If your budget is about $500: Get a new shower head, fresh linens and better vanity lighting, and then update the toilet. Unless your toilet is very old, chances are a new toilet seat and flushing lever are all that’s needed to give it a brand-new look. Just be sure to choose a seat and hardware that will work with your existing toilet: Most toilets are either a round or elongated shape, and this determines which toilet seats will work. And while it may sound a bit silly, choosing a really nice toilet seat and lever can make the whole bathroom look classier.
Antique bureau. An old desk is usually reserved for seated work. But adapted as a bathroom vanity, it aids in work of a different kind: the act of getting ready for the day or washing up before bed. The sturdy bureau looks right at home in this bathroom, and the drawers on each side leave room for the overmount sink and plumbing.
Keep it simple. Although the wallpaper isn’t minimal, the pretty window film (used only on the bottom panes to maximize light) definitely leans toward the barely there category. It’s a marriage made in heaven. The unobtrusive window treatment lets the botanical wallpaper shine, while the wallpaper frames the window beautifully, allowing it to be a standout feature too.
One of the most appealing things about this architectural and decor style is its flexibility. When it comes to applying this style in the bathroom, we’ve identified some essential elements in past stories — the use of wood, vintage lighting, repurposed furniture pieces and a stand-alone bathtub among them. These are all elements that would have been seen in old farmhouses.