With the right choice of colours, products, textures and accessories, you can easily work with, and accentuate, all the original features of a rustic period home. Whether you’re refurbishing a cottage, barn or coach house, you can enjoy a bathroom that’s fresh, contemporary yet in perfect harmony with your surroundings.
Why is “rustic” style such a popular look?
Leaving the rat race behind and moving to an chocolate box property in the countryside is the dream of many. Indeed, with our towns and cities getting ever more crowded and cramped, many people are turning to the villages and hamlets of the UK to create their very own rural idyll. Research in '17 showed that over 100,000 people moved out of the city and into the countryside, up almost 20% on the previous year and the highest figures since 2007, demonstrating the kind of pull the countryside has on urbanites. So, it’s only natural, that many of us are now looking into creating a bathroom that is in-keeping with the rest of the property, or at least, giving the impression of this rustic dream. Take a look at just some of the customer bathroom photos below that we've received, showing this kind of design.
What is the Refined Rustic look?
Converting an old property, like a barn or farmhouse, to modern use doesn’t mean having to lose the character or history of your home. Indeed, with our Refined Rustic bathroom, you can enjoy the benefits of both worlds.
Making the most of the original features, the refined rustic look combines the warmth and natural appearance you’d expect from a country style with sleek, contemporary items that together produce a look that is both modern and sympathetic.
To achieve this look, here are a few quick tips to get you started:
1. Contemporary ceramics
Choose contemporary basins and toilets, like those from Mode Bathrooms, with clean lines and subtle rounded edges that add a softer touch. The pristine white of your suite will contrast brilliantly with the more rustic elements of your bathroom such as exposed wooden beams and rough stone walls.
2. Weathered textures
Bathroom furniture, like vanity units and countertops, should have a weathered, rustic feel to them, with faded oak or warm walnut being excellent choices.
3. Be sparing with accessories
Keep your bathroom accessories to a bare minimum and let the sense of space do all the talking.
Refined Rustic in a small bathroom or cloakroom
Whilst rural properties lend themselves well to traditional décor, you can still achieve a bathroom that keeps up with the latest trends in terms of colours, textures and furnishings.see examples below showcasing how a bath, shower or even an under stairs cloakroom can really set this style off perfectly.