Here's How to Transform Your Bathroom into a Picture-Perfect Space (2022)

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August Oliver

Bathrooms are meant to make a design statement. If your space is far from picture-perfect, it's time to start considering bathroom decorating ideas. Believe it or not, it's possible to give your bathroom an entirely new look without a gut renovation. Beyond a fresh coat of paint or installing patterned wallpaper, you can easily introduce expressive artwork, brilliant storage solutions and other chic decorative accents, like rugs, to make your bathroom feel cozier and look more design forward. There's even room to put a few interior design trends to the test if you're ready to step outside of your comfort zone.

To kick off your much-needed refresh (even if you're working with a small space), we've rounded up a wide range of bathroom design ideas. Here, you'll find budget-friendly DIYs, trendy decor pointers you might have spotted on Pinterest (a suspended shelf, for instance) and much, much more. And of course, there's no shortage of ideas when it comes to color palettes, cabinet hardware, you name it. Click through to get one step closer to designing the bathroom of your dreams.

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Sara Ligorria-Tramp; Design: Ginny Macdonald

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Floor-to-Ceiling Tile

Balance dramatic floor-to-ceiling tile with a standout piece of art and a stylish pendant that won't overwhelm the design scheme.

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Jessica Bordner

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Curvy Mirror

A minimalist mirror with light curves brings contrast, as well as a touch of elegance, to this bathroom's eye-catching terrazzo sink.

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Christopher Dibble

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Botanical Wallpaper

While only the upper walls of this bathroom are sheathed in botanical wallpaper, the look still manages to make a major impact. A floral plant and candelabra-style chandelier with leaf accents adhere to the nature-inspired theme.

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Brie Williams

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Suspended Shelf

A traditional bathroom vanity isn't the only way to go, especially if you have a small space. Simply suspend a compact wooden shelf on the wall above your sink and style it with your favorite decorative accents. Achieve a cohesive look by installing a wire storage basket on a wall nearby for hand towels.

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August Oliver

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Brushstroke Pattern

Lifestyle blogger Anna Mae Groves proves that graphic wallpaper can transform a room in an instant. The en suite bathroom in her Cincinnati home features removable wallpaper in a brushstroke pattern — the perfect backdrop for black modern sconces and brass rectangular mirrors.

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Decorative Ladder

A decorative ladder that's perfect for towels stands out against a palette of warm neutrals and soothing blue tones.

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Karyn Millet

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Wallpapered Ceiling

Any interior designer will confirm that it pays to remember the fifth wall — your ceiling. Take yours to the next level with floral wallpaper, like the design featured in this southern California cottage.

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William Abranowicz

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Lively Shiplap

In this bold bathroom, landscape art is all that's needed to complement sunny yellow shiplap walls.

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Ali Harper

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Leaf Motif

Along with leaf-patterned wallpaper, a mix of simple decorative pieces — propped art, a candle and a small table lamp — give this bathroom a homey feel.

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Ali Harper

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Gallery Wall

Gallery walls shouldn't be reserved for living rooms. Take your creativity to the bathroom, filling walls with unique pieces you love. Bonus points if you go vintage!

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Mandi Gubler

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Oversized Map

A basic bathroom received a boho-inspired makeover, courtesy of designer Mandi Gubler. An oversized map pops against the emerald wall, while new tiles and fixtures pull the look together.

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Max Kim-Bee

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Pattern Play

Go for a fresh and vibrant look, thanks to windowpane wallpaper and a botanical sink skirt.

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David A. Land

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Old World Look

Give a bathroom an old world feel with beadboard, an assortment of curios, including brass picture frames, and vintage light fixtures.

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Floral Wallpaper

Go bold with graphic floral wallpaper, which works especially well in a small bathroom. Complement the design with a woven mirror and fresh blooms.

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Mikkel Vang

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Animal Print

A zebra-print ottoman adds a dose of drama to this all-white bathroom design.

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Amy Neunsinger

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Touch of Greenery

A lush plant, a colorful rug, and unexpected window treatments make the bathroom feel as decorative as the rest of the house. Try a small potted orchid or asparagus fern in a corner (either will thrive in humidity) or reach new heights with a fiddle leaf fig.

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Designed By Becki Owens

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Bathtub Shelf

A simple shelf across the tub provides a perch for fresh flowers and a scented candle — plus a glass of wine when it come time to unwind.

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Lincoln Barbour

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Repurposed Hutch

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While you'd typically find a china cabinet in the dining room, this one gets a new life in the bathroom as a storage hub for towels and supplies.

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Roger Davies

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Garden Stool

This do-it-all piece of furniture is perfect for holding overflow items from a small shower or as a movable place to perch while bathing kids.

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ELSIE LARSON

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Warm Pink

Think pink for an inviting place to get ready each morning. "Perhaps one of my favorite warm paint colors is a hue that dances right between blush and nude," says Decorist designer Erika Dale. "This color is perfect for a bedroom, dressing room, or bathroom. There is a reason every Hollywood starlet is lit with soft pink light… it is so flattering!"

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Jean Allsopp

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Cool Blue

Try the other side of the color wheel if you want a space more suited for unwinding, like this powder blue cabinetry. "Cool colors bring to mind water and the sky and therefore a create a more calming, focused, relaxed, restful, soothing, and refreshing feeling," Dale says.

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Monica Buck

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Doubled Up Curtains

Frame a basic shower stall with a set of matching curtains to turn it into an artful focal point. This cornflower blue pair adds extra color while keeping water off the floor.

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JAMES BAIGRIE

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Glam Mirrors

Changing your looking glass also changes the room. If you have a plain mirror now, go for a little glam, or vice versa. Or just add a sleek smart countertop makeup mirror, like Simple-human’s Sensor Mirror, to see yourself in your best light.

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Nathan Kirkman

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Dramatic Lighting

Dining rooms shouldn't have a monopoly on chandeliers. Glam overhead lighting can set the mood in the bathroom, too.

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Fresh Paint

A simple coat in a fresh shade can make the bathroom feel new. Use your existing decor as a color guide, but if resale is important, stick with a crisp white like Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. Always look for a mold- and mildew-resistant formula that stands up to humid conditions.

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Jean Allsopp

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Floral Wallpaper

Here's your chance to add bold blooms to your bathroom. Pick the peel-and-stick kind for a low-commitment makeover.

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David Tsay

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Untraditional Tile

Instead of laying them in straight rows, mix up the orientation of your mosaic for a fresh take, like this diagonal herringbone pattern on the wall.

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Polished Fixtures

Give your vanity personality by dressing up the sink with a new faucet. Stylish options include polished chrome or copper, brushed nickel or bronze, and even brass or matte black. If you don’t want to replace the counter or sink too, make sure to measure the existing holes and match them.

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Colin Poole

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Sparkling Marble

It's hard to beat the inherent beauty of natural stone. GH Lab tip: Since regular bathroom cleaners contain acids that can etch marble, stick with a neutral product, like Granite Gold Shower Cleaner.

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Trevor Tondro

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Metallic Touches

Mixed metals – like gold scones and silver cabinet pulls — balance each other out in this luxe bathroom.

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