Shabby chic bathrooms to inspire you

Love shabby chic bathrooms? Take a look at these elegant and vintage shabby chic schemes for your bathroom and shower room

The shabby-chic decorating scheme lends itself so well to bathroom décor as the key elements can create a perfect sanctuary to relax in. It's foundations are country style but by adding a French twist and vintage accessories you can create a beautiful shabby chic style.

A neutral palette of off-white or cream walls makes a perfect starting point to offset this decorative scheme or why not enhance the femininity with soft pastel tones of pink or powder blue?

Furniture is where the term 'shabby' really comes into play. Often an eclectic mix of different styles in wood or ornate metal, distressed chalky storage pieces will bring in a French or Scandinavian element to the cottage character. With the opposite of a fitted bathroom in mind, a traditional roll top or slipper bath is a must, not only does it look luxurious but it will tie the assortment of furniture together. Ornate feet and a lived-in look are part of the shabby-chic charm so a reclaimed and well-loved tub is perfect. In the same instance, older fittings work well so choose traditional fixtures. If you are daring enough, look in antique shops as a Victorian style pull cistern will truly fit the part.

Finish the elegant look with decorative bathroom accessories that are pretty and delicate. Glass jars, tiny floral prints and pretty candles will all suit the relaxed and feminine Shabby-chic style for your bathroom.

1/20 Neutral shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and shelf

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Brett Charles)

Boutique hotel style and shabby chic go hand-in-hand and works well in this neutral bathroom scheme. The distressed chest of draws stands proudly under the cottage window and is decorated with a pretty wire mesh basket. A selection of storage shelves give the walls character while a painted eau de nil cupboard pick outs the soft ornate feet of the stunning roll top bath. Various votives and candles complete the inviting ambience and authentic shabby-chic style.

Similar shelf

Live Love Laugh (opens in new tab)

2/20 A Shabby chic Victorian bathroom

bathroom with wallpaper and bathtub

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Heather Lewin)

Fresh white tones, pretty florals and painted furniture bring a Scandinavian twist into this elegant Shabby chic bathroom. Subtle feature wallpaper creates interest while glass door handles adds delicate attention to detail.

Wallpaper

Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

3/20 Pink and white shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with mirror and wash basin

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Shabby chic décor wouldn't be the same without romantic flower prints in pretty pastels. The satin pink roman blind and vintage style towel gives this neutral bathroom a feminine look. A single wooden chair has been used in place of storage for added interest while a wooden mirror completes the ladylike scheme.

Similar Towels
House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
Similar Mirror
The Chandelier and Mirror Company (opens in new tab)

4/20 Shabby chic slipper bath with double sink

bathroom with bathtub and curtains

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A stunning slipper bath and traditional double sinks give this room an air of luxury. Iced pink tounge and groove walls and feminine tied back voile curtains make this a romantic and shabby chic space.

Similar Voile Curtains

Ikea (opens in new tab)

5/20 Fresh white shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with mirror and ladder

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

Smart wall-to-ceiling metro tiles give this shabby chic bathroom a modern industrial twist. A white on white palette keeps the look bright and spacious while a traditional framless mirror reflects light.

Similar Mirror
Graham & Green (opens in new tab)
Similar Ladder
Garden Trading (opens in new tab)

6/20 Pretty vintage shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with vintage sign and floral towel

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Sussie Bell)

A bright towel and vintage sign keeps the small shabby chic corner bold and bright. Pretty details like a dainty glass jar and traditional mirror are the perfect finish to romantic shabby-chic style. 

Similar Sign

Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

7/20 Cream vintage-style shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with cistern and basin

(Image credit: FuturePLC/David Giles)

Ideal for creating a shabby chic scheme, a high level cistern is a classic key piece to the traditionally vintage look. Cream tongue and groove enhances country charm, while a unfussy white washedmirror shelf is used to display colour co-ordinated accessories. Complete thefeminine scheme with pretty a heart motif decoration.

Similar Cistern
Victorian Plumbing (opens in new tab)

8/20 Shabby-chic bathroom with feature wallpaper

bathroom with rustic chair and floral wallpaper

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Richard Gadsby)

Super stunning trailing wallpaper gives this shabby chic bathroom an stylish modern twist. The distressed console table acts as a pretty dressing table with lean-to mirror and puts beautifu glass jars and accessories on display. A strategically placed rustic chair elegantly picks out an ornate storage cupboard keeping this fresh room firmly in the Shabby Chic zone. 

Similar Wallpaper
Farrow and Ball (opens in new tab)
Similar Chair
Wayfair (opens in new tab)

9/20 Beautiful white shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with free standing bathtub and showercurtain

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Brent Darby)

This stunning freestanding bath tub with impressive circular shower takes centre stage in this beautiful white shabby chic bathroom.

Similar Shower Curtain
John Lewis (opens in new tab)

10/20 Calming shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with wall art and bathtub

(Image credit: TBC)

This small bathroom has been made calm and inviting with a simple palette and pretty details. The roll top bath fits snuggly against a wall while a pretty shallow shelf with dainty doors keep the space clutter free. Above the bath an ornate wood decoration lends itself perfectly to the understated yet elegant shabby chic scheme. 

Similar wall art
Cox and Cox (opens in new tab)

11/20 Luxurious shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with wallpaper on wall and drawers

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A romantic floral wallpaper complete with hummingbirds and green foliage adds an undeniably feminine and vintage quality to this bathroom. A pair of ornate, French-style mirrors add to the rooms appeal, while 'his and hers' sinks offer all the luxury of a five-star hotel.

Wallpaper
Cole and Son
Similar mirrors
French Bedroom Company (opens in new tab)

12/20 Rustic shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with bathmat and wire rack

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This bathroom makes the most of space with clever storage and pale colours. A Mark Maynard wire rack holds towels and toiletries, a gilded wooden wall-mounted stand from Cox & Cox stores soaps and bottles. The Fired Earth soft blue bath and Chadder & Co shower enhance the space, a table displays a basket with towels and a soap dish.

Bath, taps
Fired Earth (opens in new tab)
Shower
Chadder & Co (opens in new tab)
Wire rack, birdcage
Mark Maynard (opens in new tab)
Pediment
Cox & Cox (opens in new tab)
Bath mats
The Conran Shop (opens in new tab)

13/20 Green toile shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with green patterned wallpaper and bathtub

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Jon Day)

An oversized, scenic toile brings a romantic touch to the bathroom. The look has been completed with a blind in an oak-leaf print and trimmed towels.

Screen
The Dormy House (opens in new tab)
Blind
Sandberg (opens in new tab)
Similar bath
Fired Earth (opens in new tab)

14/20 Country-style shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with candles and flower

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Tim Young)

An antique table makes a great wash stand. Create a bespoke atmosphere by perfuming the room with your favourite aromatic candles and reed diffusers.

Candles
Crabtree & Evelyn (opens in new tab)
Diffuser
The White Company (opens in new tab)
Mirror
Loop the Loop (opens in new tab)

15/20 Shabby chic bathroom with wooden finishes

bathroom with tap and mirror

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Heather Hobhouse)

A Belfast sink fits neatly in a small space behind the door in this compact bathroom and provides plenty of much needed storage space.

Mixer tap
Plumb Wales (opens in new tab)

16/20 All-white shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with chair and stool

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Tim Young)

Bring a classic upholstered chair and footstool into your bathroom, ready for lounging. Keep towels and robes stored nearby in a ventilated armoire.

Chair and stool
House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
Similar armoire
Oka (opens in new tab)
Bathrobe
Zara (opens in new tab)

17/20 Printed shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with freestanding bathtub and striped wallpaper

(Image credit: FuturePLC/James Merrell)

Layers of indulgent chinoiserie fabrics, floral panelled walls and striped wallpaper combine to create an aristocratic feel in this elegant bathroom.

Wallpaper
Charme at Little Greene (opens in new tab)
Flooring
The Colour Flooring Company (opens in new tab)
Bath and bath-shower mixer
Albion (opens in new tab)

18/20 Vintage shabby chic floral bathroom

bathroom with wooden flooring and wallpaper

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Jon Day)

The bathroom window is framed with pretty lace panels and the walls are papered in a gorgeous rose sprig design.

Curtain
Anna French (opens in new tab)
Wallpaper
Sandberg (opens in new tab)
Bath and shower mixer
Catchpole & Rye (opens in new tab)

19/20 Smart shabby chic bathroom

bathroom with wash basin and mirror

(Image credit: TBC)

Soft blue and cream creates a calm French-inspired bathroom, where freestanding antique-style pieces are mixed with modern fittings like round marble basins. Wall-mounted Chadder & Co taps keep lines clean, while matching silver framed mirrors, towel hooks, wastebins and wall lights echo the symmetry of the basins. Towels are stored in Oka baskets.

Table
The Dormy House (opens in new tab)
Basins
Fired Earth (opens in new tab)
Taps
Chadder & Co (opens in new tab)
Flooring
Stone Age (opens in new tab)

20/20 Shabby chic bathroom with vintage roll-top bath

bathroom with chair and mirror

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Oliver Gordon)

This pretty bathroom has been furnished with reclaimed accessories for a vintage feel. An antique gilded mirror completes the look.

Similar bath
Victoria + Albert (opens in new tab)

Rachel Homer

Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.