Regardless of where you live, creating a French country bathroom is easy if you keep in mind the most important stylistic features. When decorating your bathroom, consider color, furniture, and accessories to create the right atmosphere.
French country bathrooms are often rustic looking spaces that incorporate symbols of the sky, nature, and water. For this reason, the color scheme is light and airy in neutral colors like pastels or white. It's not uncommon for the walls to be ochre washed. Bright colors are mostly reflected in mosaic or marble tile work in geometric motifs on the floors or other surfaces. Towels are usually white or pale colored.
French country bathrooms commonly feature antique looking furniture such as an upholstered chair, vanity, or wrought iron table. They often have a freestanding washbasin, bathtub, and towel rack. One interesting detail about traditional French country bathrooms is that they utilize recycled and refurbished items from another part of the house. For example, they may transform an old desk as a vanity or display a large candelabra. For this reason, be creative with items you find at flea markets or antique stores. An old hat or umbrella rack could be the perfect place to hang towels.
When it comes to accessories, invest in natural materials like ceramics, straw, and cotton. The shower curtain should be linen, cotton, or muslin rather than plastic. Flowers, herbs, and pebbles are inexpensive decorations. Use straw baskets hold toilet paper.
To contrast the natural atmosphere and neutral colors, many French country bathrooms bring in touches of luxury. Large ornate mirrors are common as are small chandeliers. Consider adding a delicate ceramic soap dish or crystal vases. You can also add a distinctive touch to your bathroom by displaying French motif items like soap, framed pictures of old French maps, or decorative tins.