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Revitalized Luxury: 30 Soothing Shabby Chic Bathrooms

As we head into the New Year, many of us love to redo our homes, give it a fresh new look and get in on the hot trends that are set to rule the charts in 2016. Of course, all this coupled with the rush of the festive season might be too much handle at times, and it does help to have a relaxing and rejuvenating sanctuary that you can turn to. While putting your feet up at your favorite spa works great, how about bringing the same soothing luxury home? This is precisely where fabulous shabby chic bathrooms come in.

Combining simplicity and the unassuming beauty of reclaimed surfaces with vintage elegance and modern comfort, these shabby chic bathrooms transport you into a calmer and more comforting world. Sure, some of them carry a hint of feminine style along with them, but that only adds to their aura, and the 30 exquisite bathrooms on display today showcase their distinct charm.

Shades of Pink

Light and pastel hues of pink are absolutely perfect for the shabby chic bathroom, especially if you wish to play up its delicate, feminine side. The wide shades of pink can easily combine with light blues and white to give you that balance between a spa-inspired, polished bathroom and one that seems personalized and distinct. Textured walls, paint and even wallpaper can be used to usher in this subtle tinge of pink, or cleverly placed accents and shower curtains can get the job done. Either way, the result is simply sumptuous!

Amazing bathtub is the showstopper in this luxurious bathroom [From: Charleston Home + Design Mag]
Amazing bathtub is the showstopper in this luxurious bathroom [From: Charleston Home + Design Mag]
Light pink is a perfect hue for the shabby chic bathroom [From: Martha O'Hara Interiors / Troy Thies Photography]
Light pink is a perfect hue for the shabby chic bathroom [From: Martha O’Hara Interiors / Troy Thies Photography]
Stylish shabby chic bathroom in coral, blue and white [Design: Four Chairs Furniture]
Stylish shabby chic bathroom in coral, blue and white [Design: Four Chairs Furniture]
Interesting use of matte shade of pink inside the spacious bathroom [Design: K-Ro Design]
Interesting use of matte shade of pink inside the spacious bathroom [Design: K-Ro Design]
Refined bathroom inside London home showcases a fusion of Victorian and shabby chic styles [Design: Morning Star Builders]
Refined bathroom inside London home showcases a fusion of Victorian and shabby chic styles [Design: Morning Star Builders]

Distressed Cabinets & Bespoke Vanity

Shabby chic bathrooms and upcycled décor go hand in hand, and in case you cannot actually get a truly vintage piece, just give your old kitchen cabinet a distressed makeover and use it as a medicine cabinet or towel storage space. Farmhouse- and rustic-style vanities and sinks are also pretty popular in the shabby chic bathroom. Depending on what you choose, your bathroom could have a slight Victorian, rustic or vintage vibe while staying distinctly shabby chic.

Herringbone pattern backsplash in bathroom with sliding barn doors [Design: Kim Scodro Interiors]
Herringbone pattern backsplash in bathroom with sliding barn doors [Design: Kim Scodro Interiors]
Vanity that epitomizes the beauty of shabby chic style [Design: Cypress Building Contractors]
Vanity that epitomizes the beauty of shabby chic style [Design: Cypress Building Contractors]
Traditional sconce lighting for the shabby chic bathroom [Design: Bella Vista Company]
Traditional sconce lighting for the shabby chic bathroom [Design: Bella Vista Company]
Give the old cabinet a new lease of life as you search for storage space in the shabby chic bathroom [From: Jennifer Murdison / Houzz]
Give the old cabinet a new lease of life as you search for storage space in the shabby chic bathroom [From: Jennifer Murdison / Houzz]
Exquisite blend of rustic and shabby chic styles inside the modern bathroom [Design: Edwina Drummond Interiors]
Exquisite blend of rustic and shabby chic styles inside the modern bathroom [Design: Edwina Drummond Interiors]

A Brilliant Bathtub

There is no doubt that a stunning standalone bathtub is an absolute must for any bathroom that wants to replicate a spa-style ambiance. But that is even more true in the case of a shabby chic space where the claw-foot bathtub is often the king. These vintage (or modern bathtubs inspired by retro design) finds come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, adding to the entire spectacle. Those bored with the claw-foot tub can turn to authentic copper bathtubs that combine glam with rustic or even custom stone designs! No matter what you pick, remember that the bathtub will most likely define the mood inside the shabby chic bathroom.

Gorgeous shabby chic bathrooms are not always about white! [From: Le Studio des Artisans]
Gorgeous shabby chic bathrooms are not always about white! [From: Le Studio des Artisans]
Shabby chic bathroom with ocean view [Design: Peter Jenny Design]
Shabby chic bathroom with ocean view [Design: Peter Jenny Design]
Unique stone bathtub provides spa-styled luxury at home [Design: Zara Home]
Unique stone bathtub provides spa-styled luxury at home [Design: Zara Home]
Dark bathtub brings visual contrast to the bathroom in white [Design: Greeson & Fast Design]
Dark bathtub brings visual contrast to the bathroom in white [Design: Greeson & Fast Design]
Classic chandelier, unique bathtub and farmhouse charm shape a relaxing bathroom [From: Illuminations]
Classic chandelier, unique bathtub and farmhouse charm shape a relaxing bathroom [From: Illuminations]

Small Shabby Chic Bathrooms

Small shabby chic bathrooms are all about coziness and refinement without actually relying on straight lines and contemporary design to achieve this sense of suave. The best part of it is the freedom to use bright colors without worrying about the room becoming a touch too claustrophobic. But make sure that you do not use more than two bright colors in the small bathroom to avoid fragmentation of the space. An opposite approach requires a neutral backdrop in shades close to white with accent additions bringing in the color. Either way, ensure that the bathroom is lit properly to get the best results.

Color of the backdrop turns the small bathroom into a more spacious setting visually [Photography by Amy Neunsinger]
Color of the backdrop turns the small bathroom into a more spacious setting visually [Photography by Amy Neunsinger]
Decorate your shabby chic powder room in style with the right décor [From: Rikki Snyder]
Decorate your shabby chic powder room in style with the right décor [From: Rikki Snyder]
Floor tiles add pattern to the small bathroom in neutral hues [Design: The Brighton Bathroom Company]
Floor tiles add pattern to the small bathroom in neutral hues [Design: The Brighton Bathroom Company]
Simplicity is the key in this cool shabby chic bathroom
Simplicity is the key in this cool shabby chic bathroom
Small shabby chic bathroom idea [Design: Jenn Hannotte - Hannotte Interiors]
Small shabby chic bathroom idea [Design: Jenn Hannotte – Hannotte Interiors]

Finding the Right Look

Experiment with your version of shabby chic and give it a fun twist by adding custom details and choosing a blend of styles that you love the most. The current trend of borrowing from Belgian style to create a shabby chic space might be something you will instantly fall in love with. Others might prefer the classic French-inspired touches that carry with them flair and Parisian beauty. Then there is an option of using contemporary décor and accents with a distinct shabby chic backdrop as well. From Hollywood regency-inspired glitz to rustic simplicity; it definitely is different strokes for different folk!

Luxurious bathroom in majestic purple is all about glam [Design: Interior Desires UK]
Luxurious bathroom in majestic purple is all about glam [Design: Interior Desires UK]
Opening up the corner of the bathroom to bring in the view outside [Design: Locati Architects]
Opening up the corner of the bathroom to bring in the view outside [Design: Locati Architects]
Shabby chic bathroom with a modern twist [From: Kohler]
Shabby chic bathroom with a modern twist [From: Kohler]
Salvaged materials used to fashion a cool shabby-chic bathroom [Design: Key Residential]
Salvaged materials used to fashion a cool shabby-chic bathroom [Design: Key Residential]
Warm and inviting bathroom seems like a relaxing personal sanctuary [Design: Tongue & Groove]
Warm and inviting bathroom seems like a relaxing personal sanctuary [Design: Tongue & Groove]

White Magic

There is no escaping the fact that white is the single most important color of shabby chic style. It not only creates a versatile backdrop, but also gives the room a light, breezy and cheerful vibe that is an absolute must. A tone-on-tone approach to working with white is a smart choice and gives the bathroom visual depth without actually adding darker colors. Shades of gray, light blue and pink can also replace white without taking away from the grace and versatility it brings.

Comfy shabby chic bathroom in white with claw-foot bathtub [Design: Schmidt Custom Homes]
Comfy shabby chic bathroom in white with claw-foot bathtub [Design: Schmidt Custom Homes]
All-white bathroom with a relaxed shabby chic style [Design: Ribbon & Reed Cabinetry]
All-white bathroom with a relaxed shabby chic style [Design: Ribbon & Reed Cabinetry]
Bespoke vanity and colorful vintage tub inspiration [From: The Bathroom Vanity Company]
Bespoke vanity and colorful vintage tub inspiration [From: The Bathroom Vanity Company]
Custom printed window film adds pattern to the chic bathroom [Design: The Window Film Company UK]
Custom printed window film adds pattern to the chic bathroom [Design: The Window Film Company UK]
Interesting art work and clawfoot bathtub for the shabby chic bathroom [From: Bruce Hemming Photography]
Interesting art work and clawfoot bathtub for the shabby chic bathroom [From: Bruce Hemming Photography]

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