Creating A Vintage Bathroom Lighting Design


vintage bathroom design

vintage bathroom design

Vintage bathroom design is very popular nowadays. It's a specific style that was prevalent in the middle of 20th century. Such design will definitely create a great nostalgic mood in your house, and of course this feeling will be much stronger if your house is old. Still, some elements of vintage design can be successfully used in modern houses. The main characteristics of vintage design are practicality and minimalism. It often features a certain focal point to draw the attention of inhabitants and visitors.

The elements of vintage design are:

Vintage Colors. This means that usually only 2 or 3 colors are used. The walls are white or off-white with some elements in pastel shades, such as mauve, yellow, green, lilac, chartreuse, coral, brown and others. As a rule black and white floor tiles are used. The tiles are laid in a checkerboard pattern.

Vintage Bathroom Fixtures. Look for clawfoot tubes or freestanding tubes; pedestal, console or wall-mounted sinks; clawfoot shower enclosures; high-tank toilets; vintage faucets with porcelain lever handles. Some popular stores like Restoration Hardware offer a wide range of great vintage items.

Bathroom Floor. It is recommended to choose small tiles in 2 or 3 colors. Still, as mentioned above, the most popular choice is black and white tiles laid in a checkerboard pattern. The tiles can be rectangular or square, yet some designers prefer hexagonal ones.

Vintage walls. Some designers choose tiles for vintage bathroom walls, while others prefer white wooden paneling alongside the lower part of the wall. If you choose tiles, opt for rectangular subway tiles to correspond the epoch.

Vintage Mirrors. Hang an oval or round vintage mirror on the wall to accentuate the charm of the good old times. Vintage Bathroom Lighting. Lighting is one of the most important elements in a vintage bathroom design. Vintage lights can be the focal point of the overall theme of your bathroom. Take a look at some great examples of vintage bathroom lighting to find new ideas and inspiration:


Chrome and Frosted Glass Light Fixtures

vintage bathroom lighting
vintage bathroom lighting

White subway tiles, rope oval mirrors, retro sink cabinet, freestanding bath and high gloss sphere bathroom wall lights these are the details that create a vintage and sophisticated style of this bathroom.

Art Deco Chandelier

art deco chandelier
art deco chandelier

Elegant vintage bathroom design with a freestanding tube, white subway tiles and a perfect sized art deco chandelier.

Mason Jar Lights

mason jar lights
mason jar lights

This Mason Jar vanity light fixture by Aftcra is constructed of mason jars, wood and metal. The fixture provides a stylish vintage, industrial look. Installing this light will turn the bathroom into a unique and extraordinary place.

Wall Sconces

wall sconces
wall sconces

Small cottage styled bathroom features beadboard wall panels painted grey and a forged metal mirror with two vintage wall sconces.

Mid Century Pendant Lights

mid century pendant lights
mid century pendant lights

A perfect vintage bathroom with grey wall paneling and matching colored window trim, a clawfoot tube and retro industrial black metal pendant lights.



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