These Farmhouse Bathroom Sink Ideas Will Make You Long for a Country Estate

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Looking to achieve the ultimate farmhouse bathroom home design without relying on shiplap? Your sink is the ideal element to introduce a bit of quaint, country flair, even if you happen to live in the city. But what makes the perfect farmhouse sink? From trough styles to modern silhouettes in rustic materials, there are a number of variations that could work in your washroom, whether it be small or large. In fact, it's time to start living the country-inspired life of your dreams — channel the rancher within and consider one of these farmhouse bathroom sink ideas.

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1. Try a wall-mount trough for your lavatory centerpiece.

When you think of typical farmhouse sink designs, a few styles spring to mind. And the trough sink is one of the most notable. Named for their resemblance to the containers farm animals eat from, trough sinks are great options for small and large bathrooms alike. Case in point: this wall-mounted black and white basin with a brushed nickel faucet which is ideal for a smaller powder room designed by Chango & Co. The sink comes with a backsplash portion that extends partially up the wall and perfectly combines utilitarian and industrial aesthetics.

2. Drop in an apron front sink.

In addition to trough sinks, apron front options are well known choices for a farmhouse style. Put simply, a drop-apron sink slides in and over your countertop; the front of the vessel is left exposed after installation. You can see the effect here, in DIY blogger Lynzy's bathroom. She installed two farmhouse sinks into the vanity, complementing each basin with brass hardware. In your own space, try incorporating a Carrara marble countertop to finish the look.

3. Modernize the look with a vessel bathroom sink.

Your farm sink doesn't need to be too over-the-top; a simple ceramic number will do, especially if the rest of the space and cabinetry is swoon-worthy. In fact, we love this clean, modern take on a farmhouse look. The white sink used in the mostly wood washroom at Bodega Ridge is a lesson in how to keep farmhouse design sleek and modern.

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4. Try something natural in a farmhouse-meets-rustic bathroom.

Natural materials are synonymous with farmhouse style — think wood, warm metal finishes, and stone, layered upon one another for added texture and depth. If you want to be really creative and achieve a farmhouse look that feels zen, the wooden trough sink in Kelly Brown and Bryce Ehrecke's desert home should be your inspiration.

5. Dare to be different with a little bit of color.

Dare to go a little bit different with your farmhouse sink and opt for a colorful design to create more of a focal point. Typical farmhouse colors include neutral shades, earthy greens, and plenty of azul hues, just like this white and blue number in a modern farmhouse bathroom designed by Chango & Co.

6. Skip the bathroom vanity, and double up on sinks.

What's better than one sink in an en suite washroom? Two, of course! The metal trough vessels in this industrial farmhouse bathroom designed by Pavonetti Architecture are perfect for brushing your teeth next to a loved one. Each sink is made of pressed steel that's enamel coated in white and finished off with a black rubber trim for a classic look. Grab your own at Dyke & Dean.

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7. Go big with a sink that has clean lines.

An extra-wide trough-like sink is ideal for a family bathroom, especially if you have lots of little ones running around and need durability. Not only will it give you more space for splashing, but it's also ideal for filling awkwardly sized areas and making a feature out of the sink. We love the ceramic and matte finish black farmhouse basin in this bathroom design by Raili Ca Design because it makes the absolute most out of the large window and draws the eye outdoors.

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Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.