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Top 15 Design Styles for Your Ultimate Bathroom Retreat

March 30, 2022

Your own little escape from the world, the bathroom is a great place to showcase your uniquely personal style. From the fixtures to the decorative finishes, we'll walk you through how to create a space you truly love.

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The Bathroom: Where Function Meets Style

Bathrooms are a necessity, but their functionality doesn't have to outweigh their beauty. Whether you lean toward traditional or farmhouse, maximalist or minimalist, scroll through these designer baths for inspo to help you outfit your home spa in the style that suits you best. Not sure which design style you prefer? Take our quiz, below, to find out.

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Photo: Dane Tashima. From: HGTV Magazine.


Style shifting contemporary interiors adapt with the times, bringing in trends without bombarding a space in fads. Start with a neutral, minimal color palette and streamlined profiles, then layer in a punch of bold color and a graphic pattern. In this bathroom, a squared-off vanity and tile designs are highlighted by brushed brass fixtures, and the entire space is grounded in geometric hexagons.

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Photo: Bill Horne Architectural Photography. From: Debra Ackerbloom Interiors, Inc.

Art Deco

Streamlined and glamorous, Art Deco style roared into fashion in the 1920s. Known for decadence and its step away from traditional, the design leans into simple geometric forms, over-the-top patterns and luxurious materials. Bring the look into your bathroom with a fair amount of metallics, as well as streamlined architectural shapes. And, of course, don't forget the pattern — either through opulent marble or chic wallpaper.

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Photo: Lindsay Salazar


Oh-so cozy, cottage design is full of charming character. Pretty patterns, a soft color palette, weathered and painted finishes and a touch of vintage define this collected-over-time look. Compose the style in your bathroom with a delicate floral wallpaper, timeless subway tile and an abundance of lovely accessories in glass and brushed metallics.

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