There's nothing like a country design scheme to add some rustic simplicity to your home. With its natural elements and slightly distressed look, it's a scheme that feels real and well-loved, stylish yet always practical. It’s a versatile look too, which means you can go modern or traditional, while still keeping that homespun charm. Whether you’ve made your home in a secluded farmhouse miles away from big city life, or you long for the simple joy of a country home, here are some country bathroom designs ideas to bring some country warmth to your bathroom.
- Wooden Elements
- Light, Warm Neutrals
- Rustic Farmhouse Accents
- Natural Homespun Decor
- Handmade Toiletries
- Antiques for Vintage Charm
- Claw Foot Tubs
- Barn Features
- Simple Rustic Details
- Log Cabin Getaway
- Vintage Textures and Colors
- Wooden Sinks
- Antique or Vintage Fixtures
- Natural Wood Floorboards
- Mason Jar Storage
- Unique Lighting Details
- Eclectic & Mismatched Style
- Copper Tub
- Contemporary Cool
- Light and Airy Atmosphere
- Outhouse-Inspired Door
- Washbasin Sink
- Distressed Details
- Farmhouse Attic
- Cozy Rustic Decor
25 Country Bathrooms to Use as Inspiration for Your Home
1. Wooden Elements
One of the trademarks of a country home is the use of natural materials, and showing off wooden trim and details is an excellent way to bring out a rustic atmosphere. If you're lucky enough to have natural wood features in your bathroom, highlight them! When adding wooden details to a room, keep it classic with ship lap paneling and natural wood cabinetry.
2. Light, Warm Neutrals
When decorating your country bathroom, remember to keep your scheme light and airy. Farmhouse and country decor celebrates lots of natural light, so play up your country bathroom with warm, soft neutrals like white, off-white, cream and light tan to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Stay away from cold lighting and colors that may make the space feel too artificial.
3. Rustic Farmhouse Accents
An easy way to create a country vibe in your bathroom is to look around at the fixtures you've already got and see how you can replace them with a more homespun alternative. I love that instead of a plain mirror, this example shows off an antique-style mirror in the shape of an old farmhouse window. This gives the room an instant face lift with real character.
4. Natural Homespun Decor
When you're decorating your bathroom, consider the decor and accents that you will use. I love this example because the designer uses old-fashioned decor commonly used in a country setting like a wooden ladder, rustic cotton rugs and metal washbasins to create a simple and straightforward scheme. It shows off the practical, no-nonsense side of a country design in a beautiful way.
5. Handmade Toiletries
One great way to add a personal touch to your homestead bathroom is to supply it with homemade or handmade soaps and other toiletries. Many of these soaps can be purchased form small businesses, and as a result they're usually organic and made form sustainable materials. When choosing scents for your soap, think of the smells of a country field, like lavender, honey, lilac, sage, and more.
6. Antiques for Vintage Charm
Country design schemes may just be one of the easiest rooms to decorate because you can walk into just about any antique store and find beautiful country antiques that would fit perfectly in your bathroom. I love this example because using an antique washbasin and pitcher as a flower vase gives the item a new life. And, because you're using preowned items, they feel worn and loved, just like your home!
7. Claw Foot Tubs
The country decor style is all about old-fashioned details and giving the decor an antique feel, and claw tubs fit this aesthetic perfectly. In this photo, the tub stands out against the simple flooring and creates an impact all on its own. When including a standalone tub like this one, it will automatically be the focal point of your bathroom, so dress the room accordingly!
8. Barn Features
I love this example of a country bathroom taking direct inspiration from barn doors and walls! The white paneling on the walls and cross wood detailing on the door echo the look of a barn but in a clean, modern way that feels fresh and new. It's the perfect idea if you're looking for a more contemporary spin on a country scheme.
9. Simple Rustic Details
Country decor is all about simple, practical pieces; it's completely the opposite of a glam design scheme. Its simple beauty is what draws people in, so remember that less is more when decorating your space, and go for decor that stands out for their simplicity. In this example, the two small, simple wooden-framed mirrors grab your attention, even though they're not the most glamorous pieces.
10. Log Cabin Getaway
If you're longing for a vacation out into the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but wilderness, bring the countryside to you. If you don't happen to live in a log cabin, you can still bring log detailing to your own bathroom to add a bit of country flair. In this example, the lighting brightens up the space and keeps the log walls from feeling too heavy, or making the room feel smaller.
11. Vintage Textures and Colors
If there's any design scheme where you don't have to worry about it feeling old-fashioned, it's the country style. In fact, don't be afraid to embrace pieces with fun textures or colors that brighten up the space or fit into the theme, even if they're not what you would have gone with at first. You might be surprised what kinds of materials you're drawn to.
12. Wooden Sinks
These wooden barrel sinks are a fun and unique way to bring a bit of country style into your bathroom. Remember that country design is all about using natural textures and practical items, so it's crucial to find pieces that are both functional and stylish, and that can also last you for all the years you'll live in your house.
13. Antique or Vintage Fixtures
If you're replacing the fixtures in your bathroom to fit a more country theme, consider finding pieces that look like antiques (or even better if you can find working antique fixtures)! The best pieces are ones that will last you forever, so don't sacrifice on quality, and keep an eye open for high-grade pieces that have stood the test of time.
14. Natural Wood Floorboards
If you're lucky enough to have wooden floors in your house, don't hesitate to show them off! The rustic beauty of bare wood works perfectly in a country home, and it doesn't have to be highly finished or perfect-looking to be elegant and tasteful. Pale wood floors look beautiful against white and tan walls and other natural textures.
15. Mason Jar Storage
Nothing screams country decor quite like Mason jars; they're versatile, handy, and work to store just about anything. Glass jars, the kind normally used to can preserves, are an easy choice when coming up with storage for bathroom essentials, and they look good sitting out on your shelves! They're the perfect no-frills country storage solution!
16. Unique Lighting Details
If you're looking through antique stores and flea markets to find those perfect pieces for your country-inspired bathroom, keep in mind that sometimes the perfect solutions aren't always the most obvious. Think creatively about how to incorporate certain pieces into your look. I love this example of antique mining lanterns being used as a lighting solution for this bathroom!
17. Eclectic & Mismatched Style
Since country style is not too fixed on symmetry or sharp lines or perfectly matching sets, embrace the chaos and enjoy collecting eclectic pieces that don't necessarily go together at first glance. I adore this example because of the wooden features mixed with the chandeliers, which is such a unique combination!
18. Copper Tub
Copper is an excellent material for more rustic design schemes, especially country or farmhouse. It makes a striking impression without being too out of place, and using copper in a large piece like a bathtub is bound to make a statement!
19. Contemporary Cool
You don't have to compromise on modern style just because you're going for a farmhouse look. By choosing pieces that look like streamlined versions of antique, 19th-century pieces, you get the farmhouse atmosphere, and the room still feels fresh and new. I love this example because the fixtures and mirror are simple, modern versions of classic country pieces.
20. Light and Airy Atmosphere
When you're designing your country bathroom, remember not to make your space overcrowded or too dark. Country houses and designs are all about natural light and open-air, and an appreciation for nature. So keep the colors light, even your wood tones, and avoid overcrowding your space (if you can help it).
21. Outhouse-Inspired Door
I love this example of a tongue-in-cheek reference to a country outhouse by hanging a wooden door with a moon design, giving the bathroom an instant country feel, and giving it a little bit of humor, too! It's never a bad idea to inject a bit of fun into your design.
22. Washbasin Sink
I love this example because the washbasin sink and brass fixtures! Quality pieces like this echo back to old-fashioned manual water pumps, and remind you of fixtures that you might have seen in a farmhouse a hundred years ago. Sturdy, industrial pieces like this work well in a farmhouse scheme.
23. Distressed Details
When choosing furniture or feature items for your country bathroom, consider older pieces with a more distressed look. On the other hand, you could also paint a piece and then sand over it to create your own custom distressed and worn furniture.
24. Farmhouse Attic
Country-style bathrooms are even more beautiful in older houses with character, so if you're living in an older house, highlight the history and unique qualities of the room. I love this bathroom example located in a farmhouse attic! The distressed white walls contrast beautifully with the wooden accents in the room.
25. Cozy Rustic Decor
I love this example of some sweet and simple decor to add to your country bathroom scheme! When choosing decor for your bathroom, the best pieces are just as useful as they are beautiful. Country and rustic decor styles are all about simplistic and functional pieces that have a use and don't usually include items that are just for decoration.