Vintage seems to be everywhere at the moment, from charity shop clothes being paraded on the high street to people opting for traditional-style crockery in their kitchens – but one place the trend is yet to reach is bathrooms.
So why not be among the first to embrace this new washroom trend and get your hands on retro bathroom accessories that can really bring a bathroom to life? Interest in the vintage aesthetic has blossomed in recent years, as people begin to loosen up their attitude to everything and start to have more fun with their interiors. There has been an upsurge in interest in vintage anything and shabby chic vintage and that more relaxed way of decorating.
If you’re planning to give your bathroom suites a new look, you might like to try taking inspiration from the designs of old and incorporate some vintage elements into it.
To start, a stand-alone bathtub in the centre of the room could work, particularly well if it has Edwardian-era clawed feet. One of these could form the focal point for the eyes and act as the centre that you can decorate around.
Moving on to the flooring, tiles in two-tone colours may work well. A mixture of black and white, will lend itself far better to the vintage look, and could be matched with walls painted in light hues.
You might also like to try adding some classical furniture, such as a wooden stool or cabinet. These could give the room a much older look, particularly if complemented with Edwardian fixtures. For example, a freestanding sink with two taps could enhance the theme from an appliance perspective.
Finally, lots of natural light could brighten up the bathroom and accentuate the tiling on the floor. If you would like some privacy, however, consider blinds instead of curtains.
Those looking to keep up with this latest interior design trends may find choosing the right bathroom furniture, a good way to keep them ahead of the pack.
Rustic charm is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners, as the aesthetic offers a warm and wholesome feel. Such a direction can be combined with more modern appliances to make the room functional yet aesthetically pleasing.
Perhaps the most commonly used colours are the ones associated with the natural things that surround us, such as earthy colours of red, browns and greens.
Interior designer Anita Kaushal recently claimed people in the UK are mixing and matching their styles when it comes to selecting bathroom furniture, with some introducing items such as bookcases and chandeliers.
But for those of you wanting to look forward, not back, when it comes to your bathroom suites design, then Lavinia Dargie’s – founder of Dargie Lewis Designs – comments may be more appealing, as she suggested bathrooms of the future will include more technology-based items, such as TVs!