Make a period bathroom your own with our style suggestions...
You might not think traditional bathroom ideas are for you, but vintage bathrooms are making a big comeback, especially when twinned with a more contemporary twist. So here are our 7 modern style spins to inspire you to do something new with a period bathroom space:
1. Go wild with colour on a cast iron roll top bath – think your cast iron bath needs to be a sombre sage or dreary grey - then think again! Chose a brighter on trend shade to make the most of a timeless item; you can also find all the advice you need in our guide to painting a cast iron bath.
2. Paint bath feet – if the feet on your cast iron bath are not a polished finish such as chrome or gold, you may have feet that are paintable either in a contrasting colour to the bath, or in the same colour to give you an even bolder block of contemporary colour.
3. Paint a heated towel rail – staying on the theme of painting, adding a splash of colour to a heated towel rail is another easy way to create a design feature with something that’s already in place. It’s something we did on our Baby Clifton to create a kitsch look.
4. Choose an on trend finish – Rose Gold has been around for a little while now but on taps and showers it truly shines, bringing light to dark spaces and warmth to more clinical white bathrooms.
5. Add a Metallic Effect Acrylic bath – if you’re only looking to replace a limited amount of items in your bathroom then consider a luxury freestanding bath in the latest finish. A Metallic Effect Acrylic Bath will bring a stylish shimmer to your space and create a fabulous design feature that lifts a period bathroom in ne easy step.
6. Consider an Art Deco twist on a more contemporary vanity space – if you’re dreaming of a gorgeous vanity area around your bathroom sink then go bold with an oversized 800mm Wynwood basin, Abingdon washstand and optional glass shelf.
7. Add ombre – there is no more straightforward way to make you bathroom more pf the moment than by adding an ombre effect. Used on a wall with tiles it instantly creates a design feature, or you could even try it with paint on a cast iron bath. If you do share it will us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest profiles, we'd love to see your handiwork!