Be inspired by this rustic country bathroom

Love country style? Be inspired by this rustic-look bathroom from Ideal Home, with a roll-top bath and period-style basin and taps. Find more makeovers and house tours at

A freestanding roll-top bath, walls painted in a calming green (Sophisticated Sage by Dulux), a flagstone-style floor and rustic pine accessories all combine to create a characterful, country bathroom. As there is no outside window on any of the walls, light is brought into the room through a skylight.

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1/8 Rustic country bathroom

bathroom with frame on wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Wall paint

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Tile Town

2/8 Traditional taps

bathroom with bathtub and hand shower

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

A period-style bath/shower mixer tap and a pine bath rack fit in with the traditional look.

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Victorian Plumbing

3/8 Rustic bathroom mirror

bathroom with mirror and towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The homeowner bought the pine mirror and towel rail from a local antiques shop.

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Smith & Smith Designs

4/8 Woven storage baskets

bathroom with woven storage baskets

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Unpainted wooden panelling matches the room's original roof beam. A set of three woven baskets next to the bath provides handy country-style storage.

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5/8 Curvaceous shower screen

bathroom with glass shower room

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

A curved corner shower enclosure makes the best use of space, making room for a freestanding bath, too.

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6/8 Wicker laundry baskets

bathroom with two basket near commode

(Image credit: David Giles)

Wicker laundry baskets add to the natural textures used in the room.

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7/8 Classic basin

bathroom with classic basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

A traditional-style basin and a pine mirror, which the owners found in their attic, enhance the period feel. White metro wall tiles serve as a splashback above the basin.

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8/8 The bathroom before the makeover

old bathroom before makeover

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The old bathroom used to be split into two tiny rooms on either side of the landing. The owners moved a staircase so they could fit a whole bathroom suite into one room.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.