Over the past week and a half I have been obsessing over making a plan for my primary bathroom. I have throughly exhausted the internet, all resources I have access to and my hubby (poor guy!). I am like a bloodhound and once I’m on the hunt for a material in a project I’m dreaming up there’s no stopping me. In fact my mind will not stop day or night until I have come up with a solution or answer for whatever it is I’m working on. I’m not sure if it’s a gift or a flaw but I am aware it can be a little “much” for my family sometimes. Thankfully, they graciously put up with me anyways and love all the designs I come up with.
All that is to say, that a ton of thought and a lot of hours have been put into this primary bathroom inspiration board and I hope that it will help you find real solutions and true inspiration for your space. I’ve included a lot of links so as to be as helpful as possible.
Without further ado, let’s jump into this!
The Primary Bathroom Situation
As of today, my primary bathroom is completely ripped apart and unusable. We demoed it about 9 months ago when we first purchased our home and it has been sitting ever since, a forgotten room in our now almost completed home makeover.
Since that time we have been sharing one (yes, you read that right, one), small 50 square-foot bathroom amongst 2 adults, 2 children and 1 baby. I cannot express how excited I am to finally make plans to move forward with our primary bathroom renovation! The idea of my hubby and having a bathroom of our own sounds not only stress relieving but amazingly luxurious at this moment in time!
The Layout of our Primary Bathroom
To be perfectly honest with you, coming up with a layout for this 80 square-foot primary bathroom has been a challenge (to say the least) and admittedly I’m still not one hundred percent happy with any design my hubby and I have come up with.
Our biggest dilemma is, possibly, wanting too much out of the space– such as a walk-in shower and freestanding tub (which in reality we might have to combine), but it’s hard to think about putting all of our money, time and energy into this primary bathroom if the outcome not be our “dream” bathroom.
So we’ve made a commitment to not compromise on our dreams and to do our best to come up with a solution that we both love– which has lead us to spend, literally, hours upon hours drawing up more than 20 different configurations. It’s been both fun and frustrating at the same time, but I truly believe that when we are ready to start this project in a few months from now we will have landed on a goldilocks solution that we both can be excited about. Here are two of our top possible layouts that we’ve come up with:
Despite our primary bathroom (and budget) being small we want this space to not only be practical but aesthetically pleasing, too! The word inspiring my entire design for this room is, luxury.
In my mind a luxurious bathroom is comprised of:
- materials that look and feel of high quality
- ample and smart storage
- spa vibes
Besides wanting my bathroom to exude “luxury” and “spa” vibes, I also want it to have a comfortable, casual, more laid back feeling and not lean too traditional while at the same time being classic enough to stand the test of time. Sound like a lot to ask for? Now you know why it took so much brainpower to come up with my inspiration board. There were a lot of elements to think through!
The overall style of my home is modern cottage so I definitely kept that in mind as I looked through photos. My goal is to continue with that modern cottage theme into the primary bathroom keeping a cohesive feeling that connects to the rest of the home.
NOTE: Each photo below is clickable and will take you directly to the website where I found it!
Mood Board for my Primary Bathroom
So here it is! What you came to this post to see: my primary bathroom mood board. It has cottage inspired shiplap in a dreamy stone/mushroom/greige color, natural wood elements from the vanity and shower tile, earthy terra-cotta floors, gold accents and a bit of elevated glam from the iridescent wall tile. Doesn’t it just evoke calm, spa, down to earth vibes?! I am so in love with how it all came together.
Alternative Considerations for Materials
As much as I like the earthy hexagon terra-cotta tile, I am considering getting it in a square shape like this one HERE or going in a whole new direction with a lattice marble patterned tile pictured below:
I think a classic marble floor tile in the bathroom is just timeless and hard to beat!
Another choice that’s on the table is the shower tile. If we end up going with the tub/shower combo layout then my choice would be to use the iridescent tile in a stacked pattern (like in my Inspo pic above) versus the faux wood vertical tile.
That’s it for now and thanks for staying with me on our remodeling journey. So much more inspiration to come!