Farmhouse style is particularly useful to create a relaxed, lived-in, and functional space. There is no better room than the bathroom to take advantage of those qualities. As discussed in the related previous posts (links are included at the end of this post), farmhouse style is oftentimes a mix of the old and the new.
What makes farmhouse style a popular style even today is the design elements or spirit that it embodies. That spirit calls for practicality and a ‘stay-a-while’ attitude. How that ‘spirit’ is implemented in modern restrooms without looking kitsch or feeling dated is the aim of this post.
The modern farmhouse bathroom embraces the use of contemporary plumbing fixtures with reference to historical decor influences. Glass and steel are common materials used in the modern farmhouse design.
Similarly, oftentimes industrial-style lighting fixtures are seamlessly incorporated into the design. Wall finishes like stone tiles and granite countertop can also be part of the modern farmhouse bathroom.
How To Get The Farmhouse Bathroom Look
Farmhouse style is often chosen as the preferred model to design or redesign a bathroom with both modern and rustic décor elements. It is very popular aesthetically and historically is known to promote practicality.
Other than functionality, the farmhouse bathroom is meant to feel casual and look beautiful. Does that sound like the ultimate bathroom? If yes, then you will enjoy the following projects that capture the spirit of the farmhouse bathroom in one way or another.
The images are intended to inspire you and to generate ideas if you are thinking about building a farmhouse bathroom or renovating your existing bathroom to look “farmhousy”.
Also, make sure to check out a follow-up post about the “Best Bathroom Accessories that will quickly uplift your Farmhouse Look” to peruse curated farmhouse bathroom accessories.
Modern Farmhouse Style Bathroom
Where the old meets the new is where the farmhouse style performs its best. The classic white shiplap walls make this tub alcove appear wider than it actually is. The timeless clawfoot tub is not only stunning but is located near the windows for views and an abundance of natural light. Note the flat screen in case one is tired of the same natural landscape (just kidding, but a great spot to catch up with the latest news or live game). The industrial pendant lights and open built-in shelving complements this modern farmhouse look beautifully.
Subway tiles from floor to ceiling unify this bathroom effortlessly. The black and white theme in this spacious bathroom is striking and thoughtfully decorated with a matching area rug and linens.
A hint of the right green color works wonders in this white paneled wall bathroom. In true farmhouse spirit, the combination of textures of the different materials and bright color scheme make this farmhouse bathroom a relaxing and a very practical room.
via Wright Design
via Home to Love
The galvanized steel round end stock tank ‘bathtub’ is a nod to the historic bath within a contemporary setting. This bathroom encapsulates a Scandinavian aesthetics while still nodding to the traditional farmhouse spirit. Devoid of unnecessary clutter, this space is optimized for optimum organization and functionality. The specific types of fixtures used also speak about practicality above visual and physical clutter.
via Decor Pad
Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
Modern ‘Cottage’ Farmhouse Bathroom
Credit: Jonathan Raith Inc.
Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom
via Kelly Elko
Vintage elements can be found in plumbing fixtures, but also in furniture and lighting fittings. Open shelving, storage baskets, and other practical ideas, as well as green elements (i.e. plants), are common elements in the farmhouse bathroom.
Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom
Photo Tony Colangelo
Rustic Cottage Farmhouse Bathroom
via Jenna Sue Design
Rustic elements can make a bathroom (or any room) filled with character and eventually make a farmhouse-style design statement.
Conclusion: How To Get The Farmhouse Bathroom Look
By preserving the spirit of the historic farmhouse style, include old-style living in a new space to make it your own farmhouse style. Farmhouse style will easily work with other influences like modern, vintage, industrial to name a few. It will help if you know beforehand what another style you are drawn towards while designing or redesigning your bathroom. That will allow you more clarity in what you are seeking to achieve. It will also allow you to assemble materials and finishes in order to achieve the desired look.
We hope that you found some inspiration here to take on your next farmhouse bathroom project. Our next installment on this topic will be about bathroom lighting. Stay tuned for that one.
Happy designing & styling!
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