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10 traditional bathroom ideas that'll add elegance to your space

10 traditional bathroom ideas that'll add elegance to your space

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 2 months ago 6 min read

If you’re searching for traditional bathroom ideas, you’ve certainly come to the right place. We'll show you how to create that timeless look in your own home.

Despite the popularity of contemporary bathrooms, traditional designs are still very much sought after, and with good reason.

Harking back to a golden age of interior design, traditional bathrooms offer plenty in the way of elegance and luxury. Featuring more elaborate and considered touches than their contemporary counterparts, traditional bathrooms possess a timeless quality, meaning they’ll never go out of fashion.

From roll top baths with exquisite claw feet to showers with intricate valves and levers, why not take a browse through these 10 traditional bathroom ideas?

1. Elegance for the whole family

If you thought a functional, family bathroom could never be combined with traditional style, think again. This stunning bathroom contains all the elements a busy family household needs, including shower bath, basin, toilet and space for storage. If you love period dramas set in the early part of the 20th century, this beautiful space should provide you with plenty of Edwardian bathroom ideas.

Dulwich collection

With the Dulwich freestanding shower bath, you can have all the luxury and appearance of a roll top bath with all the functionality of a shower. The washstand is a more classical variation on the pedestal basin, providing a handy place to hang towels, plus plenty of space for storage beneath.

2. Art Deco style

With period dramas like Downton Abbey and The Crown hitting our screens in recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence in interest around Art Deco interiors and Edwardian bathrooms. Look out for geometric shapes, taps with black handles, period style mirrors and stepped baths for your Art Deco bathroom.

Art Deco bathroom ideas

If you’re looking for something a bit more glitzy and glamorous, capturing the heyday of Hollywood somewhat, this bathroom might be right up your boulevard.

Beaumont collection

3. Enchanted Winter

With this elegant winter-themed bathroom, every day is Christmas. And, whilst your bathroom may not be as large as the one pictured below (unless you live in a stately home, of course), you can still achieve the luxurious look for less.

Enchanted Winter bathroom ideas

A special finish bath, like this tin bath, will add a special touch to bath time. Decorate your walls, add a chandelier and opt for extra special ceramics.

Enchanted Winter bathroom ideas

Read on for more vintage bathroom ideas...

4. Shaker Maker

Shaker style furniture is renowned for its simple design and high quality construction. So, if you’re looking for traditional bathroom ideas, why not add a touch of Shaker style to your space?

Camberley satin grey bathroom furniture

The vintage grey finish adds a certain elegance to proceedings, whilst the matching bath panels produce a coordinated look.

5. Traditional Tropical

A wet room really is the epitome of contemporary style, so how on earth can it be traditional at the same time?

Tropical bathroom ideas

With this Tropical-themed wet room, we’ve managed to strike a balance between modern comfort and classic design by using traditional elements like the toilet and vanity unit. It’s an eclectic look, we’re calling “Modern Vintage”, and it’s a big bathroom trend!

6. Green with envy

Green is an on-trend bathroom colour, yet it can also be used to produce a vintage look and feel. This understated yet elegant bathroom, featuring a suite from the Winchester collection, will certainly leave your friends and family green with envy. I mean, what’s not to love about this Victorian style bathroom?

Winchester collection

If green isn't your perfect shade, why not find out how to create bathroom colour schemes using a colour wheel? With our tips and tricks, you’re bound to find the perfect combination. Read on for more Victorian bathroom ideas…

7. French Floral

For a bathroom that is truly "magnifique", why not try out some French Floral style? Featuring light, bright colours and floral designs, it's all about creating a glamorous retreat in the heart of your home.

The floral aspect of this style comes through in a variety of ways. The most obvious being the use of real flowers within your space, but the look can also be achieved by introducing floral patterns to your décor. Flock wallpaper, floral motifs and mosaics are all great ways to get this theme across.

French Floral bathroom ideas

The traditional touches come through in a number of ways, including the high level cistern toilet and gorgeous freestanding bath. Find out how to get the French Floral look in a small bathroom.

8. Vintage Chic

Our Vintage Chic bathroom takes influences from period design and places them in a more dramatic, theatrical setting. As classic bathroom ideas go, this one is a real showstopper!

Vintage Chic bathroom ideas

If you're searching for traditional bathroom ideas with a modern twist, this is the one for you. The deep green glazed metro tiles add rich colour, whilst the slightly weathered surfaces bring a more vintage feel. It can also be achieved in a smaller space.

Vintage Chic bathroom ideas

9. Master the Harbour look

The nautical theme remains incredibly popular, especially if you’re looking for traditional bathroom ideas.

Nautical bathroom ideas

Putting all the kitsch seaside accessories aside, this look is certainly more refined with a mix of blues and warm wood surfaces. It can even be recreated in a downstairs cloakroom.

Coastal bathroom ideas

For more traditional downstairs toilet ideas, read on…

10. Small spaces

Just because your ensuite or cloakroom is a bit on the small side, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy traditional style. With the right choice of ceramics, taps and showers, any space can be given a timeless makeover.

Winchester collection

Even the smallest of cloakrooms can look the part. Why not check out our small bathroom ideas for further inspiration? Or, discover all our traditional downstairs bathroom ideas.

French Floral cloakroom ideas

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Author, Ruth Foster

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 2 months ago

As our resident Interior Designer, Ruth is passionate about home-related trends and loves light, airy interiors shaped by organic forms and colours. With a background in textiles for interiors, she is studying for a masters in interior design.

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