Joanna Gaines Has These Brilliant Tips for Creating the Perfect Master Bathroom

Every room in your house can be improved by applying a few Joanna Gaines tips here and there. If you feel your master bathroom is less than spa-like, read on for these brilliant tips from Gaines for creating the perfect master bath.

1. You can never go wrong with marble

Fixer upper marble bathroom

She chose sleek marble for the counters. | Magnolia Market

It’s no secret that Chip and Joanna Gaines are fans of marble — and why wouldn’t they be? It makes for a sophisticated, timeless countertop in any room, and the master bath is no exception. When they made over this master bath, they went with a sleek, white marble for a clean, neutral look.

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2. Plants belong in the bathroom, too

Joanna Gaines bathroom plants fixer upper

Plants liven up any space. | Magnolia Market

Leave it to plant lady extraordinaire Joanna Gaines to bring some greenery into the bathroom. She’ll use a small plant (or even just a bit of greenery in a vase) as the finishing touch to an otherwise complete master bath. Gone are the days of silk flowers and leaves. Keep your bathroom fresh with a live plant or two.

Next: Choose light colors. 

3. Your master bath should be light and warm

This master bath features a simple color palette with a touch of yellow for a colorful pop, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Make sure your walls stay light. | HGTV

Feel free to add bold colors to your home. But take a tip from Joanna Gaines, and keep the master bath nice and light. Accomplish this by using soft or bright neutrals, such as white, gray, or soft blue. The master bath should be a place of relaxation.

Next: Choose similar elements. 

4. Keep things cohesive

Fixer upper cohesive

Keep your color palette cohesive. | Magnolia Market

Even though your master bath is the biggest bathroom in the house, it’s still not an incredibly large space. To keep things cohesive, it helps to repeat details throughout.The Gaineses often use the same or similar materials, such as tile, on different surfaces of the room.

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5. Shiplap

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Shiplap is a Joanna Gaines staple. | Magnolia Market

Can we even have a Joanna Gaines list of design elements without including shiplap? Shiplap has shown up in almost every Fixer Upper episode, and the master bath is no exception. “Joanna often finds it under the drywall in old homes, or adds repurposed shiplap for vintage farmhouse style,” according to HGTV.

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6. His and her vanities

Fixer upper double vanity

Double sinks can work wonders on your relationship. | Magnolia Market

When the Gaineses remake a master bath, it’s not uncommon for them to create two separate spaces for the couple. A dual vanity setup can make your master bath feel larger. Additionally, it’s just nice to have your own space when getting ready in the morning or winding down for bed.

Next: Spice up your walls.

7. Wall art

Fixer upper bathroom art

Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch. | Magnolia Market

Who says you can’t hang statement pieces in the bathroom? Joanna Gaines typically makes a point to add some personal, stylish wall art to the master baths she designs. In one makeover, she even hung a piece of sheet metal with a romantic quote on it above the bath.

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