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COUNTRY BATHROOM DESIGN
Traditionally the country bathroom style has that periodic look and feel, but over the past decade this style has been given a revamp with more modern style furniture. Wall-hung vanities, back-to-wall toilets and even modern shower units can work well in the country bathroom with careful planning of the decoration and accessories.
If opting for the the country style bathroom of days gone by, this is perhaps the easiest type of design to create, and like the traditional bathroom only really works well within the right house.
The classic country look is best associated with floral wallpaper, high beams, basin frills and a bath canopy. Following the traditional design, cast iron baths and deep ridged sanitary ware are what gives the country bathroom its nostalgic look.
Check, floral or plaid curtains are preferred over roller blinds, and shutters, though rare in England, offer a great form of privacy as well as adding to the country effect. Wood plays a big part in this look, and almost all furniture works well in this setting, especially beech, maple, ash and oak vanity units and cabinets.
Either tiles or wooden floors can be used. Tiles should be a rustic colour, and can be used to create elaborate mosaics. Wooden floors should be varnished to match the furniture. Decorating may see a stencilled motif used as a border, and the technique of rubbing paint on the walls with a sponge gives the room that worn natural look.
Toilets with high level cisterns and pull chains are very rare these days, but a must have for the country bathroom, as are traditional taps for the bath and basin. Just about any kind of free-standing bath will suit the country bathroom. If wishing to have a shower a tiled walk-in shower is the advisable option with a curtain to conceal the area.
For the final touch add wicker baskets filled with pot pourri, wire basket shelves and stylish wall lamps.
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