As it’s most likely the largest component, it makes sense to consider your bathtub the centerpiece of your entire bathroom renovation. Thinking beyond pure function, bathtubs can also take on a persona of their own. Is your aesthetic all-American or Euro chic? Do you want to create a cozy, intimate vibe? Or a spa-like haven for self care? There’s a bathtub for that.

As we continue our Dare to Live series, we’ll take a deep dive into all of the bathtub design ideas that are making a splash in 2019 — and beyond.

bathtub design ideas

Go ahead — place your bathtub near windows. This spacious freestanding tub is flooded with natural light, a beautiful space to envision bringing the outdoors in. Greenery is also having a major moment in interior design, and the bathroom provides the perfect place for plants to flourish.

colored bathtub ideas

A colored bathtub can take on many guises — here, it’s a whimsical vintage vibe. Look for colored skirts, or DIY types can make it a painting project. This airy open-floor plan (complete with cozy fireplace!) allows the soaking tub to really take center stage.

bathroom wallpaper design

Matching your tub to your bathroom wallpaper? Why not, we say! This spectacular scalable print from Devon & Devon is enhanced by the striking red hue of the bathtub, conjuring an especially chic aquarium where you can fashionably float your cares away.

two-person bathtub

Let form follow function in your bathtub design. Would a two-person tub fulfill your fantasies? Sounds like a pleasant way to clean up to us. Place a small table or lamp with a stand nearby to stow bath and body products — or a nightcap.

acrylic bathtub caddy

Speaking of a fun Friday night, incorporate versatile (and easy-to-clean) acrylic or wood caddies to your ensemble to hold the essentials for a luxurious bath: bubbles, a book and a glass of vino.

wood bathtub caddy

freestanding bathtub design

If you have the space, a separate dressing area between the bathroom and bedroom is a fantastic addition, giving you a private nook to get ready, read a book, lounge, daydream…. You name it!

slipper bathtub

An elegant slipper tub with elongated backs is the perfect pairing of style and substance — it resembles a gently sloping wave while keeping your back warm and supported during an extended soak. We also love this serene all-white design scheme in the bathroom — it is tranquil and polished without being harsh.

Japanese soaking tub

What could possibly be more Zen than a Japanese soaking tub? You literally need to climb into this deep vessel, where relaxation meets the ultimate in luxury.

The Inspired Interiors team believes that bathrooms should be a well thought out respite — a place where you can go to prepare for the day or evening ahead, plot your future or just unwind. Let’s talk about the bathroom renovation of your dreams.