When it comes to great bathroom design, the inspiration is endless. And data even shows that the quality of your bathroom has an effect on your home’s overall value. Despite being one of the smaller rooms, bathrooms require equal—if not more—design power when compared to larger spaces. From paint color to fittings, vanities and lighting, the list of factors to consider will multiply before you can say “bubble bath.”
Install a large clawfoot tub for that serene escape you’ve always dreamed of, or experiment with pattern for a low-risk pop of color. Keep it classic with a black and white color scheme, or go bold with some statement wallpaper. No matter which direction you choose, this list is filled with designs that can appeal to all tastes. Having trouble deciding between Carrara or Marquina? Unsure which type of lighting will be complement your new brass double vanity? The homes below may be just what you need to visualize your future dream bath. Whether you’re prettying up a petite powder or overhauling a grand master, the best way to begin is to first get inspired.
Here, we've rounded up 85 of our favorite bathrooms for the best ideas to revamp your own.
Power couple Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler's Greenwich Village master bath is an eccentric and meticulously designed space, with a custom tub by Apaiser, vintage table by Aldo Tura, medallion from an Hermès boutique, and wall and floor tiles by Artistic Tile.
In fashion stylist-turned-decorator Estee Stanley's guest bathroom, the warm-veined marble floors and vanity are inspired by a Roman spa.
In this coastal Malibu home designed by Oliver M. Furth, the guest bathroom benefits from an exciting combination of great lighting and ocean blue paint.
In an unconventionally glam Chicago family home, the spacious master bathroom feels bright with an all-white palette, accented with a crystal chandelier and checkerboard bordered floors.
In the sprawling Los Angeles home of a Hollywood megastar, the master bathroom relies on earth tones and rich texture, resulting in an elegantly serene escape.
A spacious master bath in hotelier Alan Faena’s Miami Beach home is covered in floor-to-ceiling marble, with a Louis XV mirror, Philippe Starck chair, and candelabra sculpture by Peter Tunney, making major impact in the luxurious space.
The master bathroom in this charming Greenwich Village apartment maintains a monochromatic palette, with eclectic flooring and large subway tile walls that create movement in the space. Gold sink fittings, sconces, and knobs take on a metallic elegance.
In a laid-back Lake Tahoe retreat, a bright and vintage-inspired powder room features a poppy wallcovering by Trustworth Studios; a reproduction of a 19th-century C.F.A. Voysey Arts and Crafts design. Moody blue trim provides a rich contrast against the pink, while the rustic industrial vanity by Bradley brings an old-world twist.
Sunny shades and geometric tiles animate the children’s bathroom in interior designer Carolyn Kressley’s Tribeca apartment.
A summery boho bathroom is clad in a pretty paisley pattern, while a unique stand holds a bold marble sink. A mirror by Arteriors lends a vintage feel.
A black marble vanity and smoked black mirror create a sultry bathroom vibe in this modernized Lower East Side condo.
A 1940s bathroom in Wilhelmina Models CEO Bill Wackerman’s Beekman Place apartment is modernized with marble tile and pale gray wallpaper, while original tub and sink fixtures were preserved.
A blossoming powder room in a New Orleans manse lets the walls do the talking. Floral wallpaper by Ellie Cashman is paired with a washstand and fittings by RH, Restoration Hardware, a mirror from Design Within Reach, and sconces by Jonathan Adler.
Natural materials make a statement in this sanctuary of a master bathroom. A ceiling and walls clad in utilitarian manila rope are use to shield the bathroom from the outdoors. The soft and velvety walls envelop the space and also offer a tactile element to the room, which opens to the master bedroom.
Interior designer Carolyn Kressley’s master bathroom evokes a serene, cocoon-like tranquility thanks to warm neutrals. The minimalist palette is elevated with texture-play through unique tiling and gold-veined marble finishes.
A light and bright Hudson Yards bathroom plays up the view of the skyline with a natural palette and sleek finishes.
Mirrors make a narrow bathroom in this Tuxedo Park, New York, home look more spacious. The sink fittings are by , and the hamper is from .
Tiles by Original Style give a white and cerulean scheme a sleek twist in this Bordeaux, France, bathroom designed by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagra. The room also features candle lighting fixtures, and a 19th-century painted wrought-iron washbasin.
The dark window frame and flooring made of local brown stone give contrast to the all-over white of French designer Christian Liaigre's St. Barts beach home. The white sink and its fittings are by , and the shelves and steel-frame mirror were made by local craftsmen.
A Harry Bertoia sculpture hanging above the tub gives an artistic touch to the master bath of a Greenwich Village townhouse designed by Joe D'Urso.
The walls and floor, sheathed in Calacatta Viola marble, give drama to the bathroom of this laid-back New York City apartment. The vanity and tub are by , the fittings are by and the sconces are by .
Bold wallpaper from Secondhand Rosein adds a splashy pop of color to a New York City home decorated by interior designer Katie Ridder. The sconces are from Liza Sherman Antiques and the sink is custom-made.
This Northern California family home gives structure to a dainty bathroom with checkerboard-painted floorboards in . The tub is by , sink and fittings by and a painting by Hugo Guinness. The walls are painted in .
The powder room in this upstate New York ranch house features a black and white mural by and wainscoting painted in .
Designer takes rustic life to a new level of sophistication at young family’s horse farm outside Philadelphia. The tub in the master bath is by , the vanity is a custom design, the child’s chair is , the sconces are by , and the ceiling lights and tub fittings are by .
Designer Patrick Punty's Oakland bungalow skips patterned walls in favor of a dramatic ceiling covered in wallpaper. The bathroom sink is by , the faucet is by , and the bust of Napoleon is antique.
In designer Kevin Dumais mid-century modern Tribeca loft, the walls and floor are sheathed in white dolomite marble. The tub and fittings are by , the stool is from , and the artwork in the hallway is by .
For the master Katie Hackworth’s Medina, Washington home she utilizes clean subway tile with marble trim, a black-and-white clawfoot soaking tub, and industrial steel and glass doors to give a crisp look, adding a balance of color with cement floor tiles.in designer
An ornate custom-made mirror breaks up the clean lines of the guest bath in this home in Guadalajara, Mexico. The sink is by Alape with fittings by Dornbracht; the counter is Carrara marble.
Blue Bardiglio marble gives an ocean effect to the master bath of this Northern New Jersey home. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Dornbracht.