Read on to learn more about traditional bathroom designs.
Classic bathroom design may be achieved by using vintage-inspired elements.
In terms of design, traditional bathrooms are distinguished by their timeless and intricate details. Rather from being out of date, they are fashionable, elegant, and well-suited to historic homes and buildings. They are a great way to infuse timeless design into more contemporary houses, creating an appearance that will endure for years.
Traditional bathroom design ideas.
The timeless and exquisite features of traditional bathrooms. They are stylish, elegant, and go nicely with old structures. Vintage-inspired components may create a classic bathroom decor. Toilets in a classic bathroom should be kept simple. A low-level toilet is ideal for making a traditional toilet.
Freestanding bathrooms are intended to look like antique cast iron bathtubs without the bother. Storage is vital in a bathroom, but you don't have to compromise antique charm for practicality. A large wall-mounted shower head resembles the hand-held shower attachments seen on traditional bath mixer taps. For a rustic appearance, use raw wood coated with a clear varnish or wax. Use wrought iron brackets to create a style that works nicely with dark walls.
Elegant dressing tables are the perfect finishing touch in a larger bathroom, provided space allows. Lautner is a classy choice that complements a scalloped edge mirror. Our bathroom wallpapers make it easy to create a practical replacement as well as an exciting addition. Cooking or bathing with wood paneling may be a beautiful alternative to tiling. Timber cladding may be rapidly installed and painted to match or contrast the surrounding walls.
Use a matt finish to give your room a more natural look. Use a bright color pallet to liven up your space. The Pereti and Orara collections include designs from the early twentieth century, with cut-glass components. If you want to create a traditional or heritage-inspired bathroom, go for a frameless mirror. If you use your bathroom to get ready in the morning, try adding additional lighting near mirrors to make shaving easier.
The old-fashioned wooden frame conjures memories of handcrafted homewares. House plants are a great complement to any space; not only were they fashionable in the past, but they thrive in a bathroom with plenty of wetness. Not having green fingers? Our very realistic artificial plants will offer great aesthetics and luxuriant foliage.
What is the best way to make a classic Basin?
For a classic bathroom, a gorgeous basin is the ideal beginning point for the design. Traditionally styled, pedestal basins have contemporary plumbing hidden beneath a ceramic pedestal that supports the bowl of water. Look for washstands that include a raised ceramic upstand behind the taps, such as our Waverley basin, which replicates the characteristics seen on elegant washstands from the Victorian era. Try a basin with mitred corners (an angular form that is an appealing alternative to curved basins), such as our Serina basins, as an option. These are based on the fashionable art deco styles of the beautiful 1920s and are a classic option for any home decorator.
In addition, vintage-style vanity cabinets are a popular option since they provide both storage and functionality. Our Chadleigh line (seen here in white) includes flat-panel shaker-style doors that are available in either a soft grey or white finish to complement your home. A vanity is an excellent method to conceal clutter in the bathroom, resulting in a more relaxed environment. Changing the handles makes it simple to include more delicate, period-style elements into the design. Choose faucets with a chrome or gold-effect finish for the ideal finishing touch. Bathrooms designed in monochromatic art deco style benefit from chrome finishes, while Victorian-inspired rooms benefit from gold and brass-effect finishes, respectively. When it comes to basins with just two tap holes, pillar taps with cross-shaped levers are a traditional option to consider.
What is the best way to make a traditional toilet?
Toilets should be kept as basic as possible in a traditional bathroom, preferably with designs that complement your selected basin. Consider a low-level toilet, in which the cistern is hung on the wall at a little higher height than on a more modern toilet, as a tribute to nostalgia. Although they have the lovely appearance of a chain-pull toilet, they have all of the contemporary conveniences that you'd expect from a modern, water-efficient type. Keep your toilet seat white or neutral to match the rest of your decor, or go for a wooden toilet seat in natural oak or pine to give warmth and authenticity to your space.
What is the best way to make a classic Baths?
Nothing captures the essence of a classic design bathroom more than an elegant freestanding bath that encourages you to unwind in comfort. Designed to replicate the exquisite elegance of old cast iron bathtubs without the hassle, our acrylic freestanding baths are both attractive and simple to maintain. Pick a bath that complements the architectural style of your house, or just choose one that is visually appealing. Consider chrome or gold-effect taps to match your claw-footed bath, just as you would with basins. Freestanding taps are a beautiful option since they will not distract from the delicate curves of your roll-top bath, which is a desirable feature.
Alternative to traditional taps, which rise from the rim of your bath, freestanding taps rise from the floor next to your bath, with the piping hidden by attractive metallic standpipes. The classic pillar taps with cross-shaped lever handles or the mixer taps with ceramic accents will suit your needs well if you want a more traditional look. Mixer taps may also be a convenient option if you want a shower head that can be used in or over the bath. You may also personalize your bath by choosing matching feet, which come in a variety of styles ranging from elaborate and intricate to sleek and contemporary.
What is the best way to make a conventional Showers?
Despite the fact that showers are a more recent addition to our houses, there is no reason why they cannot function well in a more conventional bathroom. In a room, frameless shower enclosures will fade into the backdrop, disappearing completely. The gentle curves of a quadrant-shaped shower enclosure complement a historic bathroom well, and they are adaptable to a wide range of settings. With a straightforward appearance that is both discreet and genuine, mixer shower controls are an excellent choice for a heritage-inspired bathroom. A big, wall-mounted shower head will not only provide an excellent showering experience, but it will also have the appearance of the hand-held shower attachments seen on classic bath mixer taps.
What is the best way to design traditional bathroom furniture and storage?
The importance of storage in a bathroom cannot be overstated. The good news is that you don't have to sacrifice vintage style in order to design a space that's both functional and full of historical character. Storage cabinets are an excellent method to keep the contemporary goods that we all need in our bathrooms hidden. Freestanding and wall-mounted cabinets are available in a variety of shapes and sizes from our Chadleigh and Nicolina collections, all of which have classic design to complement your house. The Chadleigh series (seen above) includes exquisite cornice and pelmet elements that look particularly lovely when placed over a basin or vanity unit. Make sure to include wall-mounted shelves in strategic locations if you need to make extra storage space available. A narrow shelf over a sink provides additional storage space for toothbrushes, hand washes, and other daily necessities.
Use natural wood that has been treated with a transparent varnish or wax for a rustic look. Make use of brackets in the form of wrought iron to create a look that goes well with dark-colored walls. When it comes to storing toiletries, baskets and ornamental jars are great options since they are both functional and beautiful. Elegant dressing tables are the ideal finishing touch in a bigger bathroom, especially if you have the space for one. The Lautner is a sophisticated option that looks stunning when paired with a scalloped edge mirror placed on the wall above it. It is convenient to have drawers for storing make-up and other cosmetic products. In addition, it is a pleasant place to relax and get dressed in the morning or evening.
What is the best way to build classic Walls?
After you've selected the ideal bathroom suite for your needs, it's time to consider about the walls. Painting and tiling the walls is a classic combination, but there are other choices that may make your bathroom stand out, such as wood paneling and bathroom wallpaper, that can be just as effective. When it comes to painting the walls of a bathroom with antique charms, there are two popular choices. Alternatively, use white or off-white walls to match fixtures and create a monochromatic color scheme in the room. Consider using deeper, richer colors that are inspired by nature as an alternative. Colors like sage greens, rich burgundies, elegant navy, and slate greys were fashionable throughout the Edwardian, Victorian, and Georgian eras, and they are still popular now. All of these colors will provide a striking contrast when used with white fixtures and metallic accents. Do not forget to choose a bathroom paint that is resistant to moisture, as this will ensure that your bathroom continues to look beautiful for many years to come.
Period designs tend to emphasize the use of wall tiles as both a functional and a decorative option. Keep the ceramic tiles in your bathroom basic and white or cream for a design that pays tribute to traditional styles from decades past. Alternatively, for a touch of luxury, marble-effect tiles may be used. Our Trentie bevelled edge tiles are the ideal option for classic bathrooms, thanks to their timeless good looks that complement a wide variety of design schemes and styles. Lay the bricks in a staggered or offset manner to evoke the look of older homes. Brick-shaped tiles may also be a useful option if you're attempting to achieve a smooth finish on uneven walls in a historical building.
Wallpaper can be an interesting addition to a space in lieu of paint – and our bathroom wallpapers make it possible to make a functional replacement as well as an exciting addition. In a heritage-inspired bathroom, delicate flower motifs, as well as damask patterns, may be used to stunning effect. Make use of a matt finish to give your space a more genuine appearance. As with paint, try using a vibrant color palette that will bring your room to life. For the last point on texture, wood paneling (such as the one shown) may be a lovely alternative to a tiled backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom. It also blends nicely with various wood finishes seen in a bathroom setting. Timber cladding may be placed quickly and simply on a flat wall, and then painted to match or contrast with the walls that surround it. It's a fantastic way to add a unique and eye-catching element to your home's decor.
What is the traditional bath flooring?
Because bathrooms tend to have high moisture levels, hard materials such as solid wood, marble, and ceramic tiles have historically been preferred as flooring - think solid wood, marble, and ceramic tiles. However, having a genuine historical appearance in the bathroom does not imply that you have to forego modern conveniences. Choose modern flooring that has the appearance of genuine wood but is more durable and suitable for a busy household. If you long for the classic look and feel of hardwood floors, consider installing Luxury Vinyl Click flooring. It's simple to install, very durable, and almost indistinguishable from genuine wood in appearance.
It is available in a variety wood finishes, allowing you to choose the one that best complements the rest of your house. As an alternative, add a touch of elegance to your bathroom with low-maintenance marble-effect ceramic tiles that have exquisite detailing and need little care. Matching tiled splashbacks surrounding the basin and bath areas would complete the look perfectly. We adore our Illusion white marble tiles, which can be used on the floor or the wall to create a seamless appearance that will complement any interior design scheme. When it comes to bathrooms, vinyl tiles may be unexpectedly effective since they are more comfortable underfoot than stone or ceramic alternatives.
What is the best lighting for a bathroom?
In terms of lighting a classic style bathroom, it is advisable to choose between being overt and understated. Recessed LED downlighters will guarantee that your space is well-lit, and the slimline fixtures will blend in perfectly with the ceiling. Alternatively, a statement semi-flush ceiling light fitting with glass shades will reflect light throughout the room while staying functional in a busy area is an excellent choice. Our Pereti and Orara collections include patterns that are reminiscent of the early twentieth century, with cut-glass elements that were fashionable at the time. For those who use their bathroom to get ready in the morning, consider installing extra wall lights near any mirrors to make shaving and putting on make-up more convenient.
Is it necessary to heat the bathroom?
There are two choices for keeping your conventional bathroom warm and comfortable, depending on the amount of space you have available to you. Consider installing underfloor heating in smaller bath and shower rooms, which is both discreet and pleasant to walk around on. You won't have to worry about taking up valuable wall space with radiators or heaters since it can be easily placed beneath various kinds of flooring. Alternatively, a traditional-style bathroom radiator and towel warmer would make a statement. A magnificent column radiator with a chromed towel rail will not only heat your room, but it will also serve as a fashionable location to warm your towels before stepping out of the bath when you are finished.
There are versions in bigger sizes for larger families, as well as models in smaller sizes to fit even the smallest shower room or cloakroom. A classic ladder towel warmer is a more slimline option that not only looks in keeping with historic homes, but also provides more heat in a smaller space. It also provides a significant amount of storage space for towels for the whole household. These stand out from modern models due to their clean and simple forms, and they give a genuine touch to your bathroom decor.
Mirrors for the bathroom?
A bathroom mirror serves more purposes than simply being functional; it also serves to brighten and expand the space by reflecting light back into the room. You should consider whether you want to create a conventional or a heritage-inspired bathroom when selecting the ideal mirror for your space. Alternatively, you may be attempting to develop a design that emphasizes natural materials that have been present in our houses for hundreds of years. Choose a frameless mirror with facetted (or bevelled) edges or a dramatic scalloped edge to create an attractive area with elements of vintage design in your bathroom. The use of glamorous scalloped-edge mirrors is a wonderful method to draw attention to a particular area of your home. They stand out even more when paired with dark-colored interior walls. When it comes to bathroom mirrors, nothing beats the traditional wooden frame, which evokes the essence of handmade homewares from long ago. Look for frames made of solid wood with modest details that will give a touch of personality to your space.
What about bath accessories?
It is the finishing touch that will bring your heritage-inspired bathroom to life, and here is where the accessories come in. Begin by including a few practical objects that have a reference to historical design. Towel rails and hanging hooks that are placed on the wall are a practical need. They are most attractive in brass or matte black finishes (black pairs particularly well with natural wood). Take note of any curved or white ceramic elements that reflect the bathroom fixtures and help to bring the design together. Using artwork that has a vintage vibe, such as our botanic prints (seen above), can appear ageless in any house when displayed on big walls. Framed prints and photos will fare much better in the presence of moisture than a canvas print, making them a more fashionable and practical option than canvas prints.
The inclusion of house plants is a wonderful addition to any room; not only were they very popular in the past, but they will flourish in a bathroom where there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. Peace lilies and parlour palms are perennially attractive and would shine brightly in a simple ceramic planter with a glazed finish. If you don't have green fingers, our extremely realistic fake plants will provide you with excellent aesthetics and consistently lush foliage.
Bathroom design ideas.
- The timeless and exquisite features of traditional bathrooms.
- They are stylish, elegant, and go nicely with old structures.
- Vintage-inspired components may create a classic bathroom decor.
- Toilets in a classic bathroom should be kept simple.
- A low-level toilet is ideal for making a traditional toilet.
- Freestanding bathrooms are intended to look like antique cast iron bathtubs without the bother.
- Storage is vital in a bathroom, but you don't have to compromise antique charm for practicality.
- A large wall-mounted shower head resembles the hand-held shower attachments seen on traditional bath mixer taps.
- For a rustic appearance, use raw wood coated with a clear varnish or wax.
- Use wrought iron brackets to create a style that works nicely with dark walls.
- Elegant dressing tables are the perfect finishing touch in a larger bathroom, provided space allows.
- Lautner is a classy choice that complements a scalloped edge mirror.
- Our bathroom wallpapers make it easy to create a practical replacement as well as an exciting addition.
- Cooking or bathing with wood paneling may be a beautiful alternative to tiling.
- Timber cladding may be rapidly installed and painted to match or contrast the surrounding walls.
- Use a matt finish to give your room a more natural look.
- Use a bright color pallet to liven up your space.
- The Pereti and Orara collections include designs from the early twentieth century, with cut-glass components.
- If you want to create a traditional or heritage-inspired bathroom, go for a frameless mirror.
- If you use your bathroom to get ready in the morning, try adding additional lighting near mirrors to make shaving easier.