100 Best Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Color Coordinate

Gold and navy blue come together beautifully in this master bath. (And take a look at that stunning chandelier!)

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Multicolored Runner

Add some vibrance to a neutral bathroom by swapping out a typical bath mat with a beautiful rug like Alison and Jim Luckman did in their Idaho farmhouse.

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Silver Accents

Silver fixtures and a silver mirror coordinate with the all-white bathroom for a crisp look.

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Trough Sink

Nothing says “country” like a an old feeding trough converted into a washroom sink!

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Exposed Brick

The exposed brick wall, repurposed metal ceiling, and claw-foot bathtub come together for the ultimate vintage-inspired space in this Tennessee home.

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Repurposed Vanity

In this Tennessee barn, an antique cabinet is used as a vanity for extra storage space. Plus, the chipped paint adds a nice rustic touch.

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Herringbone Stone

This master bathroom has a spa-like feel thanks to the quartz countertops and the printed porcelain tile arranged in a Herringbone pattern around the tub.


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Trough Sinks

Cast-iron fixtures like this salvaged sink add a feeling of vintage elegance to any bathroom—especially when paired with nickel-finished hardware.


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Colorful Panels

Turns out our gravitation toward wainscoting is biological. “The human eye is wired to scan for the horizon,” explains Freya Van Saun, professor of decorative arts at the New York School of Interior Design. “Rooms dating to ancient Rome can be found with millwork defining the midline.”

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Floral Prints

Looking to spruce up your home for spring? Get inspired by Chenault James’s Michigan home and add framed floral prints—and some fresh flowers!—to your space.

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Mix Materials

Marsha Ahearn mixes it up in her Massachusetts bathroom with a bluestone-topped vanity, wood mirror, and bronze hardware.

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Rustic Tub

“We loved this wood on sight because of its chippy, peely look,” says Jolie Sikes in her book Junk Gypsy. They knew it was just the right element for an unusual bathroom accent, which contrasts nicely with the clean and modern subway tile.


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Room With a View

The designer of this California farmhouse allowed the wonderful view of the Topatopa Mountains to inspire the rest of the master bathroom, from the earthy limestone floor embedded with fossilized rocks and shells to the hand-embroidered linen draperies in a soft shade of sand.


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Mixed Metals

Mixing and matching metallic finishes can make for a beautiful look. Holly Williams’s bathroom features primarily gold elements with darker-toned accents.

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Wild Wallpaper

Renita Browning’s Texas home is full of character. Her guest bathroom features a wallpaper adorned with different sketched dogs.

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Best of Both Worlds

In this North Dakota home, the two homeowners aimed to combine both of their tastes in this chic bathroom. The wife picked out the simple black-and-white palette, while the husband chose the wooden ceiling.


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Massive Mirror

A long vertical mirror makes the bathroom in this quaint California house feel quite a bit bigger.

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Elegant Green

Gilded sconces, antique mirrors, and English countryside prints make this petite powder room feel curated—”like you’ve stepped into a boutique hotel,” says Jason, the owner of this Catskills home.


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Upcycled Dresser Vanity

This master bath’s characterless vanity got the boot and was replaced with a dresser scored on Craigslist for $35. Husband Jeff reworked it to accommodate a sink and sealed it with Waterlox to withstand splashes.


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Claw-Foot Tub

A gorgeous antique bathtub, like the one in Debbie Propst’s Connecticut abode, will impress all your houseguests. (Those windows wouldn’t hurt either!)

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Brass Accents

Brass hardware adds some shine to the muted shiplap walls in this Lake Tahoe cabin.

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All Natural

If you’re a cabin owner, you’ll definitely want to look at this rustic Wyoming home for some wonderful wood inspiration.

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DIY Bathroom Mirrors

With a whopping seven windows, the master bathroom of this California Wine Country home presented a serious design challenge: the homeowner didn’t want to hang blinds because of the light and the stunning views, but with a guest cottage located just north of the bathroom, they needed some privacy. The ingenious solution: Suspend West Elm mirrors from the ceiling with pulleys (purchased from a hardware store and spray-painted black) and thick sisal rope (also from a hardware store).


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Vintage Finds

Television star Mike Wolfe brought in a vintage Stetson cowboy hat ad and displayed his wife’s hats on antique millinery stands to incorporate found objects.


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Salvaged Sink

New brass faucets turned this farm sink into a stylish wash station in this Arizona ranch home.

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