24 best guest bathroom ideas

Amy Bartlam

At home, your bathroom is one of your safe havens. Therefore, when you have friends and family staying with you, it is quite understandable that you want a guest bathroom to provide a similar feeling of calm. If you are looking to transform your space into something visitors will love, check this out beautiful guest bathroom ideas.

Whether you’re hosting an event in your home or hosting family and friends for the holidays, your guest bathroom is one of the first places they’ll see and use often throughout their stay. And sometimes, the guest bathroom is one area that can often be overlooked. No matter if your bathroom is a classic white, chic pink, or vibrant green, there are many clever ways to create a space that feels like home. Some of these ideas require you to work from the ground up, while others offer tips on how to maximize your small space with built-in shelving, storage solutions, and vanities. From installing bold tile floors to blending in subtle pops throughout, these design tips and decor ideas are sure to welcome guests with style.

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For easy storage, make room for convenient shelves. You can use it to hold extra towels and baskets full of bathroom essentials.

Two-tone walls add dimension to any design. Keep the bottom half of the wall a solid color, then add patterned wallpaper on top. This can be done throughout the space or in a section that you want to emphasize.

Black and white is a timeless color combination, especially in bathrooms. Mix black lighting, hardware, and accents to create dramatic contrast and depth.

Floral background and herringbone tiles pair well in coordination. Use a medium or dark blue to create a sense of relaxation.

If you want to keep the shade of the rest of your bathroom, paint the vanity a statement color, like a deep navy blue, for a welcome color palette.

Spending time in nature calms the heart and mind, so installing plant-inspired wallpaper is an easy way to make a room more interesting for anyone inside.

If you are just looking to make small changes to your bathroom design, bring in gold accents to add a touch of elegance.

Mix dark and light by keeping the walls white and incorporating wood accents throughout. A patterned rug is the perfect finishing touch.

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Not only is the arched entryway an eye-catching statement, but the marble seating inside enhances the bathroom’s security—great for guests who might need it.

If your guest bathroom is mostly one color, alternate the floor to add more interest. Choose a tile color and design that will really stand out on the walls, like the one shown here.

Give your bathroom a modern update by hanging a curved mirror and installing a terrazzo vanity top.

A must have mirrors in the guest bathroom. Hang two over a double vanity sink to create a sense of symmetry.

Place a makeup napkin in an unused corner to give your guests a dedicated place to get ready for the day. Move the seat under the vanity when not in use to save space on the floor.

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Hanging a chandelier above the bathtub evokes drama, while a warm-colored runner adds comforting contrast. By placing your bathtub in front of a large window, your guests will be able to take advantage of the natural light that flows through.

If your bathroom is big enough, split it in two: a seating area for some quality R&R and everything else is good.

Warm up an all-white bathroom with an array of earthy accents, everything from a rattan pendant to a bamboo bath rug.

Plants breathe life anywhere. Scatter a few air-purifying plants around the room—inside the bathroom, along the windowsill, hanging from the ceiling and more—to create a sense of calm.

Related: The best indoor plants that purify the air

Although just as practical as a traditional swinging door, a sliding pocket door is ideal if you’re working with limited floor space. Some styles, like this farmhouse-inspired barn door, make any room feel extra warm and inviting.

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Cover the inside of your medicine cabinet with chalkboard paint, so you can leave positive feedback for your guests. You can even write a list of everything that is available for them to use for free and where to find them.

Stock your bathroom with everything your guests might need – including a set of towels on a metal rack (this one is actually made for water bottles). Place it directly on the floor or mount it on the wall for easy access.

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If you don’t want to block out a small guest bathroom, make sure the pedestal tub and surrounding tiles are in the same color palette.

Large windows give the room an open and airy feel. An alcove in the bay window also provides additional storage space—or in this case, the perfect spot for a freestanding tub.

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Make sure you have everything ready and in one place. Choose Flemish or textured glass panels to keep supplies out of sight.

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