Modern and sleek! That is how we tend to think most bathrooms should look. However, there has been a recent trend towards more characterful and original bathroom spaces. One of which is the vintage style bathroom. A look that is not only practical but attractive and easy to create as well. In fact, you can easily create such a bathroom space by following the four tips in the post below.
Step 1: Tiling the walls
One of the simplest ways to create a robust vintage look in your bathroom is to tile the walls. Something that will not only contribute to the overall aesthetic but also ensure your bathroom is as practical as possible too. After all, tiles waterproof and easy to clean!
Of course, not just any old tiles will do. In fact, you need to find just the right kind of bathroom tiles to fit the look you are going for. One option here being to go for subway tiles in cream with light grout for a Victorian-style look. Although, many homeowners are opting to go for a brighter tile with a dark grout now, to create a more contemporary-vintage style look.
Step 2: Choose the right suite
Next, you need to pay special attention to the bathroom suite that you pick, including the sink, bath and toilet. Here, you would be forgiven for thinking that to achieve this style, you must immediately opt for the most Victorian looking pieces you can. Of course, suits in this style can work very well, as long as the rest of the room is as simple as possible.
However, you may find that more modern pieces can also work within this setting, as long as they are classic and straightforward in their form.
Step 3: Period fixtures and fittings
You may not think a lot about the taps, hoses, or showerheads you have in your bathroom, but if you want to achieve a vintage look, you will need to pay attention to the finer details here.
Happily, you will find that there are a range of more vintage style taps, handles, and showerheads that you can choose from. You can also pick from different finishes such as gold, rose gold, bronze and even matte metal shades which can work particularly well in such a room.
Step 4: Vintage decorations
It can be tempting to fill a pace with bric-a-brac to achieve a vintage look. However, such clutter in a bathroom isn’t suitable because it not only collects dust but can suffer from exposure to water as well.
Instead, it’s wise to pull back on the decoration and choose one or two to vintage style posters in frames to display on the walls. Although you will need to carefully make sure that the colours in the fit or complement your scheme for the most cohesive look. It’s also best to keep the frames simple and low profile too, as this will ensure that the overall design aesthetic is not overwhelmed and your vintage style bathroom remains a pleasant space in which to relax.