By Kerry Hale

How To Create A Country Bathroom

  • Thursday 27 October 2022
  • 4 minute read

Country-style bathrooms combine natural materials, vintage-inspired fittings, and classic patterns for a cosy, timeless look in both modern and traditional homes. Whether you want to work a few rural accents into your existing bathroom or completely re-style your space, we've put together some inspiration to help you create a beautiful country bathroom.

Why choose a country bathroom? 

A country bathroom is an everlasting look that works wonderfully well in period properties and can add interest to modern homes. This is the perfect style if you like muted colours, wooden accents, classic furniture, and traditional bathroom fixtures.

Country bathroom ideas 

Discover the main characteristics of a country bathroom and start styling your space with a few simple tweaks. 

Homely hues 

When considering bathroom paint ideas, opt for heritage shades like powder blue, duck egg, muted greens and warm neutrals. Patterned wallpapers can add to the rural appeal, with Arts and Crafts florals or quintessential country stripes being a popular choice. If you'd prefer neutral shades, introduce natural materials like wood, stone or metal with wall panelling, flooring, furniture, accessories and fixtures to create texture.

Heritage details 

Elegant bathroom fixtures and fittings, such as the Mira Realm shower and Mira Virtue tap range, will instantly give your space a refined country look. The authentic Victorian detailing includes glazed ceramic markers and sleek crosshead handles. However, like all our bathroom fittings, the Mira Realm showers use the latest technology to guarantee the best performance.

The stylish bath and shower mixer tapbath filler, or pillar taps from the Virtue collection will add the finishing touch to any freestanding, roll-top bath. Coordinating options are available for your washbasin, including the Virtue pillar taps and monobloc mixer. Learn more about style matching your bathroom fixtures in our dedicated guide. 

Rustic materials 

Add rural charm with natural materials like wood, stone and metal. For example, traditional tongue-and-groove wood panelling immediately creates a cosy cottage feel. Or, for an authentic farmhouse look, try flagstone-effect tiles paired with antique wooden furniture. A vintage wooden dresser can be a stand-out feature while providing plenty of bathroom storage. 

Choose a bowl-style basin in a natural stone effect or antique metal to build on the rustic bathroom look, or create a walk-in shower with textural slate tiles. Our walk-in shower enclosures have no visible fixtures, so they'll blend into the design seamlessly.

Cottage-style bathroom accessories 

When it's time to add the finishing touches to your country-style bathroom, balance out pale or pastel tones and chunky wood furniture with plenty of textiles to achieve a cosy feel. Opt for long linen curtains, a Roman blind in a heritage tweed or floral fabric, and some fluffy towels in complementary pastel hues. If you have a large bathroom, include a vintage-style upholstered armchair for a luxurious touch.

Wherever your home is situated, you can evoke a countryside feel with plenty of plants, flowers and uplifting scented candles. If you don't have any built-in storage, keep your bathroom essentials in woven baskets to add a handcrafted element to the space.

Looking for more bathroom design inspiration? Discover how to add colour to your bathroom in our guide. 

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