(PRWEB) February 01, 2014
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White is the traditional color of cottage style bathrooms, from pedestal sinks to beadboard to subway tile. But lately the classic white-on-white bathroom has been falling a bit out of favor. Bathrooms with warm, natural wood tones are taking their place, and light wood bathroom vanities are at the center of the trend. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to choosing the right one for a slightly rustic, classic bathroom style.
The point of having so many white fixtures in a cottage bathroom is to make what is often a small space seem bigger. Lighter colors reflect light, and the eye perceives bright spaces as being cleaner and larger. But too much white can err toward looking sterile. Light wood vanities, like white oak, birch, or natural finished ash, can have a similar brightening effect while looking more consistently warm, even in bathrooms without any natural light.
Subway tile, hex tile, pedestal sinks, and beadboard are all very traditional materials that make for a classic cottage bathroom. But this year, homeowners and designers alike are putting a stronger emphasis on natural materials - especially reclaimed wood - and moving away from the sleek, perfectly straight lines and glossy finishes that have been so popular in years previous. Swapping out that pedestal sink for a natural wood vanity is a good way to keep a classic white bathroom on trend without sacrificing the convenience of a more traditional look.
If sleek, chic modern fixtures are out, old fashioned, weathered, and reclaimed items are very much in. Farmhouse style kitchens and bathrooms have been seeing a renewed popularity in recent years, and are gradually taking on a more rustic, earthy appearance. To that end, look for bathroom vanities made of wood with a natural or weather-worn finish. That little bit of roughness and texture adds to the appearance of age and gives the space a well-loved, old fashioned quality that's very cozy and inviting.
It helps to think of bathroom vanities as furniture rather than cabinetry. Using a wood bathroom vanity designed to look like a table or washstand immediately makes a bathroom feel less like a bathroom and infuses the space with a relaxed, homey, old fashioned look and feel that's much more inviting. Bathroom vanities that have wood tops rather than stone or porcelain ones are a tad more difficult to maintain, but pairing them with an elegant white vessel sink really drives the washbasin look home .
If space is a major issue, consider opting for a bathroom vanity with a slim profile. These are shallow rather than narrow (though sometimes they're both) and extend about half as far into the room as a standard vanity. This simple design change can significantly increase the amount of space there is to move around as well as significantly increasing storage space. As a bonus, these shallow bathroom vanities typically come with integrated porcelain counters and sinks that have a very distinct appearance, with a protruding, curved white sink that’s strongly reminiscent of a farmhouse style kitchen sink. Not only is this a very trendy look for this year, but a great way to get that down-to-earth, homey, slightly rustic look that can really warm up a cottage style bathroom and make it shine.
HomeThangs.com is not only a home improvement superstore, it also provides expert design tips and a comprehensive shopping guide, taking the ideas from professional interior designers, and offering tips to the consumers on how to pick the products to best suit their needs.