Rustic bathroom vanities come in many different styles to compliment and complete the look of many bathroom designs. Rustic designs can fit into many overall themes and designs from a log cabin design, a rustic country home, an Adirondack theme, a North woods cabin, or lake cottage home; all are compatible with a rustic bathroom design. In addition, regional design themes of Western Ranch or Southwestern would be complimented by a rustic vanity as part of a themed bathroom to blend into a design of a home.
Bringing natural elements into the home’s decor can compliment many compatible design themes including dried flowers, field and rough natural stones, as well as many natural wooden pieces. Furniture made of wood with many exposed knots, and rough, unfinished surfaces are common design elements. Wood paneling and logs are popular to mimic the look of a log cabin or cottage. Combining older furniture with new pieces is common in many of these designs. The natural look of stone elements can be incorporated into a mantle. Reclaimed and re-purposed logs, along with natural elements and iron railings are common in rustic designs.
Rustic design elements can include salvaged wood and handmade furniture with an unpolished look. A rough, handmade overall look of furniture adorned by fabrics and textiles that have a less refined look of being handmade and not fine or delicate. The blend of rustic themed designs can evoke a sense of coziness and warmth, as you would expect in a log cabin or cottage. Natural colors compliment the design palette of muted earth tones. Outdoor colors of wood, greens, and warm autumn colors, including reds, compliment the honey golden hue of the wood that can be common in these designs. Rustic lighting fixtures with natural elements, including shades made of animal hide or a wrought iron base, blend easily with many designs compatible with rustic designs.
Rustic bathroom designs use many natural elements including rustic bathroom vanities. Log paneled walls to mimic a log cabin would add interest. Hardwood floors or soft pine floors have been traditional but more contemporary natural cork flooring can be blended in with natural wood cabinets. Plain wooden shelves of knotty pine or roughhewn wooden planks add places for storage as well places to hold more decorative objects while naturally including their own natural design elements. Hand-tied knotted rag rugs can add a whimsical, soft element to a rustic bathroom.
Although natural decorative objects such as dried flowers and pine cones add whimsy on shelves in bowls, art can also be hung on walls. Framed photographs or hand drawings of forest scenes and other landscape prints can bring the outdoors into the home and blend well into the design. Pictures and drawings of wildlife that may surround the natural environment of the home may also be included. A lovely picture or drawing of a native bird or bear would thrill visitors and remind them of the setting just outside the home. Frames can be made of wood with decorative accents. Knotted wooded doors for the bathroom can be seen throughout a house to blend from room to room.
Rustic bathroom vanities can be crafted from reclaimed wood, just as long planks can be crafted into long dining room tables. Many rustic bathroom vanities have been retrofitted from rustic furniture. Re-purposing furniture with previous lives used in other rooms of the house can be cut to accommodate the plumbing of a bathroom sink. Many modern vanity models made by modern manufacturers come in sizes to fit any bathroom with many customizable options. Wood and stain color can vary to fit the rest of the bathroom’s decor. Vanities can be designed to look like other furniture throughout the house.