13 Examples That Prove You Need a Trough Bathroom Sink in Your Life

Trough sinks — you know the bins that farm animals eat out of — are having a renaissance moment in the bathroom thanks to modern farmhouse decor. And we totally get why — they're the perfect mix of utilitarian and industrial aesthetics. Not only do they give you more space to splash around while you wash off that seemingly impossible to remove charcoal mask, but they're also classic, durable, and come in a variety of sizes, materials, and colors. And if that isn't reason enough to invest, here are 13 beautiful modern examples that prove you need a trough sink in your bathroom stat.

1. Sophisticated Glamour

In this New York bathroom designed by Strianese and Pew, a custom onyx trough sink is hands down the star of the show. The natural stone's gorgeous veining paired with warm wood shiplap and luxe brass fixtures is simply magical.

2. Industrial Utility

industrial bathroom with trough sink
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This washroom designed by Raili Clasen is pretty much the definition of bathroom goals. A utilitarian-style trough sink, industrial pendant lights, and chic black subway tile ... we rest our case.

3. Just the Basics

modern farmhouse trough sink in minimalist bathroom
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A modern farmhouse-style washroom designed by Studio McGee gets down to basics. The simple black and white color palette and minimal decor allows this trough sink to shine.

4. Rustic Farmhouse

This bathroom designed by Jennifer Worts is a farmhouse lover's dream. From the vanity cabinet made from reclaimed wood, to the trough style sink, to the shiplap walls, it's pretty much picture-perfect.

5. Beach Chic Style

Trough sinks like this concrete gem are an ideal choice for minimalist bathrooms. The sharp corners and sleek lines make it the perfect addition to any modern space as seen in this washroom designed by Kelly Nutt.

6. Industrial Bohemian

This striking space by Jenny Komenda from the Little Green Notebook doesn't need much help, but trough sinks can make just about any bathroom look better. We love how Jenny paired industrial elements — like chic black subway tiles and this three faucet trough sink — with bohemian accents — like a colorful area rug and woven baskets — resulting in a uniquely bold design.

7. Seafaring Style

concrete trough sink
credit: Lisa Tharp

Inspired by the seafaring life of the New England salt marsh, designer Lisa Tharp opted for a long rectangular trough sink made out of concrete for this coastal retreat's bathroom. The white vertical shiplap walls and French fishing basket pendant light work together to further the nautical look.

8. Pop of Color

trough sink in bathroom with red stools
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Heat things up in your washroom with a trough sink and a fun pop of color like designer Raili Clasen did in this playful bath.

9. Coastal Vibes

How sweet is this baby blue and white trough sink?! Paired with shiplap walls, woven baskets, and a round mirror hung by rope, we'd say this Manhattan Beach, California bath designed by Rita Chan is ready for summer at the beach.

10. Classic Black and White

When it comes to bathroom upgrades, the classic look of a simple black and white trough sink is a timeless choice. Designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors, this neutral space doesn't have to worry about going out of style any time soon.

11. Vintage Charm

With a little out of the box thinking, the design team at Thea Home created a beautifully-rustic trough sink by repurposing a Dutch galvanized metal hay-collecting bin.

12. Sweet Shiplap

black and white patterned tile bathroom with trough sink
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Less is so much more in this pared-down bath designed by Courtney Bishop. The white shiplap walls, three-faucet trough sink, and black and white patterned tile are just enough to create a minimal bathroom masterpiece.

13. Patterned Beauty

Thanks to interior designer Jean Stoffer, who combined patterned floor tile with a herringbone tile accent wall and industrial accents — such as a trough sink and caged wall sconces — the one thing this handsome bath won't ever be called is boring.