The Bathroom Design Features You’ve Got to See

Do you have a bathroom renovation coming up? Or, are you looking for ideas to amp up the style in your primary? We’ve got some of the hottest bathroom design features…full of both timeless and on-trend looks. Plus, we’re filling you in on which features are favorites when it comes to the window coverings. Get ready for some inspo!

The Accent Wall

Wall-sized accents are not new to the design world, but they certainly are taking contemporary style by storm. In the bathroom, you’ll often see walls of swirling marble, geometric looks, shiplap, wallpaper–even a full wall of window coverings…the ideas are endless.

accent wall leading the way for bathroom design features in Minneapolis St Paul

black geometric accent wall in full bathroom

style icon Iris Apfel designer banded shades
Designer Banded Shades


Statement Lighting

If you want your bathroom to have a style moment, the lighting is absolutely one area that can be enhanced with gorgeous design. From wall sconces to specialty vanity lights, a hanging chandelier or backlit mirrors–you’ll love what lighting can do.

chandelier hangs over tub

shiplap master bathroom with large chandelier

backlit mirror wall in large primary bathroom


Valuable Storage

You can have all the style you want, but without functional storage, you’ll never have the bathroom of your dreams. Some bathrooms are large enough to have linen closets. Others must rely on being efficient with the space. When it comes to bathroom design features, storage is high on the list of priorities, and there are a number of unique ways to achieve your ideal amount. Wall built-ins are clever and on-trend for storing towels and other accessories. Placing towers on the top of the vanity is another popular way to gain storage–as well as being able to hide outlets for toothbrushes and hair dryers.

built-in wall bathroom storage for towels

vanity tower adds valuable storage for bathroom design features

Vanity Style

Custom selection of your vanity is a great way to add a one-of-a-kind look to your bathroom. Do you prefer a painted look? Or, does the wood grain fit your style? Lighting around the vanity, from sconces to lighting above the mirrors can add useful function + beautiful style. Then, there are the mirrors themselves. Big on trend over the last few years, framed mirrors in varying shapes let you personalize the design. And, when it comes to hardware, matte black and aged brass are taking the look of the vanity up a notch.

green bathroom vanity with brass hardware

wood grain vanity with black hardware and sconces


What’s Important with Window Treatments?

The window coverings you add to your bathroom should heighten the style, provide incredible function and offer long-lasting durability. Because the atmosphere of the bathroom needs both light and privacy, we love the way Top Down Shades allow you to have the best of both worlds.

bathroom contemporary style window coverings top down shades
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


Then, there’s the climate of the bathroom. Depending on the ventilation and the location of the windows, you may be selecting window treatments based on ability to withstand high levels of moisture. Vinyl shutters are a great option, and they allow directional control of the louvers so you can have a balance of light and privacy.

open view in shower of shutters in Minneapolis home
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters


We also love the way natural flows through sheer fabrics. Window coverings like Silhouette Shades soften the harsh light that enters so you can have the ideal atmosphere for getting ready. Need a bit more privacy? Dual shades are a popular product for just that reason!

master bathroom sunken tub next to privacy shades framed with warm wood
Silhouette® Window Shades


One of the most popular bathroom design features of window treatments is the beauty of roman shades. This timeless design offers dimension to the overall look. But sometimes, homeowners would prefer the efficiency of roller shades that roll up and out of the way in the bathroom. With today’s window coverings, it’s possible to get the look of romans with the function of rollers.

roller shades that look like roman shades in the bathroom
Alustra® Architectural Roller Shades


Your Favorite Bathroom Design Features…

Do you have a list of favorites already? Are window coverings on that list? Our team at Aero Drapery & Blind would love to help you discover the style and function that suits you best! Come visit one of our showrooms, or schedule your FREE in-home consultation.