One of the benefits of the open concept bedroom to include the bathroom is that it extends the bedroom. The end result is that your master suite looks more spacious and more luxurious.

Yet while the open concept bedroom can be a beautiful aesthetic, the design can be easy to get wrong. The design would not be problematic from ill proportions or patterns, but because they forget about function. The uses of a bathroom cannot be forgotten, especially in an open concept bedroom.

Here we present a few great examples of open concept beds and baths with great design and wonderful inspiration. We also show badly designed open concept bedroom and bathrooms and why fail to be practical for your own home.

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This open concept room has a tub that can be covered by a sliding door when in use. When not in use, that area can be exposed to make the room look bigger. 

Aside from the open concept idea, this is a very well-designed room, which colors synching with other parts of the room. The white bathtub matches the white sheets of the bed, tying the whole room together.

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The strange part of this open concept bedroom and bathroom is that it doesn’t feel very inspired. It feels like they did not bother building proper bathroom walls and used glass dividers instead. The toilet is exposed and the odors any bathroom functions are not going to be limited to this area. 

But the biggest complaint: this room looks drab and dull. Maybe if everything didn’t look so black, white, gray and clear, it would be more interesting. But as designed, it’s a snooze fest.

photo: Maison Valentina

This open room feels warm, inviting and even romantic. While there is a tub that represents the bath, it feels like it belongs here in this bedroom.  This setting is intimate with the warm, reddish tone in the woods, reflected with the nearby fireplace and tealight candles. 

This room incorporates the tub so well that it looks like it would be missing without it.

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I don’t know why they’ve put a tiny tub where a night stand should be.

While small tubs are a personal choice, putting one in a small corner tiled space makes no sense. If you were to use it, the water is going to splash on the carpet repeatedly. Walking out of the tub will guarantee fibers will be moist enough to develop carpet mold.

Let’s say for a moment that the tub was only decoration with no actual plumbing attached to the tub. This is worse. Not only is it bulky, but the tub doesn’t serve any practical application other than being an exposed clothes hamper.

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The open concept bedroom-bathroom is the height of glamour. It’s also for those who like to live dangerously.

Most people will be impressed by how luxurious this looks with a sophisticated color palette and a second-floor shower. It looks aesthetically pleasing until you realize some there’s some impracticality when you use this. 

Assuming that your wardrobe is on the first floor, after you take a shower, descending those steps can be hazardous. There’s no railing to hold on to and the cross-hatch pattern on the side look for decorative than structurally supportive.

Without seeing the surface of the second floor, we can presume after using the shower, the floor with be slick. That slippery surface is not good with any combination of stairs, leaving this design functionally prone to accidents.

photo: Maison Valentina

This open concept bed and spa reads like a retro version of the future. The white abstract décor, suspended bed and shag carpeting mixed with the transport tube shower and spa is imaginative. 

Normally, it’s important to keep water away from carpet. However, the clear enclosed shower area and path around the wet areas take this into consideration. 

Because on the custom work, this open concept room was built with this intent. Some of the best open design room concepts are located in resorts and boutique hotels where they experiment with space.

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What I like about this setup is that this provides the most options for how open or separated of a room you want.

The sliding door with blind slats gives enough separation to feel like a separate room yet remain a complete room. Yet the different flooring may have people question if this is open concept enough. But between the slats and the sliding door, you can adjust the blended space between these two rooms.

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I have this thing about someone watching me “doo-doo” my business; I don’t prefer it.

This beautiful as this open bedroom/bathroom combination is, it doesn’t allow for any privacy. Fully exposed shower and bathroom to the outside and glass dividers means this is perfect for exhibitionists with few boundaries. However, the average person is going to find this impractical.

The toilet in this bathroom becomes the centerpiece and I cannot tell you how horrific this is. Sitting the middle of this natural dark wood, it stands out like a sore thumb. If you use this toilet, there isn’t a single angle that allows for any dignity.

Open-concept bathrooms can work. This one is just TOO open for my taste.

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