A luxurious bathroom is a game-changer in any home. Though we may not admit it, many of us escape to our bathrooms any time we’re in need of a little respite. We take a piping hot shower, indulge in a warm bath, or hide out in our powder rooms for a few minutes to check our texts mid-party.
These moments of solitude are restorative, and they feel even better in a luxurious space. So, treat yourself to some "me-time"—and treat yourself twice over by making sure the space you’ll spend that time in is as beautiful as possible.
Of course, there are many different ways to make a bathroom feel luxurious. You can splurge and hang a chandelier above your bathtub. Or, you could invest in thriftier tweaks, like buying a bath stool or placing a plant near your tub— there are luxury bathroom ideas abound.
Because everyone deserves a bathroom that feels like paradise, we’ve rounded up 31 of the most stunning, luxurious bathrooms we could find. Browse these gorgeous spaces to inspire your next reno, or simply grant yourself a few moments of mindless escape. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
Invest in a Tub You Love
The focal point of any luxurious bathroom is the tub, and so it's important to take your time and find one you love. The tub you choose will set the scene for some of your most indulgent and relaxing moments going forward. Find a tub that feels comfortable and looks great—and try to look at it as an investment, not a splurge.
Spruce Up Your Space With a Bath Stool
Bath stools may be small and unassuming. But, they have a way of elevating any space—even the simplest, most straightforward bathroom corner.
If a spot in your bathroom could use some extra love, consider adding a bath stool. You can bring it into the shower and sit on it whenever you need a breather. Or, you can leave it just outside your shower door where it can hold towels, lotions, and other must-haves.
Get Creative With Your Materials
Cement may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “luxury.” But, cover your bathroom in the sleek material, and you’ll quickly change your tune.
The counterintuitive material will make any space feel more contemporary, more industrial, and frankly, more special. And since it tends to come in a neutral gray, it will warm up your space without overwhelming it.
Spring for Unique Shower Tiles
Showers tend to be pretty homogenous, but they don’t have to be. If you're willing to spend a little time sifting through shower tiles, you can transform your space into something romantic and statement-making.
Look for a tile that makes you feel calm, tranquil, and all the other adjectives you hope to cultivate during a long, hot shower. And focus on finding something you love—you're the one who’ll be looking at it, after all.
Bring a Plant to Your Space
Plants make a stunning addition to any space—and that holds true with the bathroom, too. If your bathroom is well-lit enough to house a plant, add one. In fact, add a few.
If you’re not gifted with tons of natural light, consider investing in some lower-maintenance options, like a creeping fig or a bear’s paw fern.
Set the Mood
Use your palette to set the mood in your bathroom, and don’t be afraid to go dark. Dark colors—like black, charcoal, and navy—might leave your living room feeling small and gloomy. But in a smaller space, like a bathroom, they can feel delightfully cozy.
Put in Thought from Floor to Ceiling
Bathrooms tend to be pretty small spaces. And as a decorator, you should interpret this as good news: that means you can put thought into every inch of your bathroom without wearing yourself out.
Take advantage of your tiny canvas and perfect every detail. Put thought into your light fixtures, art, hardware, tiles, and anything else you can think of. You’ll thank yourself later.
Play Around With Wallpaper
Bold wallpaper can overwhelm a larger room, but it can make a luxurious addition to a smaller space like a bathroom. Add a little statement-making wallpaper to your half-bath, and watch as the space is transformed into a hotel-worthy powder room.
Leave it at that, or add some equally bold finishing touches, like a striking lighting fixture and a pretty mirror. Either way, your space is sure to stun.
Put Your Bathtub Next to a Fireplace
If you’ve been blessed with a fireplace in your bathroom, take advantage and stick a tub next to it. Hot water is incredibly cozy as is, but it feels even cozier fireside. Think of it like a candlelit bath—taken to its loveliest extreme.
Add an Accent Wall in Your Shower
Accent walls look great in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms—and they can look just as stunning in your shower. Of course, to pull off a shower accent wall, you won’t just want to paint over the tiles you already have. You’ll probably want to invest in a one-wall retile, but the results will be well worth the extra effort.
Splurge on a Stunning Chandelier
It may not make sense to put a chandelier inside your shower, but, it definitely makes sense to hang one over your bathtub. If you have the space—and the budget—for a splurge-worthy chandelier, spring for one. It will take your bathroom from chic to stunning.
Dress Up Your Corners
Small tables, chairs, and other pieces of furniture can make welcome additions to bare bathroom corners. So, if you have some extra space you want to put to use, add a small—and ideally functional—piece of furniture.
Use a table to hold candles, plants, and extra towels. This little addition will ensure your must-haves are always at the ready, and it’ll make your bathroom feel a little more complete.
Paint Your Cabinets
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your space? Paint your cabinets. A thoughtful paint job can leave your entire bathroom feeling new, giving you a luxurious space to enjoy without tackling a full-blown renovation.
Invest in a Plush Bath Mat
There is nothing good about stepping out of a piping hot bath onto cold, hard tiles. So, do yourself a favor and splurge on a chic bath mat that’ll give your toes the warm welcome they deserve.
Though it may be tempting to buy a classic rug, look instead for a mat designed with the bathroom in mind. Otherwise, mildew will force you to cycle through rugs on a very regular basis—and no one wants that.
Build a Space to Hang Your Towels
No bathroom is complete without a towel rack, and with a little creativity, you can make yours look really special. Consider hanging hooks on your wall and keeping a basket nearby for damp, dirty linens. This go-to combination is a classic at spas and saunas—so it’s sure to make a luxurious addition to your space.
Play With Texture
There are all kinds of materials you could use in the bathroom—marble, cement, wood, and more. And if you love a dynamic interior, consider mixing and matching some of your favorites.
Pair a cement wall with a tiled one, or opt for countertops that combine marble with wood. Options are abound, so settle on a combination that feels cozy and inviting to you.
Build Your Faucet into the Wall
Many bathtubs come with built-in faucets, but some don’t. While these are undoubtedly more expensive to set up, they look incredible once they’re in your space.
Walls with built-in faucets are the kind of thing you only expect to see in hotels, and installing one in your home would be an absolute treat.
Add a Sit-Down Vanity
Mirrors and sinks have a home in any bathroom. But, if you plan to use your vanity for makeup, skin care, or at-home spa treatments, consider adding a seat and a nook for that seat to go in. Being able to sit down will make your morning and evening routines feel more special.
Make sure your mirrors are hung low enough that you can still see yourself while sitting down.
Keep Your Palette Cozy
Fill your space with colors that make you feel at peace every time you walk into your bathroom. For some, these could be cool blues and greens, and for others, they could be cozy charcoals and crisp whites.
Don’t overthink your palette and choose colors just because someone else told you to. Focus instead on what shades you gravitate toward, and let those pervade your space.
Splurge on a Striking Mirror
A mirror is a statement-maker in any bathroom, and an out-of-the-box option is bound to leave your space feeling special. Of course, you don’t want to favor form over function, and you still want to be able to check your reflection while washing your hands. So, search for a mirror that’s both pretty and practical—they’re surprisingly easy to find.
Give Your Floors a Little Love
In a bathroom, a lot of the decorative action happens at eye level—but that’s no reason to neglect your floors. If you find a few sets of tile you love, consider lining your shower with one and lining your floors with another, or go all in and use the same stylish set for both. As long as you love looking at the options you’ve chosen, you should be good to go.
Spring for Wall-to-Wall Marble
Marble always feels luxurious, and lining your shower with the material is a surefire way to keep your space feeling special. If you’d like to change things up a little, you can always pair marble walls with a set of complementary tiles.
You can make your space feel even more dynamic by lining your bathroom floors with a different material—or yet another set of tiles.
Take a Risk on a Unique Tub
The moment you step foot in your bathroom, your eye will immediately jump to your tub. So, spring for one you love looking at, and don't be afraid to take a risk on a more statement-making option.
Clawfoot tubs make an elegant addition to any bathroom, and more contemporary tubs can look just as sleek. If you find yourself drawn to an even bolder option, like a black tub, don’t shy away from that impulse. Run with it and let it set the tone for the rest of your space.
Bring a Chair Into Your Space
Chairs may seem like a strange choice for bathroom décor. After all, how much sitting are you doing? But, they can be surprisingly useful, especially if placed by your tub or shower.
You can use a chair to hold extra towels or to keep your clean clothes off the floor while you shower. And of course, you can sit in the chair any time you want to paint your toenails, slip into a pair of shoes, or lotion your legs after a warm shower.
Try Out a Wall-Mounted Sink
Many bathroom sinks come attached to bulky bases that double as storage cabinets, but some come totally baseless. These wall-mounted sinks are incredibly eye-catching, and they often look so sleek and contemporary. Choose an option that suits your space—and watch as your sink becomes the prettiest item in your bathroom.
Search for Statement-Making Tiles
Toilets don’t necessarily scream “luxury,” but when sitting on top of stunningly tiled floors, even a toilet can feel a little elegant. So, spend time finding a tile that really elevates your space. Once your toilet starts looking cute, you’ll know you’ve nailed it.
Build in Tubside Shelves
If you have the space, consider building shelves into the wall next to your bathtub. This will make sure your must-haves like towels, soaps, and bath scrubs are always within reach, making your baths even more luxurious than they already are.
Keep Your Accents Cohesive
Accents are abound in bathrooms, and an easy way to bring your space together is to make sure all of yours are cohesive. Match your faucet to your drawer pulls—and match your drawer pulls to your lighting fixtures. Then, let your soap dish and toothbrush holders in on the fun.
Of course, you don’t have to make sure your pieces match exactly. But, if hotel-worthy flair is what you’re going for, opting for uniform accents is a pretty easy way to get there.
Cover Your Space in Tiles
Tiles are an obvious choice for shower walls and bathroom floors, but there are plenty of ways to use the material more creatively. By using the same set of tiles along your bathroom walls and your bathroom floors, you can create a floor-to-ceiling effect that feels both luxurious and peaceful.
Don’t Be Afraid to Have Fun
Fun and luxury may seem like opposites, but the truth is that the two play incredibly well together. If you’re a bold decorator who loves a personality-filled space, bring some of that spirit into your bathroom.
Pair a splurge-worthy clawfoot tub with an equally fancy wall-mounted sink, and balance things out with boldly tiled floors. By putting effort into every element of your bathroom, you can ensure the whole thing feels luxurious—even if bold prints and vibrant colors abound.
Add Thoughtful and Stylish Finishing Touches
Once you’ve got your bases covered—your tub is beautiful, your showers are tiled, and your floors look great—top things off with a few finishing touches. Use a woven basket to keep extra towels at-the-ready, and use a bath stool to add a touch of chic décor to your space.
These little details are the cherries on top of a luxurious bathroom—and they’ll ensure your space feels absolutely hotel-worthy.