How to Find the Perfect Bathroom Aesthetic & Style

Your bathroom is space of daily rituals, a haven for relaxation, and often, a neglected corner of your home screaming for an upgrade. If you love the idea of a refresh but feel overwhelmed by the options, you’re in the right place. This guide cuts through the noise to equip you with the tools to realise your vision. From choosing an aesthetic to executing it, we’ve created a roadmap to creating a bathroom you’ll love for years and years.

Where to start 

Designing your dream bathroom should be fun. Whether you’re ripping out the old or building new, the process is the same — figure out your space. A spacious, well-lit bathroom allows you to explore bolder design choices. Small bathroom? No worries! Smart design makes a big difference.

Once you know what you're working with, it's time to get creative. This is your bathroom, so make it yours.

Finding your bathroom aesthetic 

The first step is to identify your ideal bathroom experience. How do you want to feel in your bathroom? Do you need something functional, or are you looking for a space to melt away the stress of the day?

Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity:

Coastal

Create a calming space with a palette that reminds you of the ocean. Think soft blues, sandy beiges and seashell-inspired colours. Use timber accessories and light metal fixtures to make your bathroom feel relaxed.

Organic

Much like coastal decor, organic-themed bathrooms get inspiration from the outside world. Nod to natural landscapes with earthy tones like green and beige. A woven basket for towels or statement botanical art is also on-brand for this aesthetic.

Industrial

Industrial bathrooms aren’t reserved exclusively for cool bars — bring the good times home with exposed pipes and vintage fixtures for a bathroom that's both edgy and functional. Brick or concrete walls paired with black or brass tapware creates a sophisticated, urban vibe. 

Farmhouse

Dreaming of clean air, multiple acres and a small army of pets? Farmhouse decor might be up your alley. This aesthetic is defined by warm whites, pastels and calming blues. Achieve this bathroom aesthetic with shiplap walls, antique lights, clawfoot tubs and vintage-look accessories and tapware.

Mediterranean

La dolce vita — who wouldn’t want a taste of the Mediterranean from the comfort of home? Think terracotta, ochre, olive green and pops of blue for the Aegean. Outside of colour, arched doorways, decorative tiles and brass fixtures are pure Mediterranean.

Insta-worthy: 3 bathroom style ideas  

Forget cookie-cutter designs! Our IG feed is brimming with aesthetic bathroom ideas. Here are some of our favourites:

Modern rustic

Escape the ordinary with this cabin-inspired bathroom. Green tiles create a backdrop reminiscent of a lush forest, rounded off by the warmth of the timber framing. A sleek white bathtub sits centre stage, inviting you to soak away the day. The finishing touch? Antique brass taps add a vintage look for a truly bespoke feel.


Natural minimalist

Organic texture meets modern functionality in this gorgeous bathroom. Travertine and gloss tiles provide a calming backdrop for mirrored cabinets that maximise light and evoke spaciousness. The grooved oak vanity adds texture and warm brushed nickel tapware perfectly complements.

 

Palm Springs

This bathroom is an eclectic lover's dream! Lush jade tiles cover the walls, creating refreshing atmosphere. Lines curves gracefully, from the basin to the mirror. Pops of green pepper the space and brushed brass tapware provides the perfect finishing touch, warming up the cool tones and tying in luxury.

 

Beyond aesthetics: Functionality is key  

A beautiful bathroom is a joy, but functionality is equally important. Consider these practical tips to set the base for your renovation.

Storage

Bathrooms accumulate a surprising amount of clutter. Built-in storage like mirror cabinets, vanities and shower shelves will be your best friends.

Space

Think about how you use your bathroom — do you need a double basin or a soak in the tub? Let form meet function to create a beautiful bathroom within your confined space.

Lighting

The right lighting makes all the difference. A well-planned combination of ambient, task and accent lighting ensures your bathroom is practical and flattering.

The final touches  

Now comes the fun part — adding a personal touch! Here's where you can truly express your style and create a bathroom that feels uniquely yours.

  • Tapware: Tapware can make or break your space. Thoughtfully chosen bathroom tapware can tie the whole room together.
  • Textiles: Plush towels in a colour that complements your overall scheme are essential. 
  • Artwork: Ditch the stock photography and opt for something that reflects your interests. 
  • Greenery: Plants add life to your space. Opt for low-maintenance varieties that thrive in humidity.

Yabby: Your partner in creating your dream bathroom  

At Yabby, we believe your bathroom should be exactly what you want it to be. That's why we offer a wide range of high-quality tapware and accessories to help you nail your bathroom aesthetic.

Browse our collection to get inspired, or contact us for design help. After all, a well-designed bathroom is an investment in your well-being. Wouldn't you agree?