Most bathrooms are sterile, shiny affairs, full of porcelain and ceramic tile and shiny chrome. But these spaces aim for something a little different. Bringing in textured elements like brick and concrete and wood will give you bathroom a touch of the unexpected, and more than a little bit of rustic charm.
Above: A beamed ceiling gives this dreamy bathroom from Yellowtrace just the right touch of texture.
Brick walls and a brick floor give this bathroom (from Stadshem, via My Ideal Home) a unique look.
A weathered wood vanity contrasts with black hex tile and gold fixtures in this bathroom from Black Lacquer Design.
A concrete sink and walls (and a few dinosaurs) add character to this bathroom from The Style Files.
This bathroom from Jersey Ice Cream Co. has an old-fashioned, rustic charm.
Weathered wood adds rustic charm to a bathroom remodel from House and Garden.
Here's another brick bath from Rue Mag.
A super-modern bathroom from The Style Files gets a little extra warmth with an antique wood floor.
Concrete sinks and a wood vanity add texture and depth to a bathroom from The Style Files.
And finally, from The Style Files, proof that, given the right context, knotty pine paneling doesn't always have to be terrible.
(Image credits: Yellowtrace; Stadshem; Black Lacquer Design; The Style Files; Jersey Ice Cream Co.; House and Garden; Rue Mag; The Style Files; The Style Files; The Style Files)