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Luxury Bathrooms That Have a Living Room Feel

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Tired old bathrooms unite! It’s time for a change. It’s time for bathrooms that feel as great as living spaces. Spa design step aside because bathroom style is going a whole different direction.

Featured in THE NEW AMERICAN HOME 2016: Metallica in Brushed Stainless Steel on the vanity backsplash with Season Wood in Winter Spruce on the floor

Wall Treatments

Bathrooms of the past have been very basic and neutral. Dressing up the walls can change that vibe instantly. Whether you opt for floor to ceiling large format tile or design a feature wall with intricate mosaics, luxury walls may be all you need to change the pace.

Non-Bath Décor

Apothecary jars filled with soap and decorative towels don’t have to be the foundation of your bathroom décor. Think outside the traditional for something that will make your bathroom feel more like a place you could enjoy hanging out.

Book shelves, a wall of framed photos, lamps, plants, art, etc. are all eye-catching picks for bathroom décor that doesn’t get stuck in a rut.

Unexpected Materials

Anything that you wouldn’t expect to see in a bathroom is a breath of fresh air to bathroom design. Try wood, brick or lush rugs. If you’re worried about some materials in a wet environment, try alternatives like wood-look tile, brick-look tile or outdoor rugs.


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Mix Up the Furniture

Choose soft, plush furnishings for the bathroom like a small sofa or pouf. Not only are they unexpected, but they also make the bathroom feel more homey rather than strictly functional. Upcycled pieces like a buffet as the vanity or a curio cabinet for linens de-institutionalize the bathroom.

Fireplace above the bathtub creates ambiance

Entertainment and Ambiance

Bring the reasons you love your living space into the bathroom. That means a TV, fireplace or favorite art. Plan for these comforts from the beginning so they look purposeful and blend in with the décor. They will change the way you feel about the bathroom and that’s really the point with these bathroom ideas.


Yes, your bathroom still has to do what it was built to do. But consider adding functionality that you know you’ll use every day like a mini kitchenette with coffee maker and tiny refrigerator. To have all that convenience makes your bathroom a place you can truly live in not just visit.


Take luxury bathroom design to a whole new level with a few creature comforts that will make you want to enjoy your bathroom as a key space in the house rather than a basic necessity.

Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas, Wood Look Tile, Design

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