For bathrooms which are actually painted a color apart from beige or white, allow which wall color become the stage you work from to select the majority of the color pattern for the bathroom. Keep in mind that rugs, towels, bath curtains, photographs and some other accent pieces must often be a basic color, or maybe complement the color of the walls. For instance, in case you’ve a reddish accent wall within the bathroom, you will want the rugs of yours to be beige or black, or maybe a color that can fit the white, like a burnt orange. As a broad rule, there shouldn’t be much different in the bathroom which really matches the color of a daring painted wall.
"A dark bathroom balanced with white is a great way to go. Hale Navy is one of my all-time favorite colors. It works perfectly with marble or white cabinetry. White is such a crucial color to consider in a bathroom because it always feels fresh and clean. The darker navy tone also works perfectly with the warmer metal trends like brass and copper."
I love this antique sewing drawer that has been repurposed into a gorgeous rustic flower box for the bathroom. You can sit this right on the back of the toilet or on a shelf. It’s really easy to DIY and gives the bathroom such lovely farmhouse charm. You just need an old sewing drawer – or any old wooden box if you don’t have a sewing drawer on hand – and then you just fill it with mason jar vases.
This DIY bathroom valance is made from repurposed barnwood and it is simply gorgeous. You could do this over a traditional bathtub as well as a clawfoot tub and it’s a pretty easy valance to make. Once you have the valance complete, add some lace curtains to really get a farmhouse look. You can even use reclaimed wood for this one so it won’t cost you anything.
Architect Greg Tankersley and designer Carol Egan conjured a Greenwich retreat that's the perfect blend of pastoral comfort and urban style, with the master bath as perfect proof. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Waterworks, the Hans J. Wegner stool is from Wyeth and the 1970s Luigi Caccia pendant light is from Bernd Goeckler. The Thassos floor tile is from Fordham Marble and the walls are sheathed in Venetian plaster.
My grandparents had these great braided rugs in their old farmhouse – in the kitchen and in the bathroom. If you love the look of vintage braided rugs, you can make your own by repurposing a few old t-shirts. Who knew that there were so many wonderful upcycling projects for old t-shirts? This one is super easy and if you don’t happen to have a few t-shirts that you can use, you can find them at any thrift store for under a dollar each.
In just about five minutes or less, you can DIY this great rustic toothbrush holder from an old mason jar. You could do this with a plain jar or paint it white and distress it a bit for a really nice farmhouse look. Just a small piece of wired chicken net keeps your toothbrushes perfectly organized and separated. This one really is quick and easy to make.
"I always start with the stone when designing a bathroom, and that begins to inform the color palette. Pale Oak partners well with most marbles, enhancing the vein in the marble, but equally works to soften a dark tile. Be careful, it can go gray or beige depending on the light. Personally I love that about it, but depending on the space, it can be tricky."
You need magazines in the bathroom, right? Why not store them in this lovely DIY rustic looking magazine rack. You build this right onto the wall so you don’t need any additional space for it and it holds so many magazines and books! This is such a simple build and you can make it from wood that you have left over from other projects if you happen to have any on hand.
If you want to create a new look in your bathroom, but want to avoid a complete interior overhaul, consider tweaking your color scheme and decor. A few simple changes can create an entirely new vibe without going over budget. Design a bathroom with color and styles that truly speak to you. Since it’s the room you spend time getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed, it’s important to create a space the boosts your energy and offers you a quiet respite from your busy schedule.

You can never have too many shelves in the bathroom, right? These DIY faux floating shelves have a wonderfully rustic quality thanks to the wood that is used. You can do these with reclaimed wood, barnwood or even distressed wood to give them a great farmhouse look and they are super easy to make and to hang on the walls. Then, use them to display your farmhouse décor or any number of bathroom essentials.


These little wooden signs are really cute and they will certainly help you to achieve that rustic farmhouse look. You could even distress these just a bit to make them look even more rustic. You can use whatever wording you want with these, but I love the chosen, “Wash, Flush, Floss and Brush” of these. They’re super quick and easy to make and work really well even in smaller bathrooms. DIY wood signs will definitely add that rustic farmhouse touch.
×