Shabby-chic Style BathroomShabby-Chic Style Bathroom, Kent
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4. BathroomMirror: If it’s an old bathroom and the fixtures and fittings have seen better days, rip out what you can as long as it doesn’t require new plumbing. Rip out floor tiles and paint floorboards, remove the rusty shower screen and replace it with a shower rail and curtain. No mirror? Lean one up against the wall.Tip: You can apply a special tile paint over ceramic tiles to create a new look with minimal hassle.
Get the look: Bring in timber’s warmth and texture in sleek panelling, cabinets and floors that can withstand a bit of moisture – hooray for modern sealants and super-effective venting systems. Ebony-dark, Scandi-pale or somewhere in between doesn’t matter – if it’s timber, it’s right.If sleek isn’t your thing, pull up a vintage wooden chair or stool beside the bath to hold bath goodies, prop up a time-worn timber ladder for towels, hang or lean a mirror with a wide wooden frame. Repurpose a vintage timber cabinet as a free-standing vanity and add a cedar bath caddy for books and a glass of wine while you wallow.How to make timber work in the bathroom
9. Cherish the oldAntique and aged wooden furnishings give this bathroom an earthy, domestic feel; it’s refreshing to see a bathroom that isn’t furnished entirely with purpose-built features. A large mirror is propped on the floor, extending the space, and an unusual selection of dark artworks draws the eye to the corner of the room. The combination of two portraits of differing colours and sizes is a bold approach that really pays off. The white frame of the hanging artwork lets the eye bounce from the mirror to the wall, while the propped work can conveniently be swapped or moved as desired.Top tip: Canvas works or oil paintings that aren’t framed in glass can be affected by the humid environment of a bathroom, so if you’re worried about preserving your artwork, get a print of it made and frame that instead. Alternatively, try a photographic work on aluminium for the ultimate lifespan. Make your over-bath shower look beautiful