7 cosy cabinets for your country bathroom

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  • Country-style cabinets will help clear the surfaces and keep the bathroom spick and span – Country Homes & Interiors shows you how.

    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.

    Fresh Look
    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.

    Similar cupboard, Dunelm; similar flooring, Walls and Floors.

    Natural Finish
    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.

    Similar vanity unit, Laura Ashley; similar tap, Victoria Plumb.

    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.

    Similar cabinet, Dunelm; similar furniture paint, Farrow & Ball at Homebase.

    Tall Order
    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.

    Tidy Towels
    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.

    Similar cupboard, Not on the High Street; similar laundry basket, John Lewis.

    Dainty Display
    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.

    Luxurious Look
    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.

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