A Bathtub in the Bedroom: Do or Don't?

A Bathtub in the Bedroom: Do or Don't?

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 5, 2015
(Image credit: Vintage House Daylesford)

Here's an unusual arrangement I'm spotting more and more lately: a bathtub... in the bedroom? As strange as it may seem, master bedrooms and bathrooms are starting to merge, with very interesting results.

(Image credit: Vintage House Daylesford)

A lot of this (as astute readers may notice from the photo captions) is driven by hotels, where both bathing and sleeping are luxury activities. Soak for a long time in the tub, towel off, roll into bed: all this may seem totally normal when you're on vacation. But is this something you would want to do every day? Here are nine examples of spaces where the line between bedroom and bathroom has been blurred in an interesting way. Do they catch your fancy — or do you prefer to keep your sleeping and bathing strictly separate?

Above: a suite from the Vintage House Daylesford, where you can soak in the tubby and then take a nap immediately afterwards. Bliss?

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A beautiful tiled tub adjoins a bedroom in a tropical villa spotted on Le Figaro.

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A bedroom/bathroom combo in a lofty space spotted on Brit + Co.

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An Italian hotel from Classe Touriste.

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A bedroom bath in a French home, spotted on House to Home.

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This is a different kind of bedroom/bathroom combo, where sliding doors can be opened to make the bedroom and bathroom into a single space. From an Australian house spotted on Dwell.

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In an Autralian apartment (spotted on Tfad) a bedroom and bathroom become one through strategically placed windows.

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Another bathroom with sliding doors, from the Soho House in NYC.

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And one final example — a luxurious bathroom, from AD Magazine, that transitions seamlessly into a bedroom. What do you think? Would you try this at home? Or do you prefer doors — and walls — between the bedroom and the bath?

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