15 rustic bathroom ideas to add a natural look to your home

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Combine rustic materials with modern finishes for a wow factor (Image credit: Wilsonart)

If you assume rustic bathroom ideas are reserved for country cottages or farmhouse renovations then think again. Combining natural materials with contemporary or classic bathroom fittings can achieve a look that's welcoming but still oozes with style.

And according to the experts, it's also trend we're set to see more of. "Rustic bathrooms are having a bit of a revival," says Richard Ticehurst, Burlington Bathrooms brand expert. "From exposed beams to natural materials and vintage accessories, the rustic look is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with a touch of charm."

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Richard Ticehurst

Richard is a brand expert passionate about design, quality and performance. An inspirational, creative sales and product trainer, his background in European manufacturing, projects and retail has led to him coming a product expert in bathrooms.

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Leigh Price

Leigh Price is the Co-Director of luxury bathroom and tile specialist Real Stone, Tile & Bathroom which was founded over 14 years ago. Leigh is well versed in all elements of bathroom design, offering creative and practical advice for everything from tiles to fixtures and fittings to help you achieve the look you desire.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.