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
3. Just the Basics
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
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
8. Pop of Color
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.