Bathroom Decorating Ideas – Traditional – Victorian

You want to have a bathroom that energizes you in the morning, and relaxes you after a hard day’s work. Before starting a bathroom remodeling project you need to think very carefully about your needs and your tastes. There so many appealing styles for a bathroom: contemporary, rustic, traditional, eclectic… Here are some bathroom decorating ideas to help you concretize your plans.

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Traditional bathroom decorating ideas

If you belong to the category of people who like to keep the same decor for long period of times, a traditional bathroom style is probably what will fit your personality best. Traditional bathroom decor is made up of proven values, of colors and furniture lines that will stand the test of time. In a bathroom a traditional style is created by the use of relief elements, especially when considering wood furniture. Bathroom wood cabinets will have molded panels sometimes with rounded corners, totally classic. On the walls and ceiling molding painted in a contrasting color are very appropriate and elegant.

For the bathtub and other bathroom fixtures instead of looking for originality of design, opt for something that is classic and will keep it value. Install bathroom fixtures that are quality with standard lines and fit them with classic good quality hardware.

Colors that span the years in popularity are your best bet as they will allow you to change a few accessories from time to time but keep the same general decor. Neutral colors like beige, off white, taupe are perfect, but you could also choose a navy blue or light colors, that are always fashionable, like a soft green or light blue.

Since a traditional style is meant to last, you can personalize your decor with the right accessories. Towel bars, and toilet paper holders in a classic design, in brass or wood can be excellent choices, and you can complement them with china or ceramic toothbrush holders and soap dishes. Even crystal or glass accessories can be effective in a bathroom where order is king. To bring attention to the smallest details you might consider ceramic or crystal door knobs

A classic frosted glass ceiling light, or a track light with a pewter, or antique brass finish would be good choices to provide a general room light. Wall sconces matching the ceiling light will give a more diffused light when you need it.

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Victorian bathroom decorating ideas


Elegance and romanticism are the inspiring words behind the desire to decorate a bathroom in Victorian style. This is even more so when the architecture of the house has gothic inspirational details, like arched windows or stained glass window panes. Think about textures and relief, about wood moulding and imposing wood cabinets, moulding around the ceiling, the walls and even the windows.

Color is a central element of a Victorian decor, and can contribute to create the ambiance that you are looking for all by itself. Choose rich colors, like aubergine (a deep purple), plum, crimson red, or fall colors like gold or sustained greens. These colors harmonize well with rich and elegant fabrics, like jacquard, velvet and cotton.

Solid wood cabinets with chrome hardware are a good starting point for your bathroom decorating project. The bathtub will be chosen, if possible, with gold claw feet. If you cannot or don’t want to change the bathtub, you can add distinction to it in the manner of a rich fabric shower curtain held back with an ornate rope tie-back. Brass and ceramic or porcelain faucets will complement the look, (if you can add faucets that read “hot” and “cold” would add even more authenticity.)

A beautiful brass ceiling light is called for, as well as chandelier type sconces and stained glass or Tiffany lamps to light up a Victorian bathroom in style.

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