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21 Primary Bathroom Ideas that Feature Freestanding Tubs

Modern primary bathroom featuring a walk-in shower with freestanding slipper tub set on mosaic tiles. 

Freestanding tubs have evolved well beyond the cast iron clawfoot behemoths of the 19th century. New models are made out of a variety of materials, including acrylic, fiberglass, enameled steel, resin, copper, glass, cast polymer, stone, ceramic and wood. Typically in the past, most tubs were white and oval, but now they are available in many different colors and shapes, as you will see in our curated gallery of primary bathrooms with freestanding tubs.

1. Ergonomic Body Mold Rests Inside a Transparent Frame

The contemporary primary bathroom features tile flooring, a floating vanity with vessel sinks, and a transparent freestanding tub designed with an ergonomic body mold inside the frame.

The contemporary primary bathroom features tile flooring, a floating vanity with vessel sinks, and a transparent freestanding tub designed with an ergonomic body mold inside the frame. Transparent tubs are usually made of resin or glass, such as the Reflex by Antonio Lupi’s AL Studio, which is manually poured into a mold, using Cristalmood, a colored resin developed by the Italian company. Each iteration is unique and as much as 30% lighter than similar objects made with solid surface materials.

2. Two-Tone Clawfoot Tub Set in Alcove

A Mediterranean-style primary bathroom features a two-tone, acrylic clawfoot freestanding tub with oil-rubbed bronze legs. The tub sits in an alcove, in front of an arched window, next to a large walk-in shower with a glass enclosure. 

A Mediterranean-style primary bathroom features a two-tone, acrylic clawfoot freestanding tub with oil-rubbed bronze legs. The tub sits in an alcove, in front of an arched window, next to a large walk-in shower with a glass enclosure. 

3. White Vanities Contrast with Dark Wood Trim

Primary bathroom features a round freestanding tub in an alcove set on tile flooring. The room also has marble-top white vanities that contrast with the dark wood trim and cabinetry in the alcove.

Primary bathroom features a round freestanding tub in an alcove set on tile flooring. The room also has marble-top white vanities that contrast with the dark wood trim and cabinetry in the alcove.

4. Manhattan Penthouse Features Italian Marble Slab Flooring

Primary bathroom, in a Manhattan penthouse once owned by musician/actor Jennifer Lopez, features a contemporary candlelight chandelier suspended from a high ceiling. The room is designed with a white color scheme and Italian marble slab flooring — a freestanding slipper tub with two raised sloping ends is set in front of an open shower.

Primary bathroom, in a Manhattan penthouse once owned by musician/actor Jennifer Lopez, features a contemporary candlelight chandelier suspended from a high ceiling. The room is designed with a white color scheme and Italian marble slab flooring — a freestanding slipper tub with two raised sloping ends is set in front of an open shower.

5. Design Pays Homage to Classical Roman Mosaic Art

Primary bathroom pays homage to classical Roman architectural style in the design of this primary bathroom which features an open shower with a mosaic tile base and a freestanding tub set on marble mosaic tile flooring. A dark wood vanity sits in one corner, next to the tub and a set of windows providing natural light.

Primary bathroom pays homage to classical Roman architectural style in the design which features an open shower with a mosaic tile base and a freestanding tub set on marble mosaic tile flooring. A dark wood vanity sits in one corner, next to the tub and a set of windows providing natural light.

6. Freestanding Tub Sits on Wooden Base Supports

Well-designed primary bathroom features mosaic tiles on blue walls and white flooring throughout the space. A large, oval freestanding tub, with wooden base, sits next to a walk-in shower and in front of a set of modern stained-glass windows with geometric designs. 

Well-designed primary bathroom features mosaic tiles on blue walls and white flooring throughout the space. A large, oval freestanding tub, with wooden base, sits next to a walk-in shower and in front of a set of modern stained-glass windows with geometric designs. 

7. Freestanding Tub Set in Arched Alcove

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub set in an arched alcove on marble flooring in front of a window. The space also includes double vanities with dark wood cabinetry, wall-mounted lamps and recessed lighting.

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub with a pedestal base set in an arched alcove on marble flooring in front of a window. The space also includes double vanities with dark wood cabinetry, wall-mounted lamps and recessed lighting.

8. Design Includes Gas Fireplace and Linear Pendant Lighting

The Primary bathroom features a gas fireplace, pendant ceiling lights, and a round freestanding tub that matches a vessel sink on the vanity. The flooring design includes an area rug underneath the tub.

The Primary bathroom features a gas fireplace, pendant ceiling lights, and a round freestanding tub with a pedestal base that matches a vessel sink on the vanity. The flooring design includes an area rug underneath the tub.

9. Freestanding Tub Gets its own Waterfront View

Tropical primary bathroom features a freestanding tub in front of a large window with views of the ocean. The space also includes wooden ceiling, ceramic tile flooring and vanities with vessel sinks.

Tropical primary bathroom features a freestanding tub in front of a large window with views of the ocean. The space also includes wooden ceiling, ceramic tile flooring and vanities with vessel sinks.

10. Slipper Tub and Shower Set on Mosaic Tiles

Modern primary bathroom features a walk-in shower with freestanding slipper tub set on mosaic tiles. The space also includes ceramic tile flooring, an area rug and large window letting in plenty of natural light.

Modern primary bathroom features a walk-in shower with freestanding slipper tub set on mosaic tiles. The space also includes ceramic tile flooring, an area rug and large window letting in plenty of natural light.

11. Unique Platform Base Supports Freestanding Tub

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub on a unique pedestal base with a colorful mosaic tile backsplash. The space also includes a contemporary vanity with vessel sink and a solid black floor.

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub on a unique wooden platform base with a colorful mosaic tile backsplash. The space also includes a contemporary vanity with vessel sink and a solid black floor.

12. Clawfoot Freestanding Tub Set on Ceramic Tiles

Primary bathroom features a freestanding clawfoot tub with ceramic tile flooring, wall-mounted lights and wooden cabinetry.

Primary bathroom features a freestanding clawfoot tub with ceramic tile flooring, wall-mounted lights and wooden cabinetry.

13. Room Uses Wall Tiles and Hardwood Flooring

Modern primary bathroom features a white freestanding tub surrounded by brown tile walls and hardwood flooring. A floating wooden vanity sits on one wall with two vessel sinks.

Modern primary bathroom features a white freestanding tub surrounded by brown tile walls and hardwood flooring. A floating wooden vanity sits on one wall with two vessel sinks.

14. Freestanding Tub Features One Side Flush Against Wall

Contemporary primary bathroom features a freestanding tub with one side flush against the bathroom wall. The space also includes a designer sink with floating vanity, recessed and pendant lighting, and ceramic tile flooring.

Contemporary primary bathroom features a freestanding tub with one side flush against the bathroom wall. The space also includes a designer sink with floating vanity, recessed and pendant lighting, and ceramic tile flooring.

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15. Minimalist Design Creates Asian-Inspired Sanctuary

If there really is such a thing as Asian-inspired interior design, then this is it. Dark-colored materials, natural lighting and minimalist lines create a primary bathroom featuring a freestanding tub set on espresso-colored flooring. The space also includes a full-height window with blinds, dark wood vanity and vessel sink.

If there really is such a thing as Asian-inspired interior design, then this is it. Dark-colored materials, natural lighting and minimalist lines create a primary bathroom featuring a freestanding tub set on espresso-colored flooring. The space also includes a full-height window with blinds, dark wood vanity and vessel sink.

16. Craftsman-Style Room Features Contemporary Tub

Craftsman-style primary bathroom features hardwood flooring, a candlestick chandelier and large, rectangular freestanding tub. The space also includes walk-in shower and a wall with extensive cabinets for storage.

Craftsman-style bathroom features hardwood flooring, a candlestick chandelier and large, rectangular freestanding tub. The space also includes walk-in shower and a wall with extensive cabinets for storage.

17. Freestanding Tub Adjacent to Freestanding Glass Shower

Large primary bathroom features a freestanding tub set on a mosaic tile floor. The room also includes a full-height walk-in glass shower, a sofa, and a pendant fixture to augment the recessed lighting.

Large primary bathroom features a freestanding tub with a pedestal base set on a mosaic tile floor. The room also includes a full-height walk-in glass shower, a sofa, and a pendant fixture to augment the recessed lighting.

18. Crystal Chandelier Shines From Tray Ceiling

Large primary bathroom features a freestanding double slipper tub with two sloped ends set on a tile floor. The room also features a walk-in shower, crystal chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling and a set of windows behind the tub.

Large primary bathroom features a freestanding double slipper tub with two sloped ends and a pedestal base set on a tile floor. The room also features a walk-in shower, crystal chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling and a set of windows behind the tub.

19. Symmetrical Space Features Double Slipper Tub

Primary bathroom features a freestanding double slipper tub with accessory tables set on tile flooring. The space also has extensive cabinets and shelving and marble sink counters.

Primary bathroom features a freestanding double slipper tub with a pedestal base and accessory tables set on tile flooring. The space also has extensive cabinets and shelving and marble sink counters.

Source: Zillow Digs

20. Freestanding Tub Planted in Front of Green Wall of Vertical Vegetation

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub in front of a green wall of vertical vegetation.

Primary bathroom features a freestanding tub in front of a green wall of vertical vegetation.

21. Freestanding Tub a Buoyant Presence Beside Floating Vanity 

Primary bathroom features dark colors throughout the space with a freestanding tub and floating vanity.

Primary bathroom features dark colors throughout the space with a freestanding tub and floating vanity.

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