Bathroom Design Ideas


Bathroom Design Idea: Incorporating Sunlight

The Art Deco-style vanity provides a distinctive focal point in this bathroom.
The Art Deco-style vanity provides a distinctive focal point in this bathroom.

No matter how much you admire the clean-lined aesthetic of contemporary bathroom design, you'll probably be most comfortable in a bath that coddles you a little bit. This dramatic bath, while unquestionably the height of modernity, still offers some thoughtful comforts as well as thought-provoking design.

For one thing, the room feels even more spacious than it is, thanks to splendid views of the great outdoors. If you're lucky enough to have a house with protected, private views, you may want to maximize them with picture windows or even greenhouse windows -- bump-out models that have a glass "roof" over the window top to let in even more light.

Another appealing feature is the vanity, beautifully crafted in Art Deco-inspired style that's both modern and romantic. Classic sink fittings contribute to the sense that this piece is an heirloom from the 1930s.

The sun-bathed tub offers personal luxury. The sun-bathed tub offers personal luxury.
The sun-bathed tub offers personal luxury.

A cleverly designed tub surround includes a two-tiered shelf with space for display above and room for stashing bath supplies below. The greenhouse-style window acts as a great light scoop and offers a fine view of the secluded garden.

Separate shower and toilet areas complete the luxury of this bathroom. Separate shower and toilet areas complete the luxury of this bathroom.
Separate shower and toilet areas complete the luxury of this bathroom.

A separate compartment houses a urinal as well as a conventional low-profile toilet. Conveniently located glass shelves provide ample storage space.

Even if scenic views and custom-crafted vanities are not in your plan, you can still create a modern-style haven in your bath by keeping things simple.

If this understated Art Deco look is a little too traditional for you, think about livening your bathroom up with a refreshing minimalist look. Continue on to the next page to find ideas for a cool blue look.