Classic bathroom ideas: style inspiration for a timeless interior

Vintage bathrooms are luxurious, practical and will stand the test of time. Check out our style ideas to achieve the timeless bathroom look at home

Antique Brass IP44 swan neck wall fittings, £80 each; smaller Aquila glass shades, £63 each, both Pooky

If you love to fill your home with vintage accessories and antique homewares, you’ll want a period-inspired bathroom that’s designed to reflect the past, with all the traditional fixtures and fittings. A major benefit of opting for a classic bathroom is that it doesn’t date, and will still look attractive five or ten years from now.

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The basics of a traditional bathroom interior are a roll-top tub – either new or an original, though a salvaged find may need work – a pedestal basin or washstand, and a WC, radiator and brassware that are in keeping with the rest of the room.

Painting your walls and cabinets in a timeless colour, installing a traditional-style radiator and window dressing are also important factors for achieving an authentic-looking period bathroom.

The family bathroom has been given a modern-industrial look, with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower enclosure. The Crittall-style shower screen, from Bathstore, ties in with the matt black fixtures and fittings
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Check out our gallery below for the best timeless bathroom fixtures and accessories on the market right now.

Classic bathroom features

This is a digital version of a feature that originally appeared in Your Home magazine. For more inspirational home ideas, why not subscribe today?