December 02, 2020 / by Danny Mavis

Bathroom renovations usually come with a host of dilemmas such as should you choose a shower or a tub, what kind of a vanity would ideally fit your space, what is the best tile, etc. Choosing your style early on in the process will help you narrow down the choices of fittings to consider.

Traditional bathroom designs are always charming and welcoming and can be recreated in more rustic or contemporary spaces. The style includes quality materials and rich colours that provide a fresh, yet luxurious look with a classic charm and are inspired by design trends, materials and decor connected to specific historical eras. And they’re far from boring. The combination and the usage of elegant and glamorous, vintage-inspired elements like dramatic, bold and fancy mirror frames and tufted benches, can create a lively yet classic design. The use of sturdy and solid materials can also create a traditional and classic look even when they are combined with modern accessories.

Creating a Traditional Bathroom Look

How to Choose e Bathroom Vanity?

One of the most important elements in a traditional bathroom is the vanity. It should add convenience, comfort and aesthetic appeal to your bath space, all while maintaining a classic design that will never go out of style. Traditional bathroom vanities generally include a wood frame and a granite top and often feature an ornate design with intricate moulding and elegant hardware. Drawers or cabinets are common, and the most used material is timber. Colours run the gamut, but many traditional bathroom vanities use common tones like whites, beiges and other light hues.

traditional style bathroom vanities

There are a number of things you’ll want to consider when shopping for traditional style bathroom vanities. The first one is your available space. If you have a large bathroom, you may want to consider a double vanity with two sinks. Large vanities offer plenty of storage and counter space. You’ll also want to consider the depth of the vanity. A common mistake people make is measuring only the width of the vanity, but not its depth or height.

The standard depth of vanity is typically between 50-53 centimetres, but there are narrow depth options available which are usually 45 centimetres. When it comes to height, you can find them in the range of 80-90 centimetres tall. If you are planning on investing in vessel sinks, you may want to look for a shorter vanity as most vessel sinks will add an additional 12centimetres to the overall height.

How to install a bathroom vanity unity? Traditional style bathroom vanities are popular for their simple installation. While it will still need to be connected to the sink and fixtures, it stands as its own piece of furniture. Some homeowners also like to choose styles similar to a dresser to add interest and storage.

Which Bath to Choose

A standard bath, which sits against the wall, is a neat solution to maximize space efficiency. A freestanding bathtub looks really beautiful and traditional and can make the room look luxurious. If you don’t have enough space to install both a bath and a shower, rather than loosing one or the other, consider a shower bath that is wider at the tap end to get a more spacious showering area than a standard bath provides. For a full-on luxury, go with a spa bath. This bath is fitted with jets that’ll massage you in the water.

Choose Wall Tiles

Whether in the shower area, by the bath or behind the basin, wall tiles are a bathroom must-have to ensure water protection. But tiles can also be used creatively to inject colour or pattern. For example, you could use white tiles all around and then pic out the shower area with a pop of colour, or use the same tiles on the wall and on the floor, but change the format with rectangular versions for wall and square on the floor.

What Is the Best Bathroom Paint

When it comes to colours and patterns in a traditional bathroom, use light, dark and neutral colour schemes as these colours add warmth and calmness to your bathroom. You can also use tones like white, ivory and beige brown, grey, black, pinks, blues, reds, greens, etc., but neutral colours will easily create a classic and traditional feel in any bathroom design.

Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories

The proper fixtures and accessories are also an important part of any traditional bathroom. Metal fixtures give a sophisticated look as they can be used in furniture hardware, lights, hangings, faucets, etc. Accessories, on the other hand, should be sleek and simple. Consider using towel hangings that are simple and straight, and an ancient designed mirror for a graceful charming and traditional look. Also opt for plain towels, curtains, mats, etc.