Please welcome a guest post from John Miller.
Hey, guys! If you’ve been following us for quite a while, I’m sure you’re pretty familiar with how much I love being creative. Creativity comes in many ways, but most of us have probably earned our artistic stripes and badges at home.
People who love to decorate and design their homes will probably enjoy today’s discussion on rustic bathrooms. Some of you may be scratching your heads and asking what “rustic” means. Well, according to Merriam-Webster, it pertains to things that are “made of the rough limbs of trees.”
In other words, following a rustic design means using rough wooden elements in decorating and styling a room. I have featured some articles on having a rustic approach on things, and so I understand why many people (including me!) love anything rustic.
If you’re one of those who like to live in homes with amazingly designed bathrooms, here are some tips to turn your old and tired bathroom into a beautiful rustic haven:
- Merge the rough with the modern
Luxury design and high-end architecture doesn’t have to be confined to using modern style. The latest trend in bathroom design is to combine two distinct styles and make them complement each other. You can pull this off by creating a rustic bathroom with a touch of modern luxury design.
For this to work, you need to either have a bit of creativity or hire a professional interior design expert. Here are some awesome suggestions to get you started, should you choose to do it on your own:
- Use wood on the main parts of the bathroom (i.e. walls and cabinets) and install modern fixtures and décor.
- Add touches of rough wooden furniture on a modern-design bathroom.
- Go all out rustic by using wooden surfaces and cabinets, as well as installing copper-based water fixtures.
- Get materials in line with rustic design
Renovating your bathroom to a more rustic feel may become easier if you know what kind of materials are most often associated with this latest design trend. These tips might be able to help you out:
- Bathrooms typically use tiles because of the tendency to get the surfaces wet. However, you can be more creative in choosing the color and type of tile. Find a color that matches the wooden theme.
- Mosaic tiles are standard fare when it comes to shower spaces, but try using granite or stone to complement the rustic atmosphere.
- Use fixtures that look elegant and legendary, instead of modern and sleek. This is applicable to faucets, shower heads, and cabinet handles.
- Keep things simple
More than using wood and exquisite items in the room, rustic design is all about simplicity. In short, don’t overthink the concept of turning your bathroom rustic!
Especially if you have limited space or prefer to spend little on the bathroom renovation, you can still follow a rustic style by using white paint and a few wood panels. In fact, in any home design project, it’s really a matter of being creative while being efficient in terms of spending.
Following a rustic design for your bathroom will definitely up the style level of your home. However, Houzz suggests to “keep in mind your space limitations, desired materials and costs before jumping into a major (or minor) project.”