Creating a country style bathroom

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Creating a country style bathroom

A country style bathroom is full of charm and can have lots of fun accents that you can create yourself. This is the perfect décor style for someone who loves DIY projects as there are so many layers and textures to the country look.

Distressed wood

The beauty of this look is that you can create it on real wood or laminates. It’s a simple effect to achieve with a little bit of elbow grease. Firstly, sand the wood to create a rough, uneven surface – this will allow the wood to absorb the paint unevenly. Use a darker colour first and paint it on thinly, allowing the wood to show through. Water down a lighter colour and apply this thinly over the first layer.

You can add this to all of the wooden furniture and accessories in the room, like your cupboard doors and shelving. Alternatively, you can just make a feature of one particular item. The mirror frame you use above the sink is a good place to make a statement and create a focal point in your bathroom.

Glass jars for small storage

Whether you use proper Mason jars or just glass or clear plastic caddies for storage, you’ll get the right look. This type of storage is ideal for cotton discs, earbuds, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and any other smaller items you keep in the bathroom.

Bathroom storageBaskets for bigger storage

Wicker baskets are quintessential country style. You can also get an array of sizes and shapes to fit into your bathroom space. Use them next to the toilet to store extra toilet rolls, or under the sink for cleaning products.

If you have shelving in your bathroom, wicker baskets can be used to keep them tidy. They’re ideal for holding extra towels or items you don’t use that often.

Lacy or frilly fabric

The use of soft, beautiful fabrics is key to getting the country look in any room. You don’t have to use much, just little accents to soften the wood and glass already in the room. Create a frilly edging for your shower curtain, use towels that have a lacy detail on them, or have fabric covers for your tissue box and spare toilet rolls.

The blinds or curtains that you use on your bathroom window is one of the easiest places to add this country detail. Remember, you don’t want to use a very delicate lace fabric. The country style is pretty, floral and a little on the robust side.

Vintage fittings

The final flourish to your country style bathroom is the taps and other fittings that you use. Think vintage or antique style for these – on the sink and in the bath and shower. Colours like copper or pewter give a great rustic feel that works perfectly for this décor style.

Vintage bathroom fittings for Country style bathroom

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