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50+ Modern bathroom ideas and designs

By Elise Hodge

Updated: May 5th, 2020

Spruce up your home with a fresh, modern bathroom.

Having a modern bathroom that is on-trend while timeless and practical yet stylish should be the goal when it comes to bathroom renovation. Modern design can be whatever you want it to be. But today, the most on-trend elements include neutral colours, geometric shapes, touches of blush, gold and brass and a little bit of decor without too much fuss.

And when it comes to surfaces, thinking anything natural, such as marble, wood and stone – all of which will bring a timeless and modern approach to your bathroom. Plus, you can create added interest by including patterns and colours with creative tiling.

Get inspired for your next bathroom renovation with 50 modern bathroom ideas and designs.

1. Clean lines

Make your bathroom ultra modern with a lot of straight, clean, minimal lines. White, grey and black always look good together and I love how these three tones provide contrast. In this bathroom, the clear shower screen with the black windowed lines adds a dramatic feature while matching nicely with the mirror edge, tap fittings and towel rail.

Modern bathroom
Source: Vigo Industries

2. Luxury Manhattan living

There’s nothing like a view – especially if it means gazing over the New York skyline. If I was enjoying a bubble bath in this magnificent freestanding white bathtub, I would certainly have a glass of very expensive french champagne in my hand.  When it comes to design elements, the subtle tones of the marble floor tiles and walls provide the perfect subtle backdrop for this iconic view. The vanity includes generous storage, which is essential to keeping bathroom accessories out of sight.

Bathroom with a view
Source: D Box Global

3. Cosy corner

A freestanding white bathtub will always make a bathroom look modern and on trend. The indoor plants give this bathroom a natural touch. Indoor plants thrive in a bathroom with the steam from a hot bath or shower. The earthy tones in the wall tiles along with the wooden look of the hanging lights and stool look fabulous against the basket and floor mat.

Warm bathroom
Source: Spadestinations

4. Grey marble

The floor and walls in this very modern bathroom look stunning in grey marble. The recessed shelf in the wall is handy for housing bathroom products. And I love the simple black rain shower head and the black tap fittings in the shower recess. This design is brought together beautifully with the black towel rail and crisp white towels which make it look so fresh and inviting.

Grey bathroom
Source: Nu Projects

The best thing about grey bathrooms is that you can style with almost any bathroom decor and towels to give it a much needed refresh.

5. Modern old-world glamour

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact parts of this bathroom which make it so amazing. From the shell wall sconce lights to the teal painted bathroom ceiling and the contrasting canary yellow ottoman, all of these make it quite a striking room to enter.

modern-bathroom-wallpaper
Source: Domino

6. Straight lines

Nothing says modern more than straight lines with it comes to walls, furniture and edges of a room, and this bathroom below showcases this perfectly. From the mirrored walls, to the perspex furniture – it’s a great contemporary bathroom.

mirrors-in-bathroom
Source: Architectural Digest

7. Pink perfection

Who says modern bathrooms have to be white? This cheeky pink round basin looks so cute against this stone vanity bench top. The pink vase matches perfectly with the basin and the dried flowers really add a nice touch. Plus, the brass tap is the perfect finish against the soft pink painted walls.

Pink decor
Source: En Bueno Saires

8. Arched mirror

This beautiful arched mirror looks like a window against this bamboo-like wall. The floating vanity benchtop with the marble top is clean and neat. And the bamboo plant and unique lighting are fabulous statement pieces.

Modern bathroom
Source: Stab Studio

9. Mirror eclipse

This clever mirror image eclipse of the double mirror on this beautiful marble tiled wall creates a very cool feature in this gorgeous vanity area. The simple and sleek vanity is classy and chic while the brass taps really complement this look. I love the timber look floor as it gives the whole bathroom a warm feel.

Modern bathroom
Source: Orton Baths

10. Black on black

Nothing screams classy like black on black in this ultra modern and masculine bathroom. It cleverly sneaks a little white to lighten the heaviness of the black vanity cupboards by adding white in the basins, the small table and the gorgeous white orchid which are so on trend at the moment.

Black bathroom
Source: Reece Bathrooms

11. Two-toned modern bathroom

This deep green is a masculine but modern shade which when used with the white creates a futuristic two-toned bathroom. The use of the mirrors elongates the room but also ties in nicely with the subway tiles in the vertical installation.

green-bathroom
Source: Domino

12. Neutral modern

Not often do you see wooden type cabinetry and drawers under a vanity, but this neutral look gives this bathroom a real earthy feel. The cool round half sectioned mirror with the different reflections has me intrigued. The clever wall panelling gives suggestion of another cupboard, cleverly maximising a small space.

Modern bathroom
Source: Orlit Yosef

13. Cave-like oasis

I love the cosy, friendly mood of this bathroom. The earthy colours give it a cave-like hideaway vibe. Chrome and brass features from the brass taps at the basin add to the chrome edging around the shower screen. The fabulous leather strap that holds the mirror is such a clever idea and this really infuses modern design with an industrial bathroom style.

Dark bathroom
Source: Divino Homes

14. Mermaid luxe

When I was a little girl, I always wanted to grow up to be a mermaid. But what is the adult reality? Pretend to be a mermaid in the privacy of your own bathroom! The golden fishtail scales of the vanity are a stunning feature and really set off the dual white basins.  You could float away for hours in this dreamy bathroom.

Modern bathroom
Source: Maison Valetina

15. Creative concrete

What a fabulously creative use of shower tiles to have them spilling out from the wall to the floor and then under the showerscreen onto the concrete floor. This is such a clever and unique design and certainly a wow factor in this modern bathroom. The wood panel against the white basin is sleek, neat and modern.

Black and white bathroom
Source: Studio Pnaik

16. Concrete all round

This bathroom is the ultimate modern design with clean bold surfaces and an industrial look. The concrete feel in the floor and wall tiles is practical and long lasting. The white bathtub and white vanity with dark tap fittings is minimal and classy. Adding the pot plant and the bath shelf brings a homely feel to this stunning concrete bathroom.

Concrete bathroom
Source: Nu Projects

17. Wooden cabinetry

Bringing a warm wood look into the bathroom gives it a warm, homely vibe. I love the natural look of wood grain throughout the cabinetry. The tile wall behind the mirror is an interesting design and gives this cute wooden bathroom space a lot of quirkiness.

Wooden bathroom
Source: Mod New

18. Black, white and wooden

This look is simple yet classic. I love the wood look vanity top which has been colour matched with some very simple touches such as the tops of the white shampoo bottles, the tan face washer and the cute potted plant basket. The black lines around the mirror and the shower are neat and you can never go wrong with a simple square white tile on a bathroom wall. The white hanging light adds another great feature.

Black white timber bathroom
Source: Home Rhapsody

19. Quirky tiling

If you like privacy in your bathroom, this place is not the dwelling for you. The clever tiling flows through the house from the warm wood of the dining room and bedroom into the white tiles in the white bathroom area. The tiling is so clever as it introduces the white tiles gradually with random wooden tiles to ensure a seamless flow through to the rest of the house. Here are some more amazing bathrom tile ideas that will give you more inspiration.

Modern bathroom
Source: Divino Homes

20. Double vanity

Double vanities are always a fabulous idea if two people are sharing a bathroom. You never have to wait for the basin, or indeed push and shove if you are in a hurry to clean your teeth before rushing out the door. The dual round mirrors almost look like a pair of mirrored glasses with that bar light hanging across them.

Double vanity
Source: Studio Pnaik

Liking the double vanity idea but want to see it in a variety of styles? We’ve got that covered with these Jack and Jill bathroom designs.

21. Feature door

So many modern bathrooms are black and white but this bathroom has the charm of a dusty pink feature door which adds a pop of colour as does the greenery in the plants. Little Miss Pussycat seems to approve of the look. It creates calm and softness against the busyness of the black and white floor tiles and laundry basket.

Modern bathroom
Source: Negi At Home

22. Metallic and monochrome

How cool are these metallic gold pendant lights that are reminiscent of a drop of water? The light perfectly matches the gold taps and metallic gold edging around the mirror. And the white against the dark shiny white wall of tiles creates a cool monochrome vibe.

Modern bathroom
Source: Hunter Homes

For some more stunning lights, check out these bathroom lighting ideas.

23. Zig zag fun

I’m loving this zebra-inspired shower recess wall with its black and white striped zig zags! The floor tiles are also a quirky addition with their strong diamond-black-and-white pattern. Recessed shelving within the wall of the shower is always a fabulous use of space and the perfect place to keep your shower products.

Black and white bathroom
Source: CRMK Tiles and Bathroom

24. Window feature

The hinged black-framed industrial window gives a fabulous view, while at the same time lets in a lot of natural light. The lovely bathtub sits well under this window and if you closed your eyes while floating in this tub, you could imagine bobbing in that gorgeous water through the window. Plus, the concrete tiled floor is lovely contrasted against the crisp white walls.

Modern bathroom
Source: Bad & Stil

25. Modern blues

This design is proof that you can spruce up an older style bathroom simply by adding a fresh coat of paint – and blue paint at that! I also love the addition of the sleek, clean vanity with white twin basins. And the quirky green hanging light shades add so much personality to this space. Plus, the white and turquoise towels complete the look.

Blue bathroom
Source: 123 Bain

26. Floor to ceiling views

There’s one word to describe this, and it’s – STUNNING! I can picture myself sitting on that cute stool under that rain shower and just getting lost in that view. It is as if an artist has captured a magnificent watercolour and used the same colours to dye the rug on the floor. I just adore the long trough-like marble basins where you can splash about a much as you like without creating a wet mess.

Bathroom with a view
Source: Minimaliste Monde

27. Custom cabinetry

This gorgeous window inlet is clever cabinetry styling creating a nook with a window and shelves to keep some lovely home touches. For example, framed pictures or photos and lamps and would glow with a candle burning there. Such sleek, clean bathroom cabinets give plenty of storage space and lots of mirrors give the illusion of a bigger room in this narrow bathroom.

White bathroom
Source: South Beach Interiors

28. Tile pattern

Why not be adventurous with your tile pattern with this little bit of Mexican madness? Throw a bit of terracotta in there and a big Turkish rug and be whisked away to another land within the comfort of your own bathroom. Your personality can really shine here!

Colourful bathroom
Source: 2lb Depot

29. Pretty in pink

The pink tiles behind the vanity certainly create a pretty space as do a vase of beautiful white flowers. This is a real girly girl look and I especially love the tilted white bench basin which gives this space a very modern touch. Plus, the gold fittings work well to offset the pretty pink perfection.

Modern bathroom
Source: Studio Lifestyle

30. Long vanity

If you have the space, why not have the largest vanity possible. This will provide plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your own space, while allowing you to be close to your partner in the bathroom. The high ceiling lends itself perfectly to the very stylish drop pendant lights that give this renovated modern bathroom a lot of ambience. And I love how the light reflects off those gorgeous round mirrors.

Modern bathroom
Source: Westside Tile

31. Zen bathroom

Bamboo and timber everywhere and warm lighting. Not to be confused with a bathroom in a yoga studio or a sauna, this is an extremely relaxing modern bathroom.

modern-zen-bathroom
Source: Architectural Digest

32. Oval mirror

You see a lot of round mirrors in modern bathrooms these days, but an oval mirror is sleek and gives a longer body view. This cute little vanity area is a fabulous use of space and the cabinet is an easy DIY add on when built-ins are not an option.

Small bathroom
Source: MJ Harris Group

33. Clever little nook

If I was designing a brand new bathroom, I think this little recessed nook is the most clever and practical addition to a modern bathroom. Not only is it a handy spot to keep your bathroom products, it also breaks up a wall adding interest and dimension.

White bathroom
Source: House of Hawkes

34. Marble touches

The beautiful marble bench top flows through to the walls and the floor and the twin basins sit flush in this neat vanity. The bold navy door is a brave move here, but works surprisingly well with the black edge on the rectangular twin mirrors and the modern light fitting.

Double vanity
Source: Ula Michalak

35. Barn doors

These spectacular tall wooden barn doors draw your eyes into this magnificent modern farmhouse bathroom. Immediately you gaze upon that fabulous freestanding white bathtub, but then your eyes take in the gorgeous vanity with twin basins behind. What is really surprising is when you notice the two shower heads on either side of the room. What a clever way to share a bathroom and oh so inviting.

Farmhouse bathroom
Source: MVA Home Interiors

36. Creative tiling

You can really creative an artistic feature through clever bathroom tiling. The eye is drawn to the pattern in the tiling in the shower recess. The darker tiles match perfectly with the dark gun metal grey of the walls and floors. I love the light wood look incorporated on the cool barrel-like mirror and the vanity top as well as the cupboard. Simple green leaves in a clear vase is always a good idea for a freshen up.

Dark grey bathroom
Source: Studio Pnaik

37. Modern pattern

Bold and modern. The fabulous quirky bold black and white tiling in this bathroom is striking and outstanding. The black top vanity almost swallows up the white recessed basin whilst the camouflaged charcoal taps blend into the background. It’s interesting that the vanity cabinetry is a light wood look yet the overall look really works as a whole.

Modern bathroom
Source: Hunter Homes

38. Shapes and textures

There is such a clever use of shapes and textures that gives this bathroom a very classy, modern look. Dark on one side and light on the other brought together by a perfectly round mirror as well as the different shapes of colours and rectangles which give varying heights to benches and shelves. All this takes the eye all around this stunning bathroom. I especially love the freestanding dark bath with the white interior.

Black and timber bathroom
Source: Hilight Design

39. Black tub

Who says bathtubs have to be white? This gorgeous black bath tub looks like it is made of stone and bathing in it would make you feel like you were sitting on a beautifully smooth rock pool with crystal clear water. The dark edging around the rectangular mirror fits in well with the bath in an otherwise light tiled and walled bathroom.

Modern bathroom
Source: Minimaliste Monde

40. Exposed brick

Sometimes when renovating an old room, you can incorporate an old wall to add a feature and keep some of the old charm. This is what has happened with this rustic brick wall that has been left exposed. It sets off the round mirror really well and matches well with the wood veneer vanity drawers. It gives the whole look a modern twist with a cottage feel.

Rustic bathroom
Source: MJ Harris Group

41. Homely touches

An antique looking buffet cabinet has been used as a vanity and adding the floating white basin with the big white bathtub gives a modern feel to this bathroom. The hexagonal mirror is quite a different and unique shape from the commonly shaped mirrors of round or rectangle used in most bathrooms.

Blue bathroom
Source: Prodigy Designs

42. Beige bathroom

Beige and white is a safe and timeless choice for any room in the house. It always looks classy and tasteful. The twin vanity is clean and functional and I’m loving the addition of the cute vase with the dried arrangement which is so on trend at the moment. The vanity drawers are a generous size and the basin mirror shows a good reflection of a very substantial towel cupboard. Every bathroom should have a candle to add mood lighting at night.

Beige bathroom
Source: Dezign Market

43. White on white

You can never go wrong when you choose an almost all white bathroom. There can always be variations of white between the wall colour and the floor colour, as long as you always stick to all cool white or all warm white. I think cool whites work best in bathrooms. The grey herringbone tiles on the shower recess floor add a bit of interest and contrast to this bathroom.

White bathroom
Source: Samantha Sannella

44. Warmth and comfort

If you’re loving the warmth in this bathroom like I am, notice it is achieved by using wood tones, brass tap fittings and beautiful hanging pendant lights. A pottery vase filled with a spare of dried leaves adds the homely feeling of comfort, as does a thick towelling bathrobe.

Warm bathroom
Source: Jenn Squared Interiors

45. Modern lighting

When lighting a dark bathroom, clever light strip fittings are used here to light the corners and edges whilst the central ceiling light fitting gathers all the light together focussing over the very modern round basin. This is a very unique masculine space that is ultra-modern.

Modern black bathroom
Source: Hilight Design

46. Round additions

Round lights, round mirror and round basins (oh my!). A round shape gives the illusion of infinity and never ending which is always pleasing to the eye. The gorgeous clear bulb pendant lights really set off the large round mirror and I love the vase of dried leafy twigs that add another dimension to this look.

Light bathroom
Source: Ella Bathrooms

47. A place to sit

A place to sit or a place to throw your towel and clothes. This is a cool feature and a nice touch to a bathroom where one might like to hang out while leisurely getting ready for the day ahead or relaxing after the day is finished. Check out the cool bathroom lighting ideas for your next bathroom renovation.

Modern bathroom
Source: Pulcher Denmark

48. Pattern on pattern

The dark patterned tile of the floor would certainly disguise a little bit of dirt and make this floor quite easy to keep looking clean. It’s quite a contrast to the herringbone white tile on the walls but works well with the floor tiles. I love how the floor tiles continue into the shower recess and the little bench in the shower is a fabulous addition to sit on or rest your foot on when shaving.

Warm bathroom
Source: Hunter Homes

49. Purple please

I think this photo speaks for itself but if you’re after maximum impact, this will definitely do the job.

purple-bathroom
Source: Domino

50. Artistic touches

Sitting in this bathtub I would feel like I was at an art exhibition and I would be loving the bar shelf across the bath to hold my glass of champagne. The stunning gold tap fitting is so classy as is the dark wood cabinet with the diamon-shaped mirrors. The classy clear vase of greenery looks amazing between the two vanity basins. This bathroom inspires creativity and class.

Modern bathroom
Source: Dezign Market

So, there we have it – 50 modern bathroom ideas and designs to elevate your next bathroom renovation. My personal favourites are the mermaid luxe vanity in number 14, the quirky tiling in number 19 and the Japanese style bathroom that has a luxurious indoor outdoor feel. What were your favourites? I’d love to hear in the comments!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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