The clawfoot bath design has been an iconic favorite for years gone by, whether you live in an urban loft or a rural farmhouse. Originally the first claw foot bathtubs were made from tin or copper, but the more modern styles of cast iron and porcelain-enameled bathtubs came in the Victorian-era. They later became a typical feature in this time period.
There are different shapes of clawfoot tubs available, ranging from the traditional single-end rolled-rim design to the fancy double-ended slipper tub. Each gives a versatile design, suitably fitting in stylish, cool bathrooms to small cozy vintage rooms and every style in between. With bold colors or classic white finishes to choose from, rolled rim or slipper-shaped bodies, floor or deck-mounted faucets, and the choice of having a shower or not, your options are wide open. Any space you are working with can accommodate one of these beautiful iconic bathtubs, available in all shapes and sizes, it is likely there is a bathroom with clawfoot tub that will work well for you.
These 50 amazing bathrooms are full of different claw foot tub design ideas that you can use for your own bathroom, giving you many different options so you can make the perfect decision. There are a few considerations when choosing your clawfoot bathtub, here are a few to think about:
Clawfoot Tubs With Showers – The beauty of choosing a claw foot bathtub is that it can be used in a variety of different ways. Being a stand-alone tub as the main focal point could be a great option, the attachment of a shower could also work really well for you, giving more options in a smaller space.
Faucet Placement – Clawfoot bathtubs give you the stylistic option of having external faucet fittings, this could be great for having exposed piping a similar color to the feet of the bath which can make a vintage style have a real modern, contemporary look. These fittings can also have the usual fixture, on either end of the bath or centrally positioned.
Color or Pattern – Having this style of bath gives you different options regarding color. The classic white can be used giving a calm feel to your bathroom. An outside block color or decorative pattern could be added, contrasting against the white porcelain, or even using clash pattern techniques making your bathroom have a really stylish finish.
50 Clawfoot Tub Ideas For Your Bathroom Design
1. Contemporary Modern Bathroom
This stunning modern bathroom uses an alcoved space with beautiful full-length door windows drawing in light from all over. The pink marbled tile flooring compliments this bold red bath making it more striking to the eye. A really contemporary touch is the matching faucets and the towel racks. Overall with the vertical striped wallpaper, there is a vintage feel making the use of this modern claw foot tub a perfect choice, bringing vintage to a modern age.
2. Luxurious Bathroom
This luxurious modern twist on a clawfoot bathtub is completed perfectly. The conventional faucet taps are fixed into an unusual place on the wall in the center of the tub, raised away from the bath to gives more space to enjoy a late-night soak looking at the stars through the skylight placed directly above.
3. A modern luxury bathroom suite with a large mirror
A Japanese aesthetic is achieved in this bathroom, with a wooden step to get into this modern claw foot bathtub. The steps match the wooden shelf that is used around the sink area for continuity. And, a large mirror has been used adding more light and space into this beautiful bathroom for an elegant finishing touch.
4. Luxury Victorian Bathroom Suite
The use of a typical Victorian-style claw foot bath made of copper acts as the focal point of this bathroom. The patterned marble tiles are a great touch, keeping the theme of this time period consistent. If you’re looking to recreate a similar look, choose a vintage bath with a polished edge.
5. Royal Copper
Another vintage take on the clawfoot bath, this tub is very striking thanks to the dark copper tones which draw you in straight away. The colored tiles from the same palet add to this bathroom, making it a real statement maker. The black faucet offers both a tap for filling the bath and also a hand shower which is a really nice touch giving more options to anyone taking a dip.
6. Elegant Clawfoot Tub
Elegance is the aim of this amazing bathroom. All of the metal exterior items match in color, finish, and design bringing the whole room together. The green painted walls and combined decorative elements make this interior space a really beautiful bathroom. For added practicality this claw footed bath is raised on one side for extra comfort when laying down.
7. Gold, Gold, Gold
If gold is your thing then this is the bathroom for you. A regal finish is given to this clawfoot bathroom, and the faucet taps have even been given that royal touch. What could finish this bathroom off more than a chandelier to light up the room? The tub is free-standing cast iron with a porcelain finish on the inside.
8. Modern Bathroom With City Skyline
This stylish contemporary bathroom offers a fresh design on the clawfoot bath, having no legs fitted but still a self-standing tub. The central tap positioning makes it possible to lay in the bath on either side, which is especially good due to the amazing panoramic view of the city from this high raised apartment bathroom.
9. Stylish And Low
Modern Bathrooms are always changing adding stylish new looks. In this cool bathroom, the vertical wooden flooring makes space seem much bigger than it is and the classic all-white color used on this low modern designed tub works with the wood in harmony together. This is a very low but very deep bath for a truly relaxing feel. This bathroom is also very easy on the eyes, forming geometric patterns to give a clean, tidy finish.
10. Simple But Effective
The next clawfoot bath has more of a classic style, with a bold dark color for the outside against the pure white inside of the tub, making it stand out. The silver faucet hot and cold tap is positioned in the center of the bath and a hand shower head is fitted for diversity. Wooden floorboards are simple, with no paint or gloss used over them, adding to this simple but effective look.
11. Minimalistic Modern
A minimalist style and feel are used in this bathroom. The clawfoot bathing unit faucet is one unit and only has one tap but 2 dials to choose the temperature of the water. No plumbing or external features are on show, giving a contemporary design. Color changes in tiles work extremely well, keeping the theme of this black and white bathroom.
12. Roman Styled Bathroom
Everything in this bathroom screams Roman, from the colored marble flooring and walls to the walk-in shower space, even to the candle holders that tower over the beautiful vintage copper clawfoot bathtub. The bath is positioned in a beautiful space against the high windows with massive cascading curtains.
13. Luxurious Double Bathroom
Double bathrooms are great for busy business type couples who don’t have time to wait around to get ready in the morning. This small claw foot tub utilizes space that is taken but the addition of an extra washbasin and mirror, a great stylish space saver.
14. Modern Luxury
A free-standing modern bathtub is used in this bathroom. The shape of the bathtub is unique and stylish, becoming a big feature for anyone who enters the room. The tiled walls and flooring reflect off the tub beautifully, working together really well for an overall elegant and refined look.
15. SkyLight Bath Tub
A skylight in this bathroom is positioned beautifully, drawing massive amounts of light into this room, as there aren’t any windows available due to the slanted roof. A relaxing environment for any bath time indulge. This bathtub is a great size, making bathtimes that little bit better.
16. Natural And Green Bathtub
This striking bathroom is very much orientated around nature and all things green. The bath has a floating effect with the light wooden frame surrounding it. This complements the floating shelves used on the other side of the room. Matching modern faucets used on the sink and bath areas adds to this complementary feel across the room.
17. Beautiful Views
If Sun, sea, and sand are amongst your favorite things in life, this bathroom could be your dream style completely. The panoramic views offer picturesque sights that can be enjoyed from this completely circular bathtub. The great thing about this bath is that a shower head is directly above offering total showering comfort too.
18. The All White Tub
For a calm tranquil feel that will relax you with every moment you spend in your bathroom, white is the answer. The free-standing claw bathtub is placed in the middle of the room with space to walk around. A classic design, look, and fee that never grows old.
19. Marble Tiles With Bay Windows
Faucets are on the exterior of this lovely modern bathroom. Long metal extension pipes raise the taps above this spacious clawfoot tub. The amazing bay windows bring in massive amounts of light, glimmering off the marbled flooring and sink top surfaces.
20. Unique Clawfoot Tub
Wooden beams are used on this unique bath to raise it from the ground, rather than the conventional feet that are normally used. Dark colors in a splattered paint-like finish are used which match the exposed brickwork walls perfectly for a contemporary twist.
21. Raised Up
A more traditional claw foot bathtub, with 4 steel legs that raise the bath to have good clearance from the floor. A typical style for this kind of bath unit, in an all-white finish, a really simple but effective design for any traditional interior lover.
22. Large Bathing Tub
The large mirror above the big shelving unit in this beautiful bathroom help creates the look of more space in this busy room. The Bathing tub is large and great for soaking the day’s aches and pains, situated under the window for added extra light and peaceful surroundings.
23. Bold Colour And Style
The bold color used in this vintage clawfoot tub works amazingly with the other shades used throughout this bathroom. The navy blue compliments the marble that is used on the sink surfaces and matching faucets on the fixtures all over the room are a great added touch.
24. Vintage Minimal
With not many units or fixtures and fittings, this vintage-styled bathroom has a real minimal touch. The beautiful yellow walls, bring out the darkness of the wooden sink and shelving unit, while this clawfoot adds a hand shower to make washing your hair as easy as ever.
25. Black And White Bathroom
Black features in a white bathroom always work well as the colors complement each other perfectly. This bathroom takes that to a new level with radiators and window frames even using the color black. The tub is made to stand out more so being completely white, a real stand-out feature. A single tap is used on one side of the bath, depicting the side the user will go to enjoy a soak.
26. Vintage Feel
In this stunning vintage bathroom is a picture of elegance, with long draping curtains giving that more Victorian feel, matching this stunning clawfoot bathtub symmetrical in shape. Unusually the faucet placement is in the window, external from the tub itself, something different but still an attractive quality.
27. Pure Luxury
The next bathroom shows a really amazing clawfoot bathtub, free-standing with four tall legs, this bath is a thing of beauty. External faucet tap fixtures are placed on the lower end of this single roller tub, with a hand shower option available.
28. Antique Clawfoot
This antique Clawfoot has stunning detail on feet, giving a royal antique finish, against the simple white-colored floorboards. Taps on the lower end of the tub follow this same detailed style and adding to the royal look both are finished with gold. The metal shelf that runs across the bath is also a great feature if shelf or storage space for toiletries is a struggle.
29. Perfect Bathtub Placement
A great idea if you live somewhere you have amazing views is to situate your tub close to the windows, making your soak that bit more relaxing, getting lost with thoughts staring out into the world could be exactly what you need after a busy day at work. With the faucets being external from the bathtub, this bath leaves you with more space to get as comfortable as you can.
30. Contrasting Bath
The beauty of this bathroom is the classic pure style and shade of the tub itself, a clean inviting look that is made even more apparent with the bold red of the wall in the background. A simple and easy design to pull off but the high reward that comes from this finish will amaze you with every visit.
31. Luxurious Bathroom In A Classic Style
The marble work on this amazing bathroom is absolutely stunning and is continuous through the whole bathroom being used on the flooring, walls, and on the countertop surfaces. All this paired with the classic double rolled claw bathtub which is placed perfectly between the partition wall of the shower unit creates a breathtaking example of a classic luxury bathroom.
32. Stunning Wood Detail
The woodwork in this bathroom is a real work of art, the detail that has been achieved shows the talent of a true craftsman. This detail follows over the mirrors and the shelving unit that is used in this gorgeous bathroom. The taps used are big chrome-covered pipes and look really modern and contemporary
33. Rounded Tub
The clawfoot tub that is used in this bathroom, is something to step back and just take a look at. Enormous in size, this perfectly round tub leaves you with all the space you could desire, and with the panoramic views all around you could soak up all day and watch the sun move across the sky.
34. Boat Bath
This bath definitely has a more boat look to its design, a nice quirky little tub. The white and grey marble that is used all over this bathroom makes everything else shimmer and shine. The taps in the bath are a conventional style, and a placement you would see in most homes.
35. Classy Grey Bathroom
Grey is the main theme for this modern vintage crossover. Detail around the mirror and on the feet of the bathtub, boast a classic vintage feel, but with that cool grey paint used all over a modern vibe has been achieved at the same time.
36. Corner Bath
To save space a great idea is to use a corner bath, it will fit perfectly giving more room in what could be a small space. This bath has the addition of a seat built into the design, giving a more jacuzzi characteristic.
37. High Fashion
The seating area is used in this bathroom making it a social place for the household. The use of double sinks and vanity mirrors also indicates this. Quality time can be spent even at bathtime with this cool idea.
38. Bathtub Center Piece
In this massive space, this stylish clawfoot bath sits flawlessly and invitingly. The one-tap faucet is simple but compliments the symmetrical design of this bathroom, which is really encouraged with the windows that are in the background.
39. Neutral Modern Tones
Straight lines and rounded edges are all over the place in this bathroom, being used on the sink, countertop, and bathtub. With neutral tones used all over this is a cool bathroom that is making a statement.
40. Modern Marble
Most bathrooms will use marble on the tiles on the floor, or on the wall, and even on the worktop of the sink area. In this amazing bathroom, the whole bathtub has been created from a big piece of marble. A stylish look and one that we really think is effective.
41.The Typical Clawfoot Bathtub
Classics are called classics for a reason, and this amazing clawfoot is a perfect example of this. From the detailed legs used to the style of taps with a hand shower, this bath has vintage in abundance.
42. Copper And Stone
We have featured a few different copper options throughout, but this example has been executed flawlessly. The copper tones match the wooden cabinets used, and the use of a copper wash-basin is a lovely added touch. Stone flooring and around the walls are an unusual but refreshing look, with colors chosen to match the bath perfectly.
43. Unusual Shapes
Unusual shaped clawfoot bathtubs can really bring a modern artist touch to any room. This oval-shaped tub with a stone-like finish brings unique stylish trends to your room.
44. Vintage Luxury
A luxurious bathroom that will keep you in there for hours. The clawfoot bath has a cabinet built around it, giving the darker tones that are desired in the wooden areas of the room. All elements of this design work really well with the white and black marble that is used on the flooring.
45. Everyday Bathtub
Bathrooms are used every day in nearly all households, so durability is something that is needed in this high volume area of the house. This modern clawfoot tub is a bold single unit piece with no external features, built to last any wear and tear that it could encounter.
When choosing a clawfoot bathroom, the options are seemingly endless, as many of the same bathtubs can bring a totally different style and finish to your bathroom with what you choose to surround it with. A versatile and stylish option and one that we highly recommend in any bathroom. From Victorian styles where this tub began its design to more modern approaches, this bathroom will stand the test of time and forever be a strong consideration for your bathroom remodel. It is great to know you can still enjoy a part of history, with copper and tin tubs still being available in today’s market, a great way to add character to your bathroom. The claw foot bathtub, a beautiful and bespoke piece, something that has a place in any home.