Victorian Style Bathroom Inspiration

The hottest trend in interiors is definitely the victorian style bathroom. Whether you have a period home or a sleek new build this trend will suit your smallest room.

After staying indoors for most of 2020 we have become a nation obsessed with interior design.

With that in mind, we've compiled all of our favourite ways to get the victorian style bathroom look to suit your home.

Get The Look

From gold or copper accents to freestanding baths and victorian style shower furniture there are lots to choose from. We've collected together our favourite trends to give your bathroom the wow factor

Mixing The Old And New 

A really fresh way to incorporate the victorian look in your bathroom is to use traditional style fittings with an updated colour scheme or sleeker look. Choosing black for your shower fittings, taps or bigger bathroom items will give it more of an industrial look. This fits particularly well in newer houses and looks amazing when teamed with fresh white brick style tiles. We love this shower fitting and sink from UK Bathrooms.

Using a classic tap fitting in chrome also looks great when paired with a simple but classic bath, wooden flooring and panelled walls. The simple and modern look really compliments the decorative design of the taps.

Another great way to mix the old and new is to combine sleek lines with decorative pieces. For example, a glass shower screen and bath with very simple lines look fantastic when paired with a decorative shower fitting. White Victorian style pedestal sinks also look great against sleek white walls and black framed mirrors.

Antique Mirror - Aged Glass

An emerging trend in bathrooms is the use of a distressed or antique mirror. Many bathrooms are small and lack natural light, therefore using mirrors on the walls really magnifies the light. By using an antique mirror you can amplify the light effect, whilst creating a stylish Victorian look.

We recently installed these bespoke antique mirrors along a full wall in a customers bathroom. Combined with their stunning free-standing bath and made to measure glass shower enclosure, the overall look is really effective.

We can create many different distressed effects on both glass and mirror, as well as etched designs in any size to suit perfectly finished with bevelled edges.

You can find more inspiration about using mirrors in your home in our blog below.

Gold & Rose Gold

Gold is the perfect pop of colour for a victorian style bathroom, it's both classic and luxurious and looks amazing paired with white porcelain. The beautiful gold freestanding filler tap looks fabulous above a classic freestanding bath, adding a splash of personality to an otherwise sleek bathroom. Another favourite is this stylish Vitra water jewels round bathroom basin with matching gold taps.

Rose gold is everywhere in homeware and it also looks great in the bathroom. From decorative but modern shower fittings to ornate high-level toilets like this Chatsworth model available from Victorian Plumbing. Rose gold is a trend that looks like it's here to stay.


Another classic when it comes to metallics in bathrooms is copper. Slightly more traditional than rose gold, copper can also add a serious pop of luxury. Like the stunning Belle de Louvain copper and enamel bath from Victoria Plum which is a real statement piece for any bathroom. We also love the simplicity of the VitrA Origin copper shower fitting which looks beautiful against white tiles coupled with a glass shower screen. With any statement shower fitting, you want to show it off. That's why a glass shower screen or enclosure is the perfect way to finish off your copper shower as it enhances rather than hides it.

Copper also looks fantastic when used for a modern or traditional radiator which combines usability and a focal point.

High-level Toilets

When you think about victorian style bathrooms a classic high-level toilet always springs to mind. There are some beautiful pieces on the market with many different design features to suit any style. Whether you are going for a more modern look or you want a style which incorporates gold there are many to choose from.

We especially like the Silverdale which is decorated with a blue garden pattern on the cistern, available from Victorian Plumbing.

Freestanding Baths

There is nothing more synonymous with a victorian style bathroom that a freestanding bath. With their curved lines and ornate feet, they are both beautiful and comfortable to use. There are some really beautiful coloured baths available and the two below which are available in blue really look the part. Teamed with matching tiles or paired with a sleek white bathroom, a traditional freestanding bath will really complete your bathroom.

If you want to opt for a more modern look there are also some really sleek options available. These beautiful oval-shaped baths sit flush with the floor and don't have the clawed feet. This means that they have a much more modern look but also look great teamed with traditional fittings. If you are wanting to future-proof your bathroom but want to use the victorian style fittings they are a great option.

Plan Your Project

Hopefully, we've given you lots of ideas and inspiration to plan your bathroom renovation.

If you're looking for made to measure mirrors, or a shower screen or enclosure to complete the look then get in touch with our friendly staff to chat about your ideas.

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