How To Create A Vintage Bathroom Design for A Modern Home

Love vintage decor? Then make sure you incorporate the look and feel in your bathroom as well.

Today, new build homes are becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people choosing to buy new builds over older homes. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that there will be fewer repairs to carry out, but this doesn’t mean your new build home will be perfect right from the outset.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do is redecorating, and a lot of people choose to add vintage elements to their home to give it a better look and feel. If you love old-fashioned décor, the one room that would suit this very well would be the bathroom.

To find out more about creating vintage bathroom designs for a modern home, read on:

Buy a clawfoot tub

Clawfoot tubs are the epitome of vintage style in bathrooms, as they were one of the first modern bathtub designs to come into being. Before they were used, bathtubs for poorer people consisted of zinc tubs that were cramped and uncomfortable. While clawfoot tubs were still seen as luxury items to begin with, over time they became more commonplace and affordable.

Install checkered floor tiles

All of the best classic bathrooms have checkered foot tiles, and one of the best things about them is that they don’t have to cost a lot. You could choose to lay real tiles, or you could go for laminated flooring. This latter option is guaranteed to be cheaper, although you might not get the same real vintage vibe from it.

In the 15th century, checkered flooring came into being and it remained popular until the 1940s. Not all checkered floors are found in bathrooms, but you can’t deny that they look fantastic in them!

Hang candelabras

A candelabra can instantly give your bathroom a vintage look, while also making it incredibly posh. Candelabras can give rooms a certain mood, and yours will help to transform your bathroom into a relaxing haven.

There are all kinds of candelabra styles as well, so finding the perfect one for your room ought to be easy. If you’re worried it’ll push things just a bit too far, go for a more subdued one.

Add a chest of drawers

A chest of drawers can smarten up your bathroom, provide you with a practical solution to storage issues, and give the room an olde worlde feel. A chest with distressed wood can help to make it look even more the part, and you could even treat the wood yourself if you’re a DIY fan.

Put up some artwork

Artwork looks amazing in every room, and while many probably wouldn’t think of hanging any in the bathroom, it can work wonders. A good painting or framed photograph can transform a room’s design and help to give it the ideal theme, so be on the lookout for vintage posters and prints that would look great in your bathroom.

Place a chair next to your bath

Placing a chair or stool next to your bathtub can be a very practical decision, as you’ll be able to use it as a place to drape your towel while you’re in the bath, as well as a place to take a seat while your bath is drawing, for example.

You can also get ottomans or other types of chair that include storage, which will certainly be useful!

Finding the right kind of way to make your bathroom more vintage really isn’t as difficult as it might seem, as you don’t even need to utilise all of these tips to get the perfect look and feel.

Can you provide us with any other tips on making your bathroom a vintage paradise?


This guest blog was written by Aurora Johnson on behalf of  Victoria Plumb, the quality bathroom specialist.

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