The bathroom may be the only spot in your home you have to yourself and for many, it's a little getaway for you to enjoy a relaxing bath or to do your nightly routine. So, your bathroom design should reflect your personal aesthetic for you to truly enjoy being in the space.
When it comes to redesigning your bathroom, you may think you need to do a total upgrade. But, you can give your bathroom a completely new look with simple, budget-friendly upgrades. From simple paint updates to items you can add from your own home, we share our favorite simple bathroom decor ideas that will instantly upgrade your bathroom design.
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Simple Accent Wall
You don't need a lot of design elements and color to create a room that's high in style. This bathroom features pops of color through the wallpaper accent wall. The green vase brings out the color of the accent wall even more and ties the whole space together.Continue to 2 of 59 below.
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Instead of buying a matching bathroom set from a store, Tracey added curated items over time to create the perfect bathroom design. She painted her vanity a beautiful, earthy green color and added yellow accessories, a colorful rug, and a woven wall hanging.Continue to 3 of 59 below.
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An Armoire for Extra Storage
If your bathroom doesn't include a linen closet, an armoire is a great way to add that extra needed storage space, if you have the space in your bathroom. This glass-front armoire keeps everything you need at hand, from toiletries to linens.Continue to 4 of 59 below.
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Beautiful Bathtub Artwork
Artwork isn't just for the living room or bedroom. This serene beach print adds a relaxing, calming feel to the bathtub area of this bathroom, while also tying in all the colors of the bathroom together.Continue to 5 of 59 below.
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You can bring the spa experience to your home with simple glam touches. This freestanding bathtub area is instantly upgraded with a beautiful brass starburst chandelier and floor-to-ceiling drapes.Continue to 6 of 59 below.
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A Touch of Black
A splash of black is exactly what this all-white marble bathroom needed. Kimberly added a tall black planter to her bathroom to ground the space and provide a place for the eye to land. Not to mention that the houseplant brings warmth to the all-white bathroom, too.Continue to 7 of 59 below.
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Black and White Gallery Wall
A gallery wall isn't just for a staircase or living room. This nature-inspired bathroom features earthy tones and natural materials, but the standout feature is a black and white gallery wall of nature prints that reflect the rest of the home's nature-inspired design.Continue to 8 of 59 below.
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A large cactus, wicker vase filled with pampas grass, and wood details liven up this relaxing bathtub area. The plants paired with the patterned rug are true to the Southwestern design.Continue to 9 of 59 below.
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Decorating With Thrift Store Finds
The bathroom is a great spot in the home to decorate with thrift store or estate sale finds. The round candle and amber glass jar bring a collected-over-time look to this marble bathroom, while a few calla lilies freshen up the room.Continue to 10 of 59 below.
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A Charming Color Palette
Sometimes all you need to refresh a powder room is a new color palette. This powder room is charming with a soft pink and black color scheme with metallic accents. The matching bronze sconces add a high-end look to the small powder room.Continue to 11 of 59 below.
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A Coat Rack for Towels
What was once a bare wall is now a functional spot in the bathroom. A coat rack is given new life as a place to hang towels right outside of the shower. The wood bench provides an area to hold favorite reads or toiletries for guests.Continue to 12 of 59 below.
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This bathroom features beautiful design elements from the rich, navy double vanity to the patterned tile flooring and wallpaper. A kilim rug ties all the colors and elements together to complete the space.Continue to 13 of 59 below.
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A Beachy Feel
If nautical design isn't your preferred aesthetic, but you want to add a tropical beach, look to your bathroom. Subtle additions like this white coral decoration paired with the tropical flower wallpaper will do the trick.Continue to 14 of 59 below.
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A moody, charcoal gray wall color paired with a black stone sink and industrial style hardware is softened up with two bright floral and insect prints in this aesthetically pleasing bathroom design by Kate Marker Interiors.Continue to 15 of 59 below.
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This bathroom design is all things delicate, from the crochet hand towels to the matching bronze sconces. To add an extra soft touch, mini vases filled with fresh, colorful florals sit on the sconces. It's an easy and unexpected way to add color, and you can change out the florals for each season.Continue to 16 of 59 below.
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Fiddle Leaf Fig Decor
If you love spending time soaking in a bath, adding a fiddle leaf is a great way to enjoy nature indoors while adding a stunning design feature.Continue to 17 of 59 below.
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A Simple Floating Shelf
If your bathroom doesn't have the space for a vanity, you can still create a little storage space with a simple floating shelf like Latham Interiors did in this small bathroom. The wood shelf brings texture and warmth to the room while providing a spot to add decor or toiletries.Continue to 18 of 59 below.
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A Bright, Airy Space
The airy, gray color palette brings an invigorating feel to this bathroom without being overwhelming. Personal touches like the small potted plants and framed print add a relaxed feel while still enhancing the bathroom's design.Continue to 19 of 59 below.
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A Dramatic Effect
This bathroom design proves that dark colors can add a dramatic effect without making a space feel small and dark. Here, M Lavender Interiors painted one wall of the bathroom and the ceiling in a dark shade of green and added white patterned wallpaper behind the white vanity to balance out the space.Continue to 20 of 59 below.
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The Perfect Guest Bathroom
To help make guests feel welcome, making sure they have everything they need to feel at home is essential. This basket of clean towels and the wooden box filled with toiletries not only provides what a guest needs but also serves as cute decor. The small wood stool and potted plant in the shower add an extra welcoming touch.0:44
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Hanging Eucalyptus in the Shower
This hanging eucalyptus bundle doesn't just add a fresh look and a pop of color, but it will elevate your self-are routine as well. The steam from the shower helps release the essential oils from the eucalyptus that will leave the shower smelling great.Continue to 22 of 59 below.
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Indoor Plant Jungle
Plants add beauty to the home, so what better place to display them than the bathroom? This bathroom has the perfect ledge to display multiple indoor plants. Plus, the plants add a nice pop of color.Continue to 23 of 59 below.
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A Stylish and Playful Kid's Bathroom
A kid's bathroom can be as playful as it is stylish. Any kid who loves Legos and gaming would love the framed Legos and gamer-themed wallpaper in this bathroom. The bright blue vanity paired with the black countertop and toilet add an extra playful touch while keeping with the rest of the home's stylish interior.Continue to 24 of 59 below.
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Stylish Ladder Storage
A stylish ladder is a great place to hang towels, especially if you don't have any storage space in your bathroom. The ladder takes up minimal space, and it enhances the design aesthetic of the bathroom.Continue to 25 of 59 below.
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An Area Rug for Warmth
Nothing adds warmth, comfort, and style like a large area rug. If your primary bathroom suite has the room for it, a large area rug will not only anchor the space but also will add warmth underfoot.Continue to 26 of 59 below.
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A Makeshift Dressing Area
The large ottoman in this bathroom design by Latham Interiors provides a place to get dressed for the day. The color of the gingham pattern is picked up in the veining of the marble flooring and countertop, which complements the Roman window shades to create a beautiful design aesthetic.Continue to 27 of 59 below.
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Laundry Room Curtains
To separate the laundry area from the bathroom, a coppery velvet curtain conceals the washer and dryer while bringing texture to this space. The gold color perfectly complements the green shower tiles and black frame glass shower.Continue to 28 of 59 below.
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This bathroom design by Morse Design proves that mixing patterns can be done stylishly. The star pattern on the curtains and wallpaper pairs well with the checkered tile flooring. The secret to mixing patterns is to choose patterns in the same color palette, so they blend seamlessly.Continue to 29 of 59 below.
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Incorporating Natural Materials
When a bathroom has all hard surfaces, adding natural materials will help soften the space. This bathroom features a sisal rug, a wood dish, and cotton towels that bring a warm touch while still allowing the marble flooring and walls to shine.Continue to 30 of 59 below.
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Multipurpose Open Shelving
Open wood shelving is an easy and budget-friendly addition to a bathroom. It serves multiple purposes as extra storage space and a stunning design element that keeps things at hand when enjoying a bubble bath.Continue to 31 of 59 below.
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Dramatic Bathtub Nook
The freestanding tub area deserves to shine— it's a favorite spot in the home after all. This bathroom nook features an over-the-top look with merlot velvet draperies and a small crystal chandelier. This easy makeover took the bathroom from ordinary to fabulous.Continue to 32 of 59 below.
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Large Ornate Mirror
When you have a narrow bathroom with no windows, the space can easily feel closed in and dark. To help open up the space, LAVA Interiors added a mirror to each wall including a large, ornate mirror that adds style while making the space instantly feel more open.Continue to 33 of 59 below.
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Sweet Color Palette
A bright and cheerful color palette can completely transform a space, like in this bathroom design by Mindy Gayer Design where the vanity was painted in a refreshing pink shade. A gold ornate mirror is an easy way to add texture and allow the pink color to pop even more.Continue to 34 of 59 below.
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A Variety of Textures
This bathroom design by Chelius House of Design features many textures from the wicker bathtub chandelier to the black metal frame floor length mirror. Bringing in a variety of textures is simple with small additions like these. Also, adding a soft rug underfoot will anchor the space.Continue to 35 of 59 below.
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Choosing the Right Decor
If your bathroom already features beautiful tile work and coloring, you can elevate the look by incorporating decor with the same coloring. The color in the marble veining of the shower tiles is carried through to the large charcoal gray pot that's filled with pampas grass for added height and texture.Continue to 36 of 59 below.
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A Playful Custom Wallpaper Design
What better way to display your favorite Insta moments than custom wallpaper? The custom Instagram photo wallpaper in this small powder room is unexpected and playful. Plus, looking at all the photos will give you something to do while in the loo.Continue to 37 of 59 below.
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An Easy Transformation
Martina's bathroom was bare and didn't reflect her design style, but she was able to transform it all on a budget. The houseplants paired with a variety of art prints bring personality and color to the space. She added a curved mirror that also features a shelf and hooks for extra storage.Continue to 38 of 59 below.
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Flower Wall Detail
Even though the flower detail on this bathtub wall looks expensive and difficult to do, these plaster flowers are actually a fairly budget-friendly upgrade that completely transforms the bathroom. The flower design draws the eye up to help the space feel larger, and the monochromatic color scheme gives the bathroom a high-end look.Continue to 39 of 59 below.
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Black and White Design
Without all the small touches, this black and white bathroom would feel bare and cold. But the addition of a floating shelf for displaying greenery and framed prints, a basket to store toilet paper, and a bronze sconce add warmth while still staying true to the black and white theme.Continue to 40 of 59 below.
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The contrast between the robin's egg blue vanity and the black fixtures and hardware creates a stunning design in this mostly white bathroom. The open shelving on the opposite wall features a wallpaper accent that pulls all the colors together.Continue to 41 of 59 below.
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A Combination of Contemporary and Nautical Styles
This bathroom design by K Shan Design perfectly blends contemporary with nautical style. The clean lines and modern, neutral color palette bring an updated look while having subtle nods to nautical style. The round rope mirror and metal cage sconce add a more relaxed, coastal feel.Continue to 42 of 59 below.
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Subtle Patterned Tile
If you're upgrading your bathroom tile and want to play with some pattern and color, going with a subtle pattern in a calming color can add interest while making the room still feel open and airy. Here, Mel Bean Interiors chose the same patterned tile for the wall and flooring to make the bathroom feel larger.Continue to 43 of 59 below.
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Stripes and Scallops
The bold yellow and white striped wall in this bathroom adds a traditional look, but the gray scalloped mirror brings a contemporary feel to help balance out the space. If you want to incorporate two different design styles, you can seamlessly do so by adding small doses of each in complementary colors.Continue to 44 of 59 below.
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A Combination of Materials
Adding natural elements to a space through small accents can soften up hard surfaces in a bathroom. In this bathroom, natural materials like the wood stool, pampas grass, and the earthy tones in the painting soften the look of the glass shower and black metal ladder storage.Continue to 45 of 59 below.
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A Favorite Art Print
If one of your favorite pastimes is to soak in a bathtub, the bathtub area in your home should be your sanctuary featuring your favorite colors and items. In this bathtub area, Isa added her favorite art print to create a place in her home that she can call her own.Continue to 46 of 59 below.
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All in the Details
This bathroom design features so many small details that all come together beautifully. From the amber glass jars to the blue towel rack wall and gold frame painting. These small yet impactful details make the bathroom feel like any other room in the house.Continue to 47 of 59 below.
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Sleek Stainless Steel Vanity
A big, bulky vanity isn't a great option for a narrow bathroom, but you can still get the benefits of one with a sleeker design. This modern, stainless steel vanity provides the same amount of storage and countertop space as a traditional vanity without making the room feel cluttered.Continue to 48 of 59 below.
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Farmhouse style meets a dark and moody aesthetic in this bathroom design. To create a similar look, incorporate natural materials and farmhouse details like the wood vanity and matte black farmhouse sink, and pair with moody colors like the hunter green wall and black decor.Continue to 49 of 59 below.
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Modern Storage Bins
Organization is key in creating an aesthetically pleasing bathroom design. Here, Margaret added colorful curved storage bins that are a juxtaposition to all the straight lines in the fixtures and furnishings. From the trough sink to the framed mirror and artwork.Continue to 50 of 59 below.
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A Contemporary Take on Coastal Design
At first glance, this bathroom design has a contemporary, clean look, but the nautical details adds a coastal feel to the space. The round rope mirrors, ocean blue lighting, and contemporary blue wallpaper that resembles ocean waves take you away to your favorite vacation spot.Continue to 51 of 59 below.
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Beautiful Gold Details
Gold, metallic details can really elevate a bathroom design. Even though this bathroom has minimal details, the gold details give the space a high-end look— from the gold frame mirror that resembles the wallpaper pattern to the gold toiletry tray on the bottom shelf of the vanity.Continue to 52 of 59 below.
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Towel Hanging Wall
The perfect bathroom design is one that is both functional and eye-catching. In this bathroom, designer Marie Flanigan added a visually impactful towel hanging wall. The brass pegs contrast beautifully with the black metal wall feature to create a stunning focal point in the bathroom.Continue to 53 of 59 below.
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Modern Farmhouse Design
This modern farmhouse bathroom features the right balance of natural elements and modern touches. If this design style speaks to you, incorporate modern finishes like the black metal towel rack, faucet, a mirror with textured wood, and other organic materials.Continue to 54 of 59 below.
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A Functional Window Nook
To make the most of your bathroom's layout, try to utilize every square inch of space. At first glance, you'd think this window nook is wasted space. However, a wood bench fits perfectly and is now a spot to store essentials or help you get ready in the mornings.Continue to 55 of 59 below.
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Gold, Handmade Tiles
You typically see subway tiles in white, but this bathroom design by Light and Dwell features stunning handmade subway tiles in gold. If you love the look of handmade tiles, you can add it to your bathroom design on a budget in small doses like a small backsplash. This is a fairly easy DIY project that will make a big impact.Continue to 56 of 59 below.
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Bright and Airy Bathroom
This all-white bathroom has plenty of natural light. To break up the white design and add warmth, designer Kate Marker added an area rug, blue accessories, and a standout tiered chandelier.Continue to 57 of 59 below.
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Wood Crate Decor
This bathroom features many intriguing elements, like the floating trough sinks and the branch curtain rod. However, the most eye-catching feature are the wooden crates with wheels. This portable storage option is functional and visually appealing. Plus, placing them vertically adds height and creates a place to display potted plants.Continue to 58 of 59 below.
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Arranging your bathroom in a symmetrical design allows every part of the room to have equal visual appeal. The matching jute framed mirrors and lamp shade sconces add a charming look to this bathroom, while the neutral color palette brings a refreshing look.Continue to 59 of 59 below.
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Colorful Hoop Yarn Hanging
Sometimes all it takes to instantly upgrade your bathrooms look is a hanging colorful wall. You may already have something in your home that would be the perfect addition to your bathroom, or you could take this as an opportunity to try a new craft. This hoop yarn hanging livens up this neutral bathroom and a simple small rug incorporates all the colors for a cohesive look.