When we think of rustic decor, we think of rough surfaces, weathered patinas, and spaces that evoke a welcoming feeling of comfort and relaxation. So it's no surprise that rustic design can transform a bathroom and take it from stark and basic to soothing and tranquil. Plus, in a small space such as a bathroom, rustic decor is strong enough to add personality without overwhelming the room and adding unnecessary clutter.
Read on for some of our favorite examples of beautiful rustic bathroom decor.
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Go Rustic With Natural Wood
Few things say "rustic" like natural wood finishes. This lovely bathroom from littlefarmhouseontaylor features a wood beadboard that adds a lot of visual interest to the space. Beadboard is a traditional feature in the bathroom, but by keeping the natural wood coloring, this bathroom has an edgier, rustic feel.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Embrace the Natural Details
If you are lucky enough to have exposed brick in your bathroom, embrace it. We can't get enough of this cozy bathroom from mylittlekatecod that proves exposed brick works in literally any room in the house. If you don't have brick, consider adding wood paneling or even a brick wallpaper to give your space a little more grit and texture.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Mix Modern and Rustic
We love this modern bathroom from gibeonphoto. The natural wood vanity and black metal mirror give this space a farmhouse feel while still looking modern and updated. If you want to avoid a heavy cabin-like feel in your rustic bathroom, opt for lighter wood finishes and white tiles.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Upgrade Your Shabby Chic Look
If you are hunting for a renovation idea that embraces a more vintage, traditional look, consider a shabby chic bathroom like this one from 220northdesigns. This distressed white vanity is the perfect way to add a rustic flair to your bathroom while still keeping it light and airy.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Add a Barn Door
We can't get enough of a well-placed barn door, and this one from delightedwiththedetails captures exactly why we love them so much. Not only are barn doors functional, but they are equally beautiful, adding style and interest to a space. A barn door is a great way to section your bathroom off from a primary suite or from a hidden linen closet.
About This Term: Primary Suite
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" (or "Master Suite") as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Spinkle in Rustic Accessories
Not up for a full-on renovation? This lovely bathroom from motherthyme proves that with just a few small accessories, you can embrace the rustic look in any space. Between the black-and-white plaid shower curtain and the vintage decorative sign, you get a rustic feel without a big makeover.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Pull in Natural Materials
Rustic design means embracing rough textures, unfinished materials, and natural elements. This stunning sink designed by kellynuttdesign is one of the most creative ways to add a rustic flair to a bathroom we've ever seen. The natural limestone sink plays wonderfully with the unfinished wood vanity and the distressed brick walls.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Experiment With Shiplap
Embrace your inner Joanna Gaines and try shiplap in your bathroom for a rustic-yet-modern feel. This adorable bathroom from homedecor_by_carrie features a simple shiplap wall that adds visual interest and gives it a modern farmhouse vibe.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Add Rustic Wallpaper
Looking for a rustic bathroom idea that doesn't require a lot of commitment? We love this bathroom from willowway.acres that features a rustic chevron wallpaper and farmhouse shutters. This is a great idea for renters who want to upgrade their bathroom without altering fixtures or flooring.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Use Vintage Details
Next time you find yourself browsing your local thrift store or flea market, keep an eye out for vintage mirrors. As seen in this bathroom from fleur_at_home, a wall of vintage mirrors not only makes a room feel lighter and bigger, but it gives it a major rustic vibe. Add in a clawfoot tub, and voila!Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Opt for a Rustic Vanity
Here's another idea for anyone who wants to sprinkle in some rustic vibes without going full-on country cabin. This natural wood vanity from thecraftycoupleltd is rustic but still modern and perfect for any size bathroom.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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A Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
If you have been hunting for inspiration for that perfect modern farmhouse look, check out this beautiful bathroom from montgofarmhouse. This space is large (but still homey), and feels welcoming and warm with its use of natural wood elements and industrial-inspired wall sconces.