51 Beautiful Bathrooms That You Will Want to Stay in Forever

Beautiful white bathroom with black accent wall

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, meaning that there are many ways for a bathroom to be beautiful. It might be the architecture of the room, an abundance of natural light, a focus on noble materials like marble and wood. Or special features like a garden tub, double showers, or eye-catching patterned tile. A beautiful bathroom can be big or small, contemporary or traditional, bold and colorful or understated and neutral.

To inspire your bathroom makeover or gut renovation, check out this range of bathrooms that vary in size and style but are united by their undeniable good looks.

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    Add a Touch of Gold

    white bathroom with gold accented tub and gold mirror

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

    This minimalist bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors has a gorgeous garden tub and an intricate gilded antique mirror that adds flourish and fantasy to the calm modern space.

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    Think Pink

    bathroom with textured pink walls and tall windows

    Design by Caroline Andreoni Interior Design / Photo by Sophie Lloyd

    This pretty Parisian bathroom from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design has textured pink walls, daisy patterned penny tile flooring, plenty of built-in storage, bright gold-toned brass accents, and an abundance of natural light pouring in from the curved bay windows over the soaking tub.

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    Paint It Black as Night

    bathroom painted black with colorful decorations

    Lobster and Swan

    This cocoon-like bathroom from Lobster and Swan is painted in a deep shade of black, fitted with vintage accents and a gilded French mirror, and a classic clawfoot tub that invites self-care bubble baths and home spa nights.

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    Add Portholes

    bright white bathroom with round windows above tub

    Photo by Sarah Szwajkos

    This Maine bathroom has a trio of porthole windows that highlight the ocean view and flood the room with natural light, giving the airy space a minimalist luxury cruise ship suite vibe.

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    Install a Stone Accent Wall

    white bathroom with black and white stone accent wall

    Design by CW Design / Photo by Lara Kimmerer

    This black, white, and silver bathroom from CW Design has a polished and sophisticated feel and a striking stone slab accent wall in the shower that looks like a piece of modern art.

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    Run the Tiles to the Ceiling

    bright bathroom with gray vertical tiles and rectangle mirror

    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    This 1956 John Calder Mackay home bathroom in Mountain View, California was modernized by Cathie Hong Interiors with floor-to-ceiling vertical wall tiles that add soft color and texture, a simple wood vanity that adds warmth, and a vintage style pink-and-red wall sconce that nods to the midcentury character of the home.

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    Paint the Ceiling Pink

    bright bathroom with patterned tile and pink roof

    Design by Andrea May Interiors / Photo by Karyn Millet

    This decorative bathroom from Andrea May Interiors includes a vintage-style freestanding vanity, patterned geometric floor tile, a wall mural, and a shiplap ceiling painted in a soft shade of pink.

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    Add a Copper Tub

    white tiled bathroom with copper tub and floral wallpaper

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

    Copper bathtubs have a long history, the material of choice for royals past like Marie Antoinette, who had one at Versailles. But these days they are rare and what is rare is often beautiful, like this gorgeous copper tub in a charming vintage-inspired country bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors that looks like a movie set come to life.

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    Embrace Rustic Minimalism

    minimalistic bathroom with neutral tones

    Fantastic Frank

    This Spanish island en suite bathroom from Fantastic Frank embraces the rustic beauty of the home with natural finishes, soft neutral colors, black accents, and an interior window over the sink that looks onto the primary bedroom and allows natural light to flow through the spaces.

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    Add Textural Details

    bathroom with textured glass and rounded tub

    Design by Erin Williamson Design

    This historic Palo Alto home renovation from Erin Williamson Design features an all-white bathroom that is full of interesting details, from the gleaming backsplash tile to the textured glass windows, while a stunning modern egg-shaped soaking tub brings it into the present without detracting from the character of the room.

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    Use Boudoir Colors

    bathroom sink with black cabinets and pink floral wallpaper

    Design by Andrea May Interiors / Photo by Karyn Millet

    This modern boudoir bathroom from Andrea May Interiors is full of charm and retro style, with pink and black floral wallpaper, black painted wainscoting, gold accents, antique furniture and decor, and a simple black tile floor in a geometrical pattern.

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    Mix Old and New

    bathroom with wall faucets and glass door with metal accents

    Design by Caroline Andreoni Interior Design / Photo by Sophie Lloyd

    This elegant en suite bathroom from Paris-based Caroline Andréoni Interior Design has clean lines, mixed materials, and a gorgeous glass-and-metal door with a diamond-shaped pattern that separates it from the primary bedroom while adding a stunning decorative feature.

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    Install Barn Doors

    bathroom with barn doors and white tub

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    A pair of rustic barn doors frames the entrance to this modern rustic bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors.

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    Glam It Up

    glam bathroom with white and black palette

    Design by Kara Mann

    This showstopping bathroom from interior designer Kara Mann has a contemporary glam rock elegance thanks notably to a stunning marble bathtub that matches the countertops, floor and wall tile.

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    Try Textured Walls

    rustic bathroom with large rectangular mirror

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    This modern rustic bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors has an all-white palette that's far from flat or boring thanks to textured wall treatments that give it an aged patina. Modern round sinks, matte black wall-mounted sink fixtures, simple square mirrors, and natural woven pendant lights give it a Greek island vibe that feels timeless and effortlessly chic.

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    Go Historic

    small bathroom with blue accent wall and tub

    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    This historic Maine bathroom renovation from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors has plenty of unique character, freshened up with royal blue wall paint and patterned tile on the floor and wall niche. Turkish towels and a natural woven window shade add a modern touch.

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    Work Around the View

    bathroom with window seat next to large window

    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    This bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors has a built-in window seat that provides a place to rest and ponder the leafy green view of the backyard from the arched window.

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    Update Tradition

    bright rustic bathroom with white tub and large windows

    Design by Kara Mann

    Interior designer Kara Mann created a quietly luxurious bathroom that respects the historic character and elegant bones of the existing architecture while feeling clean, modern, and livable.

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    Mix Styles

    small bathroom with floral wallpaper and glass doors with metal accents

    Design by Lisa Gilmore Design / Photo by Native House Photography

    This well appointed bathroom from Lisa Gilmore Design has floral wallpaper, colorful patterned tile, and a floor-to-ceiling industrial-style metal and glass door partition to separate the spacious shower form the rest of the bathroom, a mix of patterns and styles that feels eclectic and modern.

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    Arch the Doors

    white bathroom with arched doors and white subway tile

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Nicole Franzen

    This farmhouse bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors mixes modern finishes like polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling subway tile with vintage arched glass double doors. A black-and-white photo over the soaking tub and antique bronze plumbing fixtures complete the look.

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    Add Unexpected Details

    small white bathroom with black and gold accents

    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    This little bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors is greater than the sum of its parts, with a palette of white, black, and antique gold and subtle details that elevate its small stature with understated elegance, like a split screen mirror, mixed metals, and patterned floor tile.

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    Install a Statement Sink

    bright white bathroom with teal statement sink

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

    In this country cottage bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors, a gorgeous vintage sink painted in an eye-catching teal with a freestanding faucet creates a focal point packed with unique character and old world charm.

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    Install French Doors

    white bathroom with french doors and large tub

    Design by Whittney Parkinson Design

    This renovated 1920s Tudor bathroom from Whittney Parkinson Design is accessed by a pair of classic glass and wood-paned French doors that open into the center of the room, anchored by a clawfoot tub, and outfitted with antique furniture and decor.

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    Incorporate Industrial Touches

    white bathroom with black industrial accents

    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    In this modern farmhouse bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors in Los Gatos, California, black accents on the sconces, towel holders, plumbing fixtures, and door pulls adds a crisp graphic touch that contrasts with the tile and natural wood.

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    Add a Modern Shower

    large bathroom with fireplace and modern shower

    Design by Whittney Parkinson Design

    Whittney Parkinson Design added a large walk-in modern shower with a view of the period fireplace to make this spacious renovated 1920s Tudor bathroom functional for modern living without detracting from the original character of the home.

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    Float the Vanities

    white bathroom with floating vanities

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Alexandra Ribar

    This luminous bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors has a bank of double vanities that float in the middle of the space and are illuminated by natural light flowing in from the skylight above. A large pendant light anchors the space and provides light after dark.

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    Shade the Grays

    small bathroom with gray and white palette

    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    This little powder room from Desiree Burns Interiors is as pretty as a picture, with its enveloping shades of gray, Art Deco fan wallpaper, and bright gold-toned accents.

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    Plant a Forest

    bathroom vanity with forest themed wallpaper

    Design by JK Interior Living

    Classic Cole & Son birch tree wallpaper adds a calming woodsy note to this small cool-toned bathroom from JK Interior Living that evokes the natural beauty of a winter forest.

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    Embrace Formal Elegance

    large ornate bathroom with tub and large windows

    Design by Lisa Gilmore Design / Photo by Native House Photography

    Lisa Gilmore Design created a formal primary bathroom suite that includes arched openings to a double shower, a soaking tub jutting out lengthwise from the wall, patterned tile, an imposing chandelier, and gilded lighting fixtures and mirrors for an elegant modern look with timeless appeal.

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    Add a Twist

    small bathroom with chrome towel rack

    Design by Neva Interior Design / Photo by Agathe Tissier

    Paying attention to details will make your space feel purposeful and add visual interest to even the most pared down minimalist spaces, like the graphic chrome towel rack and sculptural heater in this French bathroom from Neva Interior Design.

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    Add Vintage Charm

    bathroom sink with dark gray walls

    Design by Becca Interiors

    This lovely modern bathroom from Becca Interiors has soothing gray wall paint that allows the vintage porcelain and wood sink to shine.

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    Add High Contrast

    bathroom with black and white palette with gold accents

    Design by Caroline Andreoni Interior Design / Photo by Sophie Lloyd

    This sleek contemporary bathroom from Paris-based Caroline Andréoni Interior Design mixes black and white stone with wood and gold accents to create a chic and elegant modern space.

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    Choose an Unconventional Color

    small bathroom with brown walls and circular mirror

    Design by Neva Interior Design / Photo by Agathe Tissier

    Brown might not be an obvious paint choice for a bathroom (granted, the jokes write themselves), but this cocoa-colored WC from Paris-based Neva Interior Design proves that choosing an unexpected color can defy expectations and elevate an ordinary space by breaking the rules.

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    Try Some Terrazzo

    white bathroom with terrazzo floors and backsplash

    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    This California bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors mixes terrazzo flooring and backsplash tile with a wood-clad vanity and modern pendant lighting to create a fresh and textured neutral look.

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    Add Double Showers

    white bathroom with tub and double showers

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Max Kim-bee

    This Pittsburgh bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors uses simple materials like subway and penny tile to highlight the charming bones of the space with its slanted whitewashed wood-clad ceiling and large window allowing natural light and air to flow in. Double showers and a large soaking tub add functionality and comfort.

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    Use Bold Florals

    small bathroom with large floral wallpaper

    Design by Lisa Gilmore Design / Photo by Amy Lamb, Native House Photography

    Bathroom wallpaper is a simple way to transform an ordinary bathroom into something memorable. This bathroom from Lisa Gilmore Design features dramatic oversize floral wallpaper by designer Ellie Cash to create drama and excitement. Rather than overwhelming, the large-scale pattern makes the room feel more expansive.

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    Use Vintage Pieces

    bathroom with vintage mirrors on table

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Alexandra Ribar

    This bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors has a large farmhouse sink, white shiplap walls, vintage doors, and an octagonal dark wood table that functions a bit like a bathroom island to house shaving and makeup mirrors.

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    Mix Black, White, and Gold

    black and white bathroom with gold accents

    Design by Bell + Boy Design Co. / Photo by Jenny Siegwart 

    This sleek and stylish bathroom from interior designer Abby Voyles of Bell + Boy Design Co. has an elegant contemporary feel with its black, white, and gold palette and crisp graphic lines.

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    Keep It Simple

    bathroom with wood accents and texture walls

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Alexandra Ribar

    This minimalist bathroom design from Leanne Ford Interiors mixes dark wood finishes and furniture, slate floor tiles, and textured walls to create a tranquil space that invites relaxation and doesn't have to try too hard to look good.

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    Embrace the Classics

    whimsical bathroom with swam wallpaper and beveled mirror

    Design by Mary Patton Design / Photo by Molly Culver

    This bathroom from Mary Patton Design has a classic elegance with charming swan and lily pad wallpaper, soft gray tones, and crisp silver and beveled mirror accents that give it a timeless look.

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    Rough It Up

    bathroom sink with textured cement walls and natural stone sink

    Design by Kate Marker Interiors

    This powder room from Kate Marker Interiors focuses on the beauty of rough finishes and natural materials, with textured cement walls, brass accents, modern matte black wall-mounted plumbing fixtures, and a scene-stealing stone sink with an almost prehistoric look.

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    Add Sophistication

    white pedestal sinks in bathroom with elegant wallpaper

    Design by Kara Mann

    The black finely illustrated wallpaper in this sophisticated bathroom from interior designer Kara Mann is the crowning touch that pulls together dark floors, simple frameless mirrors, and a pair of bright white vintage pedestal sinks to create a timeless and glamorous ambiance.

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    Add a Showpiece

    white statement tub in bathroom with large windows

    Design by Kendall Wilkinson Design

    If you've got the budget, space, and inclination, designing your bathroom around a statement bathtub will turn the space into a showpiece. In this luxury bathroom from Kendall Wilkinson Design, a sculptural stone tub floats in front of a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows with a view to the outdoors, while Japanese style sliding screens can be adjusted to add privacy while still allowing the natural light to flow in.

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    Add Antique Elements

    bathroom sink with vintage mirror

    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    Tyler Karu Design + Interiors mixed modern elements with a clients' antiques and art collection for this historic bathroom remodel in Bath, Maine.

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    Hang Some Art

    white elegant bathroom with taupe accents and oversized hanging light

    Design by Whittney Parkinson Design

    This bathroom from Whittney Parkinson Design has a cozy English cottage feel, with a palette of white and taupe, an oversized pendant light hanging over the soaking tub with a fabric shade to provide soft ambient light, a painting in a gilded frame, and a dramatic vase of simple branches.

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    Keep It Black and White

    small bathroom with black and white palette and skylight

    Design by NORD for Living Architecture / Photo by Jack Hobhouse

    In this timeless and cozy bathroom designed by NORD for Living Architecture, a black garden tub is tucked under the eaves and lit by a skylight, while white painted shiplap and a farmhouse sink match the English countryside setting. The black-and-white palette adds a tough modern edge that keeps the room from looking twee.

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    Add Flattering Lighting

    well lit bathroom with glass shower doors

    Design by Tidal Interiors / Photo by Jenny Siegwart

    Installing good lighting is an important part of any room design, but bathroom lighting can often be harsh and unflattering in the room where you least want it to be. In this bathroom from interior designer Rhianna Jones of Tidal Interiors, LED backlighting adds a glamorous touch to a sleek built-in wall-to-wall shower niche. The ambient light creates a soothing glow for nighttime showers and adds another layer of lighting in a space lacking in natural light. If attempting to add light to a shower, be sure to enlist a professional who can ensure that it's safe and waterproof.

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    Add Polish

    bright white modern bathroom with floral curtains and black accents

    Design by Mary Patton Design

    Interior designer Mary Patton of Mary Patton Design used vintage touches—artwork in a gilded frame, a vintage ceiling light—mixed with sleek contemporary finishes in this polished primary bathroom design.

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    Mix Materials

    modern bathroom with wooden soaking tub and textured walls

    Designed by Peter Zumthor for Living Architecture / Photo by Jack Hobhouse

    Clean lines and a mix of materials give this English holiday house retreat bathroom designed by Peter Zumthor for Living Architecture a raw elegance. A deep rectangular wood soaking tub and minimalist rammed concrete and stone finishes provide pleasing juxtapositions and promote relaxation.

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    Add Wood Paneling

    bright white bathroom with wood paneled accent wall

    Design by Mel Bean Interiors

    In this spacious, light-flooded bathroom from Mel Bean Interiors, double showers and a generous garden tub for soaking aches, pains, and cares away are lit by high-placed windows that flood the space with natural light. Wood paneling on the walls and floor of the shower adds warmth to the simple, clean design.

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    Add a Half Wall

    deep rectagular tub in small bathroom with dual showers

    Design by Mary Patton Design

    Mary Patton Design built a double shower in the corner of this luxurious bathroom, with a half wall made of marble that both anchors the tub and provides privacy in the shower. A vintage rug in place of a bath mat and a sculptural occasional table for flowers, candles, or wine glasses adds a decorative touch.