Bathroom Decor Crush: The Black Bath Tub

When my partner and I decided to renovate our bathroom, we found ourselves set on one thing: a black bath tub.

Why?

A white bathtub is about as boring and predictable as the Queen’s Christmas speech (sorry Lizzie).

On the other hand, a black bathtub has the same sort of chic nonchalance as a piccolo latte or a marble-topped table. It’s modern, yet its totally versatile and is suited to both Scandinavian and bohemian style bathroom decor.

It’s the kind of thing that my parents would roll their eyes at, but my friends would drool over.

Waffling aside, here’s all the styling inspiration you need if you are considering a black bath tub.

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Black baths are a wonderful addition to minimalist and monochrome bathroom set-ups.

The mix of subway tiles on the wall and hexagonal matte tiles on the floor add depth and detail to the room. The white basins and wooden vanity top stop the bathroom from looking too dark and grungy. I love.

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Surprisingly, a black bath tub is a wonderful choice who those who prefer their decor on the hippy side of the spectrum.

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Add one of our printed table runners to your bathroom floor for a colorful, bohemian edge. The green tissue box cover will work wonderfully alongside live greenery too.

Ocean Blue

Ornamental blossom table runner and hand embroidered decorative tissue box cover

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If industrialism and bohemian were actual people (bear with me here) and had a child, this is what it would look like.

An undone floor and walls set the scene perfectly for those exposed copper pipes.

The matte black bathtub and boho printed rug are complimentary oxymorons.

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A boho print table cloth or table runner can add the hippy edge to any raw, industrial floor.

Hand painted floral table cloth

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The entire-white upper-half of this set-up makes it a bright and breezy way to incorporate a monochrome bathroom.

White hexagonal tiles scream Scandi chic, whilst a dark slate floor ties the black and white elements together seamlessly.

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This bathroom is cute, simple and has more of a tropical edge than many of the other monochrome bathrooms.

The wooden stool and plantpot take it from minimal to beachy. The tasseled, beach rug adds to the resort vibes perfectly.

Note to self: must get subway tiles in bathroom. **Insert endless heart eye emojis**

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Black & White

This hawthorn leaf table runner will soften any monochrome Scandi bathroom.

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Moroccan-style tiled floors can be beautifully set off by a black bath tub.

Compliment brown tones in the floor with a deep wooden vanity and keep the walls light and bright.

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Subway tiles win again! This makes me think there’s some sort of magical equation: subway tiles + black tub= ultimate Scandi chic.

The bath shelf with the potted plant and stool softens this monochrome look, making it a wonderful choice for a beach themed home.

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If the retro printed floor is too much for you, opt for a grey printed runner, such as our jacquard paisley table runner.

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I often spend my days dreaming of indoor-outdoor bathrooms, so I know that this gorgeous setup will be haunting my dreams tonight!

This decor is sleek, chic and free from patterns. The wooden vanity and plain floor make it a bathroom that will never go out of style.

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Well this puts the a in ‘adorable’!

Beachy, tropical and just generally stunning, this leafy bathroom feels like a getaway to some sort of swanky, Balinese resort.

The exposed brick wall and floor ensure that the beautiful curtained black bath is the talking point. The splashes of light wood keep it clean and Summery.

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Add the shimmering spiral placemats to any unsightly surfaces for an instant makeover!

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Once again, greenery and a boho printed rug make this decor a wonderful choice for boho homes.

My eyes are firmly planted on that shiny gold curtain rod and globe light: too gorgeous!

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Wine and navy hues look wonderful on white tiles!

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Glamorous border table runner and hand painted floral table runner

After more bathroom inspiration? Here’s 7 stunning bohemian bathroom ideas.

 

 

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Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net