How to Design a Country House Style Bathroom

After a long day at a stressful job, it is comforting to come home and sink into a bubbly bath. Nowadays, bathrooms have taken on the role of a domestic spa, a zone as functional as it is relaxing. The bath was once considered a practical item at best, but now it has a much more glamorous use, and is a setting where you can relax and chill out, unwind from the stress, your cranky boss and irresponsible colleagues.

Throughout the years, there has been an increase in the number of bathrooms designed in a rustic, cottage feel. Here we give you some ideas how to accomplish this flea-market feel and a rough-hewn theme.

Repurposed items

Like the name says, by using items the original function of which was not meant for the bathroom, you can achieve a rustic look. Here you can use elements like a trough as a tub, add a metal sink to accompany it, and voila – you have a stylish, fully-functionating bath. You can make a sink using the same method, only a smaller trough. It can be put on a wooden cupboard, that way you can mix materials and colors, making it a little more cottagey. Feel free to hang some pictures. This way, it will feel more like a room, and less like a sterile white enclosure. Also, vintage mirrors can be quite handy. The more the merrier.

Another great idea is to dress windows with valances. They could also be used instead of the doors on the cabinets.

Antique details

The absence of built-in cabinetry has an Old World charm. For storing towels, soaps, razors, shampoos, conditioners, make-up, cleaning supplies and so on, an armoire can come in handy. It is both practical and stylish.

Bold colors

A nautical style is very effective, for example, you can use dark blue for the walls while the curtains and fixtures remain white. Painting the wall in a dark color will provide a fabulous contrast, and you might not want to experiment with dark walls in the other rooms.

Lux details

Just because a bathroom has a vintage look, it doesn’t mean it should be made of old, used materials. Rustic patterns combine nicely in a luxury country-cottage bathroom. Posh marble combined with wood-clad ceilings provides a wonderful setting for a deep soaking bath. To add another layer of opulence, use a collection of mirrors, craftily placed all over the room. Another lux feature you can add is a freestanding claw-foot bath.

Simply striking

A simple white bathroom can acquire a new cool if you just add a few details in a different color. For instance, a mirror can be carved in a curvaceous way, accentuated by red farmhouse pendants which will give a fresh vibe to the whole room. Tiles could be laid in any pattern you like, basket-wave, cyprus, interlocked, kaleidoscope, and so on. The tiles will provide a great backdrop for your furniture.

Modern country bathrooms

If you think a country look is all about flower wallpapers, you are mistaken. The most important part of a bathroom – the bathtub can have a modern style, while the white tiles around it make the tub really stand out, especially if it is surrounded by more vintage features, like an exposed-brick wall. Purchasing bathtubs today is much more enjoyable, when you have such a wide field to choose from. Just make sure you do your research properly. You can easily find a tub that will perfectly go with you desired decor.

Basically, you can furnish the whole bathroom as if it was a regular room: use different colors, various materials, pictures, patterns. Make it a stress-free zone, you deserve it!