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.
The ultimate luxury in a fantasy bathroom would have to be a waterproof TV. You could even think of doubling the bathroom up as gym complete with exercise bike and rowing machine. Ornaments should be unobtrusive so choose things like small piles of pebbles and modern wall prints over candles and nick-nacks.
How many of us have had a bathroom with a cluttered airing cupboard? With the modern bathroom there's no need to cram your toiletries towels and cleaning fluids around the boiler. With fitted vanity units storage units and cabinets you'll have all the space you need.
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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.
Almost always the bath is the centre piece attraction of the traditional bathroom. A free-standing roll-top or slipper bath sits proudly on a dark polished floor and only if going for a traditional continental style bathroom will an inset or sunken tub hold appeal. Either a wall-mounted faucet or a free-standing one looks classy. Deep ridges and curved angles are what makes the traditional sanitary ware what it is - bold and masculine.
The bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then a "bathroom" was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products.