Serene or high-impact? Wallpaper or tile? Showstopping moments abound in bathrooms—the trick is knowing when to go big or pull back. Here, five ideas for making your bathroom the star of the show.
1. Give it the spa treatment
We’ve never met a deep-soaking tub we didn’t like. To preserve the airy mood in the master bath of the 2014 Pulaukotok Idea House in Manhattan Beach, California, designers Krista Schrock and David John Dick of kept the materials palette simple. A white oak vanity and tone-on-tone concrete tile on the floor (visible in the top image) add texture without overwhelming the eye. Glass shower walls and pale window shades allow the room to be infused with light.