Old-World Bathroom Design Ideas

Ideas for creating an old-world look in your bathroom.

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    Italian-Style Master Bath

    Art glass, a pedestal tub, and a muted color palette reminiscent of Tuscany make this new master bathroom appear aged to perfection. Attention focuses on the art-glass windows and large soaking tub. Frameless glass shower doors allow a look through to a custom chest. The stone tile floor adds an old-world feeling.

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    Elegant Master Bathroom Retreat

    The bedroom doors open to a clear view of a whirlpool tub with a waterfall faucet in this classic master bathroom. A barrel-vaulted ceiling and arched window emphasize the tub, and stepped-down walls flanking the tub feature niches for bathing potions. Now that's a relaxing retreat.

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    Warm, Old-World Master Bathroom

    Natural light and earthen textures create a warm and comfortable atmosphere in this remodeled master bathroom. Linen Roman shades and the stone floor establish a neutral background for the rose garden outside, which acts as artwork. Frameless doors and polished marble shape the shower.

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    Formal Master Bathroom

    Yellow-and-orange wallpaper and silk fabrics create formal flair in this powder room. A sink skirt with faux pearls and crystal-bead trim hides the plumbing; the skirt fastens to the sink with hook-and-loop tape for easy removal. Gold paint on the mirror frame complements the look.

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    Historical Master Bathroom

    Located in a century-old building in Chicago that had once been a repair shop for horse-drawn carriages, this master bathroom respects the integrity of the original building (thus the brick walls). Ash flooring, floor-to-ceiling curtain panels, and pedestal sinks fill the room with historic character.

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    Old World Master Bathroom with Nautical Accents

    Nautical charts wrap the walls and appear over the double vanities in this old-world-style bathroom. Serendipitously, the colors of the charts harmonize with the creamy cabinets, the buff tones of the limestone countertop, and the sandy-hued ceramic tiles around the shower and tub.

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    English-Manor-Style Master Bathroom

    The feeling of old-world elegance in this master bath suits the rest of the English-manor-style home. The paneled vanity wall includes a sit-down makeup area, and the sink on the left features a purified hot-water dispenser for tea. The stone flooring was reclaimed from a 680-year-old building in France.

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    Classic Master Bathroom

    Although the striking architecture and aged styling are meant to take this bath back in time, the classic colors and sophistication make it appropriate for the ages. Soothing hues, glass, and mirrors make the most of the natural light and beautiful views.

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    Old-World Bathroom Retreat

    This beautifully appointed retreat satisfies the homeowners' old-world sensibilities, starting with the glazed, crackled, and sealed finish on the cabinetry. Pierced-metal doors also make the bathroom furniture seem time-weathered. Swirl-patterned tiles add to the look.

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    Timeless Master Bathroom

    In this stylish old-world scheme, a sense of timelessness comes from the stone wall and floor tiles, plus silk fabric in the window treatment for a dash of color and softness. Rough plaster on the walls and substantial crown molding make the room feel larger than it is.

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    Beaded-Board Bathrooms

    Beaded board is the perfect cottage-style accent for baths; it's inexpensive, durable, and easy to install, plus it adds instant charm to any space. Steal one -- or more -- of these ideas to incorporate into your own bath.
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