30 Master Bathroom Ideas You’ll Want to Copy in Your Own Space
Transform your master bathroom into a functional and relaxing personal oasis with inspiration from these bathroom design ideas.
Your master bathroom can be more than simply a room for showers and getting ready for the day. It can also serve as your personal retreat: a spot where you can unwind after a long and tiring day. Your master bathroom can also incorporate your favorite colors, finishes, and decorative accents.
Whether you’re planning a complete master bathroom renovation or are just looking for a few simple additions or enhancements to upgrade your space, these master bathroom ideas may provide you with the inspiration to begin planning your dream bathroom project.
1. Freestanding Tub
If you follow the latest bathtub trends, then you may know that freestanding tubs are very popular right now. Enhance your master bathroom by incorporating a freestanding tub like this sleek, modern option available at The Home Depot into the design. Not only will it increase the visual appeal of the space, but freestanding tubs are typically also larger than built-in models. They give bathers more space to stretch out and relax.
2. Modern Master Bath
When you’re looking for modern master bathroom ideas, consider this example as inspiration. The clean lines, contrasting colors, wall-mount toilet and mix of glass, metal, and tile create a modern vibe. Increase functionality without taking away from the style by adding a recessed shelf along one wall in the space.
The warm glow of a fire naturally encourages deep relaxation. Mounting an electric fireplace like this option that features a mantel available at Amazon—a favorite in our researched guide to the best electric fireplaces—in your bathroom will enhance your personal retreat and facilitate deeper relaxation. Consider mounting the fireplace near your bathtub to enjoy a spa-like experience in your own home. Keep in mind that most building codes dictate about 3 feet of space between the front of a fireplace and any combustible materials.
4. Double Vanity
A double vanity like this best-seller available at The Home Depot makes it possible for two to get ready at the same time and provides much more usable counter, drawer, and cabinet space for holding personal care products. Add some decorative wall sconces around a mirror above the double vanity for both function and aesthetic appeal.
5. Marble Master Bathroom
Marble is a gorgeous and unique natural stone. Adding a marble floor, and even a marble-surround bathtub, to your master bathroom can elevate the space for a more elegant and refined look. To maintain the appearance of the marble and protect it from rusting or discoloration, be sure to have it properly sealed and maintained.
6. Steam Shower
Adding a steam shower is one of the trendier master bathroom shower ideas considered in today’s bathroom retreats. Steam showers use an electric heating element to boil water and disperse the water vapor into the shower stall. Steam showers are more than just luxurious. They can also improve circulation, provide relief for joint pain or stiffness, moisturize the skin and open pores, and clear sinuses.
Bidets have been used for centuries, are a common staple in many European bathrooms, and their popularity is growing. More and more homeowners are realizing that adding a bidet (like this top pick available at Amazon featured in our researched guide to the best bidets) to their bathroom is a way to increase their comfort in the bathroom and decrease the spread of bacteria and germs.
8. Rustic Master Bath
When searching for inspiration for new bathrooms, consider a rustic look. Distressed faux wood as luxury vinyl flooring, a built-in bathtub, a mirrored-and-wooden console, and a large neutral plush bath mat all work together to complete the stylish and rustic look.
9. Walk-In Shower
Walk-in showers can add a modern edge to a master bathroom. Incorporating a walk-in shower to your master bathroom will do more than give it a modern look, though. Walk-in showers maximize the usable floor space, are easier to clean than bathtubs or showers with edges, provide for creative shower door options, and are more easily accessible by those with limited mobility.
10. Dark and Dramatic
If light and airy isn’t your thing, this stately master bathroom design with dramatic flair may be what appeals to you. Dark tiles, countertops, and framed mirrors are off-set by the gold vessel sinks, white tub and toilet, and strategically-placed recessed lighting like this top-rated option available at Amazon—a favorite in our researched guide to the best recessed lighting for the home.
11. Wet Room Concept
Wet rooms are bathrooms that are completely waterproof. They originally began as a minimalist solution for tight spaces to fit a shower, toilet, and sink, but have evolved. These days they are often considered a high-end renovation. Wet rooms, such as this one, don’t have the barriers of traditional tubs or showers, making them more accessible. Since the entire space is waterproof, they’re also easier to clean as they can simply be sprayed down with water.
12. Heated Floors
Incorporating heated floors into your design is one of those master bath ideas that is sure to keep you feeling warm and toasty, even on a chilly day. If you dread stepping onto cold tile, adding an under-floor heating mat will help keep your feet, and the rest of your body, from feeling cold in the bathroom.
13. Water Closet
A water closet is a separate room within a bathroom that houses a toilet. Adding a water closet to a larger bathroom can make it easier for one person to use the toilet in private while another gets ready at the sink. Another advantage of adding a water closet is increased hygiene. Bacteria released from flushing the toilet will stay within the smaller room, rather than spreading throughout the entire bathroom.
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14. Wood Look Tile
Give your master shower an upgrade without breaking the budget with some wood-look tiles like this 5-star-rated option available at The Home Depot. This simple, yet transformative, wall update can add elegance, warmth, and dimension to the space. Consider creating just one accent “wood” wall offset by a neutral white tile, as pictured here.
15. Soaker Tub
The best bathrooms are more than simply functional. They allow you to relax and unwind after a long day. Soaker tubs meet this criteria and are a great way to upgrade your space. This master bathroom features a large soaker tub beneath windows that provide natural relaxing light to enter the space.
16. Classic Cabinetry
When you need master bathroom remodel ideas, don’t forget that the cabinets you choose can really pull your whole vision together, or even serve as one of the main focal points of the room. Vanities with classic cabinets featuring inset panels like this option available at Amazon—a favorite in our researched guide to the best bathroom vanities—can bring class and sophistication to any space. To increase the richness, choose warm colors and coordinate with your flooring and countertops to pull the design together.
17. Minimalist Master Bath
If your preferences lead towards a more minimalist design, then consider this master bathroom idea. Start with a bathroom vanity with white countertops, clean lines, and round vessel sinks. Then add a freestanding tub, modern bathroom fixtures, and simple decorations.
Create the ultimate home spa by adding your own personal sauna in your master bathroom. For a modern look, consider a glass-enclosed model right next to a glass-walled shower. Take a moment to think about just how relaxing this space could be if you also incorporated a large whirlpool bathtub and some greenery or flowers.
19. Black and White
Black and white bathroom designs can be quite elegant. The contrast of the two colors creates an eye-catching space. Consider choosing a white vanity with black countertops or a black vanity with white countertops, black and white tile flooring, and paint the walls white with some black accents. Look for some black or white towels like this best overall pick in our researched guide to the best bath towels to complete the space.
20. Changing Area
If you prefer to get dressed in the bathroom, think about including a changing area to your new master bathroom design. Adding a comfortable chair or bench creates a comfortable spot to sit while getting ready, and a built-in closet can make it easier to grab the clothes you wish to wear.
Who says chandeliers are only for the dining room? Hanging a crystal chandelier in your bathroom can transform it from “eh” to elegant. Interested in a more modern look? Step away from the classic crystal design and try a geometric chandelier featuring a more unique design like this highly rated option available at The Home Depot.
22. Accessible Design
The simple addition of a grab bar like this Moen option available at Amazon—voted “best textured grip” in our researched guide to the best shower grab bars—in a shower or bathtub can make a master bathroom more accessible for those with limited mobility. Carefully plan out the location of each grab bar to ensure individuals will be able to access all of the features of the space without fear of falling.
Muted neutral colors, such as gray, white, beige, and brown, can make a master bathroom feel calm. They also allow you to enjoy more of a blank canvas to decorate with colorful artwork, area rugs, and other decor. When designing your neutral master bathroom, consider a gray vanity with white countertops, a crisp, white tile floor, and simple gray- or brushed nickel-framed mirrors.
24. Mood Lighting
Mood lighting can make any master bathroom truly incredible. There are a number of ways you can incorporate mood lighting into your space, from soft recessed lighting around the edges of the room to a lighted vanity mirror. Choosing a tile with a glossy finish, such as the one pictured, will help reflect the light for an interesting effect.
25. Green and Gold
Green and gold can work together to create a tranquil master bathroom. As the focal point of the room, consider a green vanity like this 5-star-rated option available at Wayfair and green shower tile with gold sink faucets, gold bath fixtures, and other gold accents. Choosing a neutral countertop and tile color will balance the room so the green and gold standout.
Looking to go all-out on your bathroom renovation? Consider adding a skylight to your master bathroom. A skylight will significantly increase the natural lighting in the room. This extra source of light and view to the sky can make the space look brighter and cheerier. Natural light is also ideal when getting ready or applying makeup.
27. Towel Heater
Adding a heated towel rack like this one available at Amazon—selected “best overall” in our researched guide to the best towel warmers—is a simple upgrade that many enjoy. Imagine the spa-like experience when you step out of the shower and can dry yourself off with a warm towel, rather than a cold one that makes you want to jump back in the shower to stay warm.
28. Multiple Shower Heads
If you have a large shower, why settle for one shower head when you can have two (or more)? Choosing a double shower head like this highly rated one available at Amazon or even multiple individual shower heads can provide increased flexibility. Either enjoy a rainfall setting from a fixed head, or pull down a handheld shower head for a target body massage to wash your body without getting your hair wet. The handheld can also make it easier to spray and clean the shower.
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29. Retro Fixtures
If you love the vintage look, a retro sink faucet and a retro shower fixture that gives off that vintage feel with exposed piping might be right for your master bathroom. Consider mixing retro with modern in the rest of your design choices, or go with more vintage colors, such as mint green, light pink, or light blue for your walls or tile.
30. Shower Speakers
Take singing in the shower to a new level with a pair of shower speakers like these Kohler SoundTiles available at Amazon. These speakers feature a water-resistant design, making them ideal for use in a master bathroom. Pair the speakers with any audio system to begin listening to your favorite tunes as you rock out in the shower.