The bathroom is more than just lifetime maintenance room where we both begin the day and end the day as well in most times. A bathroom should also be an escape from the rest of the house, but all too often it becomes the last room to receive a makeover; after all, only the owners tend to venture inside (barring any prying guests).

You’ll notice some common designs and modern themes in all of these spaces keep even the richest color pallets from feeling overwhelming. Custom cabinetry works, balancing larger spaces and making those on the smaller side seem inviting, different master bathroom furniture, a healthy mix of different types of lighting, and skylights and windows to recessed lights and chandeliers.

Some of the modern bathroom designers offer not only aesthetic appeal or durability, they can also make the space easier to clean and look after when applying good design principles to contemporary bathrooms. By carefully selecting materials, flooring, wall finishes and counter tops, you can select the options that will give you the level of maintenance that you are happy to manage in this space.

Here are some of the modern master bathroom ideas and designs to take into account at the top of your agenda if you’re considering a bathroom remodel.

Regal Neutrals

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Bypass the bold shades and embrace the white’s clean, polished simplicity. White bathrooms should not be boring. Go for the contrasting colors to make yours bold. Floor tiles give the bathroom all the excitement to be modern stylish. Warm taupe walls paired with a crisp white ceiling highlight the room’s architectural features, while rich warm wood cabinets act as an anchor in an otherwise airy space, working to balance the massive tub.

Grecian Drama

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A luxurious bathroom is the dream of every homeowner, as is the dream of traveling to far places. Homeowners can have the best of both worlds with this bathroom – a beautiful contemporary bathroom space inspired by Greek’s amazing beauty. Hand-painted sky details on the ceiling and airy drapery push the elegant tub to the forefront of this bathroom. Using down lights over the vanity in lieu of wall-mounted fixtures avoids overloading the room with eye-catching features, so that those included (like the stunning detail around the shower door) shine.

Unexpected Pieces

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There are a lot of ideas on how to make a plain, dull space come alive and modern like redesigning the accessories, painting one side of the wall, or adding some modern decorative touches. Using light modern fixtures and living room-style furniture in a master bathroom transforms an oft-utilitarian space into a luxurious escape. Chandeliers and sconces move out of the dining room to replace standard vanity lighting, while a re purposed console table transforms into a one-of-a-kind vanity.

Modern Without the Chill

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This spaces balances classic features like a bay window and stone counters with slick, glossy floor tiles and a glass shower to add a modern edge that doesn’t feel sterile or sharp. Although the natural light here is astonishing, ample task lighting ensures that the beautiful space is simultaneously functional.

A Mossy Oasis

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Green is a calming, centered color — the color of rejuvenation — so for a modern or classic bathroom it is one of the good color ideas. Green is often overlooked, for almost any master bathroom, a somewhat unexpected, but often stunning shade. Mossy green pairs beautifully with shades of gray and white to create a modern spa-like space begging you to take a long bath and spend hours pampering yourself. Gold hardware adds a touch of unexpected warmth to balance the wall of mirrors and marble floors.

Warmth Without Yellow

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One of the easiest ways to give your room a spacious look is to use lots of warm or beige color. It might be a simple color, but it can be applied to any types of bathroom, such as modern, rustic or natural design. Beige tones can make a space feel a bit unkempt, but sticking closer to the neutral side strikes the perfect balance between warmth and boring. An intricate chandelier plays off the glass shower enclosure and satin finish of the painted vanity cabinets to add a touch of sparkle, while the use of four separate types of tile keep the space interesting yet not overly busy.

A Modern Take on Brown

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If you want to create a very calm, earthy-looking master bathroom, brown is the way to go. Many of us use to like most of the ideas to decorate the master bathroom with a touch of brown color since it is an extremely versatile color. This color creates a very relaxed and spa-like atmosphere in any shade. Brown tones tend to illicit 90’s nostalgia, but the eclectic mix of finishes in this bathroom, from the one-of-a-kind stone counters to the delicious soaker tub with a sloped back, pair up with ample natural light to create a space that’s rich yet current.

An Extension of the Bedroom

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Your master bathroom should look like and compliment to your bedroom. Modern trends in the design of bedrooms and bathrooms offer stunning, provocative and surprising ideas for open living spaces all-in-one. One of the most popular bathroom decorating projects that create a more spacious and bright rooms are the bedrooms with standing bathrooms or contemporary glass showers. On the image above you can see a custom furniture-style cabinetry that offers the perfect amount of elegance to hold its own against graceful marble flooring. A chandelier over the tub and a huge area rug in place of individual bath mats makes this master bathroom feel like a part of the bedroom instead of a completely separate space.

A Careful Balance for Columns

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Rich wood cabinetry balances white tiles, a massive glass shower enclosure, and regal columns surrounding a step-up bathtub, an architectural feature that easily makes a room feel lopsided. Ample recessed lighting keeps the space bright and cheerful without overwhelming with an elaborate fixture.

Framing a Standout Tub

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Take the concept of dual vanities to a new level with matching pieces framing a gorgeous soaker tub. The upper cabinetry not only provides more storage, but prevents the vanities from feeling ‘lost’ in this huge master bathroom, creating the perfect foundation for a stunning cove ceiling.

Art-Like Tilework

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There’s a spot in your life for bright, modern patterned tile, and we feel it’s in your bathroom or on the wall of your bathroom. Or perhaps even your tub? We all know that the most interesting part of designing a bathroom is choosing all the perfect materials and colors that you’re going to highlight. And that’s where tiles come through. There’s nothing quite like a master bathroom with a fireplace. Elegant tile work creates a frame around the tub and firebox. When flanked by matching vanity spaces, the entire ‘unit’ becomes one show-stopping piece.

Therefore, the tiles you choose will also impact the appearance of your bathroom. In fact if you want to remodel your bathroom, this is the most important part you need to pay more attention to.

Working with Available Lighting

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An area rug adds texture and dimension to this space, while a large soaker tub tucked away in an alcove creates a true spa-like escape. What this space lacks in natural lighting it makes up for with strategically placed fixtures and a crystal-clear glass shower enclosure that amplifies the light that is available.

Private Spaces in a Shared Bathroom

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Dual vanities take on an air of privacy with upper cabinetry separating the two ‘work stations’. Reflective shelving placed close to the ceiling amplifies the delicate vanity lights’ output, while the black metal frame around the shower enclosure ties together the rest of the room’s fixtures.

Windows to Frame a Space

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Here, the tub takes center stage with stunning windows, a frame of columns, and a regal step-up arrangement. A slipcover over a basic chair adds warmth to the room, playing off the traditional look of the cabinetry.

Traditional Woods Marry Elegant Architecture

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A room this size lends itself beautifully to full walls of cabinets and a bathtub fit for a king. The rich wood tones and brushed nickel fixtures pair handsomely with taupe tiles, keeping the space simultaneously grounded yet bright.

Making Room for a Dream Tub

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Proof that a huge tub can work in even small-ish master bathrooms, a beautiful blend of varying shades of white keeps the room feeling open and big, despite the real estate lost to the spa-inspired tub.

Blending Three Show-Stopping Features

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The huge shower (complete with an overhead spray), antique tub, and massive dual vanity could easily overwhelm each other. But the glass enclosure, alcove for the tub, and relatively simply cabinetry allow these three beauties to complement each other rather than duke it out for your attention.

A Cozy Escape

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Warm wood cabinetry finished to match the space’s trim work plays beautifully against the stone tiles and antique bronze fixtures. The natural light from the sky lights and windows reflect off of the massive shared vanity mirror, while strategically placed light fixtures eliminate any shadows to create an inviting space.

The Bottomline

Some of your home’s smallest rooms may have the greatest potential. The bathroom is no less a part of your house, so count it worthy to take care of its decoration. Mix & match the designs to add a beauty tinge to every corner of your home. Your bathroom can make a pretty big statement with the right sink, the right toilet, and the right decor.