Contemporary and Retro Styled Victorian BathroomMidcentury, West Midlands
Victorian bathroom styled with 70's inspired interior decoration with the featured Reverie Jungle wallpaper from Little Greene
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Make it dark and dramaticVictorian interiors were characterised by layers of pattern and fine detail; if you think about the botanical prints of William Morris, for example, they’re tightly woven and richly coloured.You can channel a similar look by choosing a wallpaper with a small, detailed pattern and rich colourway, like this one, and team it with bold shades of forest green and chocolate brown.Elements of contemporary design, such as the side table and woven lampshade here, will keep this look firmly in the present and prevent it tipping over into pastiche.
Give a bathroom some all-out luxuryWe sometimes reject the idea of wallpaper in the bathroom, just as we do in the kitchen – perhaps envisaging mildewed and peeling paper. However, if your bathroom is sufficiently moisture-controlled and you opt for one of the new vinyl or super-strength papers that are durable, splashproof and designed specifically for bathrooms, it’s not a problem. This beautiful paper picks out the tone of the tub’s exterior paint.
Opt for wooden flooringWooden flooring is a warm alternative to tiles or vinyl in a bathroom. It instantly transforms the space from a basic washroom into somewhere that resembles a living space. This indulgent freestanding bath looks as if it could be in a bedroom rather than the bathroom. A side table and floral wallpaper add to the illusion.
Go green You don’t necessarily need to include summer blooms in your displays. Here, a tableau including palm foliage and a parrot emphasises the tropical wallpaper with its lush green tones. Palm and fern leaves are very much on trend at the moment. Adding greenery, whether through a foliage arrangement or pot plants, is a great way to make you feel as if you’re in your very own tropical paradise.