This is an amazing resource for anyone planning a bathroom remodel! So many farmhouse bathroom design ideas for your remodel – vanities, lighting, architectural elements, and more!
Updated to add: We finished our bathroom remodel and we’re in LOVE! Come see the whole transformation here!
Planning a farmhouse bathroom design:
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve probably heard that we’re getting ready for a BIG bathroom remodel. I’m thrilled to share our farmhouse bathroom design with you so you can see our direction for this project.
I’ve been gathering up inspiration from some of my most favorite farmhouse makeovers, and here’s my farmhouse bathroom design board:
I mean – I’m just SO excited. If my vision comes close to reality, I’m going to love my bathroom for yearssss to come!
Here’s the deal – our bathroom has the only shower in the house. We have another half bath downstairs, but we need to do this bathroom WELL because it’s going to be a hardworking bathroom for our whole family.
I also would love to choose fairly neutral colors and accents so I can love this bathroom for years to come. This is the direction that we’re planning on going:
Wood ceiling // Shiplap upper walls // Subway tile lower walls // Wood look luxury vinyl tile flooring
see our DIY wood ceiling in our kitchen – and my experience with luxury vinyl tile
Since we have the background features planned, now it’s time to talk about fixtures. It’s really different when you’re fixing up your “forever house” versus your “right now house”. We purchase things very differently than we would if we weren’t staying here forever. I know that not everyone is in that stage of life right now, so I’ll break down items between SPLURGE and STEAL items.
The splurges are amazing quality fixtures that will stand the test of time, and the steals are the items that will work well for right now! (some affiliate links are provided for your convenience- full disclosure here)
Farmhouse bathroom lighting:
Lighting can truly make or break your bathroom design! Not only do you want your lighting to look beautiful, but you want it to function well. If you don’t have enough light in your bathroom, you will not be happy with it. I personally love the soft look of sconce lighting on either side of a mirror, but for larger mirrors, you’ll definitely need someone overhead. You can see how we combined the two of them together in this post, but here are some of my favorite lighting sources:
Over the mirror triple bathroom lights:
Farmhouse bathroom mirrors:
These bathroom mirrors are all different shapes, sizes, and finishes…but all of them would look amazing in a farmhouse bathroom! My advice is to always make sure you switch up your shapes in a space. For example, if you’re going to have lots of straight lines and edges in a room, then add a circular element to soften it up. Or if there are arches and rounded edges in a room, you can add some structure with a rectangular mirror. Here are some of my favorite picks (for EVERY budget). Or, if you feel adventurous and want to try a DIY project, we ended up making our own wood framed mirror after searching for “the perfect mirror” and not finding it – find our VERY SIMPLE tutorial here!
Single sink farmhouse vanities:
Whether you have a small bathroom, or want some more counter space, these single sink vanities are a beautiful way to add farmhouse style to your bathroom design! Many of these come in other colors too, click through to find the one that fits your style best!
Double sink farmhouse vanities:
These double sink vanities are a stunning statement and help to add to a modern farmhouse feel. Basically a farmhouse FEEL but with modern lines and upgrades 🙂 Again, many of these have color or finishes that you can customize, so click through if you love any of the styles and see if they come in your color/finish:
Farmhouse bathroom accents:
I can’t wait to share more along the way as we get started on our bathroom renovation! Make sure you’re following along on Instagram and you’re subscribed to my e-mail list to get updates along the way!
Pam Carmona says
This project is so exciting! I like looking through all your options…I am excited to see what you transform your space into. I know you will do a fantastic job!
We are due for a bathroom overhaul sometime next year, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how yours turns out. Love that you broke down some of the elements into splurge vs steal items. It’s always nice to see how awesome designs can be recreated on a budget.
Bathroom makeovers can be crazy expensive! I’m excited to share ours along the way 🙂
Heather J Farquhar says
This is just my opinion, but claw foot rubs are awesome. ????
I SO want one – we’ll see how the budget’s coming along when we get to that part 🙂
Kiki - According to Kiki says
Our bathroom is under current construction! (; We haven’t quite picked out a fixture for over the vanity, as the previous owners basically cut a huge hole in the ceiling and put a light over it. I’m also trying to work with the existing vanity to save some costs. I love glazing on wood cabinets so I’m I’m going to try my best. (;
I would LOVE to know how to create these design boards!
I just did mine in Picmonkey 🙂
Laura Vitto says
I’m so grateful that you went into detail how we don’t need huge bathrooms to make it luxurious. My husband and I have been thinking about remodeling our bathroom, but it’s a very small space. I’ll have to look into the freestanding single-person tub, I know my husband would love that!
Can you recommend any good stain colors?
I LOVE Minwax “Early American” 🙂
Love how you made a design board to make your choices!! I really need to do something like that for my projects! Any tips on how to make a design board?
I used PicMonkey!
What LVP did you go with and color?
Karla Cress says
You have done an amazing job. So beautiful. Would you mind sharing the color of the stain you used for the bathroom ceiling and floor?
They’re not stained – sorry! Just how we bought them 🙂 The countertops, wood mirrors & shelf are all stained Minwax Early American though 🙂
My husband is worried about putting shiplap in the bathrooms with all the moisture. What has been your experience?
yes I totally get that – we’ve since moved and I would NOT shiplap our current bathroom. It keeps too much moisture in the air. It worked great in our last bathroom though! We had 3 windows in that room and it was really large, so we didn’t have any issues with it.
Toni Ballweber says
Love your bathroom remodel. I am using your bathroom as my remodel inspiration. We have a pine ceiling already in our bath. Question – did you try and match wood colors on your ceiling and floor? I am concerned about it looking closed in. Any color selection or advice would be appreciated. Thanks
ah so exciting! No we didn’t match wood colors anywhere in the bathroom 🙂 We didn’t stain the wood planks for the ceiling. I used Minwax Early American stain for the countertops