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The bathroom is an essential part of any home. While once seen as a room of necessity, these days it is also considered a place to go and relax.
If you’re looking to create a bathroom haven, a country theme could be the answer. With its warm, welcoming ambience, the country theme can be adapted to fit both traditional and modern homes. It’s really not that difficult to create this theme and the tips below will help.
Wood: the basis of a country design
Perhaps the most important thing you need to focus on with a country designed bathroom is wooden furniture. Take a look at any country home and you’ll notice it relies heavily upon wooden features.
Lighter wooden furniture is particularly fitting and it’s pretty easy to add it to the bathroom. Focus on wooden medicine cabinets, laundry baskets, accessories, toilet seats and basin cabinets.
Creating extra room
Country homes tend to have quite a lot of space. They feature big bathrooms with plenty of room for additional furniture. If you don’t have the luxury of owning a big home, there are a few things you can consider. For example, do you have the space to add a country bathroom extension?
You could even add it as a second bathroom which would be ideal if you have a big family. Fighting to get ready in a morning is never a fun experience. Eliminate the stress with an extra bathroom.
The illusion of space
If an extension is out of the question, mirrors and the right lighting can give the illusion of extra space. Adjustable lighting is a great way to create a multi-purpose bathroom. You can dim it when you’re having a nice relaxing bath, or have it on full when getting ready in the morning. If using mirrors to enhance the space make sure they are fitted across from a window.
One way to make use of the space you already have is to add vertical wooden storage. If your walls are quite high, instead of leaving them blank, add storage for towels and bathroom accessories. This will help to enhance the country theme as well as provide a useful function for the room.
The aim of country style décor is to provide a bright, welcoming atmosphere. Following the simple tips above will help you to create the bathroom of your dreams. You can also check out photos of other country style bathrooms online – this will help to give you inspiration.