There is no doubt that the vintage style has established itself as a trend in interior design in recent years. He has also taken over the bathroom. Interior design experts explain this tendency with the urge of many people to allow themselves a little more peace and serenity in their own four walls. We totally agree. However, some readers still wonder why the vintage flair and the retro look are so popular in interior design? We have the simple answer to that – because both of them carry a strong dose of nostalgia for days gone by. This pairs wonderfully with modern comfort, resulting in a stylish mix of old and new. It is precisely this aspect that we want to illustrate in today’s post and also show you interesting picture examples with stylish bathrooms in vintage and retro styles. Are you already interested? Then stay tuned and be inspired for vintage chic in the bathroom!
Vintage style and modernity meet and the result is a stylishly designed bathroom.
Before we continue with the topic of bathrooms in vintage and retro styles, let’s briefly clarify the two terms. Interior designers and interior designers agree that vintage should not only be understood as “old-looking”. Vintage pieces are actually originals from bygone times that have a nostalgic charm. Retro is the comeback of design from past styles, for example those from the 50s, 60s and 70s. These styles are currently experiencing their big comeback as they are present in all branches of fashion and interior design. How they can be combined with the modern way of life of people today will be shown in a moment.
The vintage and retro are celebrating their total entry into the bathroom.
- What elements make the bathroom in vintage and retro styles?
If you want to renovate your old bathroom or design a new one in a vintage and retro style, you have numerous options ahead of you. In the meantime, there are beautiful bathroom furniture and accessories in specialist stores that are reminiscent of the old days. They are newly manufactured, but look like they were used and old and are characterized by their nostalgic charm. The absolute epitome of nostalgia from grandma’s times in the bathroom is the free-standing bathtub. It is often placed next to, in front of or under a large window so that you can look at nature outside while bathing or admire the starry sky at night. In this way you can relieve the stress of everyday life and find inner peace. The retro-look bathtub stands on elegant claw-foot or claw feet, which are in visual harmony with the bathroom fittings. You can see that very clearly in the picture above this text.
The nostalgic bathroom design is crowned here by a retro chandelier directly above the free-standing bathtub.
When it comes to vintage and retro bathrooms, tiles are essential. So that your bathroom design is actually reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, it is best to use square metro tiles, these look super chic in the bathroom. The patterned wall and floor tiles are also very popular. However, you can play with the colors. The classic black and white color duo looks spectacular in any case. But the color combinations of pale pink and black or sky blue and white are also in great demand.
A typical bathroom in vintage and retro style done in black and white.
White and light blue are also an unbeatable combination.
Other eye-catching accessories in the bathroom in vintage and retro style are framed wall mirrors, chandeliers or hanging lamps in a retro look, the use of brass and copper in the fittings, small decorative elements that are reminiscent of times gone by. They all form the special retro character of the bathroom and fill it with nostalgia.
A wall mirror with a beautifully shaped frame definitely belongs in the bathroom in vintage and retro style.
- Wood and glass are widely used in vintage and retro-style bathrooms.
In addition to the free-standing bathtub and the beautifully patterned wall and floor tiles, there are two other materials that are popular in the bathroom in vintage and retro styles. In short, that’s the retro-look wood and the clear or brightly painted glass. Like so, wood is the classic in every room design, in recent years also in the bathroom. Floor tiles with a wood look are particularly in demand at the moment. The warmth in the room and make it look cozy and inviting. Various bathroom furniture is also made of wood, e.g. bathroom cabinets, which offer plenty of storage space for bathroom utensils and cosmetics. These look old even though they are newly made. Your vintage look is unbeatable. Plus, they’re waterproof and durable so you can enjoy them for years to come. Of course, you can also cover the bathroom floor with robust and water-resistant wooden planks and in this way reinforce the vintage and retro style.
Bathroom accessories made of real wood or with a wood look are also an excellent design idea that emphasizes the nostalgic flair.
Glass, like wood, is widely used in the bathroom in vintage and retro styles. If you have an apartment in an old building, it could be the case that you have a beautifully patterned and skillfully painted glass wall there. You must keep this when you renovate your bathroom, because it is truly unique. Just think about how to stage such a glass wall.
This masterfully painted glass wall is unique!
At the beginning of this article, we emphasized that vintage and retro styles often meet modernity in the bathroom. The combination of old and new is super trendy and this tendency is expected to continue. Last but not least, the mix of styles is possible thanks to the use of wood and glass in the bathroom. Both materials are perfectly inscribed in modern bathroom design, but at the same time have a special nostalgic charm that is reminiscent of times gone by. Which is typical for the bathroom in vintage and retro style.
Have you already decided how you want to design your own bathroom? Our following picture gallery tries to convince you of the plus points of the bathroom in vintage and retro style. The editors hope you enjoy browsing!
Oldies, but Goldies!
How do you like this vintage and retro style bathroom?
The retro style meets the modern!
The vintage and retro style is back, even in the bathroom!
A stylish mix of old and new.
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