Today Helen Davies is guest posting on A Touch Of Luxe on how to get the perfect vintage bathroom look. Adding some vintage items to your bathroom will make it so more luxe and special. Here's Helen's look on how to create that vintage look...
For some of us, having the latest bathroom fixtures and fittings isn’t the most important thing in the world. No, for some of us what really matters is timeless vintage style. Now creating this look in your bathroom might require a little more research and hunting than you would put in to creating a generic contemporary look, but the results can be astonishing. Here’s what you need to know to help on your way:
Firstly, don’t be afraid of contemporary products that are designed to have a vintage aesthetic. Modern manufacturing processes have improved so much that contemporary products will be far more efficient, durable and reliable than their predecessors. The key is to find modern products that have been styled for the vintage look. For example, the classic curved-spout, crosshead taps, with enamel detailing, can be now be purchased with the vintage looks that you want, but which also feature ceramic disc technology, for greater temperature and flow control than ever before.
The freestanding roll-top bath has long been the epitome of stylish, luxurious bathing, and if you have the space available, it must really a must when you are trying to create a chic, vintage bathroom look. Modern roll-tops keep all of the charm and charisma of the traditional models, but modern materials such as stone resin and acrylic will provide you with a bath which more stain and scratch resistant, easier to clean and better at retaining heat, ideal for fans of long, relaxing soaks.
bathroom furnitureis a key area to get right when attempting to achieve a truly vintage bathroom design, as having your surfaces crammed with various accumulated toiletries, cosmetics and cleaning products will detract from whatever design you are trying to create. A fitted vanity unit will allow you to keep your basin area clear of clutter, whilst keeping all of your daily essentials organised and within easy reach. A glamorous vanity area is a key component of a stylish vintage aesthetic, so making sure your basin area is kept clean and tidy is an important factor.
A few other well chosen cabinets, placed around your bathroom will help to create a uniform and complete design, and meet all of your storage requirements. As far as finish is concerned, there are now more options available than ever before, but for the classic look, it really is difficult to built naturally finished wooden furniture. Whilst lighter coloured words such as oak and pine are popular in modern bathrooms, for the vintage look there really is nothing quite like the rich, solid opulence of darker shades like walnut and wenge.
Do allow yourself to take advantage of modern improvements in bathroom manufacturing and design when creating your vintage bathroom; you can now achieve the exact style and finish you want, but with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your bathroom will still perform to the highest standards. Why not have a click around and start planning your new bathroom toady?
Thank you to Helen Davies, who is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, who sell good looking contemporary and traditional bathroom furniture at realistic prices.