Scene-setting bathroom ideas: step into our dramatic, refined bathroom spaces

Wallpaper* compiles the hottest bathroom design ideas for 2025, from retro-futuristic scene-setting and sunset moods to sculptural curves and shadowy corners

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Welcome to Wallpaper's eclectic bathroom inspiration: every year we look for the coolest, most inspiring bathroom ideas from the world’s specialist manufacturers. Here, we select the best bathroom design ideas for 2025, with a retro-futuristic aesthetic and dramatic lighting to enhance some of the best bathroom furniture's sculptural silhouettes. Discover our bathroom ideas, from 1970s-inspired colours and lighting, to cool tiling solutions to keep your wellness spaces sharp.

Bathroom design ideas for 2025: the Wallpaper* edit

Utilitarian cool

Bathroom with olive green sink

'JJ' towel warmer and towel rail, by Ludovica, Serafini and Roberto Palomba, for Tubes. 'Cove’ bath towel in Clay, by Baina. ‘Itaca' freestanding washbasin price on request, by Luca Ximarra, for Ceramica Cielo. 'Citterio C' single-lever washbasin mixer, by Antonio Citterio, for Axor. 'Virgo' mirror, by Bizzarri Design, for Artelinea

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Modernist simplicity lies at the core of this bathroom scene, with cool metal surfaces complemented by the subdued lighting. Ceramica Cielo's curvaceous sink combines with the contemporary forms of Axor's mixer. Geometric touches are offered by the clean lines of Artelinea's mirror, and the functional simplicity of Ludovica, Serafini and Roberto Palomba's red tower rail for Tubes.

A 1970s palette

bathroom with large white bathtub and red walls

'Port Stadium' wall lamps, by Tom Fereday, for Rakumba. Recycled ceramic pebble washbasin, by VitrA. 'Super' washbasin mixer, by Calvi Brambilla, for Quadro Design. 'Cappadocia Sunset' sintered stone, by Neolith

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A 1970s approach defines this bathroom, with deep red walls contrasting with Neolith's sintered stone on the floor, echoed by the mirrored surroundings. Boxed into this 1970s inspired alcove is VitrA's pebble-shaped washbasin, flanked by Tom Fereday's wall lights made of cast crystal glass.

A Japanese-inspired sanctuary

Bathroom scene with lit up panels on the walls and a waterfall shower falling into a bathtub in the middle of the room

'Squash' armchair by Faye Toogood, for Poltrona Frau. 'Diametro 35 Cross' freestanding bath tap, by Davide Vercelli, for Ritmonio. 'Cenote' bath, by Patricia Urquiola, for Agape. 'Wax, Stone, Light' lamp, by Linde Freya Tangelder, for Cassina. 'Aquahalo' shower, by Michael Neumayr, for Dornbracht. 'The Small Hours' basin unit, by Patricia Uriquiola, for Salvatori. 'Sixty' wall-mounted dual handle mixers with spout, by Glenn Sestig for Ceadesign. 'No Vanitas' mirror by Patricia Uriquiola, for Cassina. 'Tanticolori' floor tiles in TC 0129, by Mosaico Plus

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Invite warmth into your bathroom with immersive lighting approaches aimed at creating a wellness space fit for relaxation. Our distinctive colour palette is combined with scene-setting illuminated walls, complemented by Linde Freya Tangelder's totemic glass lamp and Patricia Urquiola's sleekly illuminated mirror. Expanding the scope of the room, Urquiola's bath for Agape is surmounted by Dornbracht's Aquahalo shower, and accosted by Faye Toogood's ‘Squash’ armchair for Poltrona Frau, offering a sense of calm comfort in the space.

Zen minimalism

Bathroom with sunken bath and large window, with a pink curtain

'Fris' pendant, by Joan Gaspar, for Marset. 'Andromeda' table, by LSM, for Unifor. 'Dome' bath by Pio and Tito Torse, for Pulkra. 'Venty' deck-mounted bath and shower mixer by Riobel. 'Keiga' fabric, by Sahco. 'Ffrom01' tiles, part of the Earthic by Silestone XM collection, by Formafantasma, for Cosentino

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This Riobel bathtub offers the perfect opportunity to create a meditative room: a floating curtain in Sahco's pink Keiga fabric provides privacy, while Formafantasma's tiles for Cosentino contribute to the serene environment.

Futuristic simplicity

futuristic bathroom

Toilet roll holder by Armani Roca. 'Formation 02' smart toilet by Samuel Ross and SR_A, for Kohler. Toilet paper by Renova. 'Hidden Earth' side table by Kate Greenburg and Sahra Jajarmikhayat. 'Tecturis E' single-lever freestanding bath mixer, by Pheonix Design, for Hansgrohe. 'Tura' bath, by Andreu Carulla, for Roca. 'Meda' washbasin, by Petet Wirz, for Laufen. 'AF/21' basin mixer, part of the Aboutwater Boffi Fantini collection, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Fantini Rubinetti. Bin by Armani Roca

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Frosted glass partitions help convey a sombre mood in this futuristic bathroom setting, with contemporary innovations including Samuel Ross' Formation 02 Toilet for Kohler and Naoto Fukasawa's basin mixer for for Fantini Rubinetti.

Tiled compositions

Bathroom design ideas from Wallpaper*: back wall and furniture with large and small tiles in black and white

'Atrio' washbasin mixer, by Grohe. 'BetteCurve' washbasin, by Tesseraux + Partner, for Bette. 'Eternity' console, by Arda Yeniay, for Studio Twenty Seven. Blue Mediterraneo Mandarino di Sicilea eau de toilette by Acqua di Parma. 'Seros' bath, by Victoria + Albert in collaboration with Sophie Elizabeth Thompson. 'Aurena' mirror by Antonio Citterio, for Duravit. '002' freestanding bath faucet by Kallista. 'Din' wall tiles in Light Green Matt by Konstantin Grcic, for Mutina. 'Crogiolo Luz' wall tile in Caramel, by Marazzi. 'SM77' floor tiles by Bisazza

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Square tiles in varying sizes have become the go-to wallcovering for bathroom spaces, with some of our favourite options including large tiles for walls, and small, mosaic-like tiled surfaces on furniture. The grid-like compositions are the perfect companions for more sculptural pieces, such as Bette's washbasin and Victoria + Albert's bath.

Hero pieces : eclectic freestanding sinks

marble and brass sink with two tall mirrors

‘Tharis’ by Marco Piva for Visionnaire

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A collaboration between Visionnaire and Italian designer Marco Piva, the ‘Tharis’ bathroom/vanity console features a metal top, crossed by two full-height, LED-backlit mirrors, together with a freestanding Travertine marble sink and vanity station. Adding spa vibes to the domestic environment, it comes with undertop shelves in satin-finished steel, and can be wall-mounted or freestanding.

Wooden freestanding sink

‘Teti’ washbasin, by AMDL Circle for Antoniolupi

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The 'Teti' washbasin is one of a trio of sinks designed by AMDL Circle for Antoniolupi: this steel and wood basin uses a new technique, pioneered by AMDL Circle founder Michele De Lucchi, in which wood panels are stitched together with wire or rope instead of being glued, framed or inlaid. Here, walnut panels, arranged vertically, cover the entire volume, and are connected to each other by metal clips. The silhouette may reference ancient monuments, but it still manages to look refreshingly modern.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.