July 15, 2024
48 Bathroom Style Ideas That Make a Splash

We get it: Piecing together a cohesive look for a bathroom upgrade can be downright overwhelming. Allow us to help. Whether you’re eager for a glamorous, Regency-style spa space or a pretty, preppy retreat, look to these materials palettes—inspired by local designers’ work—for style ideas that make a splash.

Black Magic

Adding a dose of Hollywood Regency to graphic mid-mod style is nothing less than spellbinding, especially in this high-contrast bathroom by Renee Bergstrom of Haven Designs.

Photograph by Susie Brenner. 1. Tub: courtesy of rejuvenation; 2. Mirror: courtesy of havenly; 3. Side Table: courtesy of serena & lily; 4. Sconce: courtesy of circa lighting; 5. Paint: courtesy of sherwin-williams; 6. Faucet: courtesy of vintage tub & bath; 7. Vanity: courtesy of perigold; 8. Chandelier: courtesy of build with ferguson; 9. Tile: courtesy of floor & decor; 10. Bowl: courtesy of scully & scully; 11. Art: courtesy of west elm

1. Marella cast-iron soaking tub in Black Semi-Gloss – $8,560, Rejuvenation
2. Brushed Gold circle mirror – $220, Havenly
3. Avondale Martini table – $368, Serena & Lily
4. Keeley pivot-ing sconce in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass – $699, Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort, at Circa Lighting
5. Tricorn Black paintSherwin-Williams
6. Contemporary double post free-standing tub faucet in Brushed Brass – Randolph Morris, $669, at Vintage Tub & Bath
7. Terra bathroom vanity set – $3,950, Bemma, at Perigold
8. Utopia 8-light crystal Sputnik chandelier in Satin Brass – $575, Livex Lighting, at Build with Ferguson
9. Kavala porcelain tile in White – $32 per box, Adessi Contemporary Tile, at Floor & Decor
10. Laurus Black Zebra marble bowl – $210, Scully & Scully
11. TurningArt wall art, “Silent” by Susana Paz in Walnut frame – from $199, West Elm

Prime & Preppy

You can add plenty of timeless traditional style to a new build, as this space by Emily Tucker of Emily Tucker Design attests. Just stick to scallops, marble, and classic blue-and-white beauty all over.

Photograph by Sean Litchfield. 1. Light Fixture: courtesy of circa lighting; 2.Hand Shower: courtesy of waterworks; 3. Travel Pouch: courtesy of mark & graham; 4. Tile: courtesy of ann sacks; 5. Paint: courtesy of farrow & ball; 6. Tub: courtesy of waterworks; 7. Towels: courtesy of serena & lily; 8. Side Table: courtesy of serena & lily; 9. Hexagon Tile: courtesy of decorative materials; 10. Robe: courtesy of heidi carey; 11. Art: courtesy of caitlin wilson

1. Bryce flush mount fixture in Plaster White – $639, Kate Spade New York for Visual Comfort, at Circa Lighting
2. Etoile hand shower with porcelain handle in Nickel – $1,165, Waterworks
3. Linen travel pouch in Sky Blue – $69, Mark & Graham
4. Blue Celeste field tile – from $47 per square foot, Ann Sacks
5. Lulworth Blue paintFarrow & Ball
6. Freestanding oval marble bathtub – $88,380, Lusso, at Waterworks
7. Wave Bath Collection essential towel set – $258, Serena & Lily
8. Scallop side table – $698, Serena & Lily
9. Bianco Carrara hexagon mosaic tile – price upon request, Decorative Materials
10. Blue block-print kimono robe – $195, Heidi Carey
11. French Blue Hydrangea watercolor – $328, Caitlin Wilson

White Hot

For this retreat, designer Beth Strongwater of Studio Strongwater sought spa-like serenity. The recipe for aah? Cloud whites, blond woods, and natural textures galore.

Photograph by Jess Blackwell. 1. Bouquet: courtesy of pickletown flower co; 2. Pendant: courtesy of design within reach; 3. Tub: courtesy of qualitybath; 4. Mirror: courtesy of rejuvenation; 5. Side Table: courtesy of mod livin’; 6. Bath Soak: courtesy of herbivore; 7. Sea Sponge: courtesy of cailini coastal; 8. Sheepskin: courtesy of room & board; 9. Soap Dish: courtesy of crate & barrel; 10. Vanity: courtesy of moreno bath; 11. Vase: courtesy of living and co

1. Everlasting bouquet in All the Neutrals – $45, Pickletown Flower Co
2. Nelson Ball Bubble pendant – $645, Design Within Reach
3. Vetralla Englishcast freestanding tub – $3,599, Victoria & Albert, at QualityBath
4. Eldridge rounded rectangle mirror in White Oak – $529, Rejuvenation
5. Oak Bok side table – $689, Ethnicraft, at
6. Coconut milk bath soak – $20, Herbivore
7. Decorative vase sea sponge – from $48, Cailini Coastal
8. Sheepskin – $599, Room & Board
9. Chet ceramic soap dish/sponge holder – $10, Crate & Barrel
10. Freestanding bath vanity with single reinforced acrylic sink in Nature Oak-AV – $1,779, Angeles, at Moreno Bath

Paradise Found

To zhush her clients’ existing stone bathtub, designer Emily Tucker reached for a tropical wallcovering; paired with rattan accessories, it says “vacay” at a glance.

Photo by David Lauer. 1. Pendant: courtesy of arhaus; 2. Tub: courtesy of qualitybath; 3. Urn: courtesy of made goods; 4. Planter: courtesy of pottery barn; 5. Wallpaper: courtesy of spoonflower; 6. Bath Mat: courtesy of food52; 7. Soap: courtesy of burke decor; 8. Towels: courtesy of coyuchi; 9. White Planter: courtesy of west elm; 10. Mirror: courtesy of west elm; 11. Wall Art: courtesy of made goods

1. Paloma narrow chandelier – $1,199, Arhaus
2. Amiata Freestanding Englishcast soaker tub – $4,874, Victoria & Albert, at QualityBath
3. Jana Bone urn – price upon request, Made Goods
4. Concrete fluted planter in Terra Cotta – $249, Pottery Barn
5. Herons in Marsh peel-and-stick removable wallpaper – from $23 for 2-by-3 feet, Spoonflower
6. Super Soft bath mat in Sand – $65, Food52
7. Olive of Marseille soap on a rope – $14, Fer à Cheval, at Burke Decor
8. Temescal organic towels – from $18, Coyuchi
9. Stacked planter in Earthenware – $138, West Elm
10. Desert Sun cane floor mirror – $449, West Elm
11. Kaemon Beaded Leaf wall decor – price upon request, Made Goods