A cozy bathroom is a happy bathroom. And if you want to get that relaxing look and feel in your washroom, incorporating modern farmhouse style is the way to go. By combining raw materials and organic textures with modern color schemes and timeless decor — think reclaimed wood, clay pots, vintage furniture, and mixed metal finishes — you can create an idyllic room with a warm and inviting ambiance even in a small space. Designing this rustic and perfectly lived-in space isn't always easy, though. So we compiled 22 farmhouse bathroom decor ideas that will look stunning in your own country (or city) abode.
1. Make it modern.
Farmhouse style doesn't need to be fuddy-duddy. And this bathroom that belongs to photographer Clary Pfeiffer demonstrates that perfectly. Brass fixtures, a marble countertop, double sink, and contemporary artwork combine to infuse a modern edge. A vintage-style rug adds rustic charm, topping off the finished look.
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2. Take inspiration from the English style.
This is one of our favorite looks. Inspired by the English country living aesthetic, an antique clawfoot tub takes center stage in this homey, modern farmhouse bathroom captured by photographer Jason Ingram. And it's highlighted further by a raised platform. The addition of a vintage table and a woven basket add to the intimate interior design, while freshly picked flowers bring a bit of the outdoors in.
3. Perfect the rustic farmhouse look.
Wondering how you can make your remodel look more rustic? Follow OlliePop founder Kassina Folstad's lead, and opt for red brick walls, industrial pendant lights, and a vintage bathroom vanity. She actually constructed the wood base of this beauty for $20 with items that she found and scavenged, and then topped it with Carrera marble. It's rustic farmhouse chic on a DIY project budget!
4. Go for a timeless approach.
This is DIY gold. Blogger Lynzy from Lynzy and Co. adapted this vanity to suit her style by swapping the original hardware for antique brass pulls. Combined with a neutral color palette and woven baskets for storage and functionality, this bathroom remodel is sure to last the test of time. Plus, a sliding barn door adds a unique touch and saves on space — we recommend this for anyone with a small bathroom.
5. Bring the outdoors in.
This bathroom is a minimalist farmhouse dream. We love the way the Babylonstoren Hotel in South Africa brought the outdoors in by repurposing a livestock feed tank to serve as a freestanding tub. Painted in a crisp white, this industrial showstopper blends seamlessly with white subway tile, a vintage-inspired faucet, and warm wood accents to create a dreamy farmhouse bath.
6. Channel dark and moody.
Rustic style home decor can be moody. And this farmhouse bathroom wall design idea from Lottie at Oyster & Pearl is full of drama — it features a gray color scheme with half-paneled wainscoting. Plus, the black clawfoot tub is pure perfection. However, things remain relatively light and airy thanks to the large rectangular mirror and white walls. The final touch: a pop of yellow which contrasts beautifully against the darker hues.
7. Head straight for the chapel.
Everything is good in this space. While your eyes might instantly be drawn to the vintage arched cathedral mirror in blogger Jenna Sue's bathroom, we are lusting after the herringbone brick floors that bring this rustic farmhouse bathroom together. The clawfoot tub and brass fixtures keep the look current with a splash of Downton Abbey.
8. Use a monochromatic palette.
Black and white reign supreme here. The monochrome approach taken by designer Timothy Godbold is a modern take on traditional farmhouse. White subway tile fills most of the room, while black accents and a fabulous wooden vanity create contrasting centerpieces. The addition of a vintage anatomical cow print helps this bathroom design stay true to its farmhouse roots.
9. Escape to the chateau.
Keep your own bathroom as interesting as this one. Designed by Sandra Alexander from Dessa Lea Productions, it's a toast to the French countryside, with distressed furniture and brass fixtures. The vintage-inspired rug makes the space feel like a relaxing refuge.
10. Try industrial chic.
Reclaimed wooden walls are a wonderful way to champion a rustic look. This bathroom at the boutique hotel Artist Residence in London combines wood paneling with exposed brick and vintage-style fixtures to bring about an elegant retreat.
11. Add glamour with vintage pieces.
This is your sign to bring luxury into the bathroom. Designer Leanne Ford combined dark hardwood floors with glamorous details such as black arched French doors, a vintage table, stunning shelving, and gilded accessories. We especially love the trough farmhouse sink with gooseneck faucets.
12. Go for a utilitarian farmhouse vibe.
Talk about a functional accent wall. It's all about the sinks in this bathroom designed by Pavonetti Architecture. These wall-mounted basins feature integrated backsplashes and black trim, creating an industrial-chic vibe that still has warmth and glamour thanks to the vintage rug and gold fixtures.
13. Create a cozy cabin feeling.
Are you dreaming of curling up in a log cabin? We sure are after seeing this gorgeous farmhouse bath designed by Jennifer Bunsa. Rustic features like concrete walls, herringbone wood floors, and a blue clawfoot tub are beautifully complemented by a white antler chandelier, sheepskin rug, and brass fixtures. The whole scene is rural farmhouse inspiration at its finest.
14. Incorporate antique artwork.
UK blogger Melanie Lissack brings plenty of English charm into her farmhouse bathroom. And what's the final touch to the roll-top tub and tongue and groove walls? A beautifully framed piece of bathroom wall art that brings in vintage flair.
15. Choose a statement wallpaper.
If you've always wondered if you can add wallpaper in a bathroom, the answer is yes. And a farmhouse space is the perfect place to bring on the pattern. Lisa of Farmhouse on Boone used an illustrated floral number from Anthropologie in her cozy farmhouse bathroom makeover.
16. Lighten up your cabinetry.
You can instantly add a modern feeling to your farmhouse bathroom. Simply opt for lighter-colored wood cabinetry, as seen in this space designed by Shauna of The House of Silver Lining. The white oak vanity has been customized with midcentury style brushed brass legs for a fresh vibe that works beautifully with the oversized mirror.
17. Style it up.
The final touches can make all the difference in a farmhouse bathroom. So follow Jenni Yolo's lead and start thinking about accessories. This stunning washroom showcases lots of design features in addition to the dark shiplap wall accent and wildflower wallpaper. Just take a look at the cute towel rail and dried grasses. We also love how the black toilet disappears and helps the room to feel that little bit bigger.
18. Soften up with textiles.
Want another way to combine minimalist touches and farmhouse style? Interior designer Erica Van Slyke shows you exactly how to do it with this calming meets modern farmhouse setup. The white bathroom features a patterned tile floor, a wooden vanity, and a rattan light fixture to soften the look. The coordinating bath towels bring in extra warmth as well.
19. Say it with shiplap.
Shiplap goes hand in hand with farmhouse style, so if you're not sure where to start when attempting a rustic bathroom, start with shiplap panels on the walls. DIY extraordinaire Rachel Joy opted to install hers horizontally across the entire bath and complemented them with natural wooden shelves and wicker baskets for washroom storage. The black and white floor tiles take everything to the next level.
20. Experiment with tile.
There's nothing wrong with simplicity. And this farmhouse bathroom designed by Stephanie of Palm Grove Farmhouse uses a simple patterned tile to add visual interest to the shower area, ensuring it doesn't blend into the background. There's also a wooden vanity with dark metal hardware that adds warmth to the black and white room.
21. Upcycle your furniture.
We can't get over this farmhouse bathroom makeover. The Identite Collective bought a standard, stock vanity from The Home Depot but added a polished nickel towel bar to the front, making it resemble a more expensive version. Set against the duck egg hued shiplap, the vanity adds a vintage touch to the modern farmhouse setup.
22. Choose the right lighting.
What's the final step to achieving the farmhouse bathroom of your dreams? Choosing the right rustic lighting. Think metal or brass fixtures that will add interest and charm to your space. Robert and Laura of Bless'er House revamped this area then added in two industrial farmhouse light fittings above a DIY mirror.