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A Period Piece

If you own a period property, you might like to keep your bathroom in line with your home’s style.

Period Bathroom

Mixing and matching reclaimed pieces, reproductions and vintage shop finds is key to this look to create a feeling that it has evolved over time.

We know it’s not going to be easy to pull this look together quickly, so you may need to have patience to let it come together over time. The results will be most rewarding.

Here are some tips to get you started:

Take Advantage

Fireplace

You should take advantage of any traditional features; alcoves cry out to be filled with shelves or cabinets. Or if you’re lucky enough, an old fireplace’s mantel makes a great platform for displaying accessories and other paraphernalia.

Old and New

Old and New

For a traditional yet modern bathroom, include timeless features with modern innovations, such as chunky floating shelves. These incorporate a modern touch to a period-style bathroom and can be picked up at affordable prices.

Bathtub Art

Roll top bath

Old roll top baths are being spruced up by painting the outside. Be bold and make a statement with a bright colour against an all white scheme, or match your bathtub to co-ordinate with the rest of the bathroom.

Window Dressing

Shutters

Classic shutters are an ideal choice for period style bathrooms. They enhance privacy and add long-term value to your home. Like your bathtub, they can be adapted to suit your interior design style.

Keep it Bare

Dark Wood Floor

Painted floorboards are particularly suited to the period style. Black and white was such a classic look for Victorian bathrooms, so you should go for a dark stain. If your floorboards aren’t up to scratch, mimic the look with laminate, which is suitable for use in a bathroom.

Is a period bathroom something you’d try? Let us know by leaving a comment below.