Log home bathroom Design
Log homes have a natural rustic style that reflects both the materials the home is made of and the home's surroundings. For the most cohesive interior design, the bathrooms in the house should embrace the log home style as well. This means utilizing many of the same colors and materials in the bathroom as in other areas of the home.
Natural wood is a key component of log cabin designs. If your bathroom has drywall or tiled walls and floors, consider bringing in some of the natural wood found elsewhere in the home. Provided that the wood is sealed to keep out moisture, wood wall paneling, a wood floor and wood vanities can really set the tone in the bathroom. Consider extending wood flooring from main living areas right into the bathroom. Or if you have a tile floor, install wood paneling that matches the color and species of the wood used in the rest of the home.
Texture is important to log cabin design. In addition to natural wood tones, include stone with a rough or natural finish, such as slate or travertine. Your might select a natural stone for the shower floor. Consider adding a textured sink, such as a vessel sink carved out of a single rock or a hammered copper sink. For a unique focal point, feature a wall-mounted faucet in copper or wrought iron by running the plumbing up inside the wall. Include other accents of copper or wrought iron on vanity pulls or accessories to tie everything together.
Keep the colors in the bathroom light by bringing in natural colors and tones that occur outdoors - from fields, the sky, nearby lakes and pastures. Many log homes use a golden shade of wood that can help keep the bathroom warm in tone; balance this with natural greens and other cool colors to keep it from getting to orange or overwhelming in color. Balance dark tile floors with lighter colors on the walls, or use the same color tile on the floor and walls to help visually enlarge the space while enhancing the texture. If the room is too dark and you want to lighten it, install wainscoting in your favorite material on the walls to waist or shoulder height, painting a drywalled area above in a light color. If the room gets too dark despite light colored paints and accents, brighten the room with wall sconces and overhead lighting.
Accent your design with natural greenery and textures. Hang one or two plants or place small potted plants on shelves. Frame the mirror above the sink with natural wood boards or with stone moldings. Add some texture to the ceiling by adding faux wood beams or by covering the ceiling with reeds. Complete your look with fabrics that pick up the lightest colors of the design in towels, throw rugs and window coverings.