Rustic wood, charming candelabra lighting, and warm tones are a few of the elements you might find in a country styled bathroom. This hot new bathroom style trend has only grown more popular over the past few years because it’s highly customizable style achieves stunning results.
So, what exactly is the country bathroom style and what are some of the ways you can make your own bathroom feel more country?
Elements of Country Bathroom Style
As the name suggests, the country bathroom features elements reminiscent of rural home, mountain cabin or farm, which is why it’s sometimes also referred to as “farmhouse”. Together, the elements in country décor transport the user of the space to a homey, rustic, but stylish farmhouse.
Here are some of the keys to creating that gorgeous country look:
One of the key elements of the country bathroom is wood. Natural wood can be incorporated into the bathroom in many ways. Hardwood flooring, shiplap, gorgeous wooden cabinets, large wooden framed mirrors, shelving, benches, and stools are some popular ways that wood can be used in the bathroom.
Wood is often left rustic, but can also be stained or varnished. Painting wood is also popular, especially light colored paints such as white or gray.
Galvanized buckets, iron towel racks, rustic light fixtures, and oversize trough sinks are other popular country bathroom features. Rustic bathroom fixtures such as a water pump style faucet or exposed industrial plumbing are also trendy.
These rustic features may also include scavenged items or antiques. For example, old doors and antique dressers might be adapted to serve as a vanity. A barn door style door might also be used as a mirror or even a door to the bathroom. Or, old galvanized basins can be used as vessel sinks. Old barrels may even be converted into a vanity or base for a sink.
Warm, earthy colors are a unifying theme in many country bathrooms. White, cream, gray, brown, and pale greens, blues, and yellows all work well with the country theme. These warm colors spread from the walls to the floor, curtains, rugs, and towels.
Décor in a country or farmhouse bathroom also incorporates the rustic theme. You might use a galvanized bucket or a mason jar as a vase for some wildflowers. Or, you might frame a gorgeous country-themed painting in a rustic wooden frame. Wooden ladder shelving, wicker baskets, candles, and vintage glassware are other attractive décor pieces to include.
Pick and choose from these elements to create your very own country style bathroom. Remember, you can adjust the style to fit your own personal preferences and tastes. For example, some people prefer a modern approach featuring an all-white bathroom and only a few rustic features such as a mason jar vase of flowers and a rustic wooden bench by the tub. Others might even go as far to change their shower and sink fixtures to rustic, iron or brass that better match the overall country theme.
With a selection of these country and farmhouse elements, you can transform your bathroom into a stunning bathroom you enjoy stepping into every day.