How to Create a BH&G Magazine-Worthy Bathroom in Your Own Home
Love the idea of an all-white bathroom but aren't sure where to start? We've got you covered. By pairing silver accents with classic pieces like a wingback chair and freestanding tub, you'll be creating a timeless bathroom even our editors would love to feature.
by Alyssa Priebe
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After a long day, slip into this air bath for ultimate relaxation. Made of AcraStone, this tub is strong, smooth, and chip-resistant; however if something does happen it's also equipped with a lifetime warranty. The freestanding bath features a Champagne Massage air-jet system, which uses invigorating bubbles that can easily be controlled with the included wireless remote. Set it for 15-, 30-, or 60-minute cycles, and you can even add extra warmth with a heat setting. To really up the therapeutic vibe, we suggest adding bath salts or lavender-scented bubble bath to your soak.
Continue your spa-like experience by wrapping up in a fluffy towel. This bath towel collection by Threshold fits your color scheme, dries faster than other options, and is extremely soft thanks to its cotton construction. The set comes with six pieces—two washcloths, two hand towels, and two full bath towels—so you can stock entire bathroom for a bargain price. After your bath, just toss them in the washing machine on warm with a little bleach to keep them looking white and fresh.
Instead of crowding your towels by trying to fit both on the same rod, install a double towel bar. The individual bars give your linens plenty of room to dry and make it easy to grab them after a bath. Use the included hardware to mount it next to your tub so your towels are never out of reach. Pro tip: Towels don't have to be washed after every use. Keep track by placing the used one on the back rod and switch them out after a few uses.
Adding extra seating instantly upgrades your space from a basic bath to a glamorous retreat, especially when it's as luxurious as this wingback chair from Pottery Barn. The upholstered chair comes in several different fabric and color options, but our personal favorite for your timeless bathroom is the combination of twill and white, which blends the comfort of cotton with the luxury and crispness of pure white. Pull it up to your vanity while doing your hair and makeup, or grab a magazine and relax in it when you want a little extra privacy in your home.
Add an extra touch of comfort to your wingback chair with this throw pillow from Crate & Barrel. Its simple design won't disrupt your tranquil environment, and you can select from a plush feather-down or lofty down-alternative insert (at no extra cost) depending on your desired fluffiness. We also love how the natural shade keeps your bathroom feeling calm; however, if you do wish to add a little color you can select one of the other six options like cobalt blue or a bold copper orange.
Selecting the right cabinet hardware is part of designing an aesthetically pleasing bathroom. You'll want to look at both function and design, and that's where this mushroom cabinet knob comes in. The piece, which is from the Top Knobs Asbury Collection, is made of brass but given a brushed satin finish so it's sturdy and won't clash with your other hardware. Install it on your vanity drawers for a beautiful look that never goes out of style.
Once you've outfitted your vanity's doors, it's time to think about your drawers. To keep the modern-meets-traditional feeling, you'll want to select something that coordinates but doesn't match completely, like these cabinet pulls. Their cup design allows you to easily open drawers while their polished chrome finish complements your mushroom knobs, towel bar, and other bathroom hardware. Plus, they come with two different screw lengths for easy installation and three different package sizes so you can select one, six, or 12 cabinet pulls.
The right lighting can make or break your bathroom's ambience; that's why we recommend adding a wall sconce (or two) to your vanity area. Our favorite: This trio bath sconce that features three lights and shades attached to a thin pole. They perfectly complement your mix of traditional and modern elements while also allowing you to brighten up your space. You can also install a dimmer switch with them so you can control exactly how much light they exude. Turn them off and use candles for a relaxing bath, or flip them on for extra lighting while you're doing makeup and styling your hair. Regardless how you use it, this fixture is an excellent addition to your bathroom.
A vanity that extends the length of your bathroom wall creates a powerful focal point. You've already got the pulls and knobs to dress it up, but when it comes to selecting the piece itself, we are loving this double-sink vanity base. The vanity comes in two sizes—72 and 78 inches—and features soft-closing doors and drawers for longer product life. You'll also get plenty of storage space with the three rows of drawers and two under-the-sink storage areas. Complete this vanity with large mirrors and a marble countertop.
It's not a secret we are currently loving all things marble, so when it comes time to top of your vanity, opt for this marble countertop from Home Depot. The beautiful design features two pre-attached china sinks and space for a widespread faucet. Made of real marble, this countertop is pre-sealed and polished so it's bacteria-, mold-, and mildew-resistant for a cleaner bathroom. It's also backed with a lifetime warranty and includes a matching backsplash for protecting your walls. Pro tip: Measure your vanity's dimensions to make sure your topper will fit.
A gorgeous marble countertop calls from some equally gorgeous accessories. Outfit your space with this Kohler faucet that's just as functional as it is stylish. Water will flow smoothly from the curved spout, while the ergonomic handles allow you to control the pressure and temperature. Like all other Kohler faucets, this piece comes with handles and valves pre-assembled. It's also backed with a lifetime warranty and corrosion- and tarnish-resistant finish. Not to mention its polished chrome finish coordinates with your other pieces, while its traditional design completes your bathroom's elegant aesthetic.
We've all witnessed what a new paint color can do to transform a room's mood. Bright colors are great for a statement wall or living room, but when it comes to completing an elegant and calming bathroom, you'll want to stick to a more neutral hue like Benjamin Moore's Silver Half Dollar interior paint. The soft gray creates the perfect backdrop for your chrome hardware and helps your white fixtures stand out. Use it in your bathroom alone, or update your bedroom with it too.