- 1 Rustic style in the design and furnishings
- 2 Materials for a Rustic Bathroom
- 3 Sanitary Ware in a Rustic Bathroom
- 4 Accessories and furnishing accessories for a rustic bathroom
- 5 Rustic bathroom characteristic colors
- 6 Never forget plants!
- 7 Conclusion:
Rustic bathrooms know perfectly how to win the hearts of all of us: eco-friendly, in wood, with DIY materials and with lots of plants. Rustic chic is famous because it gives the air a scent of memories, experiences and nostalgia, a perfect decor for any room in the house: from the kitchen, to the living room, passing through the bedrooms to the bathroom.
In this article, we will see together some inspirations to furnish a perfect rustic bathroom, following all the characteristics of this style!
Here are tips and ideas for furnishing and creating a bathroom typical of country settings. There are many ways to create rustic bathrooms in a shabby chic, country, modern, industrial and contemporary key.
The rustic style is a type of furnishing that refers to the country houses of the past built with natural materials; in fact, the term rustic derives from the Latin “rus” which means countryside.
Let’s look into the details of rustic design!
Rustic style in the design and furnishings
The term rustic is by definition something related to the countryside and this is also the case when it comes to furniture. The rustic style is in fact what brings us back to rural atmospheres, surrounded by greenery and tranquility, but at the same time is linked to the concept of raw, unfinished material, another element that is particular of this style and design.
But let’s go in order: furnishing in a rustic style means first of all choosing to transform our home into a cozy and quiet corner, whether it is immersed in the green countryside or in the center of the city.
It is not just a style of furniture, it is a lifestyle choice.
The first element to take into consideration to create the right warm rural atmosphere is the choice of materials and colors. As already mentioned, the rustic style is synonymous with raw, unfinished and therefore the perfect materials are wood, stone, and iron.
Wood is usually chosen for the floors, but also terracotta is also perfectly fit for this style, as it is quite resistant, which makes it also a perfect choice for outer flooring.
As for the walls, where possible it is better to leave them exposed, as they will give further veracity to the style.
The beams, if present, are an element to be enhanced, making it the fulcrum of our environment. As far as colors are concerned, cold colors must be avoided at all costs, while light green is perfect. Shades of cream and dove gray are also a great choice, as well as pastel colors, which are ideal for the rustic mood. But even brighter shades such as orange and red are perfect, not only for the walls but also for furnishings and accessories.
Materials for a Rustic Bathroom
The furnishings of the houses not only reflect the taste of those who live there but also the place where they are located. Let’s take, for example, the rustic style typical of country houses, that taste of simplicity given by the choice of natural materials, warm colors and that particular touch that can be added with simple elements that bring to mind the past: raw wood, stone, terracotta and wrought iron.
Without a doubt, the choice of materials becomes the prerogative for creating a rustic bathroom. To create a modern rustic bathroom, you can choose between different types of wall coverings as long as you always keep the environment sober, while highlighting the naturalness of the materials.
The walls, the floor and the ceilings must be in symbiosis with each other for a space that must express warmth. Stone, stoneware, wood, terracotta, iron are the materials to be taken into consideration for a classic rustic setting.
Among the types of wood, the most used are undoubtedly:
- Russian pine,
- Oak in their natural, untreated versions.
As for the stones to be used for the walls, you’ll find:
- Natural stone, generally the finest quartzite and slate
- Reconstructed stone which is a cement-based mixture that recreates the typical effects of stone and has a lower cost than natural stone
- Generally tuff bricks or red bricks
For the floors, instead, you should choose natural stone, terracotta or wood.
Sanitary Ware in a Rustic Bathroom
Avoiding excesses is always the golden rule in interior design, even more so when it comes to a rustic bathroom. Here the “Less is more” principle serves to create a pleasant and harmonious environment. This also applies to the simple and elegant coverings that simulate wooden slats.
Rustic should be synonymous with elegant and refined. The choice of materials is fundamental: wood and stone, alone or combined together, are ideal. In a self-respecting modern rustic bathroom, there should always be sanitary ware with soft lines, made of raw ceramic, stone, copper and why not, even in wood.
The undisputed protagonist in a rustic bathroom of great impact is certainly the stone sink, that brings to mind the typical drinking troughs of the countryside of the past, and will manage to give the entire bathroom an awesome rustic vibe.
As for the taps, the iron and copper effect will allow you to give that touch of used, old material, typical of the rustic style, which would also allow you to mix up with the typical features of the industrial style.
Stone bathtubs are another interesting features, made with a material typical of the rustic style.
Accessories and furnishing accessories for a rustic bathroom
To amplify the rustic character of the bathroom we cannot forget distinctive elements such as mirrors, chairs, shelves, stairs.
- The mirror, simple, enclosed in a wooden frame, is the perfect complement to the stone bathtub.
- Raw wood shelves, very useful in the bathroom, make the environment warmer and more welcoming.
- A wooden staircase, typical of the countryside, which can be used as a towel holder.
- An old chair in wood and straw, or a stool that comes in handy in the bathroom, are the icing on the cake to complete the rustic decor.
Rustic bathroom characteristic colors
The colors are those of nature, such as the white of the stone, the yellow-orange of the tuff, the red of the bricks, the gray of the floor, and the typical colors of iron, copper, rust.
In the mix of trends, we can play with colors. For example, when rustic meets shabby chic style, the bathroom can also become romantic. So, yes to dark and light contrasts, to the alternation of new and old elements.
In addition to white, in the shabby chic style the predominant colors are ivory and creamy white. However, pastel shades (powder pink, light blue, pearl gray) can also be used, obviously with respect for the chosen style.
Never forget plants!
There is no rustic designed home that does not include a touch of gardening mixed with the furniture. From the kitchen to the bathroom, from the living room to the bedroom, the rustic style needs to be oxygenated both inside and outside the metaphor of seedlings, potted flowers, cacti and herbaria, and even an indoor vegetable garden.
Wood, stone, iron and glass, that is the four material souls on which the rustic style rests, cannot ignore the true soul of the house: chlorophyll.
Each environment requires care to be embellished in order to make it welcoming and homely but, among all, the bathroom needs more attention and patience so that each piece of furniture is in harmony with the rest of the house.
First of all, the rustic style requires ceramic sanitary ware with a slightly retro soul and steel details. Furthermore, as comfortable and functional as it is, a modern design shower enclosure will hardly be able to match nicely with the rest of the environment, much better to opt for a bathtub with clean and simple lines.
Wrought iron is a little secret to furnish the bathroom while remaining faithful to the rustic and genuine taste that goes well with the countryside. Its use can be exploited in different ways, all of sure aesthetic impact: in the decoration of the walls with particular hangers or tools that recall ancient ones used for the toilet, in containers to enrich the various shelves, or to adorn the ceiling with a refined chandelier.
Another trick may be to use wood for the walls, in order to make the atmosphere even softer and more enveloping, enhancing the feeling of intimacy that this space must convey.
And if you are a lover of antiques markets, remember that they can prove to be an excellent solution for finding modern furniture, perhaps in which to insert the sink or hide the washing machine so that the modern does not clash with the context. Finally, a stone wall between the white of the plaster will make the room perfect, completing it with a suggestive touch in a typical rural style.
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