How To Match The Design Of Your Ensuite With Your Bedroom

Published by: Kevin Sears

07th March 24

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Ensuite Bedroom Ideas

Unlock the secrets to a harmonious bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Discover how-to create a seamless connection between the two spaces with our ten tips and tricks on colour coordination, design elements, and thoughtful touches that transform your private spaces into a perfectly matched haven. Elevate your daily routine with a bathroom that effortlessly complements your bedroom's style, read on to find out how.

1. Use Consistent Colours Through-out

Use a consistent colour scheme between the bedroom and ensuite. This doesn't mean everything has to be the same colour, but choosing complementary or harmonious colours can create a unified look.

Using the same colours: For example, if your bedroom is decorated in neutral tones, black coloured furniture, and gold accessories, you can continue this colour theme into the bathroom. You can use black as your colour for your vanity unit and mirror, gold for your accessories and incorporate those neutral tones with white and grey marble tiles and white bathroom fixtures.

Using additional colours: Additionally, you might want to keep a couple of the same colours but incorporate a new colour into the bathroom to create contrast between the two rooms. You could include the new colour into the bathroom walls, whilst keeping the furniture and accessories the same colour as the bedroom.

Tip: You can decorate them to match exactly but keep in mind that, if your ensuite bathroom is small this could lead to it feeling smaller.

Tip: If you want to incorporate a new colour into your ensuite, use the colour wheel to determine which colours go well with each other. Here is Dulux’s guide on how to use a colour wheel.

2. Think About Flow and Continuity 

Ensure a smooth visual transition between the bedroom and ensuite. Consider using similar flooring materials or a complementary pattern that connects the two spaces. 

Continuity in flooring not only contributes to a seamless flow but also makes the combined areas feel more expansive. Alternatively, if using the exact flooring material is not feasible, opt for a complementary pattern or colour palette that echoes the bedroom's flooring. This can be achieved through tiles with a similar texture or colour scheme.

Additionally, strategically choose design elements for the bathroom that can visually bridge the gap. For example, if you have (or are wanting) a geometric theme in the bedroom you might want to continue that by incorporating geometric tiles into the bathroom. Choose a pattern or colour that will allow the bedroom and bathroom design to create a continuous and harmonious flow as you walk between the two.

3. Choose Materials and Finishes That Compliment One Another

Choose materials and finishes that complement each other. For example, if you have wooden furniture or a wood accent wall in the bedroom, consider incorporating wood accents or finishes in the ensuite. Additionally, natural materials like rattan or bamboo could work well in your ensuite design if you have wood in your bedroom.

If you have metal in your bedroom, be consistent with the type of finish for the bathroom. For example if you have brushed brass in your bedroom, opt for brass shower sets and taps for your ensuite.

Also consider other materials that pair well with the material in your bedroom, such as stone or ceramic, for countertops, tiles, or other surfaces in the ensuite. Keep in mind that a thoughtful mix of materials adds depth and interest, contributing to an overall sense of sophistication and design harmony.

Having completely different materials in the bedroom to the ensuite will not create flow or consistency and will not work well together. If you have a mixture of materials in the bedroom already and they work well together, incorporate some of the same materials into the bathroom design.

4. Maintain a Consistent Design Style

Maintain a consistent design style between the two spaces. Whether your bedroom embodies a classic, eclectic, or contemporary aesthetic, carry that theme into the ensuite with fixtures and design elements that echo the overall style.

For instance, if your bedroom exudes a classic charm with ornate furniture and rich colours, extend this ambiance into the ensuite by incorporating traditional fixtures, elegant mirrors, and perhaps a clawfoot bathtub.

Alternatively, if your bedroom leans towards an eclectic style with a mix of patterns and textures, infuse the ensuite with a similar playfulness through varied tiles, unique lighting fixtures, or unconventional accessories.

Additionally if you have a minimalist design in the bedroom, continue that into the bathroom. Mixing two different design styles in a bedroom and ensuite will not work well together.

Consistency in style allows for a seamless visual transition between the spaces, creating a cohesive design and a sense of unity throughout. Explore how the chosen design elements can be adapted to fit the specific characteristics of your preferred style.

5. Similar Furniture and Accessories

Extend the bedroom's design theme into the ensuite through the selection of furniture and accessories. This could include similar or matching mirrors, lighting fixtures, coordinating towels and linens or even plants. Have fun with it and see where you can tie little details together.

Some great accessories you can incorporate into your ensuite include vases, plant pots, candles, artwork, towels, bath matts, toothbrush holders, soap dispensers. Even the smallest accessories can go a long way.

Additionally you might choose to match the style of your bedside tables with the style of your vanity unit or wall cabinets in the bathroom. Opt for the same colour and material to create a cohesive design.

Think about the material and the style of the furniture and accessories. How can you create a consistent flow between the two?

Tip: Choose accessories that are the same colour, style and finish. This will tie the rooms together visually.


6. Scale and Proportion

Ensure that the scale and proportion of elements in both spaces are harmonious. For example, if you have a large, statement piece of furniture in the bedroom, consider complementing it with appropriately sized furniture in the ensuite.

Additionally, maintain a balance in the visual weight of key features, ensuring that neither the bedroom nor the ensuite feels overpowering. This can be achieved by distributing visual interest strategically, whether through symmetry, contrasting textures, or carefully chosen focal points, fostering a cohesive and balanced design throughout both areas.

7. Maintain Consistent Lighting 

Maintain a consistent lighting scheme. If your bedroom has a specific lighting design, try to carry elements of that into the ensuite. This could include similar fixtures or a shared lighting theme. 

Consistent lighting not only fosters a seamless transition between spaces but also plays a pivotal role in setting the ambiance. Consider the functionality of the lighting in each area; for instance, incorporate task lighting near mirrors (or opt for a light-up mirror cabinet) in the ensuite for practicality, while maintaining an overarching lighting design that enhances the desired mood in both the bedroom and ensuite.

8. Artwork and Decor

If you have artwork or decorative elements in the bedroom, extend this theme into the ensuite. This could be through similar artwork or decorative pieces that tie the two spaces together. Consider the scale of the artwork; if you have a larger piece in the bedroom, opt for smaller, complementary pieces in the ensuite to maintain a proportional aesthetic.

Additionally, explore the possibility of incorporating thematic elements in unexpected places, such as selecting a shower curtain or bath accessories that share the same artistic style found in the bedroom. This not only establishes a visual link but also creates a sense of continuity between the two spaces, transforming your entire suite into a carefully curated and harmonious retreat.

9. Personal Touch

Add personal touches that reflect your style and preferences in both spaces. This could be through the choice of decor, personal items, or even a consistent theme that runs through both areas. Consider infusing elements of your hobbies or interests into the design, whether it's through artwork, collectibles, or unique furnishings.

To maintain a cohesive theme, select a few key elements that resonate with you and strategically place them in both the bedroom and ensuite. This not only adds a personal touch but also ensures a narrative flow throughout. Don't hesitate to mix textures, colours, or patterns that speak to your personality, making the entire suite a true reflection of your individuality and creating spaces that feel uniquely yours.

10. Privacy and Functionality

Consider the practical aspects of the ensuite design, ensuring that it meets your functional needs while also providing a sense of privacy. This is especially important if the ensuite is open or partially visible from the bedroom.

If the ensuite is visible from the bedroom, consider incorporating design elements that offer a level of visual separation without sacrificing the overall cohesion. Frosted glass, sliding doors, or room dividers can provide a sense of privacy while maintaining an open and spacious feel.

Additionally, invest in quality ventilation to enhance air circulation and prevent moisture buildup, ensuring a comfortable and well-maintained environment in both the bedroom and ensuite. Finally, assess the lighting needs for various activities, such as grooming and relaxation, and incorporate adjustable fixtures to cater to different scenarios, adding both practicality and ambiance to your intimate spaces.

For more expert tips on ensuite design, read our blog here.

A Design Example of Matching your Bedroom With Your Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom Design Trend: Earthy Tones

Imagine a bedroom that embraces earthy tones, featuring a warm and inviting palette of terracotta, sage green, and sandy beige. The focal point is a reclaimed wood accent wall, complemented by crisp white bedding and minimalist black accents.

Ensuite Bathroom Design:

To complement the bedroom, you can design the ensuite bathroom as follows:

Earthy Wall Colors:

Extend the earthy tones into the ensuite with walls painted in warm terracotta. These colours create a grounding and tranquil atmosphere, connecting the bathroom to the bedroom's natural palette.

Natural Materials:

Introduce natural materials such as stone or wood-inspired tiles for the flooring. This adds an organic element and complements the reclaimed wood accent wall in the bedroom.

Terracotta Accessories:

Incorporate terracotta accessories in the ensuite, such as towels, bath mats, decorative pottery or plant pots. These accents echo the bedroom's color scheme and bring a touch of warmth to the bathroom.

Black Hardware:

Bring in contrast with black bathroom fixtures and hardware. Consider matte black taps, shower sets, and towel rails to add a modern edge to the earthy tones.

Wooden Vanity:

Choose a wooden vanity for the bathroom with a finish that complements the reclaimed wood accent wall in the bedroom. This adds a cohesive and natural touch to the design.


Enhance the earthy feel by incorporating greenery or potted plants. This not only adds a touch of nature but also complements the sage green tones in the bedroom.

Soft Lighting:

Use soft and warm lighting to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Consider pendant lights with natural materials or wall sconces with warm-toned shades.

Textured Elements:

Add textured elements such as a woven basket for storage or a textured shower curtain. This adds depth to the design and enhances the overall tactile experience of the ensuite.

By translating the bedroom's earthy tones into the ensuite with a balanced use of colours, materials, and natural elements, you can create a harmonious and serene atmosphere in both spaces.


We hope that our tips have given you the guidance to match the style of your ensuite bathroom with your bedroom. Taking style cues from your existing bedroom not only simplifies ensuite design decisions but also provides a canvas for personalisation. Consider seamlessly integrating elements you already adore while implementing new additions that speak to your style.

For those embarking on the design journey of both the bedroom and ensuite, think about the bedroom's design first, followed by the ensuite. This approach lays the foundation for a synchronised connection between the two spaces.

Whether your vision leans towards tranquillity, eccentricity, or a spa-like retreat, embrace the freedom to explore diverse styles. Let your space tell a story that resonates with your unique personality. Your dream retreat awaits.

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Kevin Sears

About Kevin Sears

Kevin Sears is a bathroom and interior design blogger here at 34 St John. He creates original content utilising his extensive knowledge of the bathroom industry and latest trends.

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