How to make more of an impact with your clawfoot tub
Clawfoot tubs are a great choice for those that want to bring a bit of vintage style into their bathroom. However, to fully transform the room into a retro design, you need to add more antique accents.
Here is a bit of guidance to get you started on the right foot:
Wood paneling is a common wall treatment in vintage style bathrooms. It’s a sturdy construction that adds a bit of texture to the space. To recreate this look, add painted panels on all four walls. Choose a pastel color like a mint green to channel the vibe even more. Another option is beadboard walls. These are similar to paneling, but the wood segments are thinner. Additionally, many times it’s only added to the bottom half of the wall rather than covering it entirely.
Retro floors often were made from hexagon-shaped tiles. These mosaics stand out because of the iconic black squares at each intersection. Wood floors can also be added to a vintage bathroom. They bring a more rustic feel to the space.
This next design technique brings two contrasting colors together. If your bathroom has molding, its the perfect place to incorporate this look. Choose a light primary hue for your wall and offset it will a dominant tone like brown or black on the molding. To apply this technique to the entire room, simply continue to add touches of each color in various fixtures like the furniture, shelves and framed mirrors.
Pedestal sinks are a common fixture in vintage bathroom designs. These basins offer a stylish place to get ready in the morning.
For vintage seating options, turn to upholstery furniture. A chaise lounge with a floral motif and ornate base is perfect if you have a large bathroom. However, linen chairs work well for smaller rooms.
Wall sconces are a great addition when task lighting is needed in your bathroom. Also, they are often chosen for vintage remodeling projects by interior designers.
You can make your bathroom feel like a vintage oasis with an ornate window treatment. Pick up drapes with a decorative print complete with fringe or tassels. Some designers take the look to another level with a canopy made of gathered silk fabric.
If you choose a pedestal sink, you might benefit from a standalone vanity. You can choose one with bench seating or a small task chair. Be sure you opt for one with a large surface area for plenty of space to apply makeup.
Containers – For a consistent design, replace branded shampoo, conditioner and lotion with apothecary bottles. These glass containers are available in clear or tinted hues.
Metallic finishes – Some opulent bathrooms have metallic elements to incorporate the luxury element of vintage design. You can achieve this look with a silver decorative frame. For another option, look for furniture finished in an iridescent hue.