Get all the info you'll need on master bathrooms, and create an elegant and efficient bathing space in your home.
Master bathrooms are often an extension of a home's master bedroom; they're typically located within or adjacent to the master bedroom. For this reason, some design decisions about your master bathroom may be simplified. For example, you may want to mirror or at least emulate the master bedroom's design.
Large Modern Bathroom Featuring a Glass Shower and Jacuzzi Tub With Patterned Tile Accent Wall
A pattern tile accent wall connects the large glass enclosed shower and jacuzzi tub in this spacious master bathroom. Marbled tile surrounds the bathtub and coats the shower creating a bright finish. Glass walls close off the shower.
Industrial Master Bathroom Balanced with Contemporary White Accents
The brick accent wall and exposed steel pipe draw attention to the back of this industrial master bathroom. Contemporary white accents evoke a sense of harmony along the way, gently balancing the sleek silver fixtures and dark wood floating vanity.
Craftsman Bathroom With Stand Alone Tub
The bathtub situated underneath two corner windows allows for treetop views while bathing. White marble floors and walls balance the dark wood trim on the craftsman style windows.
Contemporary Gray and White Master Bathroom With Marble Tile
Natural light illuminates this spacious master bathroom, featuring all-over gray and white marble tile in various shapes and sizes. A glass enclosed shower keeps the space looking open, while a sleek gray and white double vanity offers a contemporary touch.
Blue and White Cottage Bathroom With Tile Rug
Stylish White Master Bathroom Featuring Ann Sacks Lux Tile
The silver Ann Sacks Lux tile steals the show in this transitional master bathroom, immediately catching the eye and contrasting beautifully with the black flooring. Beneath the arched window, a freestanding tub adds a touch of drama and is perfectly positioned for basking in ample natural lighting.
Spa-Worthy Bathroom With Large Soaker Tub
Large rectangular marble tiles ground this elegant bathroom, which features a luxurious soaker bathtub and glass walk-in shower. Subway tiles in whites and grays create a beautiful accent wall beside the tub.
Transitional Master Bathroom Is Luxurious, Spa-Like
This gorgeous master bathroom offers a freestanding tub, a glass-enclosed shower and two vanities, making the space feel like a spa retreat. Herringbone-patterned floors create movement and interest underfoot, and a chandelier crowns the space with a splash of elegance.
Neutral Asian Spa Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
Wood accents—the vanity, the mirror's trim, the slats supporting the tub—warm up this generously sized bathroom with a view. The gorgeous blue water seen outside the windows is the colorful main attraction of the neutral space.
Transitional Master Bath in Modern Farmhouse
This spa-like master bathroom blends traditional and modern elements in a pleasing and harmonious way. An intricate doorway frames a niche and draws the eye to the inset tub, which features built-in shelving for added convenience. Vessel sinks and a frameless glass shower door give the space a modern touch.
Gray and White Transitional Spa Bathroom With Chaise
In a large room, a graphic pattern could overwhelm the space. But used as a sort of wainscoting, as seen in this charming bathroom, it adds a refreshing hit of personality.
Gray and White Transitional Bathroom With Skylight
This lovely bathroom achieves a look that's both sophisticated and fresh. Gray subway tile backsplashes are a crisp backdrop for the walk-in shower and heavenly soaking tub, while a rustic barn door entrance brings softness to the space. Unusual vertical skylights flood the room with light.
Modern Master Bathroom With Glass Enclosed Shower
This neutral master bathroom includes a freestanding bathtub flanked by dark brown wooden vanities with vintage mirrors. The glass enclosed corner shower boasts neutral tiles, while large gray rectangular tiles cover the floor. A louver window paired with recessed lighting keeps the space light and bright.
Neutral Modern Bathroom With Striped Wall
Brown and white stripes on the wall of this so-sleek and sophisticated bathroom create a sense of movement around the room and bring a hint of warmth to the grays on the floor and cabinets.
Master Bathroom With Built-In Soaking Tub & Spacious Vanity
Storage is no issue in this master bathroom with a spacious double vanity. Cabinets on each side and below the sinks ensure there's a place for everything. Sliding glass doors provide access to the balcony with seating to take in the water view, and the relaxing soaking tub allows you to take in the view from inside, too.
Contemporary Bathroom Is Sleek, Spa-Like
A large white bathtub pairs with a mosaic tile shower to give this bathroom a spa-like atmosphere. A floating wood vanity lends warmth to the crisp space, and a shelf nestled under the vanity provides the perfect spot for towel storage.
Bathroom Features Blue Double Vanity & Walk-In Shower
The blue double vanity in this bathroom features nooks to store towels and cabinets to store all other bathroom essentials. Neutral subway tile with a small blue tile border creates the backsplash and the walls and floor of the shower.
White, Traditional Master Bathroom
Beveled subway tile gives this master bathroom added style and dimension. A cafe curtain provides privacy for the paneled tub, and traditional basket-weave tile fits the style of the house.
Gray and White Contemporary Bathroom With Soaking Tub
Contemporary Guest Bathroom With Powerful Punch
Walk into this sensational guest bathroom and let your eyes behold its dramatic aura. The geometric wall covering is elaborate but balances the straight lines of the vanity and console table. The patterned area rug in gray and yellow is yet another inspired choice.
Herringbone Tile Wall Uplifts Modern Master Bathroom
This beautiful master bathroom, crafted by Design Platform, features a floating double vanity, a freestanding tub, a standing shower and two walk-in closets. Linear marble tiles in a herringbone pattern and a high-gloss white lacquer cabinet add modern elegance to the space. Matte floor tile in a darker gray completes the look.
Contemporary Master Bathroom With Open Floor Plan
This neutral contemporary master bathroom offers a glamorous feel, complete with a peaceful bathtub area, floral artwork and thoughtful tile accents. A double vanity is paired with two rectangular mirrors, while a large white cabinet features glass-front doors and several drawers for storing bathroom necessities.
White Bathroom With Jetted Soaking Tub
White marble floors and walls envelop this stunning bathroom in luxury, while a jetted soaking tub and steam shower add to the room's theme of luxury and relaxation. Pops of green and an interesting chandelier add a touch of whimsy to the elegant space.
Gray Marble Accent Wall Wows in Modern Bathroom
A floor-to-ceiling Marmara marble accent wall subtly steals the show in this modern master bathroom. The wall creates dramatic movement and interest without straying from the room's calm color palette of rich grays, soft blacks and crisp whites.
Spa-Like Master Bathroom Boasts Gray and White Palette
In cool gray and crisp white, this gorgeous master bathroom is both bright and soothing. The marble countertop, floor and bathtub surround complement the gray walls, while white molding adds sophistication to the spa-like space.
Transitional His-and-Her Double Vanity Bathroom
This chic his-and-her bathroom features an elegant double vanity with vessel sinks and wall-mounted faucets. Glossy wood frames the vanity area with a large mirror and contemporary sconces. Marble tile laid in a diamond pattern ground the space. Photography by Andy Caulfield
Transitional Double-Vanity Bathroom is Elegant
Light cream tile is used on the top half of the wall, adding height to the space, while the lower half creates contrast with a soft brown tile. Neutral mosaic tile grounds the space, and the double vanity features distressed wood cabinets and speckled countertops. Gold mirrors add a touch of glam to the room.
Spacious, Bright Bathroom With Herringbone Tile Floors
Gray tile floors provide contrast in this ultra-bright bathroom. The gray tiles form a herringbone pattern, creating movement in the clean, crisp space. A glass-enclosed shower makes the spacious room feel even larger.
Spacious Master Bath Boasts His & Her Vanities and Ocean View
The spacious floor plan of the master bathroom allows room for his & her vanities, including a connected makeup vanity. A massive walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub add a spa-like feel to the luxurious design.
Tropical Bathroom with Large Shower and Tub Plus Marble, Wood, Tile and Stone Accents
Ensconced in multiple materials including tile, wood and stone, this oversized bathroom features a large stall shower with built-in bench and a freestanding soaking tub surrounded in marble. The criss-cross pattern on the floor catches the eye and provides another point of interest. Wood accents are rich and regal.
Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With Marble Tub and Shower
This contemporary bathroom’s shower, bathtub and countertops display a gorgeous white marble that gives the space an open, airy feel. The glass door to the shower enhances the spacious feeling and connects the shower space to the rest of the room.
Glamorous Bathroom With Walk-In Shower and Marble Bathtub
Large diamond tiles ground this contemporary bathroom, and a beautiful slab of marble creates a feature wall from floor-to-ceiling behind the vanity. Small square tiles are used for the floor and ceiling of the shower, while the bathtub surround is made from marble.
Spa Bathroom with Freestanding Tub and Long, Contemporary Vanity
This spa-like bathroom shows its contemporary edge beginning with the long, sleek vanity Pure Vanity Design Interiors selected as a focal point for the room. The dark wood of the cabinetry harmonizes with the brown tones of the herringbone-patterned tile floor, while working with the lighter tones used for the rest of the room. Especially lovely is the half wall of light gray marble that wraps around the space and the free-standing, contemporary tub located adjacent to the vanity. The design here is simple, straightforward and functional for users.
Neutral Contemporary Bathroom with Tray Ceiling
Dark cabinetry and a three-sided vanity give weight to this spacious, elegant master bathroom. White marble with gray veining continues from the floor onto the tub surround and into the walk-in shower. A chevron-patterned stool provides a comfortable spot at the double vanity.
Giant Open Transitional Shower and Bath Space With Gray Marble TIle Walls, Claw Foot Bathtub and Gold Faucets and Nozzles
This shower room takes spacious to a whole new level. A glass divider wall defines the shower space next to the gold faucet while the rest of the room remains open. Gray marble subway tile surrounds the walls while smaller tile coats the floor. A white claw foot tub rests against the wall opposite the shower with matching gold feet, faucets and towel racks.
Spacious Master Bathroom Features Storage Island
White perimeter cabinets and a deep gray island offer plenty of storage space in this roomy master bathroom. A mosaic tile bathtub surround wows in the corner of the room, and a dazzling chandelier adds a splash of romance and glamor overhead.
Your first task when considering a master bathroom is to determine how, and by whom, it'll be used. Most commonly, two people will use a master bathroom. This means you'll need to design the bathroom both for co-use—which is to say, both people using it at the same time—and for co-storage, meaning the accessories, linens and other bathroom implements of both folks individuals will need adequate (and likely separate) storage space.
One approach that's popular in master bathrooms is a long countertop featuring a double sink. This will allow for both people to use the sinks at the same time, and it should also afford plenty of space for accessories to be placed on the countertop during grooming activities.
Many master bathrooms add elegance to efficiency, with features like a claw-foot or whirlpool tub used as a centerpiece of the bathroom. Other elegant but useful features can include high-end flooring options, bench seating with built-in storage for linens, or a separate, private toilet area.
In terms of design style, the master bathroom often follows the lead of the master bedroom, but this isn't a requirement—especially if the bathroom isn't located adjacent to or within the bedroom.
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