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8 Bathtub Design Ideas That Redefine Relaxation

Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath after a long day? Light your favorite scented candle and indulge in these eight amazing bathrooms that make the tub the star. As you soak in the ambiance, you might discover some inspiring bathtub spa ideas for your next bathroom retreat.

Mosaic Showcase

The Casablanca tile takes center stage in this dramatic black-and-white bathroom designed by Timber Trails. We love how they used the Black Marquina Barnes tile as a frame for this beautifully intricate mosaic. This design could feel disconnected from the bathtub, but the placement of the faucet integrates the tile into the functionality of the space.

Black and white mosaic wall tile with tub and black and white checkerboard floor.
Featuring: Hampton Carrara Polished, Casablanca, and Black Marquina Polished and Barnes. Design by Timber Trails Development Company. Photography by John and Maura Stoffer.

Masterpiece Bath

Haneen’s Haven used their master bath as a place to display their favorite works of art. The many artistic elements in this room, including the star-shaped overhead light and sculpture, showcase their individual style to create a relaxing atmosphere. The Truewood Beige Wood Look tile floor is a simple, yet stately element that blends well with the museum aesthetic of the room.

Bathroom with free-standing tub, art on the walls and wood-look tile floor.
Featuring: Truewood Beige Wood Look. Design & Photography by Haneen Matt of Haneen’s Haven.

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Tranquil Spa Soaking Tub

By separating the shower into a wet room, I Spy DIY created an amazing tub moment in this beautifully tranquil bathroom. The handmade-look Riad Grey wall tiles have natural shifts in tone, creating interest while maintaining a neutral color palette, adding to the peacefulness of the room.

Bathroom with wet room, soaking tub, grey handmade-look tile walls and hexagon tile floor.
Featuring: Riad Grey and Royal White Polished Hex. Design and Photography by I SPY DIY.

Reflection Pool

The glossy finish and beautiful color variation on the Tribeca Grey Whisper tile creates a serene space to relax in at the end of a long day. The choice to tile most of the room, including the tub surround, engulfs this bathroom in a restful atmosphere.

Bathroom with tub completely tiled in grey handmade-look subway tile.
Featuring: Tribeca Grey Whisper.

Calming Coastal Charm

This soothing seaside space exudes a feeling of peaceful relaxation. The soft blue design of the Summerland by Jeffery Alan Marks in Miramar tile is reminiscent of faded linen fabric, adding to the charm and tranquility of this bathroom.

Coastal bathroom with blue and white patterned hexagon floor and wall and free-standing soaking tub.
Featuring: Tribeca Gypsum White and Summerland by Jeffrey Alan Marks in Miramar Hex.

Prominent Pattern

The geometric-patterned Artisan Tiare tile proves you don’t need neutrals to be relaxing. Relegating the tile to the floor keeps this space from becoming too busy. The bold orange with the white walls and ceiling allows for unique accessories like the black and gold overhead light.

Free-standing soaking tub with geometric orange and black patterned floor tile.
Featuring: Artisan Tiare. Design & Photography by Kate Pearce Vintage.

Relaxing Blue Hues

Keeping with a blue and white color palette, this bathroom designed with all Laura Ashley tile, creates a fun and relaxing space to unwind at the end of a long day. We love how the Laura Ashley Sunflower Charcoal with Cloud Blue tile extends onto the tub surround, adding depth to the room, and how the Leaf Cloud Blue mosaic tile creates an unexpected shower niche moment.

Blue bathroom with blue and charcoal geometric flower patterned floor extended up the side of the tub.
Featuring: Laura Ashley White Beveled, Leaf Cloud Blue and Sunflower Charcoal with Cloud Blue, and Imperial Bianco Gloss Square Pencil Trim.

Chic Rustic Lounge

If you’re lucky enough to have architectural elements in your home like this exposed brick chimney wall, incorporating them into your bathroom design will add to the character and charm of your space. The Grit and Polish embraces the rustic natural structures in this amazing bathroom, and the Firenze Carrara Honed marble hexagon floor adds to the warmth and natural texture of the space.

Bathroom with exposed brick chimney wall, dark wood cabinets, free-standing soaking tub and marble hexagon floor.
Featuring: Firenze Carrara Honed Hex. Design and Photography by The Grit and Polish.

We hope you enjoyed these fabulous bathtub designs. You can find even more inspiration on Instagram and our Customer Room Gallery where our tiles are used in a variety of real spaces! Or, if you’re looking for some guidance on an upcoming project, set up a free design consultation to get advice from our tile experts.

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