One of the most popular bathroom styles we see at Graham’s is traditional bathrooms. In this blog, we will highlight 8 different features you might find in traditional farmhouse-style bathrooms.
- Farmhouse Sinks
- Wall Sconces
- Claw-Foot Tubs
- Country Wood Panels / Shiplap
- Knotty Pine
- Exposed Wooden Beams
- Vaulted Ceilings
From wooden mirror frames to claw-foot tubs, there are plenty of farmhouse features for traditional bathrooms.
Farmhouse Features for Traditional Bathrooms
Before we look at the features that create the traditional farmhouse bathroom, let’s review the warm and inviting features that create the look of a traditional bathroom in general:
- Neutral colours
- Wall sconces
- Warm wood furniture or décor
1. Farmhouse Sinks
This photo has a few features in it that create a farmhouse style, such as:
- Tulip-shaded sconces
- Wood stands
- Woven baskets
- Medicine cabinet with distressed finishes
- Neutral colours
However, the main farmhouse features are the farmhouse sinks! Deep and wide, these sinks are perfect for making a splash!
2. Wall Sconces
In this blog, you’ll notice wall sconces in many of our feature photos. While not the feature element in this bathroom, we are pointing it out because they are a common theme in traditional bathrooms.
You can add different shades in different colours, but light and neutral-coloured shades are ideal. Or, get a real rustic look with industrial sconces.
And how could we not point out this fabulous, vintage-looking copper tub? You could pair it with other casual or fancy furnishings.
3. Claw-Foot Tubs
Super elegant, this luxurious bathroom features upscale traditional bathroom features such as:
Wall sconces with matching chandelier
Symmetrical mirrors and framed art
But, like our previous photo, the main farmhouse feature here is the knock-out claw-foot tub in burnished metal!
4. Country Wood Panels / Shiplap
What makes this traditional bathroom suit the farmhouse style is the country wood paneling. You can also get this look with shiplap.
The floor tiling also creates that country feel and provides some nice contrast with the soft blue and white.
The tiling also coordinates with the vanity top, adding to the complexity of this design.
We imagine a white wooden-framed mirror above this vanity, too!
5. Knotty Pine
This bathroom just screams country charm with its cheerful bouquet of yellow flowers on the windowsill and its cute patterned curtain!
However, the main farmhouse feature we want to point out here is the use of knotty pine.
You can see that the natural wood shelf and mirror frame have been whitewashed. It looks traditional yet slightly contemporary.
The open-concept shelving also creates that country feel, and you can see everything you need daily access to.
Perhaps you could add a wall sconce here in this bathroom – and don’t forget about the possibility of new flooring to match!
6. Exposed Wooden Beams
Wood, wood and more wood! Traditional bathrooms love those warm wood tones! The main farmhouse feature here is the use of wood, particularly the exposed wooden beams above which are absolutely stunning!
Other features that create a traditional bathroom style are:
- Symmetrical mirrors
- Wall sconces
- Neutral colours
This bathroom could also be categorized as modern because of the vanity’s angular legs.
If you want to create a traditional bathroom with that farmhouse feel, think of adding antique furnishings. In this example, you see that an antique wooden bench has been included. The proportions of this 3-seater bench are symmetrical to the 3 framed pieces of artwork above. We love it!
The vintage feel is also created with the:
- Claw-foot tub
- Wood flooring
- Exposed brick
Keep in mind that you can personalize any upholstery in your bathroom – imagine how you could put your own spin on this bench cushion.
8. Vaulted Ceilings
Earlier we showed a picture of a bathroom with exposed wooden beams. While the wooden beams created that farmhouse feel, high ceilings can create the same effect.
While this picture is an oldie, it’s still a goldie because it shows a high vaulted ceiling with large windows.
If you have an airy, open-concept bathroom with a high ceiling, consider adding other farmhouse features as you see here:
- Warm wood vanities with curved legs
- Symmetrically placed mirrors and wall sconces
- A big, soaker tub
This traditional bathroom has just a hint of farmhouse without being out of place in modern homes.
Graham's & Son Interiors
We hope you’ve been inspired by all of these options for traditional bathrooms. Whether you want one of the farmhouse features we highlighted in this article installed in your traditional bathroom or you have something else in mind, Graham’s can help! And if the traditional style isn’t one you love personally, see our article 8 Gorgeous Modern Bathroom Ideas.
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