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6352 Paint Rd designed by Cheyenne Labott
6352 Paint RdDesigned by Cheyenne Labott
Half Bathroom designed by Olivia Otte
Half BathroomDesigned by Olivia Otte
Bathroom Mood Board (copy 3) designed by Lindsay Etter
Bathroom Mood Board (copy 3)Designed by Lindsay Etter
Bed + Bathroom designed by alexa kellam
Bed + BathroomDesigned by alexa kellam
DS Shower Bath designed by Serena Finnerty
DS Shower BathDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Untitled designed by Cassandra Grenz
UntitledDesigned by Cassandra Grenz
Bathroom designed by Ana Prieto
BathroomDesigned by Ana Prieto
Upstairs Floor Plan designed by Channing Nichols
Upstairs Floor PlanDesigned by Channing Nichols
Boys Bath designed by Ally Stybaniewicz
Boys BathDesigned by Ally Stybaniewicz
Downstairs Bathroom designed by Serena Finnerty
Downstairs BathroomDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Half Bath designed by Ollie Online Design
Half BathDesigned by Ollie Online Design
Bath Tub View designed by Lauren Neuenhaus
Bath Tub ViewDesigned by Lauren Neuenhaus
Key Plan-Floor 2 designed by Jessica Letourneau
Key Plan-Floor 2Designed by Jessica Letourneau
Bathroom 4 Mood Board designed by Tiffany Dorau
Bathroom 4 Mood BoardDesigned by Tiffany Dorau
Untitled designed by Safir Shamsi
UntitledDesigned by Safir Shamsi
bathroom dreams diamond designed by Elaine Wackerly
bathroom dreams diamondDesigned by Elaine Wackerly
Guest Bathroom designed by Paige Heim
Guest BathroomDesigned by Paige Heim
Half Bathroom Mood Board designed by Danielle Hughes
Half Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Danielle Hughes
Primary Bathroom designed by Moriah Hawks
Primary BathroomDesigned by Moriah Hawks
Primary Bathroom designed by Atara Elliot
Primary BathroomDesigned by Atara Elliot
Modern Farmhouse Bathroom designed by Erin Arnold
Modern Farmhouse BathroomDesigned by Erin Arnold
Bed + Bathroom Mood Board designed by Colbey Bunger
Bed + Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Colbey Bunger
Half Bathroom designed by Halley Ross
Half BathroomDesigned by Halley Ross
Bathroom designed by Camille Wade
BathroomDesigned by Camille Wade

Design tips for decorating a gray farmhouse style bathroom

Here’s how to achieve the gray farmhouse aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a gray farmhouse bathroom?

On one hand, bathrooms are undeniably practical spaces. They serve a very specific purpose and are often the smallest rooms in any home. On the other hand, bathrooms also double as havens for cleansing and self-care, an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small room, big personality.

Designing a farmhouse bathroom that's both functional and stylish involves combining practicality with aesthetic appeal. Whether you're in the process of a bathroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design**:

  • Tile: Tile is typically the first choice you’ll want to make when designing a bathroom. You may opt to tile the entire bathroom or just the floors in a powder room or backsplash for the shower or bathtub area. Select tiles that are durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. Tiles range in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and layouts. From penny rounds to large format floor tiles, zellige to subway tile, or checkerboard to herringbone, your choice of tile will set the tone for the whole bathroom. And don’t forget the grout! Your choice of grout color can completely change the way your tile looks in the space.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: If you don’t choose to tile your walls, you’ll want to select a paint or wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity. Vinyl wallpaper is best for this application. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity should balance the farmhouse style with functionality, offering adequate storage and countertop space. The vanity provides place to wash hands or brush teeth, and storage for toiletries and personal care items. It’s common for modern bathrooms to include a vanity with a double sink. Sink options include under-mount, vessel, and pedestal sinks and range in materials from porcelain, stone, or glass.
  • Mirror or Medicine Cabinet: Choose a mirror or medicine cabinet that complements the vanity in size and style. Consider a framed mirror that matches the bathroom’s farmhouse design style, or a frameless mirror for a sleek, more modern look.
  • Toilet & Sink: The modern standard for toilets and sinks is white porcelain. But if you really want to make a statement, consider going with a color! Colored fixtures are having a comeback moment or you can source a vintage option.
  • Shower or Bathtub (for full baths): Depending on the size and layout of the bathroom, you may opt for a shower or bathtub (or a bathtub with shower combination). A shower will consist of a showerhead, faucet controls, and a shower enclosure (shower curtain or glass door), while a bathtub provides a space for soaking and relaxation. If you have the space, you may opt for a separate shower and a freestanding clawfoot tub.
  • Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood. Sconces are popular options for vanity areas.
  • Faucets: Faucets are an opportunity to add a decorative touch. Select finishes that match other metal elements in the bathroom, such as cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures. Consider water-saving models for environmental sustainability.
  • Farmhouse Bathroom Decor: From bath mats and shower curtains to soap dishes, toothbrush and toilet paper holders, bath accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and farmhouse style to bring your design vision to life.

If you are looking for more inspiration or need an extra hand with your bathroom design, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bathroom.

How do you decorate with gray?

From ethereal silvers to deep, commanding charcoals, gray serves as a wonderful neutral foundation in interior design. Celebrated for its sophisticated nature, gray can give your space an air of traditional elegance or contemporary flair. Gray's versatility makes it suitable for nearly any room. In communal spaces like living rooms or kitchens, lighter grays can contribute to a lively and inviting atmosphere. In spaces designed for rest or concentration, such as bedrooms or home offices, darker grays can evoke a sense of tranquility and focus.

Layering various tones of gray in your bathroom, from light to dark, can create a sophisticated and cohesive look. To prevent a gray scheme from feeling flat, introduce a variety of accent colors, textures or patterns. For a timeless look, combine gray with crisp whites or deep blacks. For a pop of vibrancy, consider accenting gray tones with bold colors like mustard, teal, or coral. Combining gray with natural elements like wood, stone, or greenery can soften its coolness and add warmth to the space. Metallic finishes such as silver, gold, or copper beautifully complement gray, adding a touch of luxury and refinement. Metallic light fixtures, picture frames, or decorative items can introduce a glam feel to your space.

The perception of gray paint can significantly change under different lighting conditions. Natural light can enhance its softness, making it feel more airy and open. Though gray paint can often read white in larger rooms, so don’t be afraid to go darker if you want the color to shine.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a farmhouse bathroom design?

These days, it feels like farmhouse interior design is everywhere—from our Instagram feeds to our TV screens (thanks, Joanna Gaines). Farmhouse design blends rustic charm with modern comfort and conjures a warm, welcoming feel, reminiscent of a country home (even if you don’t live in the country). To achieve a farmhouse aesthetic in your bathroom, focus on creating a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Farmhouse design typically features exposed wooden beams, wide-plank floors, and a palette of warm neutrals complemented by soft, pastel accents. While farmhouse style tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme, the addition of prints and patterns can infuse warmth, texture, and personality into the space. Commonly, plaid, gingham, stripes, and even floral wallpapers find their way into farmhouse interiors, offering a charming contrast to the subdued tones.

Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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