A bathroom should be a relaxing haven where you can wash away the worries of the day and enjoy some time to yourself. You can enjoy spa-quality products in your home, but the bathroom needs to feel right too. You will need to decide on which period of time you wish to step back into. Do you fancy Edwardian, Victorian or Art Deco or to have your bathroom look like it stars in a classic Hollywood movie?
How to Get the Vintage Look
You may be able to pick up some elegant old mirrors and glass bottles for your oils at a flea market or antique shop. These are also good places to find old photographs or paintings to decorate the walls. Your walls can be any colour you fancy, from peaceful pastels to vivid blues or even a floral theme.
A pedestal sink with brass or silver taps will create an elegant space, especially if you include a marble or marble-effect splash-back between the back of the unit and the mirror. As you won’t have under-sink storage space, you can put up pretty shelves to show off your toiletries or a lovely wooden wall cabinet. Treat yourself to some vintage toiletries, including soaps, to create an eye-catching feature for your shelves.
Bath Tub Plays the Lead Role
The star of any vintage bathroom has to be the tub. Whether it is centrally placed or next to a wall, it needs to shine. You can put it on a marble or wood platform to add to the wow factor. To complete your vintage look, you could invest in an oversize tab – ideal for a long soak with essential oils. Cast iron baths with rolled tops or claw feet are free-standing works of art which will complete the vintage feel to your bathroom. You can check out which style of cast iron baths would suit the look of your bathroom at specialist companies such as http://www.wilsonsyard.com/products/bathrooms/baths-new-cast-iron.html.
You need to take care of a cast iron bath, so avoid using acidic or abrasive products. It is best to clean the bath after bathing to stop soap building up, or fill it with warm water, add washing-up liquid and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Do not scrub, as this can scratch the surface.