I've always been a fan of minimalism — and somehow it's especially appealing in the bathroom. If there's a space that you want to be sleek and shiny and pared-down, it's this one. And with the right materials and the right detailing, minimal spaces can actually be very lovely, even luxurious. Here are 14 bathrooms that prove that sometimes, less really is more.
Above: Marble (plus a touch of gold) makes a minimal space from Vogue Australia.
An open shower contributes to the streamlined look of this bathroom from Nordic Design, while the patterned cement tile floor keeps things interesting.
The beautiful contrast between the white marble and black fixtures in this bathroom from No Glitter No Glory means that no other ornamentation is needed.
In this simple bathroom from Nomess Copenhagen, a window substitutes for a vanity mirror.
One way to make a minimally styled space feel luxurious: cover the whole thing in marble. Image from My Domaine.
All the details in this bathroom from Homedit are executed perfectly, from the marble shelf above the wall that carries the toilet, to the beautifully minimal glass shower enclosure, to the ceiling-mounted shower head.
Quirky cabinets add a touch of levity to a minimal space from the New Zealand Design Blog.
More marble in a bathroom by Workshop For.
Flack Studio makes minimalism anything but boring. (And how beautiful is that sink?)
A stylish bathroom from Nordic Design.
Minimal styling means that the wood vanity and black faucets in this room from Nordic Design really stand out.
White marble with black accents in a bathroom from Apartment 34.
This one (from New Zealand Design Blog) might be my favorite — just a touch of onamentation with the turned legs on the vanity, but still very minimal in spirit.