65 Calming Bathroom Retreats
Give your master suite flow with French doors and glass walls. Instead of a basic doorway between this master bedroom and bath, architects visually opened up this master suite by designing a glass wall as a divider, with grommeted curtain panels that can be pulled for privacy. This look is both beautiful and versatile.
Required plumbing parts don’t have to ruin your under-sink open shelf look. Open cubbies below these two bowl sinks have removable panels in the back to allow access to pipes.
This trio of windows, set a little higher than usual, lets in lots of light while still allowing for privacy.
Need a crisp and sophisticated tub surround? Enclose a bathtub with wood for an innovative, freestanding option. A sturdy, low wooden box was designed for housing this tub.
Keep your master bath from feeling too generic by including local materials. A shell-encrusted mirror adds softness to the sleek marble bath and clean, white walls of this coastal bath.
Gray tilework on the floors, along the walls, and as the tub surround unifies the area.
Beaded-board walls cost less than tile. To ease installation, use 4- x 8-foot plywood sheets. The vertical lines of the beaded board make this master bath look taller.
It’s unlikely that you’ll ever hear someone complain about having too much storage. Here, plentiful linen and toiletry storage is integrated into a large wall in the master bath.
There’s a never-ending wealth of ways to bring your travels home in your decor. Like Japanese shoji screens, these glass doors separate the tub and shower stall from the dressing area.
A standard swinging door can take a lot of floor space in your bath, but a sliding door is convenient and compact. A modern barn door slides along a track to close off this bath. The bright saffron color ties in with the saffron-and-gray bedding and updates the look.
Sure, you can apply your makeup while standing, but it’s always nice to have a place to sit while you get ready. Here, the makeup area is integrated into the his-and-hers vanity unit. Always be sure to include a couple of electrical outlets close by.
Bring the relaxation home with a spa-inspired master bath. The master bath mixes crisp, polished pieces with textured grass cloth wall coverings and curtains to give it a warm spa-like feeling.
Color isn’t the only way to add pizzazz to your space. This bath has a monochromatic color scheme, but the textures of the materials keep it interesting.
The shower is a small and defined space where you can afford a little splurge, whether it’s on amazing shower-heads or sensational tile. The light blue hue of this Carrara marble floor and shower may make you feel as if you are showering in the ocean.
Sometimes it’s the unseen elements that make the biggest difference in your master bath design. An electric heating mat was installed under the travertine tile of this master bath.
Visual cues and dividers can be used to separate the bathing area from the rest of the master bath. This vanity is centrally located, dividing the different areas of the bath, but the see-through glass countertop and vessel sink bowl help keep the room visually open.
There are thousands of amazing tile options available, but some staples will always be classics. Created from unused attic space, this master bath glistens with classic white subway and reproduction hexagonal floor tile.
If you have open shelves, use large baskets to corral small toiletries and accessories. Here, each sink has its own dedicated bin to keep his-and-hers from getting jumbled together.
Mix up the shapes and sizes of your tile, but keep them all the same color. The square floor tiles here are laid in a diagonal pattern, and rectangular tile surrounds the base of the tub. A harlequin design stretches above the tub between two tile chair rails.
Storage always seems to be in short supply. Cabinets under these windows conceal the tub’s plumbing lines, provide storage for towels and bath products, and create a display space for plants and artwork.
If built-ins aren’t possible, add storage and style with an antique cabinet. This homeowner stores towels and toiletries in a green vintage dental cabinet.
Patterned wallpaper brings style to small spaces. This bath gets its pretty palette from a medallion-print wallpaper.
Don’t feel hemmed in by one particular style. Unexpected combinations lend an eclectic sensibility to your master bath. Luxurious materials, like marble, are juxtaposed with rough beams and concrete floors in this space.
Don’t overlook small ways to incorporate convenient storage. A decorative tiled alcove next to the tub in this master bath is a great place for soaps and other toiletries.
Floor-to-ceiling linen draperies can create a relaxed atmosphere and add softness, privacy, and light filtration to your master bath.
The homeowner relocated the tub and tucked it into a cozy surround that includes a pair of glass-shelved hanging cabinets and an inset beveled mirror. The mirror adds sparkle and enlarges the space, while the rows of open shelving give the room lots of storage and a vintage-apothecary feel. There's a lot going on in this tiny room, but the classic black-and-white palette with brass accents keeps things from looking chaotic. The millwork's lacquered finish adds depth and polish, and the traditional pattern of the marble hex floor tile is a nod toward the house's 1930s roots.
"Laid out in a pattern, this Ann Sacks tile gives the same graphic punch as a painted floor but is much more practical for a bath," says designer Phoebe Howard.
A hand-painted, marble-topped sink base feels like antique furniture rather than a standard built-in bath cabinet.
Painted black, the window frame extends the eye outward. The completely enclosed courtyard esures this bath is totally private—no window treatments required!