Vintage bathroom ideas

Vintage bathrooms to inject some retro glamour into your home. Give your bathroom a vintage look with these design ideas.

If you love all things vintage, make sure your bathroom is in keeping with the rest of your home with a retro design. One of the most popular trends of the past decade that just keeps on growing, vintage style is easy to create - but it does need to be well executed.

Pick your vintage bathroom style: Country chic with clashing floral prints and feminine accessories, paired-back neutrals with shabby chic details, or pretty pastels with a modern edge. Each of these themes will give an entirely different result, but they will all look fabulous in any vintage-themed home.

Go bold and opt for ditsy flower designs on busy wallpaper, teamed with clashing floral tiles and floral accessories for an ultra girly look that will become your haven from the outside world.

Or choose something a bit more grand, with wallpaper in a subtle flocked pattern and pastel coloured furniture to give the room a more grown up feel. Darkly varnished floorboards will stop the room from looking too twee.

If you're looking to upcycle, try using furniture in unique ways. Old metal lockers make great storage cabinets for all of your spare towels and toiletries. Or framed vintage posters will make great wall hangings for a kitsch, 1950s vibe.

If you want to keep your minimalist white bathroom and just add a few vintage bathroom accessories, try adding a coloured storage unit to your room. Stack vintage soaps in a tin, or on the windowsill for a subtle but glamorous touch.

1/20 Vintage rose bathroom with floral splashback

Vintage rose bathroom with pink and red floral wallpaper and white vanity sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

Not for the faint-hearted, this vintage bathroom idea is a veritable flower-fest. And isn't it gorgeous! Floral wallpaper, a sprigged curtain, flower motif towels and a patchwork-effect tile splashback. Inspired.



2/20 Vintage white bathroom with roll-top bath and blue storage unit

bathroom with white slats and floorboards

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Tim Young)

There are so many gorgeous vintage elements to this bathroom design - the roll-top tub, wire towel holder and colourful storage unit - that the finished result is a bright, fun vintage scheme.

Similar towels
Laura Ashley
Similar basket
Angel Living

3/20 Vintage white bathroom door with heart decoration

white bathroom door with vintage heart decoration

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Tim Young)

How pretty is this bathroom sign and chalkboard? Perfect for scribbling a message to loved ones. Depending on your mood you can either plump for an uplifting message like 'have a great day' or something  more practical like 'buy more toothpaste'!

Similar chalkboard
Chalkboards UK

4/20 Vintage basin and taps with bevelled mirror

vintage basin and taps with cream flower backsplash tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Tim Young)

Where to start with this vintage bathroom idea? That metal basin, those vintage taps, the bevelled mirror. It's all so perfectly vintage I might just have to have a lie-down.

Similar mirror
John Lewis
Similar taps
Fired Earth

5/20 Vintage bathroom unit and floral wallpaper

bathroom with white and pink floral wallpaper, and a grey vintage backless cabinet containing bathroom products

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Claudia Dulak)

It's all about the packaging with these gorgeous toiletries, so show them off with an open shelving unit mounted on the wall. Top marks for the vintage wallpaper and hand towel too.

Similar cabinet
Fade Interiors

6/20 Vintage bathroom with freestanding shower

Vintage bathroom with blue and white floral wallpaper, a freestanding shower, blue, white and red armchair and yellow cupboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Chris Everard)

This bathroom armchair has been covered in a practical towelling fabric for a modern twist on vintage. And forget freestanding baths - have you ever seen such a pretty freestanding shower?

Shower cubicle

Laura Ashley

An Angel At My Table

7/20 Vintage bathroom soaps

vintage bathroom soaps in a tin resting on a wooden surface

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Lucinda Symons)

How fab are these vintage soaps? Almost too good to use. Stack them up in a vintage tin and leave out on a bathroom shelf as a treat for your very favourite guests.

Similar soaps

Heathcote & Ivory

8/20 Vintage metal bathroom lockers

colourful beach towel folded on top of vintage metal bathroom lockers in a white bathroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Spike Powell)

Here's an unusual storage solution for a family bathroom; vintage metal lockers. Perfect for hanging up towels, storing toiletries and keeping clutter tidied away.

Similar lockers

The Old Cinema

9/20 Vintage pink bathroom scheme

Pink bathroom scheme with a raised white vanity sink, bevelled mirror and vintage accessories

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Lizzie Orme)

This has to be one of the prettiest bathroom schemes around; blush-pink walls, a copper-tinted mirror, dainty ceramic basin and piles of soft pink hand towels. Heaven.

Similar basin

Similar mirror
John Lewis

10/20 Vintage pink bathroom with yellow roll-top bath

pink bathroom with a yellow and white freestanding roll top clawfoot bathtub with polka dot towels in pink and white draped over the side

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

Candy pink and lemon yellow create a vintage 1950s feel in this bathroom that's feminine and fun. The framed prints and vintage accessories add a playful touch.

Fired Earth
Pink paint
Little Greene
Yellow paint

11/20 Pretty white bathroom

white bathroom with brown floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

Fresh florals arranged in decorative glassgoblets add a touch of colour to this light and bright bathroom, complete withwhite fittings and tiles. The pretty shelving unit is the perfect place tostore bathroom essentials; decanted into attractive glass jars, they servea practical – and stylish – purpose!

Victoria Plum
Fired Earth

12/20 Elegant bathroom with chic rose wallpaper

vintage bathroom with green and pink floral wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jon Day)

We love a statement wall, particularly one as pretty as this! A classic rose sprig design makes the perfect backdrop, while a roll top bath takes centre stage. Pretty lace curtains soften the look for subtle vintage style.

Jane Clayton & Co

13/20 Vintage bathroom with red accents

white bathroom with white and pink floral curtains

(Image credit: TBC)

We’d love a luxurious soak in this antique-style bathtub – it’s framed with pretty floral curtains that draw the eye to the pretty garden-view outside. The white bathroom suite is given a colourful lift with layered linens and a statement floral cushion in muted shades of rose pink and red.

Peony & Sage
Cologne & Cotton

14/20 Green vintage bathroom

two tone green bathroom with two bevelled mirrors

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Rachael Young)

Vintage mirrors and retro wall lights around this period-style sink create a statement wash space that’s both pretty and practical. Compliment the subtle sage paneling with delicate décor – fresh blooms in a simple glass jar does the trick.

The Other Duckling Wall
Original BTC

15/20 Pink and yellow retro bathroom

pink bathroom with yellow and white freestanding rolltop clawfoot bathtubs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

These office-style drawers and have been painted in pale pink, offering ideal storage space that’s in keeping with the sorbet inspired colour scheme. The retro wooden chair pulls the whole look together beautifully - the perfect place to stack and display pretty towels!

Fired Earth
Little Green

16/20 Lilac bathroom

lilac purple bathroom with cream and purple floral curtains

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Lucinda Symons)

A subtle shade of lilac allows delicately patterned ceramics to stand out while deep purple hues in the form of blind fabric and towels work as accent colours. Freshly cut flowers and cleverly placed mirrors create a light-filled, summery room with a rustic, vintage feel.

Blind fabric
Bennison Fabrics
Yves Delorme

17/20 Country bathroom with painted panelling

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brett Charles)

Sunnies at the ready, this bright bathroom is not for the fainthearted! Turquoise paneling and ditsy print tiles add wow-factor, while eclectic knick-knacks and a statement patchwork wall are guaranteed to put a smile on your face every morning.


Cath Kidston
Farrow & Ball

18/20 Retro bathroom

white bathroom with washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Sussie Bell)

This easy-to-achieve look is ideal for adding character to smaller bathrooms or your downstairs loo. Simply add a distressed ‘washroom’ sign and a flourishing floral 60’s-inspired hand towel for a fun retro feel. Take it to the next level by coordinating your hand soap too – why not?

Hand towel

Pip Studio

19/20 Vintage striped bathroom with painted green cabinet

pastel cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Spike Powell)

There’s nothing like a spot of upcycling to give a room a vintage feel,
and it’s so easy to do, too; paint an old bathroom cabinet in a serene
shade of duck egg green, then stencil an ornate design in crisp white
for a smart finish.

Patterned roller
Laura Ashley

20/20 Vintage French-country bathroom

bathroom with mirrors

(Image credit: Future PLC/ David Brittain)

This feminine bathroom has a real powder room feel to it. Pink and white always has a fresh clean look to it when used in a bathroom. The chic hand held mirrors and lavish dressing screen gives this feminine scheme a real ‘powder-room’ feel.

The French Bedroom Company
Folding screen

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