Traditional style bathrooms are classic in design, feeling more like a soothing spa oasis, with an aesthetic of elegant hues and super luxurious touches. Traditional bathroom designs typically take their cue from what is currently trending in the design world, with materials and decor that are respective of their historical periods, such as Victorian, colonial or Georgian styles. These styles are timeless, clean-lined, cool and very classic, creating a beautiful aesthetic that you will enjoy for years to come.
The surfaces in a traditional style bathroom are integral to getting the right aesthetic. Countertops typically feature either natural or faux-natural materials, such as granite, engineered stone or even slate. The selection of wall and flooring tiles range will range from a more historical look to vintage, with penny, subway or hexagonal tiles being the most sought after choices. You can mix and match eras, but too not appear visually cluttered, its best to stick to two decorative touches from adjacent eras, creating a more subtle, yet visually appealing look.
As far as furnishing your traditional style bathroom, draw on more natural materials for inspiration. High-end wood is typically used for base cabinets, benches or even chairs. If you are going with a more Colonial style, which is typically found in homes in the Northeastern United States, then common wood selections would be cherry, oak and maple.
Now we move on to traditional style bathroom sinks, which are typically comprised of materials with an historic lineage, such as stone or porcelain. The most commonly used sink types are pedestal, console and basin. If you opt to put a bathtub in your bathroom, freestanding, built-in and of course the classic porcelain claw foot tub is still a popular selection; you can also find these classic tubs in wide variety of materials to mimic the look of porcelain such as cast iron or acrylic. You can also create a wood-paneled tub such as the one in the image above, or have a look at some eye-catching metal tubs ranging from bronze to copper.
Metals can be integral to keeping the traditional aesthetic that you are trying to achieve in your bathroom design. They are a great looking choice for your light fixtures, faucets, drawer hardware and even the trim around your mirrors—have a look at the image above for reference! You can also use wood trim around your mirrors, also in keeping with traditional design aesthetic. Common metal selections are oil-rubbed bronze, iron and copper, providing a touch of beauty and historical authenticity to your design.
The final tip we can leave you with for your traditional style bathroom design is in regards to your linen selection and accessories. Keep them clean and simple, you could consider monogramming for your towels and bath mats, select crisp shower curtains (unless you opt for glass) and simple window shades. Select varying shades of common color selections for both accessories and overall design scheme, such as whites, browns and traditional reds, blues and greens.