One of the most popular trends in bathroom design nowadays is to go rustic. The look and feel of a country cottage is undeniably warm, inviting, comfortable and homey. To achieve this ambience, rustic bathroom lighting is utilized.
Rustic country décor tries to simulate the look of cottage style homes whether American, French or English. The rustic country look is typically described as simple, coarse, and unfinished but charming and very endearing, nonetheless.
The look of rustic country cottages is achieved through the use of natural woods, rough finishes and aged surfaces. Because of this characteristic, rustic country cottages often have that quaint, comfortable and modest ambience.
Dedicated homeowners who want a consistent rustic country motif in their house can continue the design into their bathrooms. The rustic country look can be achieved in the bathroom through the use of many architectural and structural details. The use of neutral or soft tones on the walls as well as antique looking cabinets or vanity can instantly add a rustic touch to any bathroom. Pedestal sinks, clawfoot tubs, and brass faucets also add to the country ambience.
As a finishing touch, the best thing you can do is to install rustic bathroom lighting. Characterized by warm yellow tones and subdued illumination, this type of lighting will surely add an authentic warm glow to your bathroom and imbue it with the relaxed and comfortable ambience of an old country home. Rustic lighting is usually decorated with natural items such as wood, pinecones, animal antlers and many more. There are also chandeliers made of wood.
Antique lamps made of brass and attached to the walls of your bathroom can easily add an elegant and quaint touch. You can install such lamps to complement other decorative elements in your bathroom such as brass faucets and bath tubs with claw feet. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination. You can purchase ready made rustic lighting. There are lighting fixtures readily available from home supply stores that simulate the look of country cottages. Some stores offer rustic bathroom lighting products that follow a certain rustic theme such as wagon wheel or antlers.
For truly authentic rustic bathroom lighting, you can also create your own lighting fixtures out of store-brought light bulbs combined with materials such as antique candle holders, wood, pine cones, and others. Explore your creativity and design your own rustic lighting that is unique and beautiful.