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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This stunning freestanding bath tub with impressive circular shower takes centre stage in this beautiful white shabby chic bathroom.
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.
Cox and Cox
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.
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.
A Belfast sink fits neatly in a small space behind the door in this compact bathroom and provides plenty of much needed storage space.
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.
This pretty bathroom has been furnished with reclaimed accessories for a vintage feel. An antique gilded mirror completes the look.
Victoria + Albert