It is no surprise that Victorian houses are one of the most popular property types in the UK. They often have eye-catching period features and afford plenty of space, including high ceilings. In fact, they were the first homes to move toilets from the inside to the outside of the house and have a specific style that still resonates in today’s 21st-century homes.
In terms of interior design, the Victorian period is associated with a diverse resurgence of historic styles with elements drawn from the middle east and Asia, especially when it comes to furniture and fittings.
The Victorian style is very recognisable, and celebrated for it use of majestic ornaments and statement furniture and overall grandeur. When looking deeper into the Victorian style, it becomes obvious that this era combined many earlier and diverse styles.
The luxury bathrooms paint a picture of elegance with a grand and stylish design, featuring freestanding bathtubs, regal twin taps and bidets. To create your luxury Victorian bathroom, you want to make sure you choose the correct fixtures and fittings.
Victorian times, between 1837 and 1901
During this period, travel to exotic locations such as countries in Asia such as Japan saw the addition of foreign elements being brought into the design and influence.
The introduction of mass production made products such as home furnishings or décor much more affordable, seeing people filling their homes with features that resemble grand and impressive ornaments only previously seen in much wealthier households.
Tips and tricks
The bathtub is the centrepiece of any bathroom, so it needs to look the part. If you want to capture the period feel of Victorian times, a freestanding bathtub is the way to go. The slipper bath tub – one end is higher than the other – is a popular style. Ornate feet also add a touch of glamour to the overall look.
Elizabeth radiators capture the charm of Victorian bathrooms, offering a chic style not found with conventional heated towel rails. A small radiator connects to chrome rails and is perfect for hanging your wet towel over after a bath or shower.
Traditional Victorian bathrooms normally feature wood flooring with plain white walls. That's the look to go for if you want a like-for-like replication. However, there are other options you can use to pay homage to the traditional look while adding a touch of modernity. Try black and white tiled floors with plain white brick tiled walls. The look will still reflect the Victorian period, but with a slight twist.
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We have chosen a selection of Victorian bathrooms that we think would give your bathroom a classic touch in the modern era.