Here at Rockform, we’re in the business of helping you create beautiful bathrooms by experimenting with design ideas and inspiration. Right now, one of the looks we’re embracing is a classically elegant aesthetic, a look that makes you think of marble-clad Roman bathhouses and claw-footed Victorian baths.

There are lots of ways that you can create this sophisticated style in your own home, and hard as it might be to imagine, your efforts do not need to break the bank. Take a look at our top tips and tricks to help elevate your interior, and craft the perfect space to kick back and relax in.

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Although these bathrooms look incredibly luxurious and elegant, classic styles are pared back and simplistic. They work by creating a neutral background, one that highlights the carefully selected embellishments incorporated into their design. For those who want to create such a look for themselves, this means one thing: invest in some white paint, neutralise any outlandish colours or accessories, and craft a minimalist canvas to work from. You can add the details later.

Neutral Bathroom

Embrace Natural Textures

Although classic bathroom styles rely on a neutral colour palette, one common feature that most of them share is the inclusion of natural textures, whether this takes the form of marble flooring or wooden furnishings. Our Italian porcelain tiles can you help you to recreate this effect, and paired with carefully selected accessories; they’ll help to build the most striking finish.

The Bath as the Focal Point

For a genuinely classical bathroom look, the bath is the star. A free-standing bath should be the key feature and focal point of the whole room. When you enter your bathroom, the bath should create images of long soaks and quiet pampering. To really elevate that classical look with a free-standing bathtub, consider a roll-top bath on claw feet. Choose a gorgeous white bathtub with a contrasting colour for its feet, like black or bronze.

Focal Bath

Classic Fixtures

Aside from classic tiles and colour choices, the fixtures you choose for your bathroom can have a significant impact on the kind of aesthetic you’re trying to create. Consider exposed showerhead piping, a brass curtain rod or a basin with legs. When these beautiful fixtures are installed in your bathroom, you will instantly feel like you have created a more classical look.

Classic Features

Plenty of Light

Aside from the natural light that windows let in, there are two options for bathroom lighting: wall and ceiling.

A classical bathroom might have wall fixed sconces with metallic hardware and crisp shades in a simple yet beautiful design. For ceiling lighting, you may want to opt for an elegant chandelier that will not only provide light, but its crystal or glass pendants will reflect the light and project it out around the room, creating a gorgeous sparkle effect.

Vintage Pieces

For another touch of that elegant, classic look in your bathroom, consider investing in some vintage pieces. Vintage cabinets are a great way to create some storage space in your new bathroom while also incorporating some beautiful vintage touches that will add to the overall classic look of the space.

Work with Warm Colours

If sparkling white isn’t your thing, you can still use a splash of colour to create a classic bathroom. Warm colours with warm tones create a wonderfully mellow mood and create a distinct classical bathroom in a more contemporary space. Earthy shades are great for softening a space and creating a beautifully traditional look that will stand the test of time.

Warm Bathroom

Add a Few Finishing Touches

Classic bathroom styles are all about the little details you add in. Although your colour palette should remain simple and your space uncluttered, you need a few carefully chosen accessories and adornments to offset the whole, whether these are rich, red towels hung over your radiator and just waiting to warm you post-shower, or an antique wicker washing basket to keep your dirty laundry concealed in. The more intricate the pieces, the more they will do to enhance your theme.

To learn more about purchasing our gorgeous porcelain bathroom tiles in Lancaster, or for expert advice on choosing these, why not contact us today to see how we can help you?