Whether you're looking for somewhere sturdy to store your towels or delicate drawers for all of your bathroom trinkets, we've come up with a selection of ideas that cater for every need. Gain some inspiration for your country bathroom with these gorgeous country cabinets.
By repurposing a vintage cabinet, a joiner or plumber can create a freestanding basin unit that's perfectly suited to a country bathroom. Sit a bowl-style basin on top, and make use of the open shelf for pull-out baskets. Painting the cabinet in a gentle shade of cream ties in with the stone-effect flooring and contrasts with the country beams.
Combine a basin with a roomy cupboard so that towels, lotions and more can be whisked away for an instant bathroom clear-up. For a cool, calm country look, paint the walls white and select a pale wood floor to tie in with the wooden cabinet and beams. Include a roomy lidded rattan basket to take care of laundry.
Paint it Pretty
A rummage in second-hand shops or antique fairs could come up trumps with an old cabinet that, with a coat of paint and new knobs, would make a great addition to the bathroom. Give it a coat of protective wax or varnish to protect it from splashes. Team with a roll top bath and black and white tiles for an eclectic country scheme.
Built neatly into an alcove, a painted cupboard like this is the envy of anyone lacking storage space. A freestanding armoire would have a similar effect. If kitted out with hanging space for robes as well as shelving, it will address every bathroom storage need. In this bathroom it's supplemented by a towel ladder, within easy reach of the roll top bath.
Similar bath and shower mixer, Victoria Plumb.
This cabinet with a shaped plinth, stepped cornice and panelled doors has all the attributes of traditional country furniture. Painted in a soft green, it's a welcoming addition to a country bathroom. Decorate walls in a neutral shade and put down terracotta floor tiles for a rustic effect. The Lloyd Loom laundry basket adds the perfect vintage touch.
In an en-suite or main bathroom, showcase vintage accessories such as chinaware on a simple box-shelf cabinet. Finish the back with a small-scale wallpaper to highlight your collection. The generously sized curvaceous basin on a chrome washstand has ample space for a collection of soaps and toiletries. Complete the basin with gleaming taps with decorative ceramic handles.
Similar shelves, Not on the High Street.
Turn a large bathroom into a home spa with a comfy armchair and footstool, ready for lounging. The louvred armoire is a well-ventilated spot to store rolled towels.
For a serene feel the walls, floor and cabinet are all painted white. Cover a traditional-style buttoned armchair in a cream fabric and add a floral cushion for extra comfort.
Similar cupboard, Oka.
Feeling inspired? Visit the Country Homes & Interiors homepage for plenty more decorating ideas
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Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years.
She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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