Though they're usually hidden behind closed doors, master bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms all deserve to be as thoughtfully decorated as your home's living spaces. We found three bloggers with DIY bath remodeling stories to inspire your own makeovers.View Slideshow
Get ideas to create the perfect green bathroom. From the walls, to tile and accessories, green is a natural choice for the bathroom.
Pastel green walls enhance the cottage flavor of a bathroom blessed with a wall-to-wall vanity in white. An elegant marble countertop offers plenty of room for grooming supplies, while polished-nickel fixtures and glass cabinet knobs add century-old flavor to the room. Texture, in the form of beaded-board wainscoting and a basket-weave tile floor, creates another layer of interest in the green bathroom.
Wide green horizontal stripes give this contemporary powder room an energetic personality that's bigger than you would think given the small square footage. It takes stark black accents to stand up to all that pattern, and the bathroom mirror and framed botanicals fit the bill. Satin-nickel fixtures add a quiet gleam.
Creative touches help this new master bath take on an Arts-and-Crafts-era quality. Among them are a decorative paint finish in moss green that mimics old plaster and green bas-relief liner tiles running the length of the tub surround. Glass shower walls and large-format beige floor tiles do their jobs without diluting the charming influence of the room's more artistic attributes. Such a color scheme could accommodate accents in blue to pay tribute to the landscape outside.
You'll need to look closely to see the subtle pattern integrated into this bathroom's mossy green wallpaper -- lines that seem both futuristic and midcentury modern. Sleek white fixtures and white woodwork keep the look simple and clean, while deep orange accents add a jolt of energy. The earthy green walls offer a natural backdrop for artwork, as evidenced by the oil painting reflected in the bathroom mirror. Other colors in the painting could be picked up in the towels, but take care not to add too many hues; it could create a look of chaos.
Sleek and contemporary, this bath nevertheless pays homage to Mother Nature with a shimmering wall of mosaic glass, each one a different shade or tint of green. Twin glass sinks add a translucent green presence atop the taupe limestone counter and stained-wood vanity. Blue-green accessories bring out the blues in the mosaic tiles; white ones would intensify the greens. Frosted glass obscures the contents in a nearby linen closet bearing the same contemporary styling as the vanity.
Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this farmhouse-friendly master bath boasts green woodwork and beaded-board paneling teamed with a white vanity. Curvy wrought-iron light fixtures with faux candles add vintage appeal. Open shelves keep bold red towels at the ready, while a simple woven rug combines red, green, and white in small doses. Replace the towels and rug with pale blues and yellows for a cottage look or with black to pick up the sensuous curves of the chandelier.
This charming bathroom's tribute to Mother Nature includes grapevine-motif green-and-white wallpaper and botanically inspired bath towels and sconces. Winsomely white, the open-shelf vanity keeps bath staples hidden behind a long cafe curtain threaded onto a wood rod. A white marble countertop and leaded mirror infuse elegance into this otherwise country-casual space. Simple white accessories keep attention focused on the wallpaper.
Green-stripe wallpaper creates a button-down background for a gleaming wood vanity and oversize mirror. Furniture-style details make the vanity look special: an arched apron at the base of the sink bumpout, beaded pilasters, and full-inset doors and drawers. A beige countertop and floor tiles add a quiet strength that is matched by the pewter-finish faucet and fixtures. Clear glass accessories add sparkle.
Despite the presence of a contemporary glass-wall shower, this space is strictly Victorian. Green subway tiles protect the wall behind a traditional white console sink; classic white octagonal tiles cover the floor. Beige panels beside the room's large windows offer the look of aged architecture. Additional antiquities include a claw-foot tub, crystal chandelier, and bright green ginger jar atop a fern stand. Brown-and-white prints cover the windows and the comfy chair, adding a contrasting color that doesn't fight with the vivid greens.
Exposed ceiling beams and a hardwood floor -- all with a natural finish -- partner beautifully with a double vanity painted a soft sage green. The furniture-style vanity stands atop turned feet, which give it a lightness that offsets its weight. A polished green granite countertop offers a durable surface that seems to melt into the green-painted wood below.
Leaf-green walls frame a shower whose back walls are sheathed in diamond-shape tiles in earthy greens and beiges. These organic colors contrast with the bath's otherwise-contemporary nature, brought to the forefront with a minimalistic wall-hung sink, faucet, showerhead, and silvertone medicine cabinet. These ideas combine to create a stunning all-green bathroom.
A bold color scheme of acid green and coral gives this small but elegant bathroom a tropical edge. Look to the Victorian age to appreciate the beauty of the etched-glass mirror and crystal pendants. Along with a curvaceous cream-color vanity, the white woodwork, marble countertop, and octagonal tile floor give the eye several places to rest. The existing glass accessories add an elegant touch, but intensely coral ones would extend the energy of the paint colors into another dimension.
Soft green walls and cherry cabinetry bring out the undertones of handsome slate tiles in this modern Arts-and-Crafts-style bath. Matching white pedestal sinks make it easy for two to get ready at once, especially because they're each integrated into a separate vanity with a mirror and open shelves. White linens trumpet the spa-like amenities of the open shower. For a more powerful look, swap out the white accessories for pewter ones.