There's nothing like ending the day with a nice long soak—especially if said soak is done in a tub with fancy feet. For us, there's just something special about the old-world aesthetic and intricate embellishments of a clawfoot tub that brings a touch of luxury to an otherwise basic space.
Maybe it's because clawfoot tubs 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 can complement a range of design styles.
If you've been on the lookout for the right clawfoot tub for your main bathroom but haven't been able to zero in on one shape, size, finish, or color, let us be your guide. These clawfoot tubs are guaranteed to bring both your self-care ritual and bathroom style to the next level.
Below, read on for clawfoot bathtub inspiration from modern style to vintage elegance—and everything in between.
Athena Swedish Slipper Clawfoot Tub
The iron-effect exterior gives 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. With cast iron feet and an acrylic interior, its high-quality materials are sure to last for ages. At 54 inches long, it's a bit smaller than average, so it's a great option for those who enjoy laying back and kicking their feet up in a spa-worthy bathroom.
The standard bathtub size is 60 inches long—so be sure to take your bathroom's size and your height into account when choosing a bathtub that you can relax in comfortably.
Barclay Picasso Copper Claw Feet Tub
If ornate feet still don't reflect enough glamour for you, then opt for a glitzier material than cast iron and acrylic. This antique hammered copper tub will introduce the perfect dose of moody character to your space. With a gorgeous vintage-inspired finish, this piece is sure to be the star of any bathroom.
Kallista Freestanding Claw Foot Bathtub
These dramatic eagle claw feet are embellished with scrolls, fleur-de-lis, and gargoyles that make this piece hard to miss. Enameled in a cast iron construction, this slip-resistant clawfoot tub is a bathtub soaker's dream at nearly 70 inches in length. It's softened up by the light gray hue, making this tub unique, yet incredibly versatile.
Watermark Fixtures Color Block Cast Iron Clawfoot Bathtub
If you're a fan of color blocking, you'll be pleased to see that the technique doesn't have to stop at wall paint. For something slightly quirkier, we bring you this green-hued clawfoot tub with a white porcelain enamel interior and black cast iron feet. It brings the grandeur of the Edwardian era to your bathroom in a modern way.
Rejuvenation 5' Clawfoot Tub
At average bathtub length (but on the smaller side for soaker tubs), this 60-inch clawfoot slipper tub feels posh and refined without being too over-the-top. With a contrasting porcelain interior, unique subtle embellishments, and smooth, durable semigloss black paint, it will look gorgeous anywhere it goes. This tub is an excellent choice for those looking to perfect the modern-meets-vintage vibe.
Pegasus Acrylic Ball and Claw Feet Slipper Tub
For something more affordable, opt for a slipper tub like this Pegasus model with silver feet. Relax and recline in this luxurious tub: Its length comes in the standard tub size, making it perfect for tinier bathrooms. Since its feet aren't made from cast iron, it's a great way to get the style benefits of a clawfoot tub without worrying about its weight.
Watermark Fixtures Pastel Pink Slipper Clawfoot Bathtub
A clawfoot tub that boasts a pink exterior? Your bathroom couldn't be more Instagram-ready if it tried. This peppy iteration of the traditional tub makes it feel fresh and feminine, while its pastel pink coating reflects earthy clay undertones. Paired with silver feet and hardware, it's the perfect cross between classic and eclectic.
If you're thinking of adding a pop of color to your bathroom with the tub, look to your tiles and décor: The perfect accent shade is likely already there, and will bring a cohesive look to the space when paired with a bold clawfoot tub.
Signature Hardware McQuire Copper Slipper Clawfoot Tub
There are regular claw feet, and there are these claw feet. Their upper section is proportionally larger than most, and the slipper style also gives this tub plenty of personality. This model features extravagant, reptilian-like claw feet, so it'll definitely be the center of attention in your bathroom (and maybe even the entire home).
Signature Hardware Double-Ended Tub With Gothic Feet
If you love the idea of a freestanding tub in a modern bathroom but want something a little less expected than standard claw feet, this cast iron model by Signature Hardware is for you. It's got all of the vintage charms of a classic clawfoot tub, but thanks to its crisp white exterior and Gothic feet, it brings a unique touch to any space it's featured in.
Penhaglion Cathryn French Bateau Clawfoot Tub
Step up the drama with a vibrant shade of blue-green on the exterior of your tub. 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 to give it even more personality. It may be on the pricier side, but with its oversized soaking room, you'll be glad that you sprung for a high-end bathtub model.
Rejuvenation Double-Ended Navy Tub With Claw Feet
With a navy blue exterior, a cast-iron construction, and a 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 fully submerge and enjoy the soak. Its white feet match the interior for a cohesive look that brings a touch of elegance to your bathroom.
Watermark Fixtures Mint Green Porcelain Clawfoot Bathtub
There's no color like pale mint green to freshen up a bathroom. This tub is subtly playful and cheerful while still looking grown-up, thanks to its chrome fixtures and embellished cast-iron feet. Its exterior brings out earthy hues with sage undertones, and the carvings on its feet add an extra element of detail for a dynamic style.
Barclay Cast Iron Tub With Wooden Block Feet
If you're worried that a clawfoot tub is too fussy but still want to try out new styles in your bathroom, consider this cast iron tub with wooden feet. It's an updated, minimalistic take on the standard look, and it manages to be both understated and striking at the same time. Its streamlined design is perfect for a modern home with unique touches.
Watermark Fixtures Clawfoot Bathtub Trompe L'Oeil Antiqued Lagniappe
The textures and colors of this tub are handcrafted and layered by a single artisan, and it's inspired by antique patinas found on vintage pieces that have been loved over generations. With notes of silver, gold, and earthy hues, you'll find that it doesn't get more decadent and homey at the same time as in this design. We imagine it with a bathtub tray, styled in a space with gorgeous Spanish tiles, large windows, and sheer curtains flowing in the breeze: Pure bliss.