Recipe for How to Decorate Your Bathtub

The bunnies left the nest!  I guess they only stay in their nests for 3 short weeks.  I came home from a soccer tournament over the weekend, and they were gone.  We miss them, but at least now we can start our gardening!

OK, on to the subject of this post! The bathtub is one of those overlooked spaces in our home that could sometimes use a little TLC.  Maybe you want to update your tub area for guests, or perhaps you are selling your home and want to stage the bathroom for new buyers? Or, if you are building a home with a trendy new freestanding tub, then this is the perfect post for you!

So, what does it take to decorate the tub area? Well, there are common elements to any great bathtub decor.  All you need to do is follow the recipe!  Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • A small table or stool
  • Plant or flowers in a vase
  • Candle
  • Bubble bath, bath salts, body soap, etc.
  • Some small towels
  • Optional – a bathtub tray

If you have a freestanding tub, place your table or stool behind the tub. Put your plant or flowers, candle, bath salts, and rolled up towels on the table. Alternatively, you can use your tub tray to hold some of these items, or drape a towel over the edge of the tub.

If you have a built-in tub, place the stool or table next to the tub, and put your plant or flowers on top of the table, along with some small rolled up towels.  In one corner of the tub, place your candle(s). In another, your bath salts/soaps.  If you use a tub tray, you can place some rolled up towels on the tray, along with the candle, for a relaxing and inviting look.

I made sure to test out my “recipe” at my own house. Here is a before picture of our freestanding tub…a totally blank canvas.

freestanding bathtub decor

And here are the after pictures of our tub area…now an inviting retreat!

freetanding bathtub decorating

bathtub table with bath products

bath products for decorating

bathtub candle

If you have the right ingredients, there are many different ways you can decorate your tub area.  Here are some inspiration pictures that you can peruse and apply the best one to your home.  Enjoy!

freestanding bathtub decor

Source: Centsational Girl

freestanding bathtub decorating

Source: Design Chic

freestanding bathtub decor

Source: House Beautiful

freestanding bathtub decorating

Source: The Perfect Bath

freestanding bathtub decor

Source: Tommy and Ellie

built-in bathtub decorating

Source: Better Homes & Garden

built-in bathtub decorating

Source: Gast Architects

bathtub decorating

Source: Houzz





By | 2017-06-21T10:03:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 Comments


  1. Vanessa May 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I love those rounded tubs, just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these inspirational bathroom ideas at Dishing it and Digging It link party. We have a Pinterest board and we would love for you to join and share your ideas. You can find the link to our Pinterest board on my blog. Thank. You again.

  2. Beverly Roderick May 26, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Your bath looks like a wonderful retreat! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • mwelsh May 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks! I have to say, I’ve been taking a lot more baths since I decorated it. Thanks for pinning!

  3. Leanna May 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Sigh, these baths are all stunning Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

    • mwelsh May 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      I know, right? I’m always so inspired by the beautiful rooms I find out there on the internet.

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