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Asian bathroom design: 40 Inspirational ideas to soak up

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If you are renovating or designing a bathroom, you should contemplate styling your space with an Asian inspired design, which is very soothing and elegant. These spaces typically showcase traditional Japanese influenced architecture, design and art. Paired up with modern and contemporary decor, bathrooms in this style can be ultra luxurious and extremely relaxing. A traditional Asian style bathroom incorporates plenty of natural materials into the design. Specifically, wood and stone are utilized interchangeably for surfaces such as flooring, and sink tops and can draw the outside in through the use of untreated wood and rough-hewn or matte stone. Additional outdoor elements that can be incorporated into your design scheme includes fountains, rock gardens, ferns, orchids and other natural elements.

Furnishings are typically comprised of high-quality hardwoods, usually left unfinished or stained to enrich the natural appearance of the wood. Furniture is incorporated to anchor the design style, such as dressing tables, benches and chairs. Shoji and other screens are also a common component applied not only as a decorative element, but also for privacy. These thin, wood-framed design pieces can help to delineate areas in the bathroom and are effortlessly portable. The screens have a light and airy design that balances well with the bulkier design elements consisting of stone or wood in the sinks, countertops and tubs. The screens may also showcase intricately printed designs that depicts historical interpretations of Japanese culture, flora and fauna or even landscapes.

Have a look through the images below, where we offer you an amazing array of ideas that will hopefully help you to find inspiration for your Asian-inspired bathroom. If you are looking for more bathroom inspiration here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at: How to turn your bathroom into a spa sanctuary and 39 Mesmerizing bathrooms welcoming in nature.

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To add softness to the design, flowing curves in sinks and tubs helps to counterbalance hard-edged furnishings, countertops and pedestals for sinks and tubs. Basin or bowl-shaped bathtubs in Asian influenced bathrooms are typically crafted from wood, porcelain or metal, asserting bold, wave-like curves and substantial design. Bathroom sinks are comprised of materials such as wood, porcelain, glass or even metal, and typically emulate a similar fluid, curvaceous design. This sleek yet relaxing design style for the bathroom fixtures creates a beautiful contrast to rough-hewn surfaces and bulkier designs applied to the countertops, flooring and potted plants.

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One of the principle elements of Asian style bathroom design is creating an open flow from one area of the space to the next. To create this aesthetic, you should consider using screens or pony walls (half walls) to delineate the space, or design with glass instead of a full wall to visually connect yet segment spaces. A glass-enclosed shower can help to keep the space feeling open and airy, completing the look of an Asian style bathroom. All in all, your space should reflect a clean lined aesthetic with minimalist decor, a soothing color scheme and natural materials.

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This Asian style master bathroom features a carved stone soaker tub and wash basins. The flooring is green slate with a pebble flooring on the platform area and black granite on the countertops. Other notable features to this stunning space is a rainforest slab shower and windows framed with stained wood.

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This bathroom feature rich earthy tones, creating a masculine aesthetic. The color scheme of the room was selected to blend with the existing woodwork, featuring a warm mahogany stain. To soften this small bathroom’s darker color palette, a furniture-like, open construction vanity was added.

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This clean-lined bathroom encompasses plenty of warmth, with delicate Asian-contemporary details. A bamboo ladder is used as a towel rack. Wood paneling in the walls and windows creates structure and balance, with light flooding through the space.

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