For the sanitary ware go with wall-hung or standard close-coupled toilet and basin with pedestal with acute angles and a contemporary design. Abstract towel rails and wenge wall-hung furniture fit well in the fantasy bathroom giving it that calm almost surreal look.
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.
Creating a floor plan to scale with just the walls doors and any windows shown and then placing different fixtures that have been scaled appropriately in various locations is a big help in finding the perfect design to fit your needs in the space allowed and can even be a lot of fun.
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"Shabby chic" a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.
The key to decoration is neutral tones with a few dark colors. For the walls choose a matte or flat wall paint. Pale golds and yellows work particularly well as does floral or check patterned wallpaper.
The fantasy design is ideally exclusive to only larger bathrooms as with all futuristic interior design large open spaces are what brings the room together. Steam cabins and whirlpool baths are the ideal choice for showering and bathing. Or combine the two will a well designed bath screen and a glass shower panel. Because of their minimal effect Walk-in showers also work well with modern tiling chrome shower fixtures and classy shower lighting.