Written by Becca Green

How to create a rustic bathroom

Whether you want to pay homage to an older property or prefer a more unfinished and edgy look, here’s how to incorporate rustic style into a bathroom. 

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Rustic bathrooms are a big trend for 2020. Forget an ultra-glossy, all-white scheme and instead opt for natural materials that bring a raw, rustic vibe to your home. Here are a few styling tips. 

Source natural materials 

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An easy way to incorporate a rustic feel into your bathroom is to introduce natural materials such as wood. Opt for a wooden vanity unit with a countertop basin for a modern rustic-inspired look. Alternatively, look at your flooring and consider changing it to an engineered wood design.  

Dark colour scheme

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A dark colour palette is a great starting point for styling a rustic bathroom. If black is a little too bold for you, an inky navy or dark forest green could be ideal alternatives. Don’t worry about it appearing gloomy or dingy, you can brighten things up with your choice of bathroom furniture. 

Add greenery

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Plants, whether they be real or faux are a gorgeous addition to any bathroom scheme. However, for a rustic look they finish it off perfectly. Be inspired by Tile Mountain and hang plants above your bath to create a jungle-like oasis. 

Choose unique flooring

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Wooden flooring may be something you don’t want to incorporate into your bathroom. If so, a rustic ceramic tile could be the answer. Choose a flooring cover that has some character to it and isn’t perfectly clean with precise edges. Opting for something a little more unfinished and raw will elevate your rustic bathroom with attention to detail. 

Mismatch textures and finishes

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It’s important for a rustic scheme to not be perfectly matched and cohesive. The essence of its charm is that it is mismatched and can be tailored to suit your own personal style. Don’t be afraid to pair gloss with matt or contrast wood with brass.  

 

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