Get This Look: Contemporary Rustic White Bathroom

Unless you live in a spacious Pinterest dream home, bathroom storage and functionality is always an issue. Too many people, too many things, not enough space to put them. And how to design a beautiful space while also making it functional? One key is to get rid of clutter and pare it down to only what you need. Another great way to make a space look and feel modern and stylish without having to redecorate every ten minutes (or at least that’s what it feels like!) is to use a nice neutral white with some classic texture, like beadboard. That’s just one of the reasons why we love this contemporary rustic (er, sorta) white bathroom.  We’ve got 6 tips for making this look happen in your home. (image via Better Homes and Gardens)

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White Bathroom with Built-In Wall Storage |

6 Tips for a Stylish White Bathroom

1. Think in Twos and Threes

Something about symmetrical pairs and triplets just looks so nice and aesthetically beautiful to our brains (and therefore our eyes). It gives order to any space to have sets of two and/or three, so think in those terms when you design your bathroom for a clean look. The double sinks match up with the tall mirrors, which are flanked by triple sconces to give a polished look.


2. Give It Texture

You know I love moldings and wainscoting! A simple neutral color scheme might seem bland until you punch it up with some texture on the walls (or ceiling!) and add a few colorful accents. Check out our guide to wainscoting (with over 20 tutorials!) to find the style that’s right for you, your budget, and your skill level.


3. Use Unused Space

Even in the smallest room, you can make a little bit of storage by using the space in between the studs! Try one of these inspiring ideas and tutorials:

Use recessed storage to save space in a small bathroom via
A: wall cubby tutorial, Pregnant with Power Tools on Remodelaholic
B: Buy on Amazon
C: recessed medicine cabinet, North End Loft
D: repurposed cabinet door, via Second Use
E: tiled between-stud storage, Lemon Grove Blog
F: storage niche, This Old House
G: built-in cabinet, Family Handyman
H: recessed medicine cabinet, BHG
I: in-wall shelves, Lowe’s

4. Be Vainly Creative…

…about the vanity! An open vanity makes the space seem larger, but a beautifully designed open vanity can take up your whole budget very easily. Use what you have to make a dresser, table, or just a builder grade vanity into an open vanity, like one of these:

table vanity diy
Table Vanity | Salt Creek Ranch on Remodelaholic
build an open bathroom vanity
DIY Open Vanity | The Quaint Cottage on Remodelaholic
diy open vanity from builder grade vanity
Builder Grade to Open Vanity | Remodelaholic
dresser to bathroom vanity
Dresser to Vanity | An Oregon Cottage on Remodelaholic


5. Add a Statement

There’s no better place in a bathroom to make a statement with a piece you love like with your sink and/or faucet! I love the style of these in our inspiration photo, and you can find a similar vessel-style sink here or here and tall double-handled faucet here.


6. Keep Storage Stylish

Using a large basket underneath an open vanity adds back a bit of tidy storage, and using vintage or repurposed glass jars to store bathroom supplies such as soap and bath salts makes them useful and beautiful.

White Bathroom with Built-In Wall Storage |


More beautiful white rooms in our Get This Look library:

bright white bath for twoDouble Vanity White Bath back entry washroom and drop zone tips via Remodelaholic.comBack Entry Washroom Get This Look - Luxury and Style in a Small Kitchen - Tips from RemodelaholicSmall Luxurious Kitchen




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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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  1. I can never get to many beautiful ideas, such as these, for bathroom. I love so many things about this post. Thank you for sharing. Wonderful!