Primary Bathroom Design Inspiration

By Caylin Harris
12 Aug 2019

You know that saying, “The carpenter’s house is never finished.” It’s completely true. I spend my days writing about home makeovers and impressive interior design projects—and yet I’ve been dragging my feet on revamping my own bathroom. And let me be completely honest. I hate my bathroom. From my turquoise shower tile down to the Mancala-style stones glued to the edge of the vanity top. So it’s way overdue for an update. But you know what? It’s OK. Creating a home is a process that takes time…and money…and energy. So isn’t it better to really figure out what you want? The first step of any project is getting inspired. Here are some gorgeous bathrooms that I’ll definitely be pulling inspiration from in my redesign.

Jess Ann Kirby shares design and decor inspiration for a master bathroom renovation.
Design: JDP Interiors/ Photography: Amy Bartlam photography

One thing that I had to keep reminding myself was to look for inspiration that could be applied in my specific bathroom. Asking myself what do I need storage-wise and what can we do based on the space we have, helped manage my expectations. I definitely want to do a bold color in the bathroom, so thinking it would either be a deeply colored wall and a neutral vanity or flipped. I love how much storage is in this sink set-up above. We need it because we don’t have any closet storage. Also, white walls will really help make my bathroom (with its one small window) feel clean and bright.

At the moment, I’m definitely gravitating to warm metallics like brass. To keep it from feeling like a bling-ed out Vegas bathroom, I’m going to limit the amount of hardware, keeping it to just the essentials. If the bathroom was bigger I’d be able to get away with more. I also love the idea of a different style than your standard subway tile, these scalloped versions for the shower have some staying power thanks to their neutral color. See below for products I’ve added to my mood board for this project.

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  1. Rach wrote:

    I’m loving your inspiration ideas so far! I can’t wait to see what you end up doing!

    8.12.19 | Reply
    • Caylin Harris wrote:

      Thanks for reading! This first step definitely has me excited.

      8.12.19 | Reply
  2. Rachel wrote:

    I love all of this inspiration for your master bathroom design! The scalloped tile in the shower is so gorgeous.


    8.12.19 | Reply
    • Caylin Harris wrote:

      I love it too, such a playful shape! Thanks so much for the kind words.

      8.12.19 | Reply
  3. Alicia Chew wrote:

    That Anthropologie shelf is EVERYTHING. Love your inspo photos, and I can’t wait to see what you end up with!

    Xo, Alicia |

    8.12.19 | Reply
    • Caylin Harris wrote:

      Thanks for reading Alicia, we’ll see if my husband doesn’t veto this shelf! xx

      8.19.19 | Reply
  4. Fashion Blogger wrote:

    I’m about to do a bathroom remodel and this is like the dream. Serious goals here!

    8.13.19 | Reply
    • Caylin Harris wrote:

      I’m blushing, so glad you like it! Good luck with your reno. xx

      8.19.19 | Reply
  5. Paul Henderson wrote:

    Really great post about Bathroom Remodeling. This answered the majority of my questions. When I read this I actually opened up a word document and started taking notes haha.

    2.10.21 | Reply
  6. haley wrote:

    Love this tile! what color grout did you go with?

    6.9.22 | Reply

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