Tuscan Bathroom Design Ideas
Italy's Tuscany region attracts lovers of food, wine, luxury and glorious weather from all over the world. In so doing, it has inspired a popular design style that homeowners can apply to just about any room in the house. Kitchens are a common choice, but Tuscan bathroom design ideas are abundant as well.
Dramatic Asian Flair
Blending both Asian and contemporary themes, this powder room creates a glittering sense of drama and an alluring atmosphere within a small space. See more photos of this bath.
Rising from the Ashes
Like the mythical Phoenix, the legendary bird that rose from its own ashes, this beautiful and eclectic powder room symbolizes transformation and rejuvenation. See more photos of this bath.
Soaking in the Twilight
This contemporary bathroom, done in deep purple and wood tones features a curved wall that adds architectural interest to the space and brings a feeling of warmth through the use of a natural materials. See more photos of this bath.
Off to the Beach
Situated just steps away from the home's stunning infinity-edge pool and the guest bedroom, this transitional bathroom serves double duty, accessible from indoors as well as out. See more photos of this bath.
Contemporary Asian Retreat
For this contemporary space, a dated condominium bathroom underwent challenging renovation as designers worked within the constraints of utilizing the existing plumbing and original footprint of the space. See more photos of this bath.
The Stay-cation Spa
For this bathroom renovation, a couple with an intense professional life craved a bath that's a spa-like retreat to remind them of relaxing places they've enjoyed on vacation. The result is this luxurious and tranquil space. See more photos of this bath.
Reveling in Luxury
This stylish and contemporary master spa, a relaxing getaway to detoxify and invigorate the body, features a large walk-in shower equipped with steam, digital controls, rain showerhead, hand-held wand and in-shower seating. See more photos of this bath.
If you're in the midst of a new bathroom install or looking to update or remodel an existing bathroom, this sunny, warm and welcoming variant of Mediterranean-style design is definitely one worth considering.
One of the hallmarks of Tuscan bathroom design is the use of a particular color palette. Lively, natural earth tones are common, with deep oranges, browns, reds and yellows appearing consistently in Tuscan bathrooms. Mediterranean blues, ocher, terracotta and deep orange are some other examples of colors you'll encounter as you consider a Tuscan bathroom design. These hues may be featured as a primary color scheme or highlighted throughout the space as accents. Some homeowners choose to focus on one tone for a more monochromatic approach, whereas others will mix and match from the full range of Tuscan-style colors.
When it comes to surfaces in Tuscan bathrooms, the natural, earthy theme continues. Terracotta tiles are often featured for floors or backsplashes. Countertops and sinks may feature natural stone or granite in deep earth tones and matte finishes. Backsplashes in mosaic tile may feature abstract designs, or, in some cases, pastoral or Mediterranean-themed scenes featuring the sea, sea life or fishing motifs.
Lighting is a key feature of Tuscan-style bathrooms, with natural light (if it's available) taking a starring role. If your bathroom design features a window or multiple windows, make sure that any curtains or shades are semi-transparent to ensure that sufficient light will enter the space. For the lighting scheme in the bathroom, many homeowners choose a mix of task and decorative lighting for Tuscan-style bathrooms, with task lighting illuminating the shower and sink areas, and decorative lights placed strategically below and above cabinets to create a space that's lighter and brighter still.
When it comes to furniture in Tuscan-style bathrooms, chairs, benches and cabinets are often made of natural wood, usually either unfinished or painted or stained in one of the trademark Tuscan colors. Furniture may be naturally weathered or hand-distressed, to create an even more lived-in, well-used and well-loved feel.
Accessories and decor in Tuscan-style bathrooms often continue the theme of laid-back luxury, with artwork featuring pastoral scenes or seascapes and natural elements like plants or stones all common. Fixtures like faucets and showerheads are often made from traditional metals like bronze and copper, sometimes featuring distressed or oil-rubbed looks.
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