Most likely, few visitors to your home will ever see your master bathroom. For that reason, you might not be inclined to put as much thought into it as, say, your kitchen. But to ignore it completely would be a huge missed opportunity. After all, at the very least, you’ll be spending the beginning and end of each day there. Put a little bit of thought into creating a truly inviting retreat, and you may be drawn to spend more and more time there. This could lead to finally making time for that nice long bath you’ve been promising yourself…for how long? Anything can happen! But first, how do you go about creating that kind of space? You’ve come to the right place with that question, because at Prodigy, we love ourselves a good master bathroom! Here are five ideas on how to create an enviable master bath!
1. Choose Your Color-Palette Thoughtfully
It’s a proven fact: color creates mood. It’s a weighty-decision, but it’s not one that should stress you out! There are some simple guidelines that can help narrow down the endless possibilities into a few that are more manageable. First, you’ll want it to flow with the color scheme of the rest of your home. Next, think about the mood you want to create. Here’s some inspiration.
For a serene, spa-like feel, go with colors that are found in nature. Think earth tones, like warm greys or beiges.
For a refined look that will always be classic, black and white will never let you down. Especially when that white takes the form of marble.
You can also just go all-white. It may feel a little cold when it’s empty…
…but check out how just a few accessories warm it right up!
Evoke the serene feeling of being on the beach with a subtle pop of blue.
Inject some drama by picking a darker color palette. This shower feels moody and calming.
Those are just a few ideas, but really, the sky is the limit!
2. Multiple Shower Heads
You’re still working on clearing your schedule for that bath, but at least you have time to take a shower. If that’s all you have time for, you should make it as luxurious an experience as possible! Why settle for just one shower head? There are so many options available! One option is to go with two regular shower heads, so you’re hit from two different angles.
The ones above are fixed in place, but there are a lot of other, more flexible options for you to mix and match.
Many find rain heads to be very relaxing, which is great for achieving that spa-like experience. Because of their gentler pressure and the fact that the water comes from above, it’s probably not the best choice for your only shower head. Combining it with a normal shower head gives you the best of both worlds.
Finally, if you really want to go all out, this shower features two shower heads, plus the biggest rain head we’ve ever seen. Talk about a dream master bathroom!
3. A Gorgeous Light Fixture
The right light fixture is like jewelry for your room. There are so many choices out there, so you can be sure of finding one that will match your specific decorating style. There are some important things to consider.
First of all, since one of the main purposes of a bathroom is getting ready for the day, you want to make sure the lighting is adequate. If you have a makeup area on your vanity, it might be a good idea to put a lower hanging pendant there so as to make sure it is well lit.
Additionally, you’ll want to have good lighting over your sinks. This often means sconces…
…but it doesn’t have to! Pendant lights are a fresh and interesting look.
Additionally, you might want to make a statement by having a large, eye-catching fixture. In an otherwise very neutral and restrained bathroom, a chandelier glams things up.
If your style tends more modern, there are so many sleek, modern fixtures out there that can accomplish the same thing.
Placing the fixture directly over the tub makes the tub even more of a focal point.
Here’s one more. Although this tub didn’t need any help being a focal point!
4. Framless Glass Door—Or No Door!
Choosing tile can be a very big decision, but you’ve finally found the perfect combination and you’re in love with it. Why would you want to hide that behind frosted glass? A framless, barely-there glass door shows off your beautiful shower.
In the above example, the shower is partially enclosed, but if you really want to show off your shower surround, go with an entirely glass shower enclosure and a curbless transition for a very sleek, modern look.
This design uses a pane of clear glass to provide some separation, but without a door.
Here’s a similar design, but with a half wall.
Here’s another option: just leave it open!
(Read: never have to clean your shower glass again.)
5. A Statement Tub
Every room needs a focal point, and when you’re talking about a master bath, nothing makes a better focal point than a really stunning tub. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, there are many different options.
A corner tub is an efficient use of space. It looks great in this pleasingly symmetrical arrangement.
A rectangular tub looks great tucked symmetrically between two vanities. In this black-and-white bathroom, we love the look of the black rectangular tiles on the tub deck. It makes a powerful focal point that feels of-the-moment as well as classic.
If you’re not looking to make that bold of a statement, you can also tile it with subtler textures. We love the large rectangular tiles in a light neutral, with a strip of textured metallic tiles along the top.
Of course, there are also freestanding options. In this streamlined, ultra-modern bath, we love the smooth simplicity of the rounded tub.
This sleek rectangular tub is so gorgeous! And that flat, wall-mounted waterfall faucet? Amazing!
Then there are more traditional freestanding options, of course. This one is such a classic. It’s paired here with traditional plumbing fixtures, but it could just as well blend effortlessly into a more transitional space.
And finally, one of our favorites: this elegant black and white number from our 2017 Parade Home. Such a timeless shape that would lend an edge to any style. Notice how the rectangular light fixture echoes the shape of the tub. A full tiled wall further draws the eye to make a truly compelling focal point.
Finally, are you ready for a bonus secret? Here we go…
6. It’s Your Bathroom!
Ultimately, this is the most intimate and personal space in your home, and, at the end of the day, it should suit your style and needs! Maybe you don’t even like taking baths. Fine! Eliminate it and use the extra space to make the shower a little bigger, or the closet.
In this case, foregoing the bathtub helped make room for two walk in closets!
While you should obviously make your decisions accordingly if you’re planning on resale, what’s really important is that you absolutely love your bathroom. So don’t be afraid to make choices that work for you!
Looking for some bathroom inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! On our Houzz account, not only will you find inspiring images, you can also see some of the materials we’ve used to create stunning master baths. Finally, here on our website, we have a gallery dedicated to master bathrooms. Trying to create a truly inspiring bathroom can seem daunting, but that’s why we’re here to guide you through it!