Bathrooms today can look relatively samey, they’re often white, with coordinated appliances and to be honest, little personality. If you’ve ever wanted to bring the classic, grand hotel bathroom style to your home, what are you waiting for? It’s actually quite simple to give your bathroom a vintage makeover, so take a look at the following tips and transport your bathroom back in time.
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Little details, big difference
If you haven’t got a huge budget to makeover your bathroom, don’t despair. There are several small touches you can make to incorporate vintage details without forking out. Switching your taps, the knobs and handles on your doors and drawers and even your curtains will give a subtle, but noticeable lift to your bathroom and reflect that vintage styling.
Invest in one statement piece
Your bathroom can benefit from having one key statement piece that will draw the attention of the room and really give it that vintage vibe. Some items will be easy to find in places like charity shops or Gumtree while finding an antique vanity online is easily done with plenty of options of styles and sizes. Screens or vintage bathroom cabinets are other great suggestions for showcase pieces for your vintage bathroom, and you can pick up a great deal if you know where to look.
Give modern pieces the shabby chic treatment
Usually, you’d try and give old pieces a new makeover, but not with this bathroom trend. Instead, give your new pieces a shabby chic makeover. This can be done by sanding down your furniture to give them a different finish and using different colours to create that worn, textured look. You can also add details such as metal edges or change the legs on your furniture to transport it back in time and have a vintage-inspired furniture in no time.
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
An ornate mirror is the epitome of a vintage bathroom, and while you can pick up ornate mirrors in many shops, the prices will make you recoil in horror. Instead, make it a do-it-yourself job. You’ll find great tips for making your own ornate mirror online, and if you’re not really the DIY type, you could get lucky at a boot sale or antique fair.
Make your toiletries look vintage too
It’s all well and good giving your bathroom a vintage makeover, but if a bottle of Herbal Essence is going to be lurking in the corner, it’ll spoil the illusion. Get yourself some stylish vintage dispensers and use calligraphy to label them, it’ll look chic and elegant, and nobody ever needs to know that your modern beauty essentials are hiding inside!
Your bathroom can be whatever you want it to be, and even with a small budget, you can make a huge transformation. Planning a bit of home renovation can be difficult with the kids around, but this advice blog on making it through could help. Enjoy your beautiful new bathroom in all its vintage glory and be sure to show off your efforts on Instagram and Pinterest.