After a long day, there’s nothing more rejuvenating than a warm, relaxing bath. Without a fireplace in your primary bathroom, your soak may leave you feeling chilly and cut short. I’m sharing ideas for a bathroom with a fireplace to transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis for ultimate comfort and cozy space.
Fireside Coziness: Bathrooms With a Fireplace Inspiration
When designing a bathroom with a fireplace, some of the best options include choosing a drop-in tub positioned elegantly on a marble floor for a vintage look or placing the fireplace in a modern accent corner.
Thoughtful design choices such as a drop-in tub, marble floors, and styles like modern or vintage bathrooms will create a visually stunning and cozy space with a fireplace. Focusing on complementary designs between the tub, fireplace, flooring, and chandelier style will result in a cohesive and luxurious space.
1. Drop-in Tub Bathroom
This primary bathroom style features a fireplace next to the drop-in tub on an elegant tile platform under the shed ceiling of the house. Another fireplace idea is to pair a drop-in tub with a chandelier to light up the room, much like a vintage bathroom wall.
2. Elegant Marble Bathroom
An excellent way to design a primary bathroom is to install a large, deep-soaking bathtub with a fireplace. You may also consider a marble floor, a chandelier, and stylish white furniture complementing the bathtub.
3. Vintage Bathroom
What I love about a vintage bathroom is that you can place a drop-in tub near the window and a large fireplace for a cozy space. A vintage bathroom can also have an open shower room that complements most fireplace designs, beige walls, and tiles.
4. Modern Bathroom
Compared to a vintage bathroom, a modern bathroom features a gray wall and tile flooring, along with a black vessel sink on attractive granite countertops and a large, deep-soaking tub with a fireplace on the side. I also like to include gorgeous pendant lights as decor in a modern bathroom.
5. Accent Corner Bathroom
This primary bathroom style offers a fireplace next to the drop-in tub with a tile platform surrounded by a yellow wall, towels, and candles. Alternatively, you can place a large bathtub on the side with a fireplace, keeping the space warm and cozy.
6. Contemporary Bathroom
I immediately thought of creating a gray and white primary bathroom with a floating gas fireplace next to the freestanding bathtub when I saw this design. With this fireplace design, you can eventually upgrade with a walk-in shower room, single wall lighting, and a side table for a glass of wine, towels, or books.
7. Mediterranean Bathroom
For this Mediterranean primary bathroom, there are textured walls, a chandelier, a bathtub, and a walk-in shower room as accent elements. The designer also considered pairing a drop-in tub with marble tiles near the fireplace, keeping the space cozy.
8. Lavish Bathroom
Transform a dull space into a lavish room by installing a freestanding bathtub situated on the side, a shower wall, a traditional fireplace, a chandelier, and a sink countertop. This spacious primary bathroom boasts classy tile flooring topped by a circular mantel.
9. Black and White Bathroom
This is a common bathroom design that offers a freestanding tub, along with a fireplace.
For a primary bathroom, you can instal a bathtub with a white tile platform along with a fireplace on the side. Then, decorate the room with gorgeous ceiling lighting and a floating vanity with a vessel sink.
10. Rustic Bathroom
For this open primary bathroom, they used glass railings, a hardwood floor, a charming chandelier, and a rustic vaulted ceiling. It boasts a stylish bathtub platform and a fireplace on the side for a cozy space.
11. Farmhouse Bathroom
Kind of like a vintage bathroom, you can create a farmhouse-inspired small bathroom using wood flooring, plain mirror, and white walls. Then, put a traditional fireplace beside the vanity sink, shower wall, and drop-in bathtub.
12. Stone Fireplace Bathroom
This is a primary bathroom with a stone wall and a stone fireplace, along with a white bathtub on the hardwood flooring. Kind of like a vintage bathroom, you can place the tub next to a window or fireplace for a cozy feel.
13. Opulent Bathroom
This is a huge primary bathroom with walls lighted by wall lights and a chandelier. The room offers two different sinks with the same countertop and a large, deep bathtub near the fireplace for a relaxing vibe.
14. Modern Medieval Bathroom
A close-up look at this primary bathroom’s classy drop-in tub surrounded by beautiful walls and is lighted by fabulous lighting. You may also consider pairing a stunning fireplace with a large freestanding bathtub set on the tiles for a relaxing space.
15. Wood Bathroom
A primary bathroom like this can feature beige walls, a bathtub near the windows, and a fireplace at the edge to make the space cozy and inviting. The design is a great example of using a rustic double sink counter and wood or tile flooring.
16. Traditional Bathroom
A traditional primary bathroom can have classy tiles on the floors, a bathtub with a marble platform and a fireplace, a shower wall, and a double sink. Another great idea is to create a spacious primary bathroom with gray walls and tiles for the flooring, along with a custom bathtub and a fireplace.
17. Upscale and Neutral Bathroom
Quite like a modern bathroom, this large primary bathroom has a deep-soaking bathtub, a modish fireplace, and a large mantel covering the tiles flooring. I also like to use a warm white light to illuminate the space of a neutral bathroom.
18. French Country Bathroom
I designed this spacious primary bathroom with a freestanding tub, a fireplace on the side, a glass-enclosed walk-in shower room, and a double sink. An alternative design was to put a luxurious sink countertop and a drop-in bathtub near the window to get natural light.
19. Simple White Interior Bathroom
In contrast to the beige and yellow colors of a vintage bathroom, a simple white interior features white walls, vanities, wood flooring, and a fireplace made of marble. It’s also a good idea to use a mantel and a side table to put a glass of wine, towels, candles, or bathing supplies.
20. Stylish Bathroom
A stylish bathroom can have a freestanding bathtub set on the stones and a fireplace on its side. A stone floor, mirror, mantel, a set of candles, and modern table furniture add texture to the space.
21. Roman Bath With a Sky Ceiling Bathroom
Feel like royalty while relaxing in a large primary bathroom boasting jaw-dropping large wall decor and a gas fireplace. The room also has a bathtub in the middle, a gas fireplace, and some scented candles.
22. Brick Cottage Bathroom
Quite similar to a vintage bathroom, a cottage style can have a tub with a beige tile platform and a fireplace. I also recommend adding a vanity cabinet and brick ornaments near the windows.
23. Turquoise Bathroom
This primary bathroom boasts a blue bathtub and a fireplace on the side. Blue walls and a simple mirror accentuate the tile or wood floor, making the space look bigger.
24. Modern Victorian-Style Bathroom
Similar to a vintage bathroom, I like creating a modern Victorian-style bathroom with luxurious tiles flooring topped by an elegant mantel near the freestanding bathtub. A classy wall, a large fireplace, candles, and an old-school chandelier make the space more inviting.
25. Asian-Themed Bathroom
An Asian-themed primary bathroom can have flush mount lighting, a chandelier, wall sconces, a bathtub, a shower area, and a vessel sink on a floating vanity. I recommend installing the tub in the middle of the room to create more mirror space on the sides and add an accent light or candles.
Design Tips on Bathrooms With a Fireplace
Following design tips on elements like interior style, setup type, surround style, and floor materials will help create a cohesive bathroom with a fireplace.
Select an Interior Style
That is evident in the most popular style choices, which mirror those of other rooms in the home. For primary bathrooms with fireplaces, they include:
It falls in line with other choices, such as color and material. The favorite color, for example, carries associations of warmth, reliability, and security.
Those are probably good, given the intimacy of these rooms. It’s essential to keep in mind the feeling that different hues create. It’ll give you many ways to enhance the mood of your primary bathroom with some easy changes.
Choose the Setup Type
The standard space setup is the most popular, according to my bathroom interior design survey. Other options include:
- Wood stove
Consider the Surround Style
You also need to consider the location and the surround. The most popular options include:
Stone is the overwhelming favorite among nearly 50% of respondents. Combine it with some soft lighting, and you’ll have a spa-worthy bathroom.
It carries over with the counter material picks, which include granite, marble, and engineered quartz. This bit of luxury is found in 96% of new homes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Pick the Floor Materials
This theme is again echoed in the top-floor materials. The favorites in my survey include:
- Porcelain tile
- Ceramic tile
- Mosaic tile
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Have a Fireplace in a Bathroom?
Yes, you can have a fireplace installed in the bathrooms. Fireplaces are increasingly popular additions to master bathrooms and high-end powder rooms, providing ambiance, warmth, and a luxury feel.
Can You Install an Electric Fireplace in a Bathroom?
Installing an electric fireplace in a bathroom is an option, as most models do not require ventilation like gas fireplaces. This kind of fireplace provides the visual ambiance and heat of a fireplace without the need for a chimney.
Can You Have an Electric Fire in a Bathroom?
It is feasible to have an electric fire installed in a bathroom as long as the fireplace chosen is specifically designed for safe use in bathrooms. Proper placement away from water sources and good moisture protection are still essential.
With the addition of a cozy fireplace, your primary bathroom becomes a retreat for the senses — the perfect place to wash away the stresses of the day. Thoughtfully designed, a fireplace can complement your bathroom aesthetic and provide much-needed warmth.