4 Inspiring Bathrooms with Plants

With spring officially under way, we can’t think about anything except gardens—indoors as well as out. Why not in the bathroom, where the humidity level is conducive to all sorts of greenery? Here are a few of our favorite garden-like bathrooms at Gardenista.

Above: A bath designed by Minneapolis firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle. Thinking of putting a plant in your bath? If so, read more on how it is the best room to add a touch of living green.

Above: In a garden penthouse on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, peace lily, peperomia, and prayer plant climb up the master bath’s teak vanity and onto the lavastone walls, creating a curtain of verdant, air-purifying foliage.

Above: Photograph by Mieke Verbjilen via Mieke Willems. To see more of Willems work, visit: The Plant Portraits of Mieke Verbjilen.

Above: A garden-like bathroom designed by Flora Grubb.

For more bathroom ideas on Gardenista, see DIY: Maidenhair Fern for Bathroom Greenery.

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Susan Brandwein
Susan B4 years ago

My sister gave me a large,green fern to hang from the shower rod. Over several days it shed many green bits and pieces. The second week it shed many green and brown bits and pieces. Each day I would sweep fern pieces and bits from the tub, the sink, the floor. By the third week the fern was all brown and all dead. My bathroom never looked anything like the "4 Inspiring Bathrooms". It was 1 bathroom with 1 expiring fern.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla4 years ago


Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo4 years ago

Thank you for the inspiration. Our bathrooms are tiny as well, but one has a window, and I will put these ideas to work. Perhaps it won't seem so tiny.

Anna Jarczynska
Past Member 4 years ago

I have a tiny bathroom without windows:-((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Liling O4 years ago

The interiors of These bathrooms are so nice.
By the way, I once read that snake plant aka mother in law tongue also thrives well in humid places like the bathroom.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins4 years ago

This is what I want. To feel as if my home is part of nature instead of it being why there is less nature in the world.

Ewelina Grobelna
Ewelina Grobelna4 years ago

nice but my bathroom is tiny, and i mean tiny...and has no window either...

Christine Stewart


Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider4 years ago

Love it :-)

Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago