The bathroom doesn’t have to be all about function, it can easily become one of your most well-designed spaces — whether you’re crafting a spa-like oasis or an art-filled powder room. If your bathroom design has been an afterthought up to this point, it’s time to start brainstorming fresh inspiration. To kick off your much-needed redesign (even if you’re working on a budget), we’ve rounded up our favorite bathroom decorating ideas.
Rest assured, you don’t need a complete renovation to breathe new life into your bathroom. There are tons of affordable improvements you can make in just a few hours: installing peel-and-stick wallpapers, introducing expressive artwork and adding clever storage solutions. Layer other decorative accents, like stylish rugs, swap in new cabinet hardware or hang a floating shelf. The best part? Most of these simple upgrades don’t have to be permanent, making them ideal for renters and homeowners alike.
We’ve included spacious spa bathrooms, tiny half bathrooms and small bathroom decorating ideas, so you can find inspiration no matter the size of your space. Whether you prefer all-white bathrooms, moody and eclectic interiors or rustic bathroom designs, we suggest starting off with a mood board — a roundup of possible bathroom paint colors, your favorite textures and finishes (like wood stains, hardware finishes and tile materials) and ideas for bathroom lighting. Take notes as you click through these beautifully decorated bathrooms.