There's nothing like ending the day with a nice long soak, especially if said soak is done in a tub with fancy feet. There's just something about the retro aesthetic and elaborate embellishments of clawfoot tubs that bring a touch of luxury to commonplace routines.
Maybe it's because they evoke images of 19th-century mystique and Old Hollywood glamour (think Ava Gardner in One Touch of Venus, Greer Garson in Julia Misbehaves, and Kim Novak in Pal Joey). But aside from the refined retro charm and statement-making nature of clawfoot tubs, they also happen to be incredibly versatile and enhance a range of design schemes.
So if you've been on the lookout for the right clawfoot tub for your master bathroom but haven't been able to zero on one shape, size, finish, and color, you'll be pleased to see that we compiled a catalog of the 15 coolest clawfoot tubs so you can see the best options in one place. They're guaranteed to bring both your self-care ritual and bathroom style to the next level.
To start narrowing down your search for the perfect, soak-friendly clawfoot tub, click through the 15 options below with some styling tips throughout to see how they come to life.
The cast-iron feet and fixtures give this tub a farmhouse feel that brings down the level of formality just a touch while sticking to the old-school refinement you'd expect from a clawfoot tub. It's also 67 inches long, but the walls are much higher, so this is ideal for another who prefer a deep freestanding tub to soak in.
If ornate feet still don't reflect enough glamour for you, then opt for a glitzier material than cast iron and porcelain. This antique hammered copper tub will introduce the perfect dose of moody character to your space.
The dramatic cast-iron eagle-claw feet are embellished with scrolls, fleur-de-lis, and gargoyles that make this piece hard to miss. It's softened up by the light gray hue, making this tub unique yet incredibly versatile.
For something slightly quirkier, we bring you this peachy-hued clawfoot tub with silver-toned feet and shiny porcelain features to balance things out.
For a classic clawfoot tub with gold accents and a white acrylic tub, this is as good as it gets. It's 67 inches long and super durable, with a slip-resistant surface.
There's nothing like pale mint green to freshen up a room. It's subtly playful and cheerful while still looking grown-up, thanks to the chrome fixtures and embellished cast-iron feet.
On the smaller side, this 60-inch clawfoot slipper tub feels posh and refined without being too over the top. With a contrasting porcelain interior, subtle littler embellishments than most clawfeet, and smooth, durable semigloss black paint, it will look gorgeous anywhere it goes.
Handcrafted from reclaimed yellow pine but with a surface that feels just as smooth as a regular bathtub, this is the ideal option for another who wants to give a rustic twist to the classic style.
For something more affordable, opt for a slipper tub like the above. Relax and recline in this luxurious slipper tub. It's slightly shorter in length, making it perfect for tinier bathrooms, plus the feet aren't cast iron, so it's a good way to get the style benefits of a clawfoot tub without the weight problems.
A clawfoot tub that boasts a Millennial Pink exterior? Your bathroom could not be more Instagram-ready if it tried. This peppy iteration of the traditional tub makes it feel fresh and true to the moment.
There are regular clawfeet, and there are these clawfeet. They're proportionally larger than most, and the slipper style also gives it a ton of personality. This copper tub features extravagant, reptilian-like clawfeet, so it'll definitely be the center of attention in your bathroom, if not throughout the entire home.
If you love the idea of a freestanding tub but want something more organic than clawfeet, opt for this soaking tub. It has a warmer vibe with a dark wooden frame and feet that still make a statement and stand out.
Step up the drama with a vibrant shade of blue-green on the exteriors. This French bateau clawfoot tub from Penhaglion is a lengthy 68 inches and will accumulate a lived-in, vintage-looking patina after a few years, giving it even more personality.
With a navy blue exterior with a cast-iron construction and porcelain interior, this modern interpretation of the classic antique piece features all the retro charm with some functional improvements. For example, the mount is on the rim instead of the inner wall, which makes room for more water so you can more fully submerge and enjoy the soak.
With a slender frame and streamlined curves accentuated by the molded base, this is a beautiful contemporary take on the classic French boat tub. It manages to be both understated and striking in glossy white.
Chocolate brown and bronze feet—it doesn't get any more decadent and homey at the same time. We imagine it in a space with gorgeous Spanish tiles.
For a more modern take on the freestanding bathtub trend, check out this guide packed with tips and interior décor inspiration.