candelabras and chandelier you see here!
39. Traditional in Greyscale
Simple, elegant, and inviting; greyscale has been in season for some time and this room shows why. Beautiful marble on the countertop and shower walls blends beautifully with the black tiled floor. Molding on the ceiling, floor, windows and doorways presents an outline that frames the room. Metallic fixtures, and simple white or gray towels are easy pick ups, and they work perfect for this style while not detract from the original design.
40. Traditional with an Eclectic Twist
Some say eclectic, I say exciting. If you want to stick out, try something out of the ordinary. These beautiful black and white marbled floor tiles, dark wood mirrored cabinets, and print ottoman might not be for some, but together in a room with low light with an industrial twist will have your guests talking. A standing basin is a great choice for a room like this, and you can make sure that vintage ottoman stays dry.
41. Pops of Pink
Finding the right accents for any room can be crucial for any home designer, but sometimes smaller is bigger. Brighten your bathroom with a small splash of pink or red, whether it be flowers next to your vanity or a carpet beside your bath. A little bit of color can go a long way, especially in a room that has selected colors from a lighter palette. Start small, and see for yourself!
42. Warm Cream Palette
Warm cream palette’s are a perfect place to start if you have an aversion to the typical off-white nature of more traditional bathroom designs. Mixed with the right marble, lighting fixtures, and wooden decor, warm cream can provide a striking, yet inviting environment with little help. Try gold accents instead of stainless steel, and provide plenty of natural light.
43. Traditional meets Modern
If the traditional design isn’t quite what you’re looking for, mesh your bathroom with something more modern. Keep the designs you like with the dark wood cabinets, the tiled marble flooring, and the off white standing basin, and elevate your space with ornate chandeliers, and a skylight to produce more natural lighting. Traditional bathrooms are one of the easiest styles to experiment with, and the perfect style to find the true you.
44. Cozy Farmhouse Bath
While farmhouse design often uses repurposed materials, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. It’s clear from the two traditional style sink/vanities in this bathroom that a farmhouse bathroom can include some more ornate elements. A soft, warm color palette unites this room, and the use of a long runner rug gives it a cozy vibe. There’s nothing better than a nice warm bath in a clawfoot tub after a long day of working on the farm (or staring at spreadsheets).
45. Farmhouse Sinks
Upcycling materials is a great way to achieve a high-quality farmhouse bathroom while being environmentally friendly. This sink looks to be crafted with wood palettes and stone. Old wood ceiling beams highlight the history of the home, while white shower tiles add a sense of modernity. And of course, no modern home is complete without an expensive Aesop hand soap.
46. Rustic Wood
Here, we have another example of using rustic materials to create beautiful bathroom furniture. Reclaimed wood cabinets in this farmhouse inspired bathroom look as if they were crafted with care in colonial times. Also, matching the wood stain or paint color on various elements will help you tie your bathroom design all together. This gorgeous dark wood set of cabinets pairs nicely with the dark brown framed mirror.
47. Light Wood
You may be noticing a pattern with bathroom cabinets and sinks. Farmhouse bathrooms often use vintage or antique looking furniture. Here, both the cabinets and the decorative ladder have a rustic look. But you don’t necessarily have to go flea market shopping to achieve this look. In fact, you can often find new furniture that looks worn, or paint furniture to create a weathered effect. Also notable in this farmhouse bathroom is the patterned bathroom tile. A simple geometric tile pattern contrasts nicely with the rest of the bathroom’s solid-colored elements.
48. Dual Sink Farmhouse Bathroom
Not all farmhouse designs look rustic. Here’s an example of a farmhouse bathroom that looks very elegant and modern, while still embracing the materials and color palettes associated with farmhouse design. This dual sink vanity is stocked with plenty of cabinet and drawer storage space. Overhead industrial lighting enhances the room’s natural brightness, as do the three wood-framed mirrors. And don’t forget about the details. Bathroom textiles can seem like an afterthought, but these neutral patterned towels are a deliberate and beautiful choice.
49. Grayscale Chic
A ladder to nowhere? Why not! Farmhouse designs often include decorative ladders to allude to rustic roots while also adding some more hanging space for bathroom textiles. This bathroom uses black cabinetry under the sink, which isn’t often used in a farmhouse design. However, this bold choice gives the room a bit of an edge when paired with softer elements.
50. Subway Tile Shower
Subway tile is truly all the rage in modern design. It’s made its way across a multitude of styles, from Scandinavian to modern to farmhouse. This bathroom incorporates a couple other bathroom tiles as well. Tiny square black tiles accent the shower floor, and larger gray square floor tiles line the rest of the bathroom. Using tiles of varying sizes and shades can give your farmhouse bathroom an exciting, fresh vibe.
51. Flowers Fresh from the Farm
With a bathroom this charming, why wouldn’t you buy it flowers? This modern farmhouse bathroom is a gorgeous example of using new materials to create an antique look. Look closely at the wood paneling on the walls and ceilings. A muted warm grey and medium wood stain might suggest some age, but up close, they look newly installed. You can add a bit of color to your farmhouse with the use of a floor rug, vintage or new.
52. All White Farmhouse Bath
Love the farmhouse look, but not the colors? Well, take a look at this one. You might think an all white palette is only used in Scandinavian design, but really, all white can augment any design style. With limited natural lighting, all white furniture and appliances are a great option. Adding a decorative wall around your tub is a great way to incorporate your chosen design elements in more of the room, like this bathroom does with the white subway tiles.
53. Rustic Blue Bathroom Cabinets
We tend to associate warm neutrals with the farmhouse style, but using blue is a great choice. This set of bathroom cabinets and drawers is accented with lovely brass handles. The centerpiece of this room, however, is this round mirror seemingly decorated with stalks of wheat. Whether your taste is DIY or more traditional, incorporating some light colors and textures is a great way to liven up your farmhouse bathroom design.
54. Earth Tones
Leaning into a neutral, earth-tone palette can help you create a cozy farmhouse inspired bathroom. In this example, various shades of warm brown work together to provide an elegant yet approachable look. A large, round mirror over the sink helps draw in and bounce more light around the room. This is also a great example of prioritizing aesthetic value and storage space equally with the incorporation of large, brown cabinetry.
55. Open Storage
You can always bring the farm into your bathroom by decorating with farm animals. Did you spot the duck in the bottom left hand corner of this image? Other less literal farmhouse elements include a hanging lantern over the bathtub, workbenches repurposed as storage, and wood paneling. This gingham patterned rug also feels very picnic in the prairie.
Which of these farmhouse bathroom images inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to help you transform your bathroom into the cozy farmhouse nook of your dreams.
56. Exposed Brick
Exposed brick didn’t used to be considered a selling point in a home. Within the past decade, that became type of thing that can get a home listing noticed by potential buyers. Brick walls are a great way to showcase your home’s natural character. Pairing them with some other contrasting textures, like these light hardwood floors, is a nice way to create variety. A solid, dark brown cabinet with industrial metal drawer handles is a great way to bring some storage into a bathroom on the smaller side.
57. Wide Open Spaces
If you’re blessed with a lot of space, the options are endless for your bathroom design. But that also means you can go overboard. Focusing on the industrial elements is a great way to ensure simplicity and style. This large, spanning bathroom highlights concrete walls and floors by avoiding too much clutter. Adding some plants to your bathroom is a surefire way to make sure the bathroom looks lively.
58. Exposed Pipes
Gone are the days when exposed pipes were a bad thing. Now, we’re in an era of decorative pipes. This bathroom really uses color and light to its fullest. With a solid mix of edison bulbs and some subtle LED backlighting, this majority black industrial bathroom avoids being too dark. Admittedly, this bathroom likely belongs to someone with a flare for the dramatic.
59. An Array of Textures
Textures are everything when it comes to industrial bathroom design. There are so many industrial textures to choose from, so why not choose them all? That’s what this bathroom did and it works. White subway tiles sit behind the wood based sink with metal drawer handles. The sink’s countertop looks to be made of a stone or concrete texture. Large rectangular floor tiles sit underneath a painted medium grey accent wall. And with the addition of several ornamental elements and light fixtures, the list of textures could go on and on. The moral of this example: more is more.
60. Bold Colored Walls
Industrial bathrooms often use a neutral or greyscale color palette. This is not out of some sort of aesthetic elitism, it is simply because those are the colors of the industrial textures used. However, this example proves just how lovely an industrial bathroom can look with a bold pop of color. Teal contrasts nicely with warm wood accents, and a patterned tile brings even more vibrancy to the room.
61. Upcycling Industrial
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, how will we know to upcycle its wood? If these concrete walls weren’t enough to convince you of this bathroom’s industrial status, how about these thick metal chains holding up the tree slab turned sink. Here’s all the proof you need to convince you that you can really make something beautiful out of industrial elements others would try to hide.
62. Statement Mirror
This industrial bathroom has that oh-so-coveted exposed brick. Also notable—this massive bathroom mirror framed by exposed pipes. This sink cabinet set borrows some design principles from the mid century modern style, proving you can really mix industrial elements with anything and pull it off.
63. Dark and Moody Industrial Bathroom
Going monochromatic doesn’t mean you have to go mono-texture with your industrial bathroom design. This all black industrial bathroom uses tile, metal, and concrete to form this dark and moody look. Everyone looks great in black, and so will your bathroom.
64. Upscale Industrial
While industrial materials may come cheaper than some luxury ones, you don’t have to compromise on elegance. This bathroom uses some gorgeous overhead lights and a raised bathtub platform to create an upscale ambiance. If you really wanted to sit in the lap of luxury, you could add in a marble backsplash or build some custom bathroom cabinets for more storage.
65. Large White Bath Tiles
Large, white rectangular tiles line the walls of this Scandinavian bathroom. This bathroom is a classic example of using a bathroom on the smaller side to its fullest extent. A thin wooden ladder is used to decorate the room, displaying a couple of hanging plants. Scandinavians are also known for their simple but useful furniture. Underneath the sink, you’ll see a large white bathroom cabinet set. You can keep all of your randomly-colored hair products and tools in those drawers without compromising the simple, clean design of the bathroom.
66. Maximizing a Small Bathroom Space
Sometimes, multi-function rooms feel like an afterthought. People often think “no one will come into my laundry room, so I don’t need to update it.” But the thing is, YOU spend lots of time in that room. Even if you’re the only one who sees it, you deserve to have a clean and functional laundry/bathroom. And if you’re a city-dweller, this bathroom/laundry room might be your only bathroom. This Scandinavian white color palette keeps everything looking clean and modern. Plus, large white cabinets and drawers allow for lots of storage.
67. Neutral Scandi Bath
Choosing a soft, neutral palette can be a great way to deviate from the standard white Scandinavian bathroom scheme. This example uses a mid-century stool to display some odds and ends. Small, grey square tiling pairs well with light wood floors and a floating shelf.
68. Light Blue Accents
Some light blue accents can add a bit of personality to your Scandinavian bathroom. You can also add some decorative elements, like a potted plant or some ornamental wall art. This bathroom sink doesn’t take up too much space, but still has some white cabinets for storage. Scandinavian concepts can be applied to bathrooms of any shape and size.
69. Black and White
Go bold! Make a statement in your Scandinavian bathroom by using black and white materials. This room really delivers a bunch with a black sink floating cabinet and near white stone surfaces. While the black accents of this bathroom deliver the most impact, the majority of this room is light grey or white. That allows the room to remain bright and illuminated.
70. Modern Scandinavian Greyscale Bathroom
This Scandinavian bathroom has a bit of a contemporary vibe. A floating sink, a backlit mirror, and a built in shower alcove are all very trendy elements. This bathroom still embraces its Scandinavian roots with a minimal color palette and an emphasis on lighting. Consider using large mirrors that span a portion of your bathroom instead of small accent mirrors in order to bounce more light around the room.
71. A Bit of Blue
Have a bathroom with a slanted ceiling? You’ll automatically get a bit of a mid century feel to your design with angles like this. However, you can make it more scandinavian by using unstained wood cabinetry and white appliances.
72. Dramatic Black Bath
Don’t love the all white palette of most Scandinavian bathrooms? How about the polar opposite? Going with all black accents is a bold way to subvert typical design standards. This bathroom proves that it can work. Your mother probably won’t understand it, but hey, this is your home.
73. Bright White
Of course, we couldn’t show you an all-black Scandinavian bathroom without immediately going back to the standard all-white palette. While tiles line the majority of this room, you can see some areas in which a soft grey paint is used. So really, it’s not ALL white. This Scandinavian bathroom also incorporates some industrial elements like exposed steel piping.
74. Scandinavian Textures
This Scandinavian bathroom uses white as its base, but in a variety of textures. Large marble floor tiles lead up to subway tiled walls. This bathroom also uses a white shag rug, which has leapt out of the 70s into modern design concepts. There is plenty of storage space with open wood shelving units, some large white drawers and cabinets under the sink, and a separate vertical cabinet set by a large bathroom window. You can always find ways to create more storage like this.
Which of these Scandinavian bathroom designs inspired you the most? Do you like the standard white palette, or are you tempted to add some bolder choices? Let us know which examples are your favorite in the comments. We’d love to help you get started on your Scandinavian bathroom design project.
75. Marine Life in the Bathroom
There’s a fine line between kitschy and clever when it comes to on-the-nose design elements. This beach bathroom tips towards clever with this large, framed octopus painting. If you’re considering a dual sink setup in your bathroom, you might look to these. Each sink has two large drawers underneath, so you and your partner aren’t fighting for storage space. A clever x-shaped storage unit sits between the two sinks, which this bathroom owner uses to store extra towels.
76. Fronds with Benefits
Have you ever wanted your own personal cabana boy to fan you with a palm frond? Well, that may cost extra. But adding tropical plants to your bathroom is a simple way to tip your hat to the island lifestyle. This bathroom also features a super unique cork wood cube ottoman. Unique pieces like this are rare finds, and worth displaying proudly against a more subtle, neutral backdrop.
77. Bathroom Wallpaper
You’ve heard of bathroom tiles (which this bathroom also has), but have you thought of using a fun, patterned wallpaper in your beach bathroom? This super cute lemon-patterned wallpaper wraps around the walls and vibrantly pops against blue shower walls. Some white subway tiles and a simple white sink allow this beach bathroom to highlight its natural light source.
78. Playa del Carmen Bathroom Inspiration
This Playa del Carmen bathroom uses bathroom tile in a unique way. Instead of the standard right angles of a shower partition wall, this beach bathroom opts for an oval-shaped shower. The outside of the shower wall uses the bathroom’s neutral cream palette, while the inside of the shower is lined with small mosaic blue and yellow tiles. If you wanted to really go bold, you could do something similar with shower tiles and bring the color into your wall paint, your floor tiles, or your mirror.
79. Nautical Navy Blue
Blue and white beach bathroom color palettes can often feel retro or cutesy. This bathroom proves that blue and white can be elegant and modern. This bathroom uses a darker navy blue to accent the sink and the wall behind the sink. That color is also brought in as an accent on a decorative vase, but is not seen elsewhere within this coastal bathroom design. Instead, several warm wood elements are highlighted. Floating shelves allow for a bit of storage, as well as some wood storage crates resting below the sink vanity.
80. Marble in the Marina
Okay, so we can’t all afford huge glass paneled windows that lead directly to the ocean. But you might be able to highlight your natural lightsource better by using materials like this bathroom uses. By choosing a light wood finish for bathroom floors and cabinets, this bathroom design maximizes the natural light. Additionally, a wide mirror helps bounce the natural light into other areas of the room. Marble accents provide this room with even more luxury, if the oceanfront property wasn’t enough.
81. Modern Wood Paneling
You heard it here first: wood paneling isn’t just for your uncle’s 1970s van anymore. That’s right. Wood paneling can look chic and modern with a nice coat of white paint and some vibrant accents. Blue floor tiles and a bright colored cushion help this room look vibrant and fun. Plenty of storage is created with this dual sink drawer and cabinet setup.
82. Tropical Plant Garden Bath
Bring the jungle to your condo with a variety of tropical plants. And here’s the real tip: there are plenty of high quality fake plants out there if you’re not gifted with a green thumb. This bathroom is truly tropical, and not just due to the plants. These eccentric patterned floor tiles look like they could be used in a beach resort. This bathroom adds some lighting to the room with candles and a large vertical mirror. But if that’s not your style, I’m sure you could swap one of these plants for a lamp.
83. Tropical Tub
Maybe you can’t bathe in the rainforest, but we’ve got the next best thing. That’s right: tropical wallpaper. There are plenty of tropical wallpaper options, from flamingos to citrus fruits to the palm frond pattern pictured here. Every other element of this beach bathroom is muted, allowing the wallpaper to be the real star, and the bathtub to really stand out against it.
84. Blue Tile Beach Bathroom
Bathrooms aren’t always the standard square or rectangle shape that allows for minimalism. Sometimes, you need to work with odd ceiling angles. This beach bathroom proves you can make any space work. Blue tiles in a couple of different textures give this bathroom a ton of energy and excitement. Dual sinks and large white cabinets decrease stress and clutter. If you were looking for another sign that you need two bathroom sinks…maybe this is it.
85. Simple White Coastal Decor
Not all that is nautical has to be blue and white. In fact, a simple white palette can be just as effective. This mostly white beach bathroom features a few hand-picked decor times, like this rope chandelier and a couple of striped towels. You could easily change out the towels with the seasons without compromising the integrity of the design scheme. That’s the beauty of a monochromatic color scheme – it’s hard to mess up!
86. Blue Tiles, Two Ways
Do you love tile? Good news, there are a ton of textures and patterns for bathroom tiles, and even more ways to use them. You can use the same tiles all over, or mix and match on your bathroom walls, floors, and shower. If you wanted to add more contrast to your beach bathroom, you could choose tiles with a few colors outside of the standard blue and white coastal color scheme.
87. Earthy Grecian Bathroom
This modern Greek bathroom proves you don’t need grand, sweeping spaces to bring in elements of elegant Mediterranean design. Simple touches bring this design together. This color palette is mostly neutral, with earthy brown tones on the mirror and bathroom cabinets and shades of grey in bathroom tiles and countertops. A cool light green adds a bit of calming contrast to the room. The stone basin sink feels plucked from the ceramics section of a Renaissance museum. All of this can be achieved in a bathroom of any size.
88. Rustic Materials
Textures can make or break your bathroom. In this Mediterranean-inspired bathroom design, a mix of earthy textures feels warm and cozy. Light beige bricks adorn the countertop and carry onto the wall. Large textured beige tiles embellish another section of the wall. While the textures are entirely different, their similar shade allows them to seamlessly bleed into one another. This reclaimed wood framed bathroom mirror is the clear focal point of the bathroom. You could use elements from your own backyard, or perhaps your travels to the Mediterranean, to achieve a similar look in your bathroom.
89. Mediterranean Sea Inspiration
Bringing blue hues into your Mediterranean bathroom design can allude to the Mediterranean sea itself. Bring the Grecian coast to your home by using blues and whites, as well as incorporating textured paint looks. This small ornate bathroom mirror flanked by brass candelabras feels adds a bit of glamour to the room. Because bathrooms are usually smaller than other rooms, the details are more important than ever.
90. Contemporary Grecian Bathroom
This bathroom, created by a modern Greek interior designer, elegantly blends elements of Mediterranean and contemporary design. Concrete slabs are a popular building material in the contemporary style. By pairing that texture with stone sink basins, a decorative ladder storage unit, and complementing the natural light source with some led lighting, this modern
Greek design feels clean and sophisticated.
91. Tuscan Style Bath
When you think of Italian design, you may immediately picture ornate renaissance paintings, or detailed carved marble figures. That ornamentation is still present in modern Mediterranean interior design. In this example, an incredibly intricate chandelier hangs above a swooping bathtub. Traditional style cabinets in dark wood are ornamented with metal handles, and the entire warm brown color scheme feels strongly Tuscan in nature.
92. Elegance in Stone
Stone features can look luxurious or humble, depending on the other elements used in the room. In this Mediterranean bathroom example, rustic stone features look humble above the sink. However, patterned brickwork behind the clawfoot tub feels more elegant. The warm hues of this Mediterranean inspired bathroom harken back to traditional Italian palettes.
93. Mediterranean Tiles
It’s easy to get lost in images from luxury resorts on the Amalfi coast, which is exactly where this image was pulled from. Bring the Mediterranean back home with some colorful patterned tiles for your floor, your walls, or both! Add ornamental mirrors throughout the room to reflect light and provide decoration. Incorporating colors like gold throughout the details of your trim can also add a luxurious vibe to your Mediterranean inspired bathroom.
94. Italian Villa Shower
Here, we have another example of tiles being used on both the floor and wall for decoration. Ornate design elements, like this bathroom’s various hanging light fixtures, can help your bathroom feel like it was plucked straight from Versailles. This bathroom design embraces the old with an antique dark wood table used to display towels and other items. Incorporating traditional style cabinetry is a great way to add both storage and beauty to your Mediterranean bathroom.
95. Michelangelo’s Marble Bathroom
If you like a more muted palette, this Mediterranean inspired bathroom is a great example. Marbled floors and wall panelling are highlighted by natural lighting beaming through a massive arched window. Warm beige walls match nicely with a clawfoot tub. And, of course, you can always make your home bathroom feel like a luxurious italian spa resort by hanging white bathrobes. You deserve it.
96. Italian Luxury
This example has a lot of similar elements to the previous Mediterranean bathroom example. It proves just how much a color scheme can influence your bathroom design. Instead of white marble, this luxurious bathroom uses deep red and cream textured walls and flooring. A textured black stone trim wraps around the room. This same texture is used for the bathtub, the sink, and as a frame for the mirror. And with bold textures like these, you really don’t need any decoration.
97. Mediterranean Blue
Torn between going with a coastal theme or a Mediterranean design scheme for your bathroom? Honestly, there’s no need to choose when you can just meet in the middle and incorporate the best of both worlds. This blue and white color palette definitely feels beachy in nature, but decorative vases and an arched window draw in elements of the Mediterranean design style. If you’ve traveled to the Mediterranean and have items you’d like to display, creating alcoves like the one pictured above can be a great way to safely highlight those pieces.
The Mediterranean has a lot to offer when it comes to bathroom design inspiration. Tuscan design offers warm, earthy palettes and natural textures. With Tuscan inspiration, you can create a beautiful stone-tiled shower. Spanish design often highlights gorgeous, intricate tiles. You can incorporate Spanish-inspired tiles on your bathroom floor, walls, or both. Grecian design often highlights beautiful seaside vistas. If you’ve got ocean (or lake, or even backyard pool) views, you can borrow from the Greeks by using light colors and highlighting your bathroom window.
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98. Neutral Tones and Textures
When in doubt, choosing a neutral color palette will help you design a simple and classy room. In this modern bathroom design, a neutral palette allows the use of different patterned tiles without clashing. Open shelving next to the mirror vanity uses internal led lighting to add some needed brightness to a bathroom that seems to lack a natural lightsource. While there are some dark wood accents here, the majority of the bathroom design uses light beige and cream tones to accentuate installed lighting.
99. Navy and White
This bathroom design uses a sleek but simple color scheme of navy and white throughout various elements. Navy blue wood paneling wraps around the room, and hints of blue are visible in the textured floor tiles. Marble accents elevate this shower to luxury status, and a sink with white cabinets allows this bathroom owner to tuck away any bathroom odds and ends that don’t fit this otherwise modern and elegant design.
100. Natural Textures
Wouldn’t we all be so lucky to have this much natural lighting in our bathrooms? And this modern bathroom design maximizes their incredible natural light with a few simple tricks. By placing the bathroom sink and a large mirror directly across from the light source, this bathroom design doubles the effect. A mostly white color scheme also brightens the space, and highlights the use of natural textures like the beautiful, vaulted wood ceilings. Plus, a dual basin sink allows for the homeowners to peacefully coexist on those ever-important hectic mornings.
101. Bathtub Views
Do you remember those commercials with a couple sitting in two bathtubs on a hill overlooking the water? Well, this is about as close as you might get to making that bathtub-with-a-view a reality. But bathtub placement isn’t the only luxury item in this modern bathroom design. Marble countertops and walls ooze with opulence. And if this massive natural lightsource weren’t enough, a full wall of mirrors behind the floating sink vanity amplifies that lighting tenfold.
102. Black and White and Modern All Over
Here’s a great example that incorporates black accents without compromising the room’s overall brightness. Light wood cabinetry and shelving sit beneath this black bathroom countertop, allowing for plenty of bathroom storage.
103. Light Wood Tones
Reminiscent of a sauna, this modern bathroom design uses a single shade of wood to unify the overall design. By embracing simplicity of materials, this bathroom becomes a blank canvas for your daily routines. Wide wooden drawers allow and a side vanity separate from the sink helps avoid the possibility of clutter.
104. Earth Tone Tiles
When you’re living in a garden unit, there’s no better way to bring the outside in than with an earth tone color palette. Soft beige and brown shaded tiles line this modern bathroom’s shower walls and floor, and a cooler grey color is used to accent other bathroom walls. A contrasting set of white bathroom cabinets under the dual sink vanity brightens this room up a bit.
105. Big White Tiles
Modern interior designers seem to be obsessed with using white subway tiles lately, but what about large white square tiles? This unique take on the trend feels very sleek and contemporary. Paired with a floating sink and minimalist cabinetry, this modern white bathroom design definitely tips its hat to Scandinavian design. You could easily add a pop of color with bright hand and bath towels, or keep it neutral like this image.
106. Stone Features
This modern bathroom design feels like it was plucked right out of a luxury resort and spa. But luxury doesn’t have to stay on vacation. Bring your spa home with some simple, elegant elements like stone walls, steel accents, and warm lighting.
107. Levitating Latrine
This modern design is so modern it’s futuristic. Everything seems to be floating, from the shelves to the sink to the cabinets to the toilets. This floating furniture isn’t levitating under a magic spell. It’s actually a fairly simple look to achieve (assuming your walls are sturdy enough to support heavy furniture and appliances). This modern look is also accented by shiny concrete floors and dark wood accents.
108. Jungle Vibes
Maybe your favorite vacation is to a luxury spa and resort. In that case, bring the spa vibes back home with warm tones and exquisite building materials. But what if your happy place is the rainforest? Well, maybe this modern bathroom example is the one for you. This bathroom’s flora statement wall is certainly a unique way to bring the outside in. A gorgeous mirrored wall gives the illusion that this room is doubled in size. White accents, like a modernist white bathtub and chic white sink cabinetry, also make this bathroom design look modern and sophisticated with an eccentric flair.
109. Dark Neutrals
In this modern bathroom design, a variety of textures combine to form a balanced, sophisticated look. A variety of interesting lighting effects illuminate dark neutral features like the deep brown accent wall and a dark wood shelving unit. Incorporating a natural element, such as a potted plant, can help keep your modern design scheme looking fresh and lively.
Which of these modern bathrooms inspired you the most? Do you prefer stone elements or tiles? Are you a fan of floating shelves and cabinets, or are you interested in a more traditional look? Whatever your taste, we’d love to help you achieve the look. Comment below to let us know which of these examples piqued your interest.