Not only are cottage-style bathrooms warm and inviting, but vintage accessories can make yours completely one-of-a-kind. Here are the basics to get you started.
Because the cottage style depends on distressed touches and worn accessories, it can be a very inexpensive look to achieve. Keep an eye out for artisan finds from flea markets or garage sales. That perfect accessory could cost only a few dollars. Talk to a bathroom contractor to get the most accurate price estimates.
With the exception of basic plumbing maintenance, etc., there’s need to worry about your bathroom’s durability with this design, as every scratch or dent will work to your advantage.
Since the vanity is the focal point of the room, you should start there. Aged-looking vanities (usually made from maple, cherry, or walnut wood) can be purchased from vintage shops or custom-made. Here’s more info on the distressed look. Also, remember that your walls are big part of the style. You can apply artistic faux finishing or natural clay to your walls, or even a peeled and scuffed-up coat of white paint will do the trick.
Think light and airy when it comes to picking a color palette for your cottage bathroom. White is always a good choice, along with colors normally found in a garden.
The cottage style comes from design schemes present in early America and along the English countryside.
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