Either tiles or wooden floors can be used. Tiles should be a rustic colour and can be used to create elaborate mosaics. Wooden floors should be varnished to match the furniture. Decorating may see a stenciled motif used as a border and the technique of rubbing paint on the walls with a sponge gives the room that worn natural look.
One of the most appealing things about the traditional bathroom is clutter gives it more of a lived-in effect thus enhancing the traditional look. Don't be afraid to put plenty of pictures on the walls - black and white family portraits in gold frames are a good look. A chest of drawers or corner table with scented candles aromatherapy oils or flowers will really bring the room to life. As a finishing touch an old style set of weighing scales a large framed mirror or bulky traditional radiator will give the room that cozy old-fashioned feel.
As with the country and traditional bathrooms cast iron baths are a must. Either a roll-top or slipper bath will do and although you don't want holes or rust the more dilapidated it looks the better. Even consider running sandpaper over the paint work and claw feet. It's always worth looking out for old fittings at antique shops and car boot sales.
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The Traditional bathroom can mean either traditional in terms of Edwardian or Victorian style or in respect to a standard white bathroom with basic sanitary ware and bath. Here we'll be looking at the style of bathroom design where it all started. The Edwardian bathroom.
Today thanks to advanced plumbing and modern technology the bathroom may well have evolved as far as it can. With luxury steam rooms and hydrotherapy baths it's difficult to imagine how bathrooms could get any more sophisticated. That said the bathroom like any room in the house is ever changing in terms of design trends.
The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.