Beauty and luxury, elegance and grace, practicability and rationalism – this is all classic style of the interior. Despite the time or new stylistic trends the modern culture offers you, classic stays beyond the fashion and time.
Classic bathroom is always an elegant cover with the functional content, calm neutral colors, soft textures, traditional ergonomic placement of the bathroom fixtures, furniture and accessories
In the classical bathroom, you will never see the intentionally coarse finishing, crude shades, modern décor items, or ultra-modern gadgets and fittings. All atmosphere is subject to the general concept of luxurious comfort.
Let us consider more in detail the elements of the modern classical bathroom, its color palette, methods of finishing, furniture placement variants.
Classic style does not impose any prohibitions on the extraordinary bathtubs of unusual shape or color, but still, you’d better chose the traditional light colors.
Bathtub on the elegantly curved legs will look very appropriate in the classical stylistics.
Copper or bronze legs of the bathtub will perfectly fit the interior in the soft, pastel colors and will transform a little bohemian atmosphere.
In case the bathroom premises are not big enough, it would be appropriate to place the bathtub by the wall. Quite often the bathroom fixtures are covered from all free sides, and the panel coating is performed with the help of ceramic or stone tile, most frequently light in color.
But if the bathroom area allows, you should place the bathtub in the middle or so that it could be approached from different sides.
Placing bathtub in the center of the room, we change the whole interior scene, bringing some royal luxury into it. The snow-white bathtub against the background of the wooden flooring looks very successful.
In case there is a spacious bay window, like in the picture, this will be an ideal place for the extraordinary bathtub. Such location is royally presentable and rational as well.
These days the bathtubs are made of various materials. The time when you could only buy the cast-iron or steel bathtubs has passed. The bathtubs made of acryl which is so popular nowadays are quite light and practical, simple in maintenance and cleaning.
The bathtubs made of natural stone, including marble, glass, wood massive, bronze and copper are also produced today but in smaller amounts and for the bulk marketing, usually on a by-order basis.
The bathtub of uncommon shape or color and sometimes both may become the attention-grabber, key element of the whole room. Such contrast color solutions invigorate the interior and give the individuality to it.
It has become the trend of the last decades in the interior to place the two sinks with the matching accessories within one premise.
If the room parameters allow, the two sinks will rapidly compensate their installation with an immense comfort and time economy, especially at mornings.
One of the sinks placement options is side by side placement. Such planning will economize the space and allows ergonomically combine the functional segments of premises.
The sinks located opposite to each other, bring the symmetry into the premises. It is only important that the distance between them is enough for placement the two persons, standing back-to-back.
The sinks may be located parallel to the bathtub side-by-side if the premises parameters allow.
Most frequently the shower cubicle is a small area as a rule in the room corner, limited by the walls and transparent or matte glass partitions.
The glass transparent partitions do not overload the area, the cubicle walls finishing and the area near the bathtub in the same color palette creates the harmonious and balanced appearance of the premises.
Only one glass partition is able to provide for the shower cubicle space arrangement. Modern fixtures for the shower and marble finishing created an incredibly pleasant atmosphere for the hydro-procedures.
One more option of arranging the area for hydro-procedures is the bathtub and shower cubicle in one place separated by the glass partition. Rational and universal location will allow benefitting from different conveniences of the shower cubicle and bathtub within the small premises, which may be visually extended with the help of bath mirrors.
The average bathroom premises at the old-design city apartments are not big enough to place any other additional furniture. But at the country houses, detached houses and apartments with the improved planning it is possible to place not only the storage systems into the bathrooms but also the chairs, toilet-tables, window-cases or lockers.
The wooden high window-case and cabinet for it fit well the ceiling beams and bathtub podium finishing, creating the comfortable atmosphere of the bathroom
If your bathtub area is so big that even after the furniture placement, not excluding the cabinet and soft furniture, you still have enough place, you may consider the variant with the fireplace. In the case of the room at the picture, the fireplace is visible from the sitting room and bathroom, it is built into the wall, which is the partition between the two premises. This is incredible – to watch the live fire resting in the warm bath. Royal atmosphere, large-scale, pleasant peach palette.
In this room, the designer decided to replace a couple of comfortable armchairs with the toweling jackets. Such chairs are easy to clean, you may just take off the jacket and wash it in the washing machine. And, in return, you will get the atmosphere of the day spa relaxation.
Surely, the favorite of the classic bathroom’s design is the white color and all its shades. The light gamma relaxes, sets for relaxation and privacy.
Apart from everything else, the light surfaces extend the space and fit perfectly the contrast dark interior items.
Against the background of almost snow-white walls the dark wood species, used for producing the bathroom furniture, look joyfully contrasting.
But the color palette other than the pastel is not alien to the classical style. Somber color combinations but in the bold shades create immensely positive and comfortable atmosphere. A combination of the light-beige with the azure-blue and deep chocolate colors allowed creating a non-trivial image of a bathroom with the traditional classical atmosphere.
Warm woody accents specific to the natural material which was actively used in this bathroom, create a special color atmosphere of the premises.
Active application of the gilded accessories and sandy accents in the stone finishing of one bathroom wall, allowed presenting the premises in the light-golden colors.
Use of wallpapers or patterned tile serves not only as diversity into the premises color gamma but also gives unique spirit to the bathroom.
The light-blue accents of the surfaces together with the snow-white bathroom fixtures created an incredibly cool atmosphere in the bathroom. Original accessories and flower motives in the picture and on the carpet complemented the image of elegant and beautiful premises.
For the classical style in the interior of any premises the use of large beautiful chandeliers are quite common and bathrooms are not an exception. But, with regard to the sophisticated combinations of different zones in one premise, the necessity may arise in the additional source of light – recessed lighting fixtures on the ceiling of the shower cabin or the desk lamp on the toilette table, bra near the sink.
Luxurious chandelier abundant in glass or even crystal elements is a wonderful complement to the luxurious bathroom with the fireplace and artistic works on the walls.
Bathroom literally basks in the light due to the central chandelier with the sophisticated design, lamps built into the mirror and the bath lighting system integrated into the ceiling. Reflected in dozens of mirrors, the light transforms the premise and makes it endless.
Despite the bathroom atmosphere full of contrasts, the design of the central chandelier attracts attention from the first sight.
One more example of how the extraordinary design of the hanging lamp may become the coordinating element of the classical interior.
Curtains in the bathroom
All designers are quite apprehensive about the textile in the bathrooms, some of them emphatically do not use any décor for the windows, for instance. But there are situations when not only the window apertures need curtains.
For the decoration of windows in the classical bathroom, most frequently the roller or Roman blinds are used. Their laconic appearance and easiness of maintenance are quite winning in the eyes of designers.
There are also cases of more pretentious variants of curtains for the window apertures and bay-window spaces.
Or the simplest out of all possible options of the window curtains.