Designing an Elegant Bathroom

Many homeowners who are renovating their bathrooms want to pick out patterns and colors that remain stylish no matter the current trends. This helps the bathroom stay fresh and attractive for years and may also make it a little easier to sell the home later on.

An elegant bathroom design is certainly timeless. You can always count on guests being impressed by the simple design and quality products used in your bath or shower enclosure. Plus, the right products will stay functional for many years to come.

What is Elegant Design?

There are a few key features of modern elegant design that you may want to keep in mind when planning your bathroom remodel. Minimalism plays a strong role in this style with an emphasis on strong, clean lines. However, it’s not hard or lacking in convenience. You want to focus on simplicity in style while adding essential features and creature comforts.

Here are some basic elements of an elegant bathroom:

  • Minimal decoration and artwork
  • Quality materials and products
  • Sleek or hidden storage
  • Classic architectural elements
  • Neutral colors or warm tones
  • Subtle use of showy or eye-catching pieces

Designing the Bath Enclosure

Whether you are getting a replacement bathtub, converting a tub to a shower, or updating the shower, there are multiple ways to give it an elegant touch. Here are a few ideas for pulling the entire space together.

Bathroom Walls

White or gray are always in style and work well with many other patterns and designs. However, you can pick other colors that work well with the rest of your design. Some common choices include:

  • Pale Blue
  • Yellow
  • Beige
  • Tan

Bath Wall Surround

Since the wall surround is one of the first things people notice on entering a bathroom you want to spend a little extra time picking it out. An elegant bathroom is one designed with quality materials, and nothing says long-lasting beauty like stone or ceramic tile.

Our designs are realistic copies of popular marble stone from a Champagne Travertine with bold veining to the layered effect of our tan Seaside pattern. There are options for bathrooms decorated in cool tones or warm tones, depending on your preference.

Tub or Shower Base

The shower base or bathtub should also match the wall surround well but be careful with your choice. Many homeowners give into trends that feature bathtubs and showers with bold colors and end up with a dated bathroom in a few years. Think of the pastel pink bath of the sixties or the black whirlpool tub of the eighties.

You can never go wrong with the following options:

  • White bathtubs for bright and clean room tones
  • Platinum Gray tubs to complement gray or cool tones
  • Sandshell Beige or Topaz to pair with warm or brown tones


The hardware you choose for your bathroom faucets, shower, and tub should all match in tone and style. While these elements of the bath are functional they do add to the overall look of the room. Plus, you can use the hardware to add a pop of metallic color against a neutral background. Consider choosing any of the following.

  • Brilliant Chrome
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Yellow Gold
  • Metallic Black

Accessories & Mirrors

Last but not least, you’ll want to install the accessories. It’s easy to overwhelm a small space like a bathroom, which is counter to the minimalist aspect of an elegant design. So, keep your accessories simple and only add what you need. This includes:

  • Grab Bars
  • Footrests
  • Bench Seating
  • Shelving
  • Storage Caddies
  • Soap Dishes
  • Towel Holders
  • Mirrors

Remodeling the bathroom is a big project, especially if you plan to replace the bathtub or shower. Consider outsourcing part of that work to the professional contractors at Jacuzzi Bath Remodel of Chicagoland. Just give us a call or fill out our online form to get started with a complimentary design consultation.

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