- 23 Creative Entryway Ideas – Decor Inspiration for Your Foyer
- 19 Green Bathrooms Ideas That Will Make You Want to Redo Yours
- Traditional bathroom ideas: 19 ways to create character and charm
- 1. Make a feature of bathroom windows
- 2. Choose wall panels for a traditional look
- 3. Go for a bold botanical wallpaper
- 4. Pick a cohesive traditional bathroom scheme
- 5. Opt for a neutral scheme to show off exposed beams
- 6. For a unique feel, choose a bold freestanding bath
- 7. Hang artwork with a contemporary twist
- 8. Make a feature of original details
- 9. Create a timeless look with a grey scheme
- 10. Be bold with a dark scheme
- 12. Make the ultimate design statement with a copper bath
- 13. Go for a muted beige colour scheme
- 14. Accent panelled walls with a contrasting paint shade
- 15. Exaggerate space with antiqued mirror glass
- 16. Liven up the bathroom decor with artwork
- 17. Up the cosy factor with living room elements
- 18. Go bold with bright chequered floor tiles
- 19. Create some privacy with a screen
- Find more bathroom inspiration below
23 Creative Entryway Ideas – Decor Inspiration for Your Foyer
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Blue Dutch Door
With chintzy floral wallpaper (Parnham by Lee Jofa), quilt-inspired tile flooring (Atlas by Cement Tile Shop), and a coat of bright blue paint (Watercolor Blue by Benjamin Moore), this dutch door entryway proves that you don’t have to sacrifice softness in a hardworking space.
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Homeowners updated this Milwaukee farmhouse by installing a new front door, laying porcelain brick tile flooring, adding a fresh coat of paint to the stair railing (Satin Black by Behr), and creating a gallery wall with oil paintings found at estate sales, thrift shops, and Goodwill.
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The entryway of this Colonial Williamsburg house stays true to its historic roots with red, white, and blue millwork, a vinyl floor cloth an antique painted floor design, and a pair of delft lamps.
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Lake House Living
A small space entryway can easily be transformed into a mini mudroom with a few wall hooks and a bench made from a pair of small sawhorses topped with a live-edge slab of walnut in this New York lake house.
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A fresh coat of paint (Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore), assorted vintage maps and prints, and a faux-malachite-inlay dresser make the entryway of this renovated 1800s home in Summerville, SC, shine.
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Nubby textures, soft finishes, and warm wood walls sum up the entryway in this Wisconsin lakehouse that also features chinked walls, an old-fashioned binding technique traditionally used on log cabins.
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A vintage Rhode Island flag made from needlework welcomes guests into this Montauk cottage, along with seafarer oil portraits and a rustic hook for coats and hats.
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In order to mimic the landscape outside their central Georgia farmhouse, these homeowners outfitted their entryway with pastoral wallpaper (Royal Oak by Lewis & Wood) and freshly painted mossy green trim (Hampshire Gray by Benjamin Moore).
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No space is wasted in this Michigan farmhouse where a vintage cabinet filled with books, blankets, and knick-knacks perfectly tucks away into the under-stairs space of the entryway.
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Use your entryway to show off some of your favorite antique finds, the mid-century credenza, Louis Vuitton suitcase, and oil portraits.
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Small Space Cottage
This cozy cottage offers a warm welcome to house guests with a tufted built-in bench, a vintage dresser for dropping keys, and a gallery wall of woodland animals that leads to the rest of the house.
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Statement Wood Floor
Add some wow-factor to an otherwise understated entryway with statement-worthy hardwood floors this charming space that boasts an inlay wood flooring pattern.
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Holly Williams adds to the charm of her 1800s Kentucky fixer-upper with blue-and-white floral wallpaper (Pedigree by Thibaut) and a “danger” sign found at a Tennessee antiques market that serves as a tongue-in-cheek warning to house guests.
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Nothing will get lost in this organized entryway thanks to a set of green vintage cubbies salvaged from an old general store that the homeowner found while at an antique show in Nashville.
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In this small Texas farmhouse, the entryway doubles as a mudroom with hooks for jackets and dog leashes, an enamel bucket for umbrellas, and a galvanized tray for muddy boots.
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The entryway of this all-American home in the Adirondacks strikes a balance between cozy and fresh with a pristine 1920s quilt hanging a tapestry, a vintage bench upholstered with quilts that have seen better days, and floors painted with Oasis Blue by Benjamin Moore and topped with a custom embroidered rug.
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Cottage by the Sea
The entryway of this fishing shack on Martha’s Vineyard is an explosion of happy thanks to a cobalt blue door, a turquoise Gothic mirror found at a local antique store, and a ladder leading up to a loft that is original to the house.
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Seascape Gallery Wall
The entryway of this renovated Maine home features a gallery wall of an ever-evolving collection of sea-themed oil paintings that pay homage to the home’s previous life as an 1800s fisherman’s cottage.
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There’s no shortage of country charm in this Tennessee farmhouse where an entryway bench serves as a convenient spot to stash blankets and change shoes, and a vintage potato chip tin adds a touch of kitsch to an everyday planter.
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Countryside Dutch Door
A welcoming Dutch door and a grouping of straw hats set a breezy, laid-back tone in the entryway of this Connecticut country house that also features a creamy neutral wall covering (L’Oasis by Ralph Lauren).
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Bright & Airy
In the airy, light-drenched entryway of this Texas farmhouse, a Roman shade in a feathered print (Limosa by Harlequin) gives a nod to birds seen on the property, while a vintage cowhide reinforces the Lone Star location.
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Country meets city in this Manhattan townhouse where a fresh coat of paint (Cooking Apple Green by Farrow & Ball) on a built-in bench and Shaker-style peg rack offers a cheerful welcome.
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Part of the fun of renovating old houses is figuring out how to repurpose quirky spaces. In this Wisconsin farmhouse, homeowners turned a small nook off the entryway into a quiet, sun-filled office space.
19 Green Bathrooms Ideas That Will Make You Want to Redo Yours
Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp
In the past, when we dreamed about our perfect bathroom, it was almost always white: pristine, clean, with no product spill in sight. But lately, there’s a different bathroom color that we can’t stop thinking about.
We are completely infatuated with green bathrooms. From hunter green to soft, subtle sage tones, it seems green decor can do no wrong.
And in bathrooms, the color seems to do even more, transforming otherwise plain spaces to something you’d expect to find on a home designer’s portfolio.
Whether you live in an apartment with green tiling from the ‘70s or you’re just desperately looking to spruce up your bathroom with new decor, it’s worth it to consider going green. Here, we’ve rounded up 19 of our favorite green bathrooms from the depths of Instagram. Just scroll on through and get inspired to start redecorating.
Green is one of those colors that exudes luxury, no matter the shade. That’s why we love the idea of pairing green in bathrooms with other luxurious details. Just think: marble counters, brass hardware, midcentury-inspired lamps.
Far from boring, this bathroom gives us the “summer-English-cottage-in-the-countryside” vibes. Maybe it’s something about the use of the wreaths, or perhaps it’s the framed photo of a very important-looking Englishman. But we’re pretty sure that the space would be amiss without the paneled, rich green walls.
Typically, when we think of bathroom tiling, it’s your average square or rectangular tiling. But if you’re going to tile in a more unexpected color (such as emerald green), we say think outside the box. Go for a more unexpected shape, a hexagon, to draw even more attention to the walls.
For the apartment renters out there, we feel your pain. Not being able to redo everything in an apartment can be difficult. But instead of shying away from unique pieces ( a green porcelain bathroom sink), lean into the design and embrace the retro ambiance.
If you’re looking for a more out-of-the-box way to incorporate green into an already well-designed bathroom, look no further than your cabinetry. It’s ly that you’re working with white, laminate cabinets.
Give cabinets a fresh coat of green paint to elevate the space (just remember to get a landlord's approval if you’re renting).
So you’re tired of boring bathroom designs? You’re not alone. Try going all out with multiple patterns, decorative floor tiling, and, the pièce de resistance, bright emerald green. Boring bathroom no more. You’ll want to spend all your time surrounded by such bright and exciting design.
One of our favorite color combinations? Pink and green. To avoid a space that borders on watermelon colors, go for a soft blush pink. The soft, relaxing color combo is perfect for anyone who might be looking to spend their me-time in bubble baths or spending a few more minutes on their nightly skincare routine.
If you’re the kind of person who wears black every single day of the week, you might be more inclined to surround yourself with dark and dimly lit rooms too. For a deep take on green, choose a paint color that’s as close to black as possible.
In case you missed it (but we’re sure you haven’t), ‘70s style is majorly back. Give your bathroom a boho makeover complete with retro wood details and textured rugs that effortlessly match green tiling. If you’re missing out on the green tiling, add leafy green plants and a patterned shower curtain.
Most bathrooms incorporate one type of ceramic tiling or another. But if you want a modern take on tiling that ditches the glossy, ceramic look, it’s all about the concrete. Here, the jade green color and lilypad-inspired shape elevates the concrete to a new level of chic.
Yes, green can totally be a neutral. If you still want to stick to your grays, whites, blacks, and beiges, a great way to inch your comfort zone is with a muted tone of green. Surprisingly, it gives off the same warmth as a gray without being too glaringly bright.
The stigma around wallpaper is no more — at least now that it’s easy to get the look without the pain of strenuous application and removal. Find a stick-and-peel paper in a green pattern — as subtle or bold as you wish — and remember that you can always (easily) remove it if you want to.
If you ask us, we’re over white bathroom fixtures. Why not go for something more exciting — a hunter green bathtub? It’s a simple way to give the space so much style without extra decor. Not to mention, how much does this make you want to jump on in and take a relaxing bath?
Even if you can’t afford to replace all the tiling in your bathroom (we feel you!), take a note from this bathroom. The sage green color matches so well with the geometric shapes. For a simple take on the trend, go for a DIY art piece — all you have to do is paint a few geometric shapes on canvas for an ultra cool element of decor.
You didn’t think we would forget about plants, did you? For a sophisticated take on greenery in a bathroom, match leafy wallpaper or real plants with otherwise cosmopolitan decor.
Why limit yourself to just one piece of green decor in a bathroom when you can go all out? We love how this room plays off the color of the plants to inspire the tiling and seating. Is there such a thing as too much green?
After obsessively watching Chip and Jo for years, we learned a thing or two about southern design style. And besides a good shiplap, we love classic wainscoting. It gives any room a refined look, especially in a rich, colorful shade this deep emerald green.
While we typically love making one shade of a color the focal point of a room, we can’t stop falling for this design. We love how the room incorporates one warmer shade of green in the wood panelling and several other shades in the leafy wallpaper.
It’s not often that we see mosaic tiling in bathrooms, but the use of mosaics lining the tub in this bathroom is borderline genius. We love how the mosaic pattern transitions from the floor, where it’s more neutral in color and design to a bright Emerald City- green.
Traditional bathroom ideas: 19 ways to create character and charm
Looking for traditional bathroom ideas? Even if you don't live in a period home, classic bathroom designs are always charming and welcoming – so we have rounded up some ideas to get you inspired.
Whether you are designing a traditional bathroom from scratch or just looking to add some period bathroom touches to your space, here is our selection of traditional bathroom ideas.
Find more bathroom ideas on our dedicated hub page.
If you are looking for period bathroom ideas ahead of starting a full bathroom renovation project, be sure to check out our advice.
1. Make a feature of bathroom windows
(Image credit: Jody Stewart)
In a space with stand out original features – a beautiful stained glass window for example – opt for a light and neutral scheme. It's an easy and effective way to make a traditional bathroom feel bright and spacious, while ensuring that an incredible feature becomes a focal point.
2. Choose wall panels for a traditional look
(Image credit: James Balston)
If you're blessed with a spacious bathroom, a charming traditional bathroom idea is to use vertical wall panels. As well as adding the impression of height to a room, they enhance the country-cottage feel of the space. Check out more of these gorgeous wall panelling ideas for some inspiration.
We love the use of sage green tones, particularly when combined with exposed wooden beams and styled with delicate house plants.
3. Go for a bold botanical wallpaper
(Image credit: Little Greene)
Beautiful botanical wallpapers inspired by traditional prints and designs make a striking addition to a tradition bathroom. Opt for something bright and bold if high ceilings and abundant natural light mean that your space won't feel overwhelmed, or choose a darker colour for a more dramatic impact – black bathrooms are having a moment.
4. Pick a cohesive traditional bathroom scheme
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Patterned floor tiles have seen a surge in popularity over recent years – and for good reason. Now available in a variety of colours and patterns, they're a lovely option for hinting at a bathroom's history, while adding colour and personality. We have loads of patterned floor tile ideas over in our inspirational gallery.
For a cohesive look that works well in small bathroom, we love the idea of opting for paintwork that draws out tones found in beautiful bathroom floor tiles – this sky blue door and door frame are a lovely example. For similar tiles, try Original Style.
5. Opt for a neutral scheme to show off exposed beams
(Image credit: Andreas von Einsiedel)
If your traditional bathroom is blessed with striking original features – such as exposed wooden beams – is to opt for a neutral scheme that allows these stand out features to speak for themselves.
A white freestanding bath in a traditional shape suits the style of this period bathroom. Find similar at The Bath Store or check out this round up of our statement freestanding baths.
6. For a unique feel, choose a bold freestanding bath
(Image credit: James Balston)
Timeless pieces that make a real visual impact, freestanding baths are a popular addition to a traditional bathroom.
To design a space with a unique feel, we love the idea of opting for a traditional shaped bath with a bold coloured finish – particularly if it draws out the more subtle tones of a beautiful botanical wallpaper. For inspiration for traditional freestanding baths, see our design gallery.
For a similar bath, try Drummonds.
7. Hang artwork with a contemporary twist
(Image credit: James Balston)
While displaying photos or artwork isn't the norm in a bathroom, it can make a lovely addition to a traditional space. Pair a large work with a traditional freestanding bath to create a striking focal point. This unique, spray painted portrait adds a contemporary twist to an otherwise quite traditional space.
8. Make a feature of original details
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While a grey scheme and matt black freestanding bath have a distinctly modern feel, a traditional look can be successfully worked into a space with the addition of reclaimed furniture and the establishment of an original feature as a focus point.
We love the stylish feel of this period bathroom, with carefully stacked and styled logs tucked inside an original fireplace.
9. Create a timeless look with a grey scheme
(Image credit: Davey Lighting)
If you want a traditional bathroom that is chic and timeless, consider opting for a grey scheme – this can be enhanced with the addition of French-inspired panelling. Pair with white sanitaryware and bathroom accessories for a soothing space.
We love the addition of this Hampton Wall Light from Original BTC for a classic feeling traditional bathroom. For more tips on how to light your bathroom, check out our guide.
10. Be bold with a dark scheme
(Image credit: Waters Baths of Ashbourne)
If your period bathroom has high ceilings and abundant natural light, consider opting for a darker, more moody scheme – something that works particularly well if your room has gothic features. Style with large ornate mirrors and a standout gallery wall.
If you love this dark and atmospheric look, we have load more inspiring ideas in our black bathrooms gallery.
Find this Haze Freestanding Bath at Waters Baths of Ashbourne.
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If going for a dark colour scheme doesn't appeal to you, but you don't want to go down the keep-everything-neutral route, consider using a subtle colour that's suited to more traditional bathrooms. We love this green: it's bold enough to make a statement but it doesn't feel too much. For a similar colour try Farrow and Ball Green Blue.
12. Make the ultimate design statement with a copper bath
(Image credit: William Holland)
Looking for traditional bathrooms with real impact? There is nothing quite the amazing quality and shiny appearance of a real copper bath.
As if the stunning look weren't enough, there are other benefits to choosing a copper tub. Firstly, they are virtually indestructible, and will last you a lifetime.
Secondly, they require almost no cleaning, since they are mould- and bacteria-resistant.
The Aequs Bath is from William Holland.
13. Go for a muted beige colour scheme
(Image credit: John Lewis)
We can't think of a traditional bathroom this colour scheme wouldn't work with. Fine and mellow, and with more depth to it than white, beige is an easy way to create a smart, formal bathroom.
This gorgeous traditional bathroom has been painted in Rolling Fog by LIttle Greene.
14. Accent panelled walls with a contrasting paint shade
(Image credit: Malcolm Menzies)
Wall panelling is a lovely period feature to be cherished in any room; in a traditional bathroom, it can be especially valuable, adding design interest to an otherwise plain room. Make the most of wall panelling, if you have it, by painting it a contrasting shade to the rest of the wall.
15. Exaggerate space with antiqued mirror glass
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A large mirror – or a mirror of any kind – will make a small bathroom feel larger and brighter. Simple.
But choosing something with impact for a period-style bathroom is a balancing act: you don't want the mirror frame to be too bulky, or it will take up too much space, visually at least; too small and it will lack punch.
So, opting for a wall of mirrors is a good compromise, and choosing antiqued mirror glass is a perfect traditional bathroom idea – creating character and charm while reflecting light.
16. Liven up the bathroom decor with artwork
Add a touch of exoticism – and take a neutral colour scheme to the next level – with a large artwork. To protect it from moisture, get a glass frame. Find out more about how to display photos, pictures and artwork to effect in our guide.
17. Up the cosy factor with living room elements
This period bathroom looks wonderfully lived in thanks to elements borrowed from living room and bedroom design, including book storage and a wardrobe. This is also a clever way to utilise space in large bathrooms.
18. Go bold with bright chequered floor tiles
Chequered tiles instantly smarten up a room – but there's a way to take this design hack even further, by choosing a bold colour rather than monochrome. A green colour scheme that matches the painted floorboards to the tub makes this bathroom really stand out.
Use our guide to painting floorboards to create this effect on a pine floor. Or, discover how to pick the right size tiles for a small bathroom.
19. Create some privacy with a screen
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Room dividers and screens are very helpful in bathrooms that are shared by couples – and they're a great way to add texture and pattern. Canvas will work best in the bathroom – avoid paper screens. This bathroom features curtains made from Sanderson fabric.
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