Do you feel like shabby chic bathrooms and country decor have been a thing for… well, basically forever?
Me too. I’m not complaining though – it’s a style I love and it can suit so many spaces that I think (nearly) everyone else should love it too. The trouble is, I think I have too many shabby chic bathroom ideas for one little blog post… Here we go!
Start with the basics
If you’re looking to create a unique space that’s 100% yours, you’ll need some elegantly styled bathroom basics with the right kind of look to build on – and our Line range delivers just that.
Elegantly shaped and with perfect period detailing, the Line toilet and pedestal basin have graceful curves and clean lines in abundance yet easily manage to avoid looking too fussy. And there’s just a hint of a contemporary edge with a squared off toilet seat and a single tap hole for a modern mixer tap.
Speaking of which, our Oxford basin mixer tap will fit right in, bringing with it both period style good looks (statement cross head handles) and modern convenience (ceramic disc technology plus the comfort and easy usability of a mixer tap).
Add a stunning centrepiece
Number one on my ‘must have’ list when it comes to shabby chic bathroom ideas (and indeed to country decor and vintage looks, too) is a traditional freestanding bath – it’s the perfect centrepiece for a bathroom. Rolltop baths come in a few different shapes and sizes, but whatever your preference, the one thing you need to complete your look are beautiful ball and claw feet.
If you’re looking for something with a bit of a contemporary twist, you’ll find that some designs – like the beautifully classic double ended bath and the stylishly curvy double ended slipper bath in our Park Royal range – have added a modern touch to the classic clawfoot tub. Sleek, chrome finished ball and claw feet grace each corner of these stunning creations: try adding chrome or silver accessories elsewhere in your new bathroom to accentuate the effect of this modern detailing.
Do it yourself…
Shabby chic, vintage and rustic looks are all ways of styling which can very much be approached DIY style. Got an old cabinet you’d like to update? With a coat or two of chalk paint, a rub around the edges with some sandpaper and a bit of wax, and it’s good to go. While this approach works well all through the home, the one place that it does have potential to cause a little bit of trouble is in the bathroom.
A damp and humid environment with splashes and pools of water is not the perfect home for upcycled wooden furniture. If your shabby chic bathroom ideas mean you want to take the DIY route in your bathroom, you must be prepared for some ongoing upkeep work.
If you’d prefer bathroom furniture that’s styled like it just walked out of the 1900s but is finished in a durable, bathroom-friendly way, you’ll be delighted with our Valencia range.
There’s a luxuriously proportioned three drawer vanity unit to house your basin in style and a lovely, large mirror that can be hung either vertically or horizontally to suit your space. In case you need more storage – and honestly, who doesn’t? – there’s also a separate storage unit.
The whole range just oozes period charm, with lovely details like bun feet and a delicately curved profile, and it’s finished in an authentically traditional matt white. Best of all, the only upkeep it will need is a quick wipe down every now and again!