If your hectic life makes you yearn to escape to the countryside, why not create a little “get away” in your own home? Believe it or not, the bathroom is a prime candidate for a country theme. This is the room you use to shower or soak away the day’s dirt as well as prepare for the day ahead. Why not give it a relaxing, country feel? Photo below by ‘Surrey Painting Group‘.

Cottage bathroom


The easiest way to give your bathroom a “down-home” country feel is to add rustic accessories. Wooden pegs are a clean, simple way to add a country feel to hanging towels and bathrobes. Pine baskets are a charming way to hold guest towels, and a large wicker basket on the floor keeps bath towels handy as well as adding a country-life touch.

Bathroom pegs


If your bathroom is shared by many people, you might want to consider using wire baskets instead of wood or wicker. The large amounts of steam created by numerous people showering can create the perfect environment for mold on wooden or wicker baskets. Either make sure you seal the baskets before using them, or substitute the kind of wire baskets used to gather and store eggs on a small, country farm.

Wire basket bathroom


Glass mason jars make great storage containers in a country bathroom. They are great for holding all the little miscellaneous things that float around a bathroom. You might have toothbrushes standing head up in a tall jar, and use progressively shorter jars to hold things like combs and hairbrushes, hairpins or barrettes, and cotton balls. You can purchase plain canning jars in most supermarkets, but to give your bathroom even more of a country feel, look for “bail-lid” jars with a glass top on hinges that clamps down tight. These are especially good at keeping cotton balls clean and dry until they are needed. Browse antique and “collectible” stores and you’ll find beautiful antique canning jars that will add an authentic feel to your country bathroom.

Mason kar bathroom storage


You may find that these simple touches make you want to go “country” and add vintage style bathroom fixtures. Home improvement stores and bathroom showrooms have an amazing range of faucets, sinks, and tubs to meet your rustic bathroom design needs. A claw foot bathtub and pedestal sink will take your bathroom back to a simpler time. Need storage? A pine armoire fits the country theme perfectly, and is easy to find either finished or unfinished. If you choose to finish the piece yourself, products are available to help you give it an old, crackled or distressed look.

Country bathroom

Whether you opt for just a few flourishes or completely redo your bathroom, your time will be well-spent. Your new accessories not only improve the functionality of your bathroom, they create a peaceful place to escape the frantic pace of everyday life.

Article by Kathy Burns-Millyard.

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  1. Craig June 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Can you please tell me where you found the sink/vanity/table? Was this made or reclaimed or available for purchase?


    1. Kathy Woodard June 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Sorry Craig, which one are you talking about?

  2. Marcia Ricksgers November 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hi, can you tell me where I can find the white porcelain console sink? I’m hoping it’s available, and not an authentic antique. I’m talking about the one photographed against white subway tile walls, with a black-and-white mosaic floor, and to the left is a bluish green cabinet. It’s exactly what I’m looking for! Thank you

  3. Karen March 10, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Please could you tell me if the sink can be purchased and where from, just what I am looking for. Thank you

  4. Penny Watson March 10, 2016 at 7:18 am

    In the top picture where is the three shelved cabinet from?

    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

  5. Amanda May 7, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Great work! Love these ideas. These are the simple and easy way to change the whole look of the bathroom. I am inspired by your work and got some great ideas. Thanks and keep sharing.


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