Bathrooms are spaces that we use everyday, so their importance is far greater than we give it credit for. From bright and cheery to sophisticated and imposing, modern bathrooms have long gone beyond the limit of space. Creative solutions for small bathrooms have completely changed the way we look at spaces, while the endless design possibilities for spa-like environments have surpassed our wildest dreams. In between, details transform dull bathrooms into fantastic relaxation and refreshing spaces.
Beauty lies in the details
After taking a tour through 30 beautiful and relaxing bathroom design ideas, it’s time to expose contemporary details, materials, textures and light that sum up to a modern bathroom.
When your home displays vaulted cathedral ceilings in the master bedroom and porcelain floors throughout, you know you’re surrounded by high quality and ask nothing less than that in the bathroom, too. This is one of the four bathrooms in the Elysium Penthouse located in the Grace Tower building in Vancouver. It flaunts a free-standing bathtub right next to the window overlooking the city, so that a bubble bath is a sensory and visual experience.
When your bathroom employs a natural color palette backed up by warm materials, relaxing baths are surely part of your routine. With a modern rustic appeal, the bathroom shown above makes use of wood to create a pleasant ambiance basked in natural and artificial light. If you’re looking to get the best use of space in your bathroom, try using mirrors, good lighting and a monochromatic palette that can balance a small bathroom.
Showcasing a crisp interior design, this modern bathroom is part of the 813 Laurel Avenue House. Within a luxurious home like this one, the bathroom had to be spacious and induce a feeling of openness. The wall acting as a background for the freestanding tub was not only painted dark, but also fitted with a window that frames the natural outdoors – that’s an interesting idea to apply in your own large bathroom to add character.
Making the most of your bathroom requires careful planning before inspiring decorating. An efficient layout stabilizes the overall appeal, leaving room for moving around freely, as we can see in the Mandeville Canyon Residence‘s bathroom above. Use a practical bathroom layout guide to help you define the areas in your bathroom that necessitate attention so that you can enjoy the results with no regrets.
Luxury bathrooms like the one in this stunning Aspen home is an example for those of you who aspire to live in a sumptuous environment. Contemporary bathroom design is made up of carefully chosen details, colors and textures and defined by the use of space and light.
When your home is a chalet-inspired modern villa in Madrid, the bathroom conveys a sense of luxurious relaxation. Greenery makes the space more welcoming, while the bathtub is basked in natural light coming through a floor-to-ceiling window.
Modern spaces that inspire our own fantasies of what a bathroom should be like are only a click away. The contemporary bathroom seen in the elegant Punta Brava 2 Residence merges a spa-like environment with finely crafted details and glimpses of an outdoor green area that balances intimacy and openness.
Moving on to a more minimalist bathroom design, this warm and inviting bathroom seems defined by the presence of French oak both on the floor and the ceiling. Part of the Naramata cabin, it showcases the use of wood as a softening element and manages to “achieve a sense of simple luxurious comfort, that feels curated rather than designed”.
Inspiration can come from all sort of sources. Displaying all things needed to leave this room refreshed, the luxury Malimbu Cliff vacation villa in Indonesia flaunting this modern bathroom was imagined as a cheery space that provokes you to leave worries behind.
The sophistication seen in the bathroom of British studio SHH‘s Addison Road House makes use of vanity mirrors to induce a sense of deep relaxation and visually enlarge the space. Between the oversized mirror and two windows welcoming natural light inside, bathing here seems to be reserved for royalty.
Seeing the amazing bathroom of Villa des Parcs makes us wonder how details like that could do for our own private spaces. Employing the warming power of wood and the serenity showcased by a combination between clean contemporary lines and intriguing dirty pink furniture, this bathroom exudes serenity and relaxation.
Finding the perfect tiles for your bathroom could mean the difference between kitsch and luxury. Seen on Fap Ceramiche, the exemplary bathroom above transposes us into a world of perfection, where colors and patterns collide to shape an inspiring bathroom design.
Wood can completely transform your bathroom. This has been proven not only by South African Metropole Architects, who imagined the Albizia House as having a comfortable bathroom mirroring the design seen in the rest of this amazing residence. The carefully planned bathroom looks as inviting as a living space – isn’t that something you would want in your own home?
We’ve seen many modern bathrooms flaunting a dramatic free-standing bathtub, but this example designed by Len Cotsovolos and LC²Design is simply stunning. This bathroom’s sophistication and astounding openness to the ski resort beyond the framed window was “designed from the inside out, while trying to bring the outside in”, just like the rest of the house it serves.
Wood and brown hues compose an almost surreal comfort zone enhanced by the use of a frameless mirror that runs the length of the raw wooden basin support. Photographed by Rachel Lewis, this monochromatic modern bathroom is a provocative example of today’s design possibilities.
Taking a bath at night, when everything is quiet, is like hitting the reset button. This spa-like bathroom with steam belongs to a robust Los Angeles home and facilitates your journey to dreamland with an attentive …read more