Harry Styles with his delicate and ‘vintage’ styles, in which there is no lack of traditionally feminine garments, sheer fabrics or colored manicures, has recovered the ‘shabby chic‘ for both fashion and decoration. An elegantly classic stylethat, however, is capable of being carried away, making mixtures that seem impossible a priori, not seeking perfection but personality, loving sophistication above all else and having a sweet and feminine air.
Its origins go back to British country houses, but in its evolution it has been taking things from here and there, giving rise to one of the most inspiring trends, even when you love minimalism and modern design. In the bathroom decoration, it combines with the mix, the updated rustic, the classic furniture, the light and sweet colors and the details with ‘charm’. The freestanding bathtub is almost mandatory in this style.
1. A blank ‘vintage’ mirror
The bigger, the better and if it is stripped or aged the effect will be multiplied by two, since it will live up to its name: worn and sophisticated (‘shabby chic’). In this proposal by designer Alexander Petunim, the Admiral bathtub, the vanity unit and the Dandy taps from Devon & Devon are the perfect finishing touch.
That they help to recreate a feminine and delicate atmosphere, although as the former One Direction singer has shown , it is not exclusive to women, since it is a good option in shared bathrooms. Although white is a good chromatic ally of this style, capable of unleashing its full potential and multiplying the square footage, we cannot forget the dusty pink and light gray, so well used in this personal proposal by Annie Sloan. Two delicate colors that create atmospheres full of romance and walks through the countryside.
A freestanding bathtub
If there is one element that cannot be missing in a ‘shabby chic’ bathroom, it is the retro-style freestanding bathtub. Ideally, its legs should be white, contoured, and even ornately designed, emphasizing sophistication. You can place it in the center of the room, if space allows, or place it in a corner near a window, as in this Devon & Devon proposal. Make sure the taps match and get ready for a relaxing bath.
In favor of mixing
This decorative style is combined with classic decoration and with the updated rustic, showing that the mix always adds a plus to any environment. Both complement and support each other, as in this proposal by Lorena Canals, where the high plinth of white metro tiles is combined with a hydraulic air floor and a retro freestanding washbasin. The result? An environment without complexes, which you would not hesitate to adapt in an urban home. To reinforce the effect, you can include country house accessories such as a porcelain pitcher or a metal bucket with fresh flowers.
Like the bathtub or the washbasin, which evoke with its ‘look’ an old-fashioned atmosphere, which highlights its natural beauty, as in this Primark environment, where the aged metallic design makes us think of Western movies and bathtubs. of the classrooms. A design that exudes so much charm that it makes us forget that it has no legs. Regarding the sinks, in addition to the classic floor-standing designs (it is impossible to choose a suspended one), those with a stone, stoneware or porcelain countertop are also suitable. Like a country house sink or Victorian interior, rustic or refined, it adds a decorative touch, full of character. Together they make a good team.
Although it may seem that it does not go much in this style with country origins, what could be more perfect to accompany a claw-foot bathtub than a beautiful chandelier? This star of the ‘shabby chic’ decoration offers a fun and peculiar touch that completely changes the image of the space. You can choose a designer glass version or a model rescued from your mother’s house, for a smooth and transparent one or with touches of color, since you choose the one you choose the result will be just as impressive.
A faucet with an antique look
As the retro style is in fashion, in the market it is easy to find taps for the washbasin, the bathtub or the shower in gold , copper or black with delicate shapes, that evoke those of your grandmother’s house, in that of your mother and they had been replaced. Perfect for a ‘shabby chic’ bathroom, if you also find them with porcelain mixers, like the one in this Soho House proposal , you will have found the perfect accessory. Of course, it is not about sacrificing modern comfort for an antique, since these designs are also available with the latest advances in comfort and consumption.
Accessories ‘très chic’
Every detail counts in this stylish bathroom because, although we need to have them on hand, dental floss or nail files are not too sophisticated. Therefore, it is better to surround yourself with accessories and beautiful containers, which help to organize, facilitate day-to-day life and add a plus ‘deco’ to the atmosphere. You can incorporate antique objects , colored soaps , shell jars and, of course, flowers. Natural, dried or printed on fabrics and wallpapers are a ‘must’ of this country style, which does not forget its roots.
This is one of the most elegant decorative styles, which not only trends but also pieces and combine antique items with others who seem, whether or premiere. Like this vanity unit , which belongs to a project by the Knowhaus studio, which recreates an old design with its color, its design and its handles. To accompany you in your task, the floor tiles, the high plinth, the delicate gray and the free-standing washbasin that rests on the countertop. Elegance made bathroom, we could say.
If something has gold, it is its ability to add sophistication with its mere presence. Although it is true that it can ‘squeak’ if we do not combine it well and fall into less authentic luxury, the truth is that in small doses it ‘lifts’ any ‘shabby chic’ bathroom. As in this Home24 proposal where we find it in the taps, the furniture handles and the legs of the freestanding bathtub (a success!). Although we can also use it in the frame of the mirror and in accessories.