How to Create a French Country Bathroom With Vintage Furniture and Accessories

If you are looking for an excuse to show off your personality and indulge in your love for antiques, a vintage style bathroom is the perfect place to start. Mixing traditional style fixtures & fittings, interesting vintage furniture & accessories with luxurious modern touches creates a truly unique bathroom that is practical, comfortable & inviting.

Whatever your bathroom size, shape or your budget, you can create a beautiful vintage style bathroom with the introduction of a few carefully selected vintage pieces of furniture or by accessorizing with an ornate gilded mirror, rustic shabby chic shelving or fresh cut flowers in a vintage glass jar or enamel jug.

Use our vintage bathroom style ideas below to help you discover your take on this popular interior design style.

Create a Bespoke Vintage Wash Stand

An antique console table, commode or vintage sideboard can make a beautiful wash stand. Seek professional help to fit a traditional sink & faucets and you can create something that is completely unique & worlds apart from the standard-issue basins & built in cabinets we see in the vast majority of modern homes.

If you intend on keeping the furniture's original wooden top, you must remember to waterproof the wood that surrounds the sink to ensure its lasting beauty. The alternative is to replace the wooden top with a beautiful piece of marble to create a practical, splash-proof surface.

Get Organised with Shabby Chic Vintage Storage

Organise your towels & linens in a french vintage armoire or shabby chic style cupboard or sideboard. Replacing the front panels of the armoire, cupboard or sideboard with chicken wire is stylish way to let its contents breathe which is a must in humid rooms.

Add some rustic wall mounted shelving for additional storage and to display your favourite toiletries.

Always Relax in Style

An elegant freestanding roll top bath with traditional fixtures & fittings adds period charm to a country style bathroom. Add a shabby chic or vintage style upholstered chair and your bathroom is the perfect place to retreat after a long day.

Add an Ornate Mirror & Vintage Accessories

A large ornate mirror can transform a bathroom and has the benefit of making even the smallest room appear bigger by reflecting the light - plus, no bathroom is complete without one! Pair this with some beautiful fresh cut flowers in a vintage glass bottle or enamel jug, scented handmade candles & reed diffusers, your pretty toilettries and this completes your French country bathroom.

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