Interior design inspiration: the world's coolest bathrooms

by Housesimple on 15th November 2017

The bathroom might be one of the smallest areas in your home, but don't let that hamper your interior design plans. For many, the bathroom is the place where they can really splash out on colours and themes that they wouldn't use elsewhere in their property. What's more, this particular nook of your house is one of the most valuable spaces under your roof, along with your kitchen.

This is why we've scoured the web to find the coolest, most luxurious bathrooms around the world to help inspire you in your own bathroom renovation projects.

The Stack, Cornwall 

This stunning holiday home in Cornwall fulfils many of our #bathroomgoals. The free-standing roll-top bath sits in front of a huge mirror with a gilded frame, while the arched window beside it has views across the countryside. The raised wooden platform and smoky grey paint are in keeping with the rest of the home décor, following a clear colour theme for a streamlined aesthetic.

The Art Residence, California

The Art Residence is a San Francisco Airbnb with quirky themed rooms – including a Moroccan lounge and a meditation room complete with Buddha statues. The home's Grace Kelly bathroom draws upon old Hollywood glamour, with classic design touches including a claw-foot tub. The wall-sized photograph of the star herself graces one of the walls, while Audrey Hepburn adorns a nearby chair.

Villa Torno, Lake Como

This newly refurbished home in the hills overlooking Italy's Lake Como has more bathrooms than you can shake a stick at. The real standout is the steam room and bio sauna in the basement. Hot springs were discovered under the home during renovations, so the owners have kept the natural rocks as a feature and added some of the traditional blond wood you'd find in a classic sauna. The combination of stone, concrete and exposed wood is the ultimate design mix to create a naturally relaxing setting – just add some pillar candles and a few hooks for your bathrobes to complete the spa feel.

Rustic Villa, Bali

When is a bathroom not a bathroom? When it's in the garden. The villas at this Airbnb resort in Bali balance outdoor and indoor living. The bath is shaded, sitting in the garden with tropical flowers growing around it. Considering the temperature on this island paradise hovers around 26-28°C, it's more akin to a hot tub. In Britain, you'll probably want to keep your bath inside, but draw inspiration from Bali by adding plenty of fresh flowers or some floral wall art.

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