Rustic Bathroom Ideas

Rough surfaces, natural nuances, and weathered patinas combine with polished finishes and fashionable fittings in these 18 rustic bathrooms that are sure to inspire.

Timelessly Tattered

Create a personality-plus rustic bathroom by layering surprising hues in unexpected ways. Turquoise-painted barn boards seemingly worn by the elements run from floor to ceiling to fashion weather-beaten borders. A painted bench contributes a cheery blue finish, while artwork, shelves, and a peg rack add good-looking utility to the bathroom walls.

Age-Old Embellishments

Bring rusticity into your bathroom via collections with faded finishes, old-fashioned forms, and nostalgic graphics. Use a column to display a bowl that holds hand towels. Align meaningful vintage letters along a mounted crown-molding shelf. Complete the look by displaying rural-referencing flea market finds on and below a beat-up bench.

Form Meets Function

Wood is a good choice for rustic bathrooms, especially when it is unpolished and shaped into informal furnishings. This bath incorporates a little bit of both, with antiqued medicine cabinets and trough sinks inset into natural-finish vanities. Bright white sinks and shiny chrome light fixtures and faucets keep the look bright and breezy.

Vestiges of the Past

Think antiqued, romantic, and unexpected when selecting rustic bathroom decor. This bath benefits from a charming fusion of fine and functional forms. A chandelier with a verdigris finish and a rusted table with sinuous lines present feminine figures that contrast nicely with a primitive ladder employed as a towel rack.

Repurposed Relics

Homeowners made the most of found items when designing this rustic bathroom alcove. They crafted a rustic bathroom vanity from a metal water-fountain basin, a $30 reclaimed marble top, and a shabby chic fabric skirt. Faucets pieced together from salvage yard finds, vintage French tiles, and a tall antique maid's cabinet underscore the room's collected charm.

Storage and style are must-haves in a small bath. Discover how to get both with these small vanity ideas.

Small-Vanity Solutions

Incorporate storage and style into your rustic bathroom with our best ideas for small vanities.

Historic Homage

Look to flea markets, antiques stores, and yard sales for already-aged furnishings that supply rustic patinas and period profiles. Plumbing pipes and some easy tweaks turned this antique commode into a fetching rustic bathroom vanity that holds a rustic stone vessel sink. A weathered window frame converts to a looking glass with the addition of a custom-cut mirror.

Tapped into Style

Rustic bathroom decor should look as if it has been handled by many people over a long period of time. This room-appropriate artwork features three vintage faucets that double as towel hooks when needed. 

Fine Footing

Sometimes just one rustic element makes a noteworthy difference in how a bathroom looks and feels. Wide knotty-pine boards craft a warm, informal floor that eases the formality of the paneled walls and chicly contoured soaking tub.

Eclectic Accents

Vintage fittings, including a capacious sink, oval mirrors, brass fittings, and rustic bathroom light fixtures, advance into view thanks to walls clad in white boards. The furnishings deliver worn patinas that weave subtle rustic rhythms through this buoyant bathroom.

Textural Montage

Elegant bathrooms benefit from rustic touches that interplay textures. In this bathroom, stone tile floors provide an organic anchor for simple painted furnishings, penny tile walls, and formal taffeta draperies. Gilded vintage frames contribute time-scuffed surfaces to the design. A rustic wood vanity warms up the room.

Tranquil Hideaway

Rustic style is all about mixing rough and worn textures with refined decor. Faux-aged walls appear to be centuries old and set a period-suitable perimeter that showcases antique cabinets and a beam-and-brick arch above the tub. Although many finishes coexist in this room, the color scheme relies on grays and browns to generate a sense of calm.

Timeworn Finishes

Washed, distressed, and antiqued wood finishes quickly establish a rustic feel. Strategic applications of thinned gray paint turn inexpensive pine boards into unfussy building blocks that you can use to frame mirrors, create rustic bathroom vanitise and sinks, and install as fetching floors. Balance the driftwood-hue pine with bright white fixtures and high-shimmer metallic finishes.

Weathered Works

Rustic comes in many forms and finishes. A trough sink rendered in posh stone appears to be hand-carved, which amplifies its rustic appeal. Weathered wood floors supply underfoot warmth and offset the straight lines and hard edges of the stone sink and tiles.

Established Attitude

Antique furnishings bring lived-in character and weathered appeal to rustic bathrooms. White beaded-board walls provide a pastoral backdrop for timeworn shelves and an antique side table that provide storage and display space. The hardwood floor is another scuffed-up surface that enhances the bathroom's rustic feel.

Enhanced Elegance

Old industrial carts, reclaimed-wood floors, board-clad walls, and dinged-up rustic vanities capped with concrete tops convey a rustic country outlook. Not too primitive, the finishes and furnishings nicely balance the room's formal gilded mirrors and metallic tub.

Global Influence

Introduce old-world design ideas to encourage lingering in your rustic bathrom. Venetian-plaster walls and a substantial beam take their cues from periods past. Stone tiles in various sizes and shapes transform the soaking tub into a striking artistic structure that matches the home's Tuscan leanings.

Natural Tendencies

Sticks and stones come indoors to add rustic dimension to bathrooms big and small. Here, sun-bleached sticks frame a mirror, hold hand towels, and appear to support a granite counter and stone vessel sink. The custom DIY rustic vanity complements stone tile floors, which stay in step with the natural scheme, and anchor the board-clad walls and ceiling.

Checkered Masterpiece

Buffalo check pattern imbues farmhouse style into any space. Make it work for a rustic room with a barnwood bathroom vanity. This rustic vanity features opened and closed storage, a painted farmhouse sink, and a warm stain finish. Wainscoting balances the bathroom's bold blue pattern.

Beautiful in Beige

Remove rustic bathroom vanity cabinets for fresh open storage. Natural grass baskets give this rustic bathroom texture and contain spare towels. Warm shades of beige—on the walls, flooring, mirror, and rustic bathroom decor—add color without overwhelming the small space.

Share the gallery

Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.