How to Create a Farmhouse Master Bathroom

February 18, 2020

When designing and building a custom home, it can be helpful to choose an overall interior design theme to keep things consistent from room to room. Farmhouse style is simple and clean with a rustic look and feel, which has made it a popular style. If this is the right style for you, here’s how to create a farmhouse master bathroom:

1. Pick a Rustic Floor

Whether you’re going for a modern farmhouse look or something more traditional, a rustic-looking floor can help create the atmosphere you want. Since it’s a bathroom, the flooring should be waterproof, durable, and comfortable for bare feet.

You can go with something that looks like distressed wood or a darker floor to contrast lighter cabinets. Thankfully, flooring has come a long way and there are many materials that can be manufactured to provide the qualities you need in a floor while also mimicking the look of natural wood.

You can also go with something more modern like large hexagon tiles in a dark color or large wood or tile planks. Multi-color squares are another popular modern farmhouse flooring option.

2. Play With Mirrors

A long horizontal mirror or round mirrors may be popular options, but you can get the farmhouse look with a variety of mirror shapes. What can really make a big difference is the mirror frame. A mirror frame made of wood, wicker, or another natural texture can take your mirror from standard to farmhouse in a heartbeat.

3. Pair the Right Vanity and Countertop

Sturdy-looking vanities with white or light cabinets are a popular choice for farmhouse bathrooms. This is especially true if the floor is dark. When you choose dark flooring for a farmhouse master bathroom, you generally want to keep everything else lighter for contrast.

Depending on the style of your farmhouse bathroom, a vanity featuring darker tones of wood may make more sense. Pairing the vanity with the right countertop is also important. There are many types of bathroom countertops that work well with a farmhouse look. Lighter marble tones can help enhance a farmhouse look.

A darker, more rustic countertop that looks like a wood block or even concrete can also help you get a farmhouse look in your master bathroom. An integrated farmhouse sink with vintage fixtures can help you complete the look. Whatever style of sink you choose, just make sure the style of the fixtures matches it.

4. Pull the Style up the Walls

You can also take the farmhouse look to the walls of your bathroom. Using shiplap or beadboard on the walls can give your master bathroom a cozy cottage look and feel. You can also use this type of trim on one wall to create an accent wall and a unique look.

You can even use stone or brick to create a unique and interesting farmhouse look on the walls. Adding chunky wooden floating shelves or ladder shelves for storage and decor can also add a flair of farmhouse style to the walls of your master bathroom. You can also keep the walls simple and neutral to help highlight all of the other features of the bathroom.

5. Put in a Freestanding Tub

If you enjoy a good soak in a tub once in a while, consider adding a freestanding tub to your master bathroom in addition to your walk-in shower. Something vintage like a claw-foot tub or something more simple like a standard basin tub can help give your master bathroom an added touch of luxury, convenience, and farmhouse style.

6. Place Farmhouse-Themed Decor

Once you have the big pieces in place, then you can start adding smaller details like farmhouse decor to help complete the farmhouse look in your master bathroom. Wicker baskets, wooden crates, unique containers, and more can all be used for storage and organization. Wooden signs, plants, and natural fabrics and textures can help accent your farmhouse look.

These are just a few ideas for how to create a farmhouse master bathroom. But, the bathroom is just one room in your home and it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all of the details. Instead, partner with an experienced custom home builder that has an in-house design/build process.

They’ll walk you through each step of the process and handle all of the details to help keep the journey to your custom home exciting and stress-free. If you’re ready to bring your dream home to life, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 today!