The bathroom is the perfect place to do this. It is the ideal place to celebrate life’s little luxuries. It’s okay to be a skincare enthusiast or to spend hours in a tub before you can appreciate a modern, well-appointed bathroom. The right touches will elevate even the most mundane tasks, such as brushing your teeth. While larger primary bathrooms may have more room for modern communications, don’t think that smaller spaces cannot make a stylish statement. Do you need proof? These 50 modern bathroom designs are a testament to luxury and style, no matter how small they may be. Enjoy a relaxing soak, then scroll through these spaces to get an instant.


Richard Mishaan, ELLE DECOR’s A-Lister, painted the bathroom walls white in Benjamin Moore White Dove. This creates a sublime bathing experience. The bathtub is from Duravit, and the antique mirrors come from Italy.

Just Say It

Let the lips be the star of a minimal bathroom. The porcelain tile Eva Bradley chose is by Porcelanosa. The tub is LaCava. Angela Blehm created five lips for the artwork.


Mary McDonald, an ELLE DECOR A-Lister who is a makeup magnate herself, chose a dramatic marble arched to frame a vanity for two maximalists. Urban Archaeology also installed a custom counter, mirror, and faucet in the bathroom. The stool comes from Carl Moore Antiques. Ralph Lauren Home made the sconces, and Urban Electric Co. created the pendant.


The black tub must be used if you paint the semicircular arch, orb pendant, and subway tile wall white. Waterworks made the tub, fixtures, and tiles for this bathroom designed by ELLE DECO A-Listers Ashe Leandro, while JF Chen provided the vintage light fixture.


Have you ever felt like no one is watching you? Jewelry designer Matthew Harris demonstrates how to fix that problem: in his bathroom, hand-painted Portuguese tile depicts a man dressed in 18th-century garb. The bathtub, shower, and fixtures were all made by Roca.


RJ Millworkers’ custom millwork is the star of this bathroom in a TriBeCa bachelor pad designed by Cochineal Designs. The title comes from Stone Source, and the sconces come from D. Shop.


Last time: No! The pendant won’t bite off your hand when it is hungry. The neutral bathroom in this is accented by Strike Malibu vanities in Danby marble by Chad Dorsey and a pivoting mirror by KGBL. The bronze pendant is by Fuse Lighting, and the plumbing fixture is by Samuel Heath.


Am I seeing double? This bathroom in Malibu, California, from Standard Architecture and Martha Mulholland, is filled with double doors and vanities that add visual appeal to the space.

Go for the Bold

Jett Projects used Dedar moire wallpaper and a FontanaArte mirror (reflection not guaranteed) to add some oomph to a data-vars-ga-call for action=” this Brooklyn bathroom” data vars ga -outbound link= “ decorate/house interiors/a38859629/jett projects Brooklyn apartment/” Jett Projects used Dedar moire wallpaper and a FontanaArte (reflection is not guaranteed) mirror to give a little oomph in this Brooklyn bathroom.


We consider marble flooring from floor to ceiling a hallmark of luxury. If you do splash, be prepared with a mop. In this San Francisco house, Nicole Hollis combined the Arabescato corchia marble, Waterworks fixtures, and a sculptural chandelier, thanks to Vincenzo De Cotiis.

Fit to be tiled

You can spice up your bathroom by using a color other than white. This beautiful children’s bathroom in the New Orleans house of Michelle R. Smith features light blue custom tiles that cover the walls and floor.

Take a Seat

Anyone who thinks that lounging in the tub has to end after a while should look at this Southern California sanctuary by Studio Shamshiri. The Bartok Design bathtub is displayed next to the Carl Malmsten sofa. That’s what we call luxury.


Anne McDonald infused this luxury lake house bathroom with a rustic touch using shiplap walls, an antique Murano-glass chandelier, and herringbone floor tiles from Cle.


Look at this Palm Beach paradise Caroline Rafferty created to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom. The brass hardware adds a lot of sparkles, but the leafy chandelier by Anthropologie makes the room pop.


This Richard Mishaan-designed home will take you on a fantastic adventure with its dramatic Cassiopea Marble walls and floors. The white bathtub has a view of New York City.

High-Contrast Coupling

What’s another way to impress with gold? Use black and white with brass accents, as designer Carlos David did in this Manhattan apartment.


Tobias Petri transformed this mountainside home with wooden walls and Italian mosaics from Sicis. Petri can cool off from his midday heat by using the bathroom’s small balcony.


Look at this bathroom workspace/APD near Pebble Beach in California. Neutral colors don’t need to be boring. This textured bathroom is anything but dull, thanks to the Artistic Tile wall, travertine countertop, and pale cabinets.


Sara Oswalt, the designer of this Lake Tahoe retreat, says: “I wanted it to feel like a home that you wouldn’t want to leave.” This bathroom achieved its goal with a combination of concrete and timber.


Bruce T. Bananto’s primary bathroom in Monica Mandelli and Marco Valla’s Manhattan apartment studies modern simplicity. Even the wastebasket, designed by John Brauer, is a work of art. The bathroom features a Kohler undermount sink and a Caesarstone vanity. Dornbracht fittings complete the look.

Modern GILDED Bathroom

The masculine bathroom in this Manhattan apartment features a sink by Urban Archaeology. The fixtures are from Waterworks. The cabinets are made of black glass with brass trimming. The walls and flooring are Saint Laurent marble.