The Brighton Bathroom Company Loves – Our Favourite Vintage Bathroom Features


Here at The Brighton Bathroom Company, we love nothing more than creating breath-taking and practical bathrooms to delight and inspire. Our award-winning team bring amazing creativity and innovation to each of our bespoke projects. They strive to combine their fantastic original ideas with the latest in bathroom design trends and concepts. To help you find inspiration for your space, our expert designers have put together a collection of some of their favourite bathroom features. This month we’re exploring the very best vintage details to elevate your space.


Bold Metro Tiles

Originally gracing the walls of New York’s subways in 1904, it wasn’t long before the subway or metro tile also adorned the walls of the London Underground and shortly after found its way into homes across the UK. Adored by the Victorians, the versatile metro tile looks simply stunning in a vintage-inspired bathroom. We love the warmth and drama created by a bold choice of colour. Dark colours would have been seen throughout Victorian homes, and the classic dark green hue below certainly brings a sense of luxurious Victorian charisma to this space.

Dramatic Colours Meet Characterful Artworks

With both heat and moisture to contend with, many designers and homeowners avoid introducing artwork into the bathroom. However, including art in your bathroom can completely transform the look and feel of your space. Interjecting the daring use of colour, the showstopping artworks and accompanying regal picture frames in the bathroom below add real character and strength to the distinctive design. Tying in with the gold painted door frame, it’s safe to say this bathroom simply wouldn’t boast the same spectacular atmosphere if it wasn’t for the striking decorative detailing.

Authentic Encaustic Tiles

Here at The Brighton Bathroom Company, we just can’t get enough of beautiful, patterned tiles. Their intricate decorative design can really bring a space to life, and with hundreds of unique motifs and colours to choose from, there’s a style to suit every home. Classic encaustic tiles make the perfect choice for a vintage-inspired interior. Encaustic tiles are crafted using traditional tile-making techniques and will bring an authentic touch of luxury to your space.

A Stunning Claw Foot Bathtub

What could be more luxurious than soaking away in a sumptuous and majestic freestanding tub? A lavish statement bathtub is undeniably the stuff of dreams, and one of our favourite designs is the classic claw foot slipper bath. Raised off the floor, a claw foot tub allows your stunning patterned tiles to make the maximum impact. Likewise, opening up your floor area as much as possible will make your bathroom feel much more spacious. The elegant silhouette of a traditional slipper bath oozes luxury and sophistication, establishing a stunning focal point to any bathroom.

Upcycled Washstands

At The Brighton Bathroom Company, we pride ourselves on thinking outside the box and going the extra mile for our clients, and that’s why we absolutely love an eclectic upcycled washstand. Repurposing your favourite piece of antique or vintage furniture is the perfect way to add a touch of character and charm to your bathroom. What’s more, opting for a design with added storage can enhance the practical capabilities of your bathroom too. Another feature that truly elevates the gorgeous bathroom below is the traditional cast iron radiator and towel rail.

Exquisite Brassware

When it comes to creating a spectacular bathroom, attention to detail makes all the difference. Investing in beautifully crafted, high-quality traditional brassware will take your bathroom interior to the next level. At The Brighton Bathroom Company, we’ve dedicated years to sourcing the finest products on the market, all of which combine impressive reliability with immaculate style. This ingeniously wall-mounted elegant mixer tap makes a lavish classic detail.

Antique Wall Lights

Another surprising detail that can transform your space is wall-mounted lighting. The fear of combining water and electricity often puts people off exploring more adventurous lighting options. However, provided your lights are at least 60cm away from taps, bath, or shower areas and are a minimum of 2.25 meters off the floor, a lower level of ingress protection is required (IP44), making more quirky and appealing lighting styles available. The vintage brass wall-mounted lights below make the perfect finishing touch to this inviting and understated bathroom interior.



At The Brighton Bathroom Company, we’re passionate about creating exceptional interiors that elevate our client’s homes and lifestyles. Regardless of whether you’re looking to create a vintage-inspired design or something much more modern and cutting-edge, the creativity of our award-winning designers knows no bounds. You can always expect us to bring the most original, intelligent, and stylish finishing touches to your space. If you’d like to know more about our process, please click here. Or give our friendly, professional team a call on 01444 647800.


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