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Luxurious Guest Bathroom Ideas To Inspire & Impress

By Blair Hagensen

Luxurious Guest Bathroom Ideas To Inspire & Impress

From statement walls to spa-like elements to bold colors, the guest bathroom is a perfect place to have a little (or a lot!) of interior design fun. Aside from the guest bedroom, a beautifully designed second bathroom is the best way to give your visitors a warm welcome and leave a lasting impression.

Whether the space you’re working with is a petite powder room or a spacious full bath, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite luxe guest bathrooms that are sure to spark inspiration and leave your guests feeling wowed.

Elevate Classic Elements

White tile and marble countertops get a memorable upgrade in Mandy Moore’s guest bathroom below, designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Matte white tile in a classic herringbone pattern exudes understated elegance, especially paired with a statement-making marble slab.

Veined marble slab bathroom vanity with white herringbone tile backsplash and gold-rimmed mirror

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Calcite // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel, Emily Farnham Architecture // Image: Tessa Neustadt

Get Inspired by Nature

Embrace your love of nature with floral wallpaper and flora-inspired tile. The maximalist bathroom below expertly demonstrates how to pair dark floral wallpaper with a grass bed-reminiscent green tile floor for a well-appointed modern look.

Maximalist bathroom featuring floral wallpaper with a black background, black cabinetry with white countertop, and leafy green scalloped tile floor

Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Kelp // Design: Maroma Interior Design // Image: Michael Radford

Create Visual Interest with Two-Toned Tile

Play with shape and color to elevate your space, like the bathroom below. Using two complementary tiles from our budget-friendly Essentials collection, the petite powder room boasts a sophisticated palette that’s sure to leave guests impressed.

Powder room with wood vanity, gold-rimmed mirror, and tile walls featuring brown-grey tile below square white tile

Tile Shown: Essentials 3x9 in Timberline, Essentials 3x3 in Cloud Cover

Install A Statement Sink

Make an impression with a sink that guests won’t soon forget. The modern pedestal sink below sets a pretty hand-washing scene in front of a clean gridded wainscot of our satiny Flagstone tile, complete with built-in shelf housing pretty trinkets and art.

Powder room with matte grey pedestal sink and grey-blue tile wainscoting

Tile Shown: 2x4 in Flagstone // Design: Jessie + Brian De Lowe of House of Honey // Image: Mellon Studios

Get Creative with Storage

Being short on space doesn’t have to mean you need to compromise design. The beautiful petite powder room by Hilton Carter below demonstrates how a small space can make a big impact with storage space built right into the sink and no shortage of eye-catching elements. We’re partial to the tile flooring, with triangular ceramic tiles adding delightful pops of color.

Powder room with colorful triangle tile floor, pedestal sink with three small shelves built in, wood paneling, and irregularly shaped mirror

Tile Shown: 4” Triangle in Calcite, Dolomite, Desert Bloom, Tumbleweed // Design + Image: Hilton Carter

Try Checkerboard

Whether you prefer a classic black and white checkerboard or a more modern take, the guest bath is an excellent space to play with checks. From floors to walls to accessories, there’s no shortage of areas to place a checkered pattern. The bathroom below showcases a soothing, monotone green look until you get to the floor where a checkerboard pattern pushes the bathroom design into uber-cool territory. Bonus points for the matching towel!

Powder room with sage green tile wanscot, matching paint and door, and white and taupe checkerboard floor

Tile Shown: 6x6 in Dolomite and Tusk, 3x3 in Eucalyptus // Design: Autumn Hachey, TWENTY-TWO TWELVE, You Should Stay Here // Image: Michelle Johnson

Embrace the Roaring 20s

Channel Gatsby with the luxurious look of Art Deco in your guest bathroom. With bold patterned wallpaper, gold accents, and a powdery blue and brown tile floor, the bathroom designed by Claire Thomas below is quintessential Deco.

Art deco bathroom with blue and white patterned wallpaper, gold accents, and blue and brown tile checkerboard floor

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Mist and Cardamom, 2x8 in Mist // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

Master Minimalism

If your guest bathroom is used mainly by, well, guests, then it’s the perfect area to incorporate the principles and clean look of minimalism. The bathroom below is a minimalist haven filled with clean lines, muted colors, and only the essentials: soap, towel, and fresh flowers.

Bathroom sink with muted grey tile wainscoting and rectangular mirror

Tile Shown: 2x4 in Oyster Shell // Design: Erin King Interiors // Image: Michelle Drewes

Tap Into Your Artistic Side

Like an impressionist painting, this guest shower by Oh Joy! is sure to make you feel some type of way. Create your own masterpiece with in-stock, quick-shipping Glass Tile or our array of 100+ Ceramic Tile glazes.

Walk-in shower tiled in an assortment of pink, yellow, blue, and white glass tile

Tile Shown: 4x4 in Daisy, Glass Tile Shown: 4x4 in Egret, Dove, Sparrow, Snowy Owl, Rosy Finch, Lark // Design: Oh Joy, Project M Plus // Image: Bethany Nauert // Installer: Boswell

Create A Monochromatic Marvel

Greyscale gorgeous. The bathroom below showcases a sleek 1x6 tile wainscot in a matte grey color, adding understated elegance to Amanda Jane Jones’s contemporary–and kid-friendly–guest bathroom.

Minimalist bathroom with white cabinet, door, and paint plus light grey tile wainscoting

Tile Shown: 1x6 in Gypsum // Design + Image: Amanda Jane Jones

Dial In The Details

Although the wallpaper might be the first thing to catch your eye, there’s so much more to the beautiful bathroom below. From the handcrafted trim rounding off the tile wainscot to the plush, monogrammed hand towels, every detail from design to comfort is dialed in.

Bathroom with sage green tile wainscoting below leafy wallpaper

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Rosemary // Design + Image: Erin Kestenbaum

Modernize the Classics

The timeless white bathroom gets a modern upgrade courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel, with light wood accents and matte white Hexagon Tile that exudes muted sophistication in the natural light.

Bright bathroom with matte white hexagon tile backsplash, light wood vanity, and round gold-rimmed mirror

Tile Shown: 6” Hexagon in Calcite // Design + Image: Sarah Sherman Samuel

Mix Colors & Shapes

With a rainbow of colors and a library of tile shapes to choose from, why stick to just one? The powder room below used 2x8 Tile in Flagstone to decorate the backsplash and half walls leading to a floor of 4” Hexagon Tile in Rosemary for a beautiful blue-green blended guest bath.

Powder room with grey-blue tile backsplash and walls with green hexagon tile floor

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Flagstone, 4” Hexagon in Rosemary // Design: Decorotation // Image: Sen Creative

Go To The Dark Side

Indulge your dramatic side with a dark guest bath. Thanks to Ogee Drop Tile in a deep blue that almost reads black, the powder room below achieves a moody modern look that guests won’t soon forget.

Dark scalloped tile backsplash in black bathroom

Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Caspian Sea // Design: Buck Moorhead Architect // Image: Marcus Brooks

Think Pink

Pink bathrooms are back and better than ever–and the powder room is the perfect place to try out this color if you’re ready to dip your toe in. The sweet bathroom below used 1x1 mosaic glass tile to create a picture-perfect jewel box look with matching paint above.

Bathroom with pink mosaic tile wainscot, light pink walls above, and a pink terrazzo-topped vanity

Glass Tile Shown: 1x1 in Rosy Finch // Design: Ginny Macdonald, Styling by CJ Sandgren // Image: Jessica Bordner, Sara Tramp

Lean Into Your Look

Find a wallpaper you love? Here’s your chance to go all in, as Zosia Mamet did in her guest bathroom below. Richly saturated wallpaper featuring a gilded floral motif is an exquisite focal point, while a floor of black hexagon tile creates a beautiful foundation in this bold space.

Bathroom with floral wallpaper and black hexagon tile floor

Tile Shown: 6” Hexagon in Basalt // Design: High Street Homes // Image: Daniel Swindel

Curate Your Own Gallery

The bathroom below has no shortage of decor ideas. The mosaic tile floor with a sweet floral pattern, the inviting bench, and even the striped shower curtain all add something special to Victoria Ford's space, but the aspect that ties the nautical theme together is the collection of wall art above the tile wainscoting proving that galleries don’t belong only in the living room.

Bathroom featuring white mosaic floor with floral tile pattern, navy blue tile wainscot, and nautical wall art hung above wainscot

Tile Shown: 1x1 in Daisy, Mustard Seed, Dusty Blue, Blue Velvet, Hunter Green, 2x8 in Nautical // Design: Victoria Ford // Image: Marcus Ford

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Give Classic Subway Tile A Twist

We love how the bathroom below takes timeless, high-quality white subway tile and injects a dash of color with deep green along the bottom part of the wall. Bonus points for using a handsome Moroccan-inspired rug as a bath mat.

Spacious bathroom with white subway tile cladding the walls accented by rich green subway tile along the bottom part of the wall

Tile Shown: 2x4 in White Wash and Hunter Green // Design + Image: Maggie Finch

Bring in Brick

Brick makes a big impression in a compact bathroom, especially when it’s black! The bathroom below features a floor-to-ceiling wall of onyx-colored Glazed Thin Brick with matching black grout that brings the greyscale space to a dramatic focal point.

Bathroom with black brick accent wall and round mirror

Brick Shown: Black Hills // Design: Caren Rideau // Image: Meghan Beierle

Make Bright Colors Your Friend

Move over, neutrals–powder rooms are the best place to play with bold colors. We love how Sara Simon of Handsome Salt pulled out the brightest color from the terrazzo countertop to create a sunny tile backsplash that’s anything but blah.

Bright bathroom with terrazzo wainscot below bright orange tile on wall

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Sorbet // Design: Handsome Salt // Image: Jenny Siegwart

Cultivate A Spa-Like Setting

Use clean lines and soothing colors to create your own sanctuary, like the petite bathroom below featuring our elegant French Linen wall tile–bonus points for the built-in tiled soap niche that allows for an uncluttered sink.

Powder room with light grey tile on wall with built-in tiled soap niche

Tile Shown: 2x6 in French Linen // Design: Sanabria & Co, Old City Design Studio // Image: Stacy Zarin Goldbery // Installer: Sestak Remodeling

Go Glam

With luxe gold accents, Hollywood-inspired lighting, and rich green tile, the powder room below demonstrates the perfect way to glam up your space.

Luxe powder room with rich green tile wainscot, gold-framed mirror, and gold Hollywood lighting

Tile Shown: 3x12 in Evergreen // Design: Ali Hynek // Image: Becky Kimball

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