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Vintage Décor Ideas For Your Bathroom

By on Aug 13, 2017
Vintage Décor Ideas For Your Bathroom

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Elegance and charm; if these are two styles you lean toward in your home, you might be interested in incorporating vintage elements in your bathroom. Vintage styles are currently hot and trending, so if you’re looking to sell your home or, want to give your bathroom a much-needed update, this could be the right choice for you.

With so many choices in bathroom design, it can be hard to narrow down a specific style. However, I’m here to help you choose the right features to give your bathroom the vintage look you’ve been dreaming of.

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Vintage Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

A new look for your bathroom can be just what you need to refresh your home. Regardless of what style you choose, an outdated bathroom might need more than a few decorative upgrades to look and function great. From more space to installing new appliances, a bathroom remodel can be a worthwhile investment. The average cost to remodel a bathroom is $8,820, with most homeowners spending between $6,569 and $9,872.

Vintage Bathroom Vanity And Mirror

Vintage Bathroom Vanity

When giving your bathroom a vintage look, you’ll likely want to upgrade your vanity first. After all, it’s a piece that draws the eye and has a lot of important elements that brings the bathroom together. Vintage bathroom vanities make a great DIY project as you can often repurpose a dresser to get the look. Or, paint your current vanity with chalk paint and distress with sandpaper to make it look aged.

Vintage Bathroom Mirrors

Similar to your vanity, bathroom mirrors often act as a focal point in your bathroom. The good news is that you likely don’t have to invest in a new mirror to get the look. You can create a decorative frame around your current mirror that can give you the vintage look you desire. Consider keeping the wood visible or giving it a gold coat of paint.

Alternatively, if you feel like it’s time to upgrade your mirror along with the rest of your bathroom, there are plenty of vintage-looking styles available. Look for options with thin gold trim and distressed corners. The average cost to install a new bathroom mirror is between $179 and $1,290, depending on how elaborate and large the mirror is.

Vintage Bathroom Faucet

Vintage Bathroom Faucets & Sinks

If you have a sink separate from your vanity, it’s likely to stand out if it does not match the rest of the room’s décor. Sinks are a larger project to replace as opposed to faucets. If you’re on a budget, I recommend changing the faucet to enhance the vintage look before deciding to install a new sink. It’s a less costly alternative. Look for chrome faucets with ceramic handles or cross handle faucets.

However, a new sink can help to complete your vintage bathroom look. A large, white porcelain sink is the look you’ll want. The average cost to install a sink is $395.

Vintage Bathroom Lighting

Vintage Bathroom Light Fixtures

Statement light fixtures are hot right now and could be the perfect addition your bathroom needs. From exposed Edison bulbs to aged steel wall sconces, there are many options to choose from when creating the vintage look. Don’t be afraid to have your light fixture stand out. Trends show that regardless of the style, light fixtures are taking center stage in any room.

Vintage Bathroom DIY Wall Decor

Vintage Bathroom Wall Décor

The wall décor you choose for your vintage-looking bathroom can really pull the entire look together. Start at your local secondhand store to see what items you might be able to find or repurpose. Wood signs are always a great staple in any vintage style room. For wall prints, look for black and white with a thick wooden frame. Wire shelving and floral accents are nice touches to add to a vintage bathroom.

If you like to DIY, creating your own vintage-inspired wall décor will be the perfect project. And of course, any time you can decorate and organize is a huge plus. I love this vintage-themed mason jar wall decor from The DIY Playbook. See their tutorial on how you can make one for your bathroom.

 Vintage Bathroom Décor

Vintage Bathroom Accessories

Of course, you’ll still need a place to hold your toothbrush, soap and more. The go-to for any vintage bathroom are mason jars. Use white paint to dress them up or, leave them plain. Wide-mouth jars tend to work best for storage and reaching. In fact, you can even make your own soap pump! See the tutorial from Love Grows Wild.

If DIY isn’t your thing, there are plenty of options you have to stick to your style. White marble, porcelain or gold accessories will do very well here. And don’t forget about towels and curtains! Dark gray, pastel purple or a simple cream will give your vintage bathroom the extra touch it needs. Simple patterns in black and white will pop in the space. Stick to cloth as they are easiest to clean, simply by popping it in the washing machine when dirty.


A vintage look is perfect for any bathroom. You can combine your favorite things with this theme and it’s sure to look great. Look for wood elements, gold accents and distressed items to give your bathroom the makeover it needs.

Looking for more ways to style your bathroom? Read How To Create The Perfect Farmhouse Style Bathroom.

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