Whether you are looking to bring your bathroom in line with your home’s styling or perhaps you are just looking to create something more inviting than a simple, minimalist modern design, creating an elegant period-style bathroom doesn’t have to be a hassle. With a few well-chosen statement pieces and some clever design, you can create a bathroom space with real vintage character.
For a real standout bathroom, a classic freestanding bathtub is an absolute must and will be a fabulous centrepiece. At Opulenza we have a range of stunning period style baths; a claw-footed cast iron bathtub is a classic choice that will be the perfect focal point for the room. For the basin, a chic white pedestal basin will fit perfectly with this theme, with polished vintage style taps to complete the look. Don’t neglect your tap choice! A classical mixer tap on the bath will tie everything together for this look.
Once the furnishings are in place, you can focus on the design and overall look of your bathroom. For period style you want to keep things simple, but not too stark – think warm, inviting and cosy. You want to create character without creating clutter. Don’t go for too much pattern; choose an elegant block colour for the walls. It might sound odd, but grey is very much in fashion for home décor at the moment and it makes for a very chic space. Dark wooden flooring (or vinyl equivalent) will compliment this nicely, then to contrast with the dark colouring you can go for light, bright finishing touches, going for white or cream bath mat, towels and window dressings.
The final touches are important to tie all your period design elements together. An ornate, vintage style mirror would be an excellent addition to the room, or perhaps some vintage prints if you feel the walls are too bare. Have a search around your local charity shops for things like vintage soap dishes, small bowls or large glass jars for storage.
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