30 Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom With White

Use white to create a clean, relaxing and bright look for your bathroom.

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Transform your bathroom or powder room into a clean, relaxing, and bright space with these decorating tips. Plus, get more bathroom ideas!

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Annie Schlechter
Imperfect Ivory

The owner of this New York barn filled her bathroom with distressed pieces including the rusty tub, chipped side table, and worn countertop to make it feel homey. 

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David A. Land
Minimal Design

The bright walls and sinks in this Indiana farmhouse provide beautiful contrast to the counter, which was fashioned from an upcycled barn door.

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David Tsay
Old And New

The sheen of a new sink and marble countertop is beautifully offset by the rustic shiplap walls and ceiling covering this 1902s California cottage. An array of distressed antiques adds interest to the space as well. 

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Victoria Pearson
Farmhouse Style

Situated on wooden blocks, this white claw-foot tub looks beautiful against the white shiplap walls found in this 100-year-old Texas home.

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Cody Ulrich
Illusion of Space

White is wonderful for giving a smaller room the illusion of space, but the owner of this cozy home went even further for stealth storage by securing a ticking stripe skirt to the sink with Velcro. A pair of mirrors also helps the room appear larger.

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Anne Schlechter
Softer Tones

The owners of this Wisconsin home wanted to stay true to the mill's original white walls with a shade that wasn't in your face and went with from Conco. The texture of the tongue-and-groove planks keeps the all-white palette from feeling too crisp or cold.

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Courtesy of Touchstone
Rustic Tub Surround

White walls and subway tile look even sharper when paired with reclaimed wood. Here the siding on the tub adds just the right amount of contrast. "We loved this wood on sight because of its chippy, peely look," says Jolie Sikes in her book Junk Gypsy.

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Max Kim-Bee
Natural Light

A refurbished 1930s claw-foot tub sit in the corner under a window, making it a cozy spot for the owners of this Georgia farmhouse to relax and soak up the sun's rays.

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Keith Scott Morton
Elegant White

Add a touch of rustic charm to an elegant white bathroom by framing a traditional claw-foot tub with a carved-wood mantel.

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master bathroom
Victoria Pearson
Old School

In the master bathroom of this Caifornia ranch, an old hand-painted metal sign pops above a salvaged cast-iron tub. The lab-inspired light is by Schoolhouse Electric, and the sinks are by Porcher.

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Victoria Pearson
Light and Bright

A Carrara marble floor pairs with subway-tile walls in the master bath of this California home. The claw-foot tub is by Sunrise Specialty; Rejuvenation makes the light fixture, wrapped in wire mesh.

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Max Kim-Bee
Natural Elements

In this California home, the master bathroom's sink console incorporates salvaged painted wood and concrete.

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modern minimalism
John Gruen
Modern Mimimalism

In this Massachusetts cabin, the owners relied on for the guest bathroom's cabinets, as well as its Corian countertops. The walls are clad in pine planks, which one of the owners pickled himself, conjuring a color that evokes the innards of a tender sapling. The striped-cotton Turkish towels are by .

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eclectic artwork
Victoria Pearson
Eclectic Artwork

The owner of this Georgia loft installed a salvaged clawfoot tub in the bathroom and painted it in Smoke & Mirrors by . She regularly swaps out the photos and drawings, though the 1913 dress form always sticks around.

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vintage mirrors
Max Kim-Bee
Vintage Mirrors

In the bathroom of this Arizona home, the claw-foot tub, by , basks in the reflection of a wall's worth of vintage beveled mirrors.

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Philip Ficks
Clean Lines

The master bath in this upstate New York home retains many of its century-old fixtures, including the tub, sink, and medicine cabinet. A pedestal shelf creates space for toiletries.

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old world charm
Alec Hemer
Old World Charm

For the master bathroom of this California home, the owner combined a new tub by with an antique table and milking stool. The floor is covered in terra-cotta tiles.

Bright Idea: With the addition of custom-cut mirrors, a cast-off window frame becomes an impressive full-length looking glass.

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traditional accents
Max Kim-Bee
Traditional Accents

An ornate Eastlake plant stand pops against the bathroom's spare tub and white subway tiles in this Oregon house.

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refined rustic
Björn Wallander
Refined Rustic

In this Northern California house, the bathroom's fir sink support, handmade by the owner, holds an basin. The chandelier, hanging above the vintage claw-foot tub, was scored on . The walls are painted 's White.

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bold accent pieces
Mikkel Vang
Bold Accent Pieces

In this New York home, a zebra-print ottoman from sidles up to Randolph Morris's cast-iron tub in the master bath, outfitted with white china sinks from . The mirrors slide open, barn door-style, to reveal a recessed medicine chest.

Bright Idea: To save big on the right lamp, hit the "wrong" department. This outdoor fixture cost just $40 at !

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Fun Vintage Finds

Add interest—and color—to a white bathroom with one-of-a-kind finds. The real room-changers in this space: a funky $200 neon liquor-store sign and a horse rug, nabbed for $10 at in Coxsackie, New York. Other vintage treasures, from stools to artwork, can be found at local antique stores.

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Unexpected Beauty

Pro tip: Earth tones ground rooms, while white lets ceilings soar. Conventional wisdom dictates white on wainscoting and color overhead, but here, that combination is flipped; the owner painted the trim in her master bathroom a (custom-blended) mossy green and the upper walls ivory. The result is a cozy corner that seems to hug her vintage tub. The towel-and-robe rack is from .

Bright Idea: Who says a bathroom mirror has to be all business? Certainly not this beveled beauty.

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Bold Impact

Carrara marble makes a big statement in the white master bath of this Washington, D.C., home, covering the walls, floor, and counters.

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Emily Gilbert/Design Sponge at Home
Added Character

The owners of this home upgraded the old track system separating the white bathroom from the living room by installing a beautiful cast-off barn door.

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Mirror Mix-Up

Mismatched vintage mirrors add up to one big statement in this master bathroom, where an antique vanity is dressed in a new skirt and a fresh coat of white paint.

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white bathroom with pink accents
Laura Moss
White and Pink

This basic white master bath is given some sweet pink touches and vintage accessories including a claw-foot tub, which came with the house, and a white-painted 19th-century English spool chair with an upholstered seat and arms.

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stone tiled bathroom
Keith Scott Morton
Earthy Tones

Tumbled-stone tiles on the floor and shower stall envelop this bathroom in soothing natural tones that echo the beach. Starfish and seashells along the edge of the tub simply enhance nature's theme.

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White and Wood

In this cozy bathroom, the owner created contrast by pairing wood furniture with soft, cream-upholstered pieces, plenty of fresh flowers, and vintage linens.

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white bedroom with antique bathtub
Grey Crawford
Bedroom Bathtub

This combo bed-bathroom perfectly combines the pleasures of a roomy tub, fireplace, and a comfy bed.

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bathroom with white tub
Robin Stubbert
Subtle Accents

White paint, white beadboard wainscoting, and a vintage white tub come to life in this simple bathroom, accented with a natural wood floor and a pop of blue from the window planters.

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