Once upon a time vintage claw foot, freestanding bathtubs were the only tub around and today they are more popular than ever! Freestanding bathtubs add drama to your bathroom, plus they are deeper than traditional built-in tubs, which allows for a more relaxing bath. While built-in tubs are still popular, freestanding tubs can bring beautiful drama to your bathroom and create a focal point to the space that many bathrooms lack. If you are looking for ways to add a ‘wow’ factor to your bathroom, look at these ideas for adding drama with a freestanding bathtub.

  • Go for color: While a classic white freestanding tub can be dramatic in itself, adding color to your focal point is always dramatic and daring. If your decorative style is eclectic, slightly more daring than the norm, consider finding a bathtub that has color and style. From candy apple red or hot pink, to perfectly coordinating colored stripes, freestanding bathtubs are not just your traditional white anymore!
  • Amenities galore: Do you prefer modern technology in your soaking tub atmosphere?  Freestanding tubs that also have directional jets, music, colored lights, and aromatherapy options can give you the ultimate spa experience at home. If you are not into all of the whistles and bells of a technological bathtub, consider bathtubs that offer bath pillows for your head, sprayer nozzles, and customized settings to remember each user. You name it, there is a freestanding bathtub waiting for you and your relaxing lifestyle.
  • Simple lines may be dramatic enough: When most people think of dramatic, they think of eye catching, bold colors, and vibrant patterns. Often times drama can be felt with minimum amount of ornamentation and drop dead simple lines. Freestanding bathtubs that are more minimalistic in form and are left without clutter around them, give a focal point to your dramatic bathroom that you will love.  Offset simple lines with one or two features, like a gorgeous chair or a one of a kind pendant, and watch the drama begin!
  • Unique bathtub materials: Freestanding bathtubs come in a variety of materials from copper, wood, marble and concrete. Reclaimed materials from older homes, factories and barns can make gorgeous freestanding bathtubs. Because concrete is so versatile, bathtubs that look like bowls, nutshells, and even seashells are very popular in many modern homes. Add a dramatic touch to your bathroom by using a bathtub that has exquisite materials and will look one-of-a-kind in your bathroom setting. Even if you choose a typical acrylic finish bathtub, just the fact that it is freestanding can often create enough of a dramatic affect in itself!

Now that you’ve seen how to add drama to your bathroom, it’s up to you to choose from the vast colors and styles of freestanding bathtubs out there!  If you need help visualizing what size and style would fit your bathroom, consider asking an interior designer or a bathroom planning specialist for advice for your specific bathroom. While you may fall in love with quite a few, every bathroom is different, and choosing the right freestanding tub for your bathroom can save time, money, and keep you happy for years to come!

Freshome readers what style freestanding bathtub do you like the most?