When creating a unique and charming bathroom space, vintage-inspired baths have become increasingly popular in recent years. A vintage-style bath evokes a sense of nostalgia by combining classic design elements with all the practicality and convenience of modern fixtures.
Whether you're renovating an existing bathroom or starting from scratch, choosing a vintage-inspired bath can add a much-needed timeless appeal and transform your bathroom into a sophisticated oasis.
Here, The Bathroom Showroom explores the appeal of vintage bathroom décor while showcasing several spectacular vintage-style baths from our stunning bath range.
The Perfect Baths To Accompany a Vintage Bathroom Vibe
Promoting an astounding bygone elegance, a clawfoot tub is wonderfully reminiscent of a classical era. With its graceful curves and raised legs, the epitome of this bath choice is its endearing vintage charm.
With so many timeless designs available in the traditional styling of clawfoot tubs, traditional freestanding baths like the Heritage Buckingham, the Heritage Tilbury, and the iflo Herita work wonders for a vintage-inspired bathroom.
With varied finishes and materials available, from cast iron to acrylic, clawfoot tubs can be seamlessly integrated into any vintage-inspired bathroom design.
Likewise, vintage-inspired baths that offer to make a statement and create a focal piece are also ideal for a traditional vibe. The Heritage Hylton offers three stunning colours to keep your bathroom décor on-trend with its metallic finish and copper, gold, and stainless steel effect.
Hand-finished and varying in its unique design, the Heritage Wenlock is also a great vintage-inspired bath choice that works well in all bathroom decors. And for a wonderful traditional design, the beautiful Heritage Orford makes for the perfect period-style bath choice.
Complete a Vintage-Inspired Bathroom Vibe With Additional Bathroom Furniture
As well as the bath, your basin and showerhead can play a poignant part in enhancing a vintage-inspired bathroom décor.
Promoting a traditional elegance, pedestal basins, such as those from the iflo Hambleden and Heritage Dorchester bathroom suites, exude an old-world charm with their sculpted column base and basin. These pieces also create a focal point in the bathroom while maximising space.
Pedestal basins also offer a stylish simplicity with their clean lines and minimalist design. Pedestal basins promote an understated opulence that pairs well with vintage-inspired décor.
Ensuring a luxurious experience, a rainfall showerhead, like the Grohe Rainshower Smart Control, brings a touch of opulence to a vintage-inspired bathroom. The gentle cascade of water from these wonderful devices mimics the feeling of standing beneath a natural waterfall.
Rainfall showerheads are also modern in their functionality. While evoking a sense of nostalgia, these showerhead types also provide the convenience of modern technology, such as adjustable spray patterns and water-saving features.
Where To Find Inspiration for Vintage Baths and Bathroom Designs
There are many places you can turn to when deriving inspiration for your vintage-inspired bathroom décor including:
Period-Style Bathrooms: By studying historic homes or visiting museums, you can gather inspiration for replicating vintage bath designs. Pay attention to architectural details, fixtures, and colour palettes.
Authentic Materials: Consider using authentic materials like subway tiles, beadboard panelling, and vintage-inspired wallpapers to create an authentic vintage look. Then add pictures, photos, materials and other items to a bathroom mood board to capture in full such inspiration.
Design Blogs and Magazines: Explore online design blogs and magazines for curated vintage-inspired bathroom ideas. These platforms provide a wealth of inspiration to help you develop your vision.
Pinterest: Pinterest is a treasure trove of vintage bathroom inspiration. Create a board dedicated to vintage baths and save ideas that resonate with your style.
Antique Markets and Stores:
Hidden Gems: Visit antique markets and stores to find unique fixtures and accessories for your vintage-inspired bath. From vintage faucets to ornate mirrors, these treasures can add character to your design.
Repurposing Opportunities: Consider repurposing old furniture pieces as vanities or storage units. Upcycling can give your bathroom a one-of-a-kind look.
How To Create Your Vintage Oasis Bathroom
To create a cohesive vintage-inspired bathroom, consider the following tips:
Soft Neutrals: Opt for soft neutrals like cream, pale blue, or soft grey for a calming vintage feel.
Pastel Accents: Add pops of pastel colours, such as mint green or blush pink, to infuse a touch of nostalgia.
Fixtures and Accessories:
Vintage Hardware: Choose brass or copper fixtures to enhance the vintage aesthetic.
Antique Mirrors: Incorporate antique mirrors with ornate frames to add an extra layer of elegance.
Flooring and Walls:
Classic Tiles: Use subway tiles, like those from our Metro range, mosaic patterns, or hexagonal tiles for flooring and walls to create a vintage look.
Wallpaper: Select vintage-inspired wallpapers with delicate patterns or floral motifs to add a sense of charm.
Warm Ambiance: Select warm and soft lighting fixtures, like the Hib Summit Pendant Light, to create a cosy atmosphere reminiscent of the past.
Vintage-Style Sconces: Install vintage-style sconces for additional lighting and a touch of vintage flair.
Vintage-Inspired Baths Perfectly Blend Nostalgia and Modernity
By blending vintage design elements with modern amenities, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in your 21st-century bathroom. It's important to strike a balance between nostalgia and functionality to create a space that both looks beautiful and meets your everyday needs.
Vintage-inspired baths offer a unique opportunity to infuse your bathroom with a sense of history and charm. By incorporating the best baths and drawing inspiration from various sources, you can create a space that transports you back in time while still enjoying the comforts of modern living.
If you’re looking for further help selecting the best bath for your space, book an appointment with The Bathroom Showroom. Experts in all things bathrooms, we can help turn your dream bathroom into a reality.