Skip to main content

21OAK may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Ideas for industrial-farmhouse bathrooms that will wow any guest

Industrial-farmhouse style seems to be all the rage these days — and for good reason. It is the perfect combination of modern and rustic, offering a homey feel with a rugged edge. Industrial-farmhouse bathrooms can be as minimalist or dramatic as you desire, and with the variety of tile, paint, accessories, and furnishings on the market, you’re only limited by the size of the powder room itself.

There are many inspirations available online to get your creative juices flowing. Think untreated wood, hand-hammered metal, barn doors, warm tones, and vintage tiling — all which have secured a place in an industrial-farmhouse bathroom.

I tend to find one piece or pattern that centers the entire room. A good place to start for a bathroom would be tile. It’s one of the most fun parts to pick out (in my humble opinion) and can give you a palate to base the rest of the room. This Kenzzi 8″ x 8″ porcelain Spanish wall and floor tile from Wayfair is made of “durable, frost-resistant porcelain material with impervious water absorption,” so it’s perfect for a high-traffic space. If you have a larger bathroom, try this herringbone Barberry 24 x 24 brown matte porcelain tile from TileBar for a rustic, wooden look.

Lotus Design N Print / Unsplash
Sidekix/Unsplash

Both can be used for the floor or even brought into the shower space. For hardware, anything with oil-rubbed bronze like this rain shower head or copper helps tie the industrial look together. I’m not a huge fan of mixing metals (though I’ve been gently reminded by friends this is very on-trend), but you could also add in pewter or silver for a more industrial look.

Finding the perfect vanity is easy no matter what sort of space you’re dealing with. For larger bathrooms, this Greyleigh 60″ Double Bathroom Vanity could be paired with more modern, industrial-looking wall mirrors for a stunning combination. If you’ve got a smaller space to work with, there are plenty of rustic/modern vanities that pack a big punch of character into any size room.

For a twist, consider skipping a standard vanity altogether and opting for a wall-mounted farmhouse sink. It brings back memories of elementary schoolhouse bathrooms and offers the charm and whimsy an industrial-farmhouse bathroom calls for.

In any industrial-farmhouse bathroom, floating shelves or floor-to-ceiling shelving made from piping and wood can be used to store towels, place glass canisters full of cotton balls or small soaps, or add other knickknacks you’ve picked up over the years.

Image used with permission by copyright holder
Jen Theodore/Unsplash

I’m a big fan of wallpaper to help achieve a farmhouse look. Depending on the budget, you could do a feature wall or put in wainscoting and wallpaper the remaining wall. Options like this Serena & Lily Luna Stripe Wallpaper or Wayfair’s Stag Toile wallpaper lend a perfect backdrop to any industrial-farmhouse room.

Barn doors are a great way to add to the aesthetic, and if your bathroom has a closet or another room attached, you can create privacy that is functional and stylish. If you have a small bathroom you’re designing, consider one with a mirror on one side to make the space feel larger.

If you have the room and are feeling luxurious, adding a clawfoot bathtub in stark white or one with a copper base lets you soak away your problems and offers a place to sit and admire all the work you’ve accomplished (book and glass of wine optional).

Other materials to consider for the room include concrete, metal, exposed piping, brick, and upcycled pieces you can find at local antique or vintage shops that can add one-of-a-kind charm and balance a more minimalist version of an industrial farmhouse. The Victorian Era was home to the Industrial Revolution, after all, so if you have a love of all things vintage, it’s a perfect way to combine the two.

The best part about an industrial-farmhouse look is you can play with a ton of different materials to achieve a look that feels right for you. Plus, if you share your bathroom space with someone else, you can incorporate another opinion into the room while still maintaining the desired result.

It’s time to be the envy of all your guests — regardless of your budget — and there are hundreds of options out there to put your imagination into motion.

Editors' Recommendations

Topics
Julie Scagell
Former Digital Trends Contributor
I am a freelance writer based in Minneapolis, MN. My passions include my dogs, talking about my dogs, and taking pictures of…
Designer-approved: 3 gorgeous kitchen backsplash ideas for 2024
Jazz up your kitchen space with a new backsplash
Kitchen subway tile backsplash with dark grout

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the kitchen has always been a focal point. It's a space where functionality meets aesthetics, and the backsplash plays a pivotal role in achieving that perfect balance. As we step into 2024, designers are bringing exploring fresh, exciting ideas to transform your kitchen design into a true masterpiece. Let's dive into three designer-approved kitchen backsplash ideas that are set to make waves this year.

Embracing the 3D aesthetic and textured tiles
One of the most captivating trends emerging in 2024 is the use of textured kitchen backsplash tiles.

Read more
Spa bathroom decor: 4 things the experts say you should add to your space
Advice to create a spa-like bathroom space
Rolled towels and plant in bathroom

When it comes to creating a sanctuary within your own home, there's no place quite like the spa bathroom. A well-designed spa bathroom can be your daily retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, offering relaxation and rejuvenation right at your fingertips. If you're looking to transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis, here are four expert-recommended additions that will elevate your space to the next level.

1. Choose calming colors and natural decor
The first step in achieving a spa-like bathroom is to choose calming colors that promote relaxation and tranquility. Opt for soft, neutral tones such as soothing blues, muted greens, and warm earthy hues. These colors create a serene atmosphere and mimic the soothing ambiance of a spa.

Read more
Smart bathroom design: How to upgrade your space, according to the experts
Bring tech into your space for a new design element
Modern minimalist bathroom with light colors

When it comes to home design, bathroom renovation and upgrades are usually among our top priorities. With the advent of smart technology, though, home design experts say it's time to reconsider how you approach your bathroom design. Smart bathroom design is a growing trend that combines functionality, convenience, and style.

"As smart home technology continues to advance, bathrooms will likely incorporate more high-tech features."

Read more