12 Gorgeous Bathtubs to Soak Away the Stress
When a shower just won't do.
If your bathroom is large enough for a freestanding tub, you're probably (read: definitely) going to want one after staring at these photos. A freestanding tub almost always brings a luxe, chic vibe to any bathroom. And since they come in a variety of styles, you're sure to find one that best fits your home's aesthetic.
Country Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
An enormous wall of windows fills this beautiful bathroom with natural light, something the freestanding tub takes full advantage of. High ceilings and the crystal chandelier give an extra touch of elegance.
When your bathroom has a stunning view like this one, try to set up your tub so that you're looking out onto the sprawling sea or a meadow while you’re sitting in your bath. This bathroom by Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects feels traditional but not at all stuffy. The colorful, vintage rug draws your eyes straight to the tub, and of course, most importantly, to the serene view of the surrounding nature.
Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
As seen on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms, this serene master bathroom is made for relaxation with a freestanding soaking tub surrounded by smooth stones. The wall-mounted shelf next to the tub frees up floor space and maintains the room’s open, airy feel. Natural light streams in through a large window.
If you truly want your bathroom to feel like a spa, go for an approach like this one and create your own private zen garden. This bathroom, featured on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms, includes a freestanding tub that's similar to Japanese soaking tubs. Situated on a platform and surrounded by smooth river rocks, it's the perfect spot to relax and let all your daily stress float away.
Freestanding Tub in Traditional Spa Bathroom
Centered in a bay window, the freestanding tub in this beautiful master bath is as sculptural as it is inviting. Designer Liz Williams chose this symmetrical arrangement to play up the classic architecture of the space and to create a focal point in the large bath.
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This gorgeous space by designer Liz Williams feels more like a palace salon than a bathroom. With intricately carved doors, stunning herringbone-tiled floor and dramatic curtains, the freestanding tub serves as the centerpiece of the entire space. The antique footstool and small side table perfectly tie the space together while providing a bit of extra storage space, even if it's just for a lovely vase of flowers.
Modern Freestanding Tub With a View
The freestanding bathtub in this luxurious bathroom offers a second-floor view into the trees, and the window treatment closes from the bottom up to create privacy without blocking the view. The warm wood floor has been treated numerous times with penetrating oils and sealers so it will hold its shape and color in wet conditions.
Another great way to grab focus in a bathroom is to put your tub directly below a big, dramatic piece of art like Triptych Architecture did here. In this example, a modern, clean-lined tub is offset by a large, colorful, abstract painting. In front of the rock wall, it all makes quite a statement.
Cozy Master Bathroom With Cedar Plank Accent Wall
This contemporary master bathroom features a white freestanding tub paired with a glass enclosed shower and white porcelain floor tiles. Rustic cedar plank wall paneling, a built-in fireplace and dark wood cabinets lend a warm vibe to the space.
Fraley and Company
If you really want to go luxe in your bathroom, consider adding a fireplace to your space. This bathroom by Fraley and Company goes all in on the cozy factor by placing a sleek, modern fireplace above the tub. Using a wood-paneled wall behind manages to bring some unexpected warmth to the space.
Eclectic Master Bathroom Boasts Freestanding Tub
Polished concrete floors and a wood paneled ceiling set the tone for an intriguing design in this master bathroom. Exposed plumbing adds an industrial vibe, while a freestanding tub lends classic charm.
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If you have an awkward niche in your bathroom, consider squeezing your tub in there. In this pretty space by French and French Interiors, they've placed a traditional tub in what would have otherwise been an awkward bathroom alcove. It's tucked away but still makes a big statement.
If you're going for a warm and cozy feel in your bathroom, you can still use a freestanding tub to help create that vibe. In this bathroom from Redbud Construction, casual elements such as the simple puddled curtains and cowhide rug really help to bring some personality to the space. The simple tub is paired with a more dramatic light fixture and faucet system.
Neutral Spa Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
A wall of windows makes the most of this bathroom's views and natural light potential. Occupants get the luxurious choice of the freestanding tub or large walk-in shower.
This gorgeous bathroom by designer Tobi Fairley takes my breath away. The tub is placed in front of the separate shower area, bringing some glam to the space. The glossy-tiled floors, mirror wall and muted paint color really pull it all together, making this space a definite showstopper.
Here, this very simple, modern tub is set against a bright red glossy wall. The rest of the space is kept white or neutral, so the tub is able to stand out. You could achieve this same look in your own bathroom by simply using a bold paint color on the wall behind your tub.
If you'd like to create the "wet area" of your bathroom behind glass doors, you can even put your tub in your shower. In this space, the tub has been included in an extra-large shower area, and everything is carefully contained behind the floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Neutral Freestanding Tub and Master Bedroom
This incredible master suite features an interior glass wall that leads to the spa bathroom. Step into the freestanding tub after a long day and get lost in the amazing views.
This sexy bathroom by designer Nathalie Milazzo is not for everyone, but if you want to do something super bold and fresh, you'll definitely feel inspired after staring at this pretty photo. This modern tub is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall, which means that you get to take advantage of the gorgeous view from the bedroom, even when you're sitting in your bath.
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Creating a wood accent wall behind your tub definitely helps to create the spa bathroom vibe. The wood immediately warms up the space. The bold light fixture also works really well with the beautifully sculptural modern tub.