Country Homes & Interiors picks clever furniture and accessories to transform your bathroom into a tranquil retreat for pampering and relaxation
Clearing the space of clutter can make even a bijou bathroom feel
expansive. To restore order the country way, find furniture that’s
inspiring as well as practical, using freestanding storage in a mix of
styles for an individual look. Keep an eye out for vintage pieces that
can be repainted. Modular furniture is another option: pieces are linked
in style and size, and can be configured to suit your room. Or choose
fitted furniture, tailored to your needs, to maximise every inch – even
awkward corners – in a smaller bathroom and also hide pipework. In an
older home, bespoke designs can accommodate walls, ceilings and floors
that aren’t perfectly straight or flat.
A real oak vanity unit creates a warm look in a contemporary room. Display pretty bottles and towels on its shelves and in baskets, or this design can be fitted with doors. Vanity unit and basin, both Villeroy & Boch.
Slim storage slots neatly into a corner, and if it also reaches high above a dado rail it’ll be big enough to take all your bathroom sundries with ease. Made from sustainably sourced timber, this tall boy is available in four finishes, including Oyster, shown, and with a choice of handles. Tall boy, Heritage Bathrooms.
Open storage is a visual plus as it doesn’t make a space feel closed in. This country-style ladder keeps towels and small items within reach and can be repositioned as necessary. Also think about a stack of lidded woven baskets to hold clean towels. Oak ladder, Graham and Green.
To maintain a sleek external appearance, this vanity unit has been designed with a single deep drawer front, but opening it reveals a slim drawer hidden within, ideal for organising smaller items. Drawer unit with internal drawer, Alternative Bathrooms.
An elegant bespoke cabinet in a beautiful wood such as black walnut, chosen for its rich character and subtle grain, can give your bathroom a truly luxurious look. This design can also be painted in any colour or finish. Bathroom, Smallbone of Devizes.
For more beautiful country-style buys, see House to Home