Cozy Bathroom Ideas

Cozy bathroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a cozy bathroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Winter Mood Board designed by Hilah Stahl
Winter Mood BoardDesigned by Hilah Stahl
Product Collage designed by Fayethe Vongsouvanh
Product CollageDesigned by Fayethe Vongsouvanh
Guest Bathroom Mood Board designed by Shannon Stucke
Guest Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Shannon Stucke
Primary Bathroom Mood Board designed by Stefanie Fisher
Primary Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Stefanie Fisher
Bathroom designed by Kntrice Yvonne
BathroomDesigned by Kntrice Yvonne
Guest Bathroom 4 designed by Haley Pleasant
Guest Bathroom 4Designed by Haley Pleasant
Basement Bathroom Mood Board designed by Kellie Strange
Basement Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Kellie Strange
Girls Bathroom Mood Board designed by Sethrina Stoddard
Girls Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Sethrina Stoddard
tony/bathrooms designed by sallie tyler
tony/bathroomsDesigned by sallie tyler
Half Bathroom Mood Board designed by Lisa Chaves
Half Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Lisa Chaves
Guest Bathroom designed by lacey felts
Guest BathroomDesigned by lacey felts
Half Bathroom Mood Board - Dark wallpaper designed by Polina Melamed
Half Bathroom Mood Board - Dark wallpaperDesigned by Polina Melamed
Bathroom designed by lacey felts
BathroomDesigned by lacey felts
Powder Bath Combo B designed by Cailey Gulinson
Powder Bath Combo BDesigned by Cailey Gulinson
Guest Bathroom Mood Board designed by Erin Arnold
Guest Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Erin Arnold
Bed + Bathroom Mood Board designed by Stephanie Northrop
Bed + Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Stephanie Northrop
Bathroom designed by Ashlyn Bodin
BathroomDesigned by Ashlyn Bodin
Bathroom Mood Board designed by Morgan Van Roekel
Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Morgan Van Roekel
Primary Bathroom Mood Board designed by Michelle Greenhut
Primary Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Michelle Greenhut
Bathroom 2 - NO designed by Sarah Barnett
Bathroom 2 - NODesigned by Sarah Barnett
Bathroom designed by Kasey Moore
BathroomDesigned by Kasey Moore
Bed + Bathroom Mood Board designed by Priscilla M
Bed + Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Priscilla M
Bathroom Accessories 1 designed by Carley Chapdelaine
Bathroom Accessories 1Designed by Carley Chapdelaine
Bathroom designed by Katie Carpenter
BathroomDesigned by Katie Carpenter

Design tips for decorating a cozy style bathroom

Here’s how to achieve the cozy aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a cozy bathroom?

On one hand, bathrooms are undeniably practical spaces. They serve a very specific purpose and are often the smallest rooms in any home. On the other hand, bathrooms also double as havens for cleansing and self-care, an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small room, big personality.

Designing a cozy bathroom that's both functional and stylish involves combining practicality with aesthetic appeal. Whether you're in the process of a bathroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design**:

  • Tile: Tile is typically the first choice you’ll want to make when designing a bathroom. You may opt to tile the entire bathroom or just the floors in a powder room or backsplash for the shower or bathtub area. Select tiles that are durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. Tiles range in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and layouts. From penny rounds to large format floor tiles, zellige to subway tile, or checkerboard to herringbone, your choice of tile will set the tone for the whole bathroom. And don’t forget the grout! Your choice of grout color can completely change the way your tile looks in the space.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: If you don’t choose to tile your walls, you’ll want to select a paint or wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity. Vinyl wallpaper is best for this application. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity should balance the cozy style with functionality, offering adequate storage and countertop space. The vanity provides place to wash hands or brush teeth, and storage for toiletries and personal care items. It’s common for modern bathrooms to include a vanity with a double sink. Sink options include under-mount, vessel, and pedestal sinks and range in materials from porcelain, stone, or glass.
  • Mirror or Medicine Cabinet: Choose a mirror or medicine cabinet that complements the vanity in size and style. Consider a framed mirror that matches the bathroom’s cozy design style, or a frameless mirror for a sleek, more modern look.
  • Toilet & Sink: The modern standard for toilets and sinks is white porcelain. But if you really want to make a statement, consider going with a color! Colored fixtures are having a comeback moment or you can source a vintage option.
  • Shower or Bathtub (for full baths): Depending on the size and layout of the bathroom, you may opt for a shower or bathtub (or a bathtub with shower combination). A shower will consist of a showerhead, faucet controls, and a shower enclosure (shower curtain or glass door), while a bathtub provides a space for soaking and relaxation. If you have the space, you may opt for a separate shower and a freestanding clawfoot tub.
  • Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood. Sconces are popular options for vanity areas.
  • Faucets: Faucets are an opportunity to add a decorative touch. Select finishes that match other metal elements in the bathroom, such as cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures. Consider water-saving models for environmental sustainability.
  • Cozy Bathroom Decor: From bath mats and shower curtains to soap dishes, toothbrush and toilet paper holders, bath accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and cozy style to bring your design vision to life.

If you are looking for more inspiration or need an extra hand with your bathroom design, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bathroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a cozy bathroom design?

Cozy interior design is all about comfort. If you want your bathroom to feel extra cozy, focus on soft lighting, plush textiles, and comfortable furnishings. A cozy space is one that evokes warmth and promotes relaxation. Think: big, comfy cloud couches, soft rugs, chunky knit throws, and lots of cushions and throw pillows (cozy maxing, anyone?). If your space is larger, try to create more intimate seating areas that encourage conversation and connection. Choose a color palette that is warm and soothing. Neutrals are most common for cozy spaces, but if you want to add color, consider earthy tones, soft pastels, or rich jewel tones.

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