Are you on Pinterest overload? Have you been scrolling and scrolling and scrolling for the perfect bathroom decoration theme idea, and still nothing looks right? Picking a decoration theme for your bathroom can be challenging, so we collected great ideas that any homeowner can make their own.

Whether you’re looking for a plantlife paradise or industrial chic, there’s a bathroom theme out there for you. Here are 10 of the top bathroom decoration ideas for your consideration.

Graceful Grays

Gray is a neutral that’s enduring popularity stems from the fact that it’s soft and timeless. It’s perfect for low-maintenance and classic design. Why? Decorate your bathroom with gray now, and you won’t need to update it later when the styles change.

If you’re working with gray, it’s best to choose two complementary colors – one lighter and one darker. Select a softer gray for your wall color and a darker gray for your tile or floor option. White is great for trim and vanities, toilets, and showers. 

However, it’s your bathroom, so it’s up to you how you want to mix and match!

Beautiful & Bold

Style your bathroom using beautiful and bold wallpaper as a guide. Reflect a unique look with a flamingo patterned wallpaper or a striking style with a botanical print.

In papering your bathroom, you have a few options – you may choose to cover the walls entirely, or you may paper some of the walls and tile the rest. These papering options, of course, depend on personal preference, whether or not your bathroom already has tiled surfaces, and how far you want to take your bathroom renovations.

When it comes to accessories, less is more when matching bold wallpaper choices. Stick with striking solid colors for fixtures and any knick-knacks.

Cozy Character

You don’t typically describe a bathroom as being cozy, but why shouldn’t it be? There are many ways you can make your bathroom one of the most comfortable rooms in the house. Follow these tips to make it happen:

  1. Change the colors: If you find that your bathroom is too small, use an off-white or ivory to make it appear bigger. But if the size isn’t an issue, use a warmer color like gray or light brown to make the room feel cozy.
  2. Use wood or woven baskets: Upcycle those old cabinets sitting in your garage and use them in your bathroom as your new sink feature. Wood happens to bring a touch of elegance and warmth to a room. If you can’t do wood, opt for woven baskets.
  3. Personalize your space: Now for the fun part! Decorate with candles, pictures, plants, and knick-knacks.

Industrial & Modern


Are you searching for a simple yet stunning look for your bathroom? Look no further than this industrial and modern style. This look is all about clean contrasts and minimalism, so you won’t want to overload your bathroom with clutter.

Modern bathrooms focus on sleek materials and two-toned neutrals. Opt for a darker wall — gray or even black — and stark white accents for your bathroom fixtures. You can accessorize with bold decorations that match your color schemes, plants, and chrome light fixtures.

Farmhouse Chic

There’s something undeniably charming about a farmhouse, isn’t there? It’s easy to get the farmhouse chic look for your bathroom. You’ll want a white or gray color scheme, a dark floor, a big mirror, and lots of natural light. Farmhouse bathrooms also often include bathtubs as well as showers.

Incorporate the following accessories to make your farmhouse style shine:

  1. Use a trough-inspired sink: This will add a distinctive and authentic look to the space.
  2. Use wildflowers to decorate: You can use real or fake flowers, put them in vases on the sink vanity, or hang them in bunches in a line on the wall.
  3. Milk jugs, stools, and baskets: Decorate your bathroom with these tiny details to complete your farmhouse look. Place the stool next to your tub as a cup rest. The baskets can go next to your toilet to hold your extra toilet paper or other essentials.

Dream in Marine

Evoke the sea as you paint your bathroom walls in soft and peaceful blue with crisp white trim. Install a complementary blue tile on your floors and walls if you want to go above and beyond. This detail will heighten your nautical game.

Plus, add a few choice nautical accessories like:

  1. A circular bathroom mirror to look like a ship’s porthole.
  2. Anchors, flags, sails, rope, and pictures of boats.
  3. Mason jars of shells, coral, or sea glass.

Plant Sanctuary


Make your bathroom a plant sanctuary! Paint your walls light green and accent with white. Ensure you have good natural lighting and install shelving next to the windows.

Bring in every succulent and hothouse plant you own. Hang some of your plants in baskets from the ceiling. Arrange the rest of your plants that need the most sun on the windowsill and the shelving you installed. You can also place other plants on your sink vanity and on the back of your toilet.

Rustic & Natural

Rustic is homey and comfortable. Get the natural look in your bathroom by focusing on textures like wood and metal. Use exposed light bulbs to light up the room.

Dedicate one wall as your accent, and install wooden paneling to give the bathroom that sought-after rustic feel. On the same wall, place a huge mirror with a reclaimed wood frame. Beneath that wall, place your vanity. You can get creative here – incorporate steel or granite. Finally, accessorize with plants.

Bohemian Whimsy

If you want to capture the wonder and whimsy of the Bohemian style, consider layering multiple colorful shower curtains. Go for bright blues and patterns in your color scheme and incorporate rugs into your bathroom design as well.

In terms of accessories, it’s wise to collect woven baskets and plants to make a room feel warm and inviting. An upcycled cabinet for your sink vanity, painted in a striking color, could become the staple piece of your bathroom. You might also consider finding a piece of furniture like an upholstered footstool to include in the room, as it might add further character.

Vintage Vibe

Add charm and a sense of nostalgia to your bathroom by incorporating vintage fixtures or accessories. Clawfoot bathtubs inspire an antique feel to any bathroom, and you can quickly bring in rustic accessories like a water pitcher and bowl or wooden ladder to further this style. Decorate your walls with hanging mirrors and your floors with plush carpets to make your bathroom feel inviting.

The Best Bathroom Decoration Theme Ideas

These decoration ideas are sure to inspire your renovation project. Once you pick an overarching style, you can focus on finishing your bathroom with plants and decorations until it fits your vision.


 Evelyn Long is a Baltimore-based writer and the editor-in-chief of Renovated. She publishes home decor advice and product roundups for readers in spaces both big and small.

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