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Give You Home the Vintage Feel 1: In the Bathroom

Nowadays it is very popular to actually restore a room rather than remodelling it. Home decoration has taken on a new look and many people are finding that home restoration is a far better route to go down than the actual remodelling of a room. With the availability of different products in the marketplace today, it is easy and inexpensive to create a vintage charm to a room and that includes any room in your home, even the bathroom.

If you take a moment and think about a house that was built in the early 1900s you often find that bead-boards and black-and-white tiles which created a pattern were fundamental elements in housing of that time. You will find that you can get hold of bead-boarding panels at home improvement stores and installing this into your bathroom is an easy thing to do.

If you stay with a white or a white and black mix of tiles, this will lend itself far better to the vintage look. You want to have the walls painted in light pastel shades it’s advisable that any decorations you have in the room are kept to a basic minimum. You might like to think about putting some old or interesting types of bottles and perhaps some vintage plates in the room. If you take the time to look through some interior design magazines or even go on the for interior design ideas, you’ll be able to see photographs of this era and you’ll notice that the flooring was often covered in linoleum but more often than not it was tiled with black-and-white tiles in a chequerboard pattern set off by a bathroom rug, so to give the bathroom that more authentic feel it is best to keep this type of flooring.

When it comes to the actual bath itself the sink and other fixtures you actually could find yourself spending a lot of money, especially to get that ultimate vintage look the bathroom itself could actually have as its focal point a bath modelled on the 1900s such as a claw foot bath. But to actually find a real vintage bath could be extremely difficult as most of these types of baths were broken up because of the size of them and also their weight. You could also opt for a reproduction bath, but this is where the expense comes in as these types of baths are costly. If this route is out of the question you can still do something to add a certain amount of charm to your bath by having fixtures such as chrome fittings. As far as sinks go, it is best to have a pedestal kind with separate hot and cold taps and don’t forget the rug under the sink or your feet will get cold whilst you are standing there first thing in the morning! Use white Venetian blinds to keep within the black and white theme.

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