Tuscan Bathroom Design Ideas

Explore Tuscan bathroom design ideas, and get ready to add a warm and welcoming bathroom design to your home.
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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.

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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