Taking cues from the humble country getaways of our rural escape fantasies, modern farmhouse style interiors are one of today's most popular home decor trends. The desire to create neo-rustic living spaces reflects a nostalgia for a slower, simpler time, In a modern bathroom, that can mean adding authentic vintage and antique decor, furniture, and finishes with a weathered patina, from mirrors to lighting to decor. Or it can mean sourcing reproduction furniture, finishes, and fixtures like surprisingly convincing wood-effect tiles, new vintage-style claw-foot bathtubs, or farmhouse sinks with vintage reproduction plumbing fixtures to add a modern farmhouse vibe.
Check out these timeless modern farmhouse inspired ideas to add some rustic charm to your own temple of self-care and daily grooming, a harmless and comforting coping strategy for times when contemporary life feels uncertain and overwhelming.
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Add Black Accents
In this modern farmhouse bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors in Los Gatos, California, black accents on the sconces, towel holders, plumbing fixtures, and door pulls adds a crisp graphic touch that contrasts with the tile and natural wood.Continue to 3 of 26 below.
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Spring for a Vintage Tub
A vintage copper bathtub is the hero of this modern farmhouse bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors.Continue to 4 of 26 below.
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This renovated historic Westchester farmhouse bathroom in Pound Ridge, New York from interior designer Kara Mann looks like it's always been there, with its antique pieces and immaculate white penny floor tiles.Continue to 6 of 26 below.
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Add Some Color
While most modern farmhouse bathrooms tend to use neutral colors, interior designer Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis chose to paint the sink vanity in a fresh and assertive green that gives it a more contemporary flair.
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Use Rustic Materials
In this modern farmhouse style bathroom in a 1906 cabin from Leanne Ford Interiors, a rustic stone floor sets the tone, while a shiplap ceiling and vintage sink and bathtub add charm and authenticity to the compact, light-flooded space.Continue to 9 of 26 below.
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Add Industrial Elements
This modern rustic bathroom from Jersey Ice Cream Co. is toughened up with industrial elements, combining two trendy styles into a timeless design. Strong black accents—on the mirror frame, industrial sconces, walk-in shower frame and interior bench—contrast with white subway tile walls. A concrete farmhouse-style sink mounted on a rustic wood open vanity offer a take on farmhouse style that is more tough than twee.
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Repurpose a Vintage Dresser
This modern farmhouse bathroom from Jenna Sue Design has a soothing ambiance thanks to creamy paint on the shiplap walls, a rustic repurposed raw wood dresser turned vanity topped with a modern sink, and details like country-style metal light fixtures and floating rustic wood and metal shelves.Continue to 11 of 26 below.
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Repurpose Vintage Doors
To add a modern farmhouse touch to your bathroom, add sliding barn doors, or source or refinish vintage doors like this renovated farmhouse bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors.
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Accent with Dark Wood
Shades of white on shiplap-covered walls, a metal sconce, and a vintage medicine cabinet over a pedestal sink is accented with an antique turned leg side table in this timeless modern farmhouse bathroom from Jersey Ice Cream Co.
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Add a Gallery Wall
Adding thrift store or vintage art to a modern farmhouse bathroom adds charm and a sense of authenticity, like this gallery wall over the bathtub in a modern farmhouse bathroom from interior designer Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis.
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Shutter the Windows
Using interior wood slat shutters on the bottom half of the window to provide privacy and shade is a classic move that fits the sensibility of this beige-toned modern farmhouse bathroom from Becca Interiors.Continue to 15 of 26 below.
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Focus on the Vanity
A modern vanity with natural wood and farmhouse vibes set the tone in this light and bright modern farmhouse bathroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co.Continue to 16 of 26 below.
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Darken the Walls
In this small modern farmhouse style powder room from Kate Marker Interiors, dark matte navy walls add a calming element that contrasts with the pale wood and marble sink vanity and half curtains lined with pom poms.Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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Mix Wood Finishes
Jersey Ice Cream Co. mounted white marble double sinks onto three turned pedestal legs in a light wood that contrasts with the dark hardwood floors and white shiplap walls of this light and airy modern farmhouse bathroom.
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Add a Vintage Rug
Adding a vintage rug is an easy way to inject some charm into a modern farmhouse bathroom. Here Cathie Hong Interiors added one with notes of black that complement a black painted vanity and black and gold sconces and wall-mounted towel holders.
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Mix in Blonde Wood and Gold Accents
This polished modern farmhouse bathroom from Kate Marker Interiors has white shiplap walls, a blonde vanity, soft patterned floor tiles, natural accents, and gold-toned hardware.Continue to 20 of 26 below.
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Add Vintage Elements
A classic silver-toned bathtub and vintage pendant light add charm to this modern farmhouse bathroom from Becca Interiors.Continue to 21 of 26 below.
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Add a Central Island
This bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors has a large farmhouse sink, white shiplap walls, vintage doors, and an octagonal dark wood table that functions a bit like a bathroom island to house shaving and makeup mirrors and is anchored by an industrial pendant light.Continue to 22 of 26 below.
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If you want to add some modern farmhouse vibes without renovating the whole bathroom, start small with a rustic wooden stool or some black metal towel holders, like this bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors.Continue to 23 of 26 below.
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Mix Periods and Styles
This modern farmhouse bathroom from Jersey Ice Cream Co. gets a mid-century modern twist with a repurposed vintage wood banquette turned sink vanity. The classic piece adds some midcentury fare that is modernized with double sinks and harmonizes with the slanted rustic ceiling beams and white walls.
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Add a Retro Modern Spin
In this 1864 Hudson Valley farmhouse in Rhinebeck, New York from AHG Interiors, the bathroom has a retro modern farmhouse appeal with its vintage farmhouse sink and classic floral wallpaper that looks like it's been there forever.Continue to 25 of 26 below.
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Focus on a Few Elements
Adding a few choice retro touches to a modern bathroom is an easy way to add some farmhouse-style warmth to a modern bathroom. In this bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, a vintage-style modern clawfoot tub, simple wooden stool, and decorative wood leaning ladder do the trick.Continue to 26 of 26 below.
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Add Dark Accents
In this Victorian home renovation from Leanne Ford Interiors, black accents on the wall, decorative mirror, and plumbing fixtures add contrast with the decorative mirror frame, gauzy curtains, soft pendant lampshade, and the farmhouse sink, while a dark wood shelf adds a place to store a small vase of dark florals and the soap dispenser.