Which Basin Should I Choose For My Traditional Bathroom?
Putting together a brand-new traditional bathroom can be a tricky thing to do. Especially, when there’s so much to choose from. If you’re looking for some trendy- traditional basin ideas for your main bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite, you’ve come to the right place.
Pretty Pedestal Option
Full Pedestal basins are one of the most long-living bathroom basin designs. They date back to the early 1900s and are making a huge comeback in recent months. We are seeing more homeowners go back to basics with their basin’s to achieve a truly authentic vintage look.
When a splash of vintage character is required, they’re worth considering. Their timeless design means pipework is concealed to keep a seamless aesthetic.
Think about how committed you are to the traditional style and consider pillar taps rather than mixer taps. Because if you’re planning a room that will take you back, you might as well go the whole way!
The full pedestal is a fabulous choice
Select a Stand
If you’re searching for the perfect period stand for your bathroom suite, cloakroom or en-suite, we think you’ll love the industrial washstands. They add a gorgeous vintage detail to a bathroom space.
Inspired by the utilitarian theme of 1920 interiors this beautiful is the ideal option for compact spaces.
Typically, the stand will be polished in chrome. However, recently companies, including ourselves have launched moderns takes on this timeless basin style.
As you can see from the picture above, we have a gorgeous collection of classic chrome or minimalistic black options, available in a range of sizes.
A chrome washstand would be the best option for those who prefer a matching bathroom set. You will find it easier to find matching traditional tapware if you opt with chrome
This is something worth considering if you’ve been dreaming of brass or bronze taps.
Go Grand with Marble Vanity Units
Marble will always look fabulous in a traditional bathroom space. It’s a timeless classic finish that can be paired with a variety of colour palettes.
Marble vanity units are a great option if you’re going for that high-end traditional vibe. The vanity unit is perfect to keep those less-than-lovely items out of sight.
Remember to enhance the look of the marble with the right tap. Mono basin taps will add a vintage touch and amplify the marble.
The panel detailing on the vanity unit drawer fronts also taps into traditional cabinetry styles. Pay attention to these small aesthetic details, then find versions of them that tick all your functional boxes, too.
Alternatively, you can use a marble countertop basin to add a touch of traditional luxury to your vanity. It’s another example of having it all; a beautifully functioning and luxurious space to wash in.
Complete the look with a beautiful high rise tap to elegantly hand behind the basin.
Known as farmhouse basins in the US, these gorgeous basins are usually found in kitchen or utility rooms. They are quite hard to get hold of in the UK, due to the lack of people wanting this style of basins in their homes.
They are distinguished by their high backs and are usually made from cast iron, so as you can imagine will weigh a ton!
Their designs combine traditional and country into one gorgeous basin area. With being on the bigger side, they take up quite a bit of vertical space.
If you have your heart set on one then try and search for American bathroom retailers that will ship to the UK.
Try Compact Corner Basin
Perhaps you’re on the lookout for a traditional basin perfect for a compact cloakroom? Why not consider installing a vintage inspired corner- basin.
Their Victorian design features soft angular shapes and has a wall mounted basin design to maximise space and fit seamlessly into corners.
The basin takes elements of the utilitarian designs from the early 1900’s with its chrome bottle trap left on show.
Usually this type of basin will only be available with 1- tap whole, to keep the design as small as possible. Make sure you keep the traditional theme going with a gorgeous mono basin tap.
Check out our vintage mono taps options here. This ideal cloakroom solution will fit perfectly in spaces with little space and bring a classical touch to your downstairs toilet.
Pair a Traditional Toilet & Basin Bundle
If you’re looking for a seamlessly matching suite, have a look for a traditional toilet and basin duo. Buying a toilet and basin bundle will more often than not, be the cheaper option.
Remember, the traditional feels are all in the details so find a basin and toilet that has a high rise will give you a gorgeous period look.
Finish off your harmonising room and choose a tap, plug and flush lever with our vintage Elizabeth collection.
We have beautiful brush gold, oil rubbed bronze and chrome finishes available, to add your own unique touch on your bathroom.
Here at Big Bathroom Shop, we have a wide range of luxury bathroom furniture for you to browse and fall for.
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.