Vintage Vibe: Jazz Up Your Bathroom with Victorian Details

When it comes to bathrooms modern style has certainly been one of the most popular choices over the past few years, but this doesn’t mean that you should blindly follow the trends and nothing else. If you’re a fan of outdated and retro things, and want to add the same old-fashioned vibe to your bathroom, you should certainly go for it.

In the end, no one can stay indifferent to the breathtaking Victorian details like claw foot cast iron baths paired with porcelain pedestal sinks, square and small retro tiles and breathtaking cabinets. But even if it’s not all like that, you can always do whatever you want. In the end, it’s your house and your rules! Whether you’re looking for an easy bathroom update or not, there are some easy ways that can help you add Victorian details to it to achieve the vintage appeal.

Add a Free-Standing Cast Iron Bath


Regardless of the style, freestanding baths are one of the most commonly used options. They have been used since ancient times and will never go out of style. So, if you’re up for adding some class and elegance to your bathroom with a retro vibe, you should certainly consider the idea of choosing one from the many luxurious and unique cast iron baths that are durable as much as they’re stylish.

Available with or without claw feet, these baths are perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating during any part of the day. Just fill up with water, add your favourite bath bomb, grab a good book and soak in your beautiful Victorian-inspired bath. Even though the choice of colours is simple, still a bath of this kind can add a luxurious touch to your bathroom.

That being said, you can choose between white, black or a combination of both of these colours. The claw feet could be in the same colour as the bathtub, but if you dare for something different, you can choose one with decorative silver or gold feet. The reason why cast iron is the main material for such bathtubs is its ability to maintain heat. The inside of these baths can be finished with porcelain for easier cleaning and maintenance.

An important thing to have in mind when choosing the right model (aside from its appearance and material) is its size. The chosen model should be as big as the free space in your bathroom, otherwise you risk having to return and replace the bathtub with another one. Another aspect you should really be careful of is maintenance.

Cleaning and maintaining a cast iron bath tub is super easy, especially if you choose one with porcelain finish inside. Do the regular cleaning and you can prolong its lifespan. Wondering how long does a cast iron bath last? Well, if you take proper care of it, it could serve you up to 70 years.

Add an Accent with a Floral Wallpaper


According to interior designers, choosing a wallpaper with floral patterns is a brilliant way to add a vintage vibe to your bathroom. Since the choice of floral wallpaper designs is huge and stunning, you can easily find the one that’ll attract your eyes the most. The best thing of all is that wallpapers won’t compromise the functionality of your bathroom, but they’ll still add the so-longed-for Victorian touch.

Available in different shapes, motifs, and colours, floral wallpaper can add instant change and style to a bathroom. Floral vintage, floral modern, botanical and tropical are some of the many designs available on the market. This allows you to pick just the right design for your style and bathroom décor. You can either create an accent wall or add wallpaper on all walls.

Feel free to mix and match different designs and colours if your aim is to get a unique personalised look, just make sure not to overdo things. Sometimes creating an accent wall is just enough since the wallpaper can be decorative on its own because of its colours and design. Unfortunately, adding wallpaper to a bathroom comes with a catch – you should be really careful when choosing the right one since not all wallpaper materials are ideal for rooms with lots of moisture.

Since bathrooms are wet areas subjected to water splashes, spills and steam, you should choose a vintage wallpaper material that’ll stand the test of time. Ideally, you should look for wallpaper made of vinyl, fabric-backed vinyl or paper-backed vinyl since water and steam won’t make any damage to them. Vinyl wallpaper with woven backing is also a great option for bathroom application since it’s durable and can withstand harsher scrubs when cleaning it.

Decorate the Basin with a Skirt


Sometimes adding a vintage charm to your bathroom can be easily and simply done with the help of fabrics and ruffles. Aside from adding ruffled curtains on the window (if any) you can also add interest to the basin by adding a skirt around it. That way, you’ll also be able to transform and hide the dull space underneath your basin, and use it for storing something without actually exposing it.

Select Penny Tile Floor

If adding wallpapers is way too much for you, you can always go simple by leaving the walls white and adding a vintage vibe using the help of the floor. You can do that by choosing non-slip penny tiles because they’re easy to install and arrange in an interesting pattern. They also work great with the combination of charm from the breathtaking vintage cast iron bath with decorative claw feet. To complete the whole vintage bathroom picture, put up a vintage chandelier and table right next to the bathtub where you can add a vase with fresh flowers.