5. Rustic bathroom accessories
Accessories are one of the easiest places to start when creating a rustic bathroom. Whilst you don’t want your bathroom to look cluttered, small interior items like baskets, shelves, pots and stools are a big part of perfecting the trend. Colour and texture are important, and you should always stick to natural materials like wood, wicker, copper and brass – all in neutral, natural tones.
Part of the charm of a rustic interior is its quirkiness – as well as its “used” look – so look for second-hand items in charity shops, antique centres and boot sales, as well as on eBay. Using old floorboards for shelves, rickety wooden step ladders for plant displays and used jam jars for soaps and cotton buds are all great ideas – and a quick look on Pinterest should give you plenty of inspiration.
There’s a fine line to walk between a chic and modern rustic bathroom with a few carefully upcycled ornaments and an overstuffed bathroom full of old junk, so it’s important to pick and choose your accessories with a clear view of how they’re going to fit into the overall design.
6. Natural light
The more natural light you can use, the better, so that means making the best use of the windows as you can – with adjustable blinds instead of frosted glass and fabric curtains or wooden shutters where possible. When it comes to electric lights, you should either try to hide your bulbs by recessing them into the ceiling or make them into an accessory by picking antique cage shades and industrial copper mounts – all with filament bulbs. Above all else, avoid florescent tubing!
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