Bathroom Design Styles: Ideas and Options

Gather ideas and options for bathroom design styles, and prepare to add an attractive and efficient bathroom design to your home.
Fuchsia Teen Bathroom With Black and White Wall Tile

Fuchsia Teen Bathroom With Black and White Wall Tile

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Cindy Aplanalp

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're considering a bathroom remodel or a brand new bathroom installation, you'll need to browse ideas and options for bathroom styles. With research, you'll be able to find a bathroom style that expresses your personal aesthetic preferences and matches or complements the prevailing design in your home.

99 Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas You'll Love

White Modern Bathroom With Lush Living Wall

Luxury Bath With Blue Mosaic Tile

From: Dave Stimmel

Photo By: David Stimmel

Traditional Bathroom With Stone Tub

From: Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography

Modern Red Bathroom With Bold-Patterned Wallpaper

From: Dorothy Willetts

Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With a View

Traditional Powder Room With Brown-and-Blue Wallpaper

Bathroom with Blue Painted Walls and Black Granite Sink

Large Bathroom With Double Vanity

From: Nancy Snyder

Blue Coastal Bathroom

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Bathroom With Wood Ceiling and Walls Plus Soaking Tub

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Stunning Contemporary Powder Room

Modern Bathroom with an Earthy Stone Shower

Custom Carved Limestone Sink and Sunburst Mirror

Rustic Cowgirl Bathroom With Distressed Red Vanity

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Neutral Transitional Spa Bathroom

Traditional Luxury Bathroom with Picture Window

Feminine Master Bathroom in Pale Green and Pink

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

Master Bathroom With Robin's Egg Blue Walls

Photo By: Cheryl Clendendon

Fresh-Cut Tulips Bring Life to Tropical Bathroom

Neutral Transitional Bathroom

Dazzling Master Bathroom in Black and White

Frameless Glass Shower in Contemporary Master Bath

Neutral Bathroom With Fireplace and Sitting Area

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Bathroom with Clawfoot Soaking Tub

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Warm Transitional Bathroom With Dual Vanities and Chandelier

From: Dorothy Willetts

Red Claw-Foot Tub in Green Bathroom

From: John Lyle

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

Transitional Bathroom With Pink Armchair and Wallpaper

Rustic Master Bathroom With Exposed Brick

From: Kathleen Perkins

©Image Courtesy of Kathleen Perkins

Bold Designer Bathroom That is Small on Space But Big on Style

Tiny Pink Victorian Bathroom

Contemporary Spa Bathroom With Hexagonal Mirrors

Transitional Bathroom With Terra Cotta Accent Wall

Light Blue Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

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Neutral Transitional Bathroom With Spacious White Shower

Taupe Guest Bedroom with White Fixtures and Dark Wood Accents

French Country Bathroom

Bathroom With Large Bathtub and Bamboo Framed Mirrors

From: James Farmer

Vintage Gray Bathroom With Marble And Silver Sink

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Contemporary Master Bathroom with Spa Tub

From: Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Neutral Bathroom with Exposed Beams and Stone Mosaic Floor

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Orange Accents Brighten Up a Contemporary Powder Room

From: Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Teen Bathroom With Pink Mosaic Tile

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Traditional Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Eclectic Bathroom with Pocket Door

Traditional White Bathroom With Double Vanities

Elegant Traditional Master Bath

Modern Bathroom With Marble Walls and Warm Wooden Vanity

Cottage Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Modern Bathroom With Textured Gray Wallpaper and Trough Sink

Brown Transitional Master Bathroom

Hollywood-Inspired Bathroom

From: Shelley Rodner

Traditional Bathroom With Elegant Vanity

From: Charles Faudree

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan © Gibbs Smith, Charles Faudree Interiors, Charles Faudree, Jenifer Jordan (photographer)

marlbe countertop and vanity

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Neutral Bathroom With White Slipper Tub and Brick Columns

Blue Glass Tile Shower in a Charming Kid's Bathroom

Traditional Bathroom With Patterned Wallpaper

From: Dorothy Willetts

Master Bathroom With Calacatta Marble and Console Sinks

Photo By: Marianne Brown

Colorful Floral Girls Bathroom

Small Earthy Bathroom With Stone Bathtub Surround

Old World Master Bathroom With Carrara Marble Floor

Japanese Master Bathroom

Photo By: Matthew Coates Ellis

Small Bathroom With Subway and Mosaic Tile

Asian-Style Bathroom With Sunken Tub

White Updated Girly Glam Bathroom

Photo By: Naomi Stein

Contemporary Bathroom With Mounted Double Sinks

Eclectic Bathroom with Patterned Wallpaper and Bold Mirror

Bathroom With Neutral Tile Walls, Contemporary Vanity and Glass Shower

Sleek Bathroom Style

From: Vern Yip

Neutral Bathroom With Victorian Tub

Contemporary Master Bathroom With Dark Wood Vanities

Light Gray Tiled Bathroom With Vintage Tub

Yellow Victorian Powder Room With Chandelier

From: Ron Nathan

Black and White Striped Bathroom With Dark Brown Accents

From: Tracy Dunn

Tiny Powder Room With Larger-Than-Life Wallpaper

Photo By: Design House 2013

Yellow-Tiled Angled Bathroom Wall With Hexagonal Floors

Gray Bathroom With Subway Tile Tub Surround

Contemporary and Sophisticated Bathroom

From: Drury Design

Traditional Master Bath With Marble-Surround Tub

Neutral Cottage Guest Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub

Modern Bath in Neutral and Warm Wood Tones with Red Accents

Modern Green Powder Room With Mosaic Tile

Asian Bathroom With Kimono Fabric Wallpapper

Dramatic Asian Bathroom

From: Cindy Aplanalp

Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Master Bathroom With Spacious Walk-In Shower

Crisp White Powder Room

Beautiful Master Bathroom With Ornate Column

Black and White Bathroom with Pops of Yellow

From: Kristin Kong

Yellow Floral Wallpapered Bathroom

Light Blue Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Transitional Master Bathroom with Skylight

From: Anissa Swanzy

Eclectic Master Bathroom With Moroccan-Style Tile Wall

Powder Room Floating Vanity by Lori Dennis

Spacious Contemporary Bathroom

From: James Rixner

Transitional Gray Powder Room With White Pedestal Sink

From: Kristi Nelson

Bathroom Vanity with Accessories

Elegant Transitional Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Stylish Bathroom With Graphic Wallpaper and Salmon-Colored Vanity

If your style personality is more straightforward and less experimental, your bathroom decorating style may lean more toward the classic or traditional. Historical styles like colonial are often categorized as traditional, and styles from the early 20th century like Arts-and-Crafts and mission may also be included in this category. In general, traditional styles follow a more historical rulebook, featuring period-authentic touches when it comes to fixtures, tile and even color schemes.

As a contrast, modern or contemporary bathroom styles often incorporate the angular corners and flowing curves of midcentury modern design. They often feature contrasting patterns and textures to create an up-to-date design that feels simultaneously classic and forward-looking.

Eclectic bathroom styles are also quite popular, and they have a tendency to seamlessly combine disparate, seemingly unrelated elements for a striking, playful and visually interesting design. Geometric tile might contrast with pastoral scenes on wallpaper. Meanwhile, a claw-footed tub might anchor a design that also features unique and interesting artwork and decorative items displayed alongside essential supplies on shelving.

Many homeowners also find a rustic, country-style bathroom appealing, seeing it as an opportunity to "bring the outside in" with the use of unfinished or reclaimed wood for cabinets or furniture as well as other natural elements like plants and flowers. Sturdy, classic porcelain tubs and toilets, as well as decorative patterns like toile, gingham and plaid on wallpaper and linens can further unite the design in a down-home theme.

Romantic, European or Victorian designs are also quite popular bathroom styles. These bathroom types often feature a softer, more whimsical approach, with tufted seating and light, soft colors like pinks and light yellows or blues. Mirror frames are often gold or silver and may feature elaborate flora and fauna designs.

Other homeowners may opt to emulate a specific regional style with the bathroom. Tuscan bathrooms, inspired by the Italian region famed for its relaxed elegance, may feature earth tones and terracotta tile for flooring as well as signature wall colors — burnt oranges and yellows and rusty reds are popular. French-style bathrooms often feature elaborate tilework, in contrasting dark and light colors, along with study wooden furniture and mirror frames for a style that's at once welcoming and elegant.

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