Andraursuta.com – Country bathrooms are the perfect place to let your wildest design ideas roam. Use bright colors on mirror frames, rugs, towels, and even the sink to add personality to your bathroom.
Rustic Bathrooms Often Incorporate Antique-Style Fixtures
Balance wood paneling and a clawfoot tub with pretty textiles to achieve a French country bathroom vibe like this one from Kate Marker. A floral wallpaper with a light green background will elevate a traditional bath. Country bathrooms often incorporate antique style fixtures to complement the rustic decor theme. The fixtures can recall a specific era in bath design, such as Victorian and Colonial styles that feature gilded metals and detailed designs. Other antique-style fixtures use simpler materials, such as oil-rubbed brass and straight lines.
Choose a bathroom color palette that balances warm and cool tones for a classic country look. Then, layer in plenty of textiles to emphasize the cozy ambiance. Choose a heritage tweed or floral fabric for curtains or Roman blinds. Add woven baskets or mason jars to hold towels and toiletries. Salvage yards, secondhand centers, and specialty retailers can offer a wide variety of antique bathroom fixtures that bring a bygone spirit to a room. In this French-inspired space, a vintage dresser is converted to double sink vanity using cutouts for the basins and an antique mirror that caps the piece. Beadboard wainscoting and a weathered wood floor complete the elegant yet relaxed look.
Tips For Bathrooms With A Natural Rustic Look
For a bathroom with a natural country look, add a live-edge wood countertop. These one-of-a-kind wood slabs have a naturally occurring, irregular shape that adds a touch of whimsy to your kitchen. They are sustainably harvested from trees that have reached the end of their natural life cycle, leaving the forest ready for new growth. To make your own live edge countertop start with a large piece of DRY wood and remove any bark or leaves, this will keep it stable while drying. Next sand the entire surface of the wood to smooth and then apply a polyurethane, shellac, or lacquer to create the finish you want.
To further the country bathroom look add Hessian-style baskets, driftwood wall art, and Hessian-style towels to tie your space together. If your budget doesn’t allow a full renovation, try a few accessories to refresh the space and bring in more natural elements. Add a touch of country style to your bathroom with shiplap wall treatments. Whether you stick with the traditional farmhouse style or go for a more modern bathroom design, this decor feature can provide the perfect finishing touch without overpowering your other accent features. Many homeowners are hesitant to use shiplap in the bathroom because of moisture concerns, but this look holds up well with proper installation and maintenance. Wood planks, especially those that are treated against moisture, can hold up to humidity levels and won’t be prone to mold and mildew growth.
Adds Luxury and Drama to a Room
If you’re unsure about having a shiplap on every wall in your bathroom, try using it as wainscoting or a built-in bookshelf. It’s also an effective way to cover up a cosmetic eyesore like a dated paint color or popcorn ceiling. Rustic patinas and beachy charm mix in this luxury country-cottage bath, where white shiplap walls create the ideal backdrop for a stately pedestal sink and a collection of vintage mirrors. A classic freestanding tub is a natural fit for a country bathroom, but make it the focal point of your space by crowning it with an ornate chandelier. This approach adds glamour and drama to the room, as well as helping to ensure the chandelier gets enough light to work effectively.
A window is an obvious source of natural light, but you can also get creative with the shape and style of the frame and trim as seen in this bathroom (by Yousef Mansuri). The bath itself has been painted a soft pink to complement the floral wallpaper, ensuring that both pieces work together rather than competing for attention. Orange shades have made a comeback in the home décor market and can be effective in a bathroom if used in the right shade. Here, a hint of warm curry brightens the room and pairs beautifully with the brushed gold fittings. The result is a modern yet rustic bathroom that works as a relaxing retreat.