Traditional Classic White Bathroom Decorating Ideas for Vintage Lovers

If yours is an eye which admires timeless and tranquil beautiful bathroom design details over trends steadily marching down the runway, this is for you. Traditional Classic White Bath Decorating Ideas for Vintage Lovers is a roundup of inspiring and guiding white bathrooms with the potential to become springboards for your own spruce up, remodel or bath renovation.

French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Design: Brit Jones Design – Traditional Classic White Bathroom Decorating Ideas for Vintage Lovers

Traditional Classic White Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Vintage Clawfoot Tub in the Bath

When the silhouette is as classic as a clawfoot tub, these beauties look beautiful whether the context is a humble coastal cottage like mine:

My master bathroom - Hello Lovely Studio.
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or a fantasy-like luxury bath by The Fox Group like this:

or even a 150-year old French farmhouse near Bordeaux:

French Inspired Vanity Mirrors in the Bath

Classic white bathroom with white vanity and French inspired mirror and sconces. #whitebathroom #frenchcountry #bathroomdesign
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Add a Classic Pedestal Sink

Coastal cottage bathroom with pedestal sink. Design: Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey Interiors/Photo: Lindsey Shorter

Bathroom Vanity Vessel Sink

When you’re passionate about vintage or antiques, and you love repurposing them in order to extract function from them daily, a vessel sink can be a vintage bath’s best friend.

Patina Farm master bedroom with antiques and European country inspired style. Giannetti Home.
Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen
Coastal bathroom with vessel sink, shiplap, and round mirror. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey Interiors
When a rustic French farmhouse powder room with repurposed antique table and vessel sink is this gorgeous, who would want to leave? Design by Brooke Giannetti. #europeancountry #oldworld #bathroom
Velvet and Linen/Giannetti Home

Old World Style European Chandeliers Add Romance to the Bath

French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design
Giannetti Home designed bathroom.
Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen
Quiet and timeless hues in a French farmhouse bathroom by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tiles, freestanding tub, romantic chandelier, and Farrow and Ball's Strong White on the walls.
Vivi et Margot

Shaker Style White Wood Vanities

When you want the look of your classic bath to stand the test of time and offer lots of practical function, Shaker style cabinetry fits the bill.

Design/Photo: Scavullo Designs. Wall paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Scavullo Design – Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Luxurious and classic white bathroom design by The Fox Group with white marble and furniture-like vanities. #bathroomdesign #classicdesign #interiordesign #luxuriousdesign
The Fox Group
Beautiful white modern farmhouse bathroom with freestanding tub and herringbone tile floor - Jaimee Rose Interiors. #bathroomdesign #interiordesign
Jaimee Rose Interiors

Plaster Walls & Chalky Finishes in a Sophisticated Bath

Sometimes a powder bath can reach lofty design heights in a way a sprawling master bath just cannot. Plaster walls, antiques, and refined details combine for sophistication and everyday elegance.

Humble Vintage Style in a Classic White Bath

In my own classic white master bath, a humble tufted vintage Louis style arm chair holds bath towels and serves as a functional perch. The addition of furniture elevates the cozy factor.

Serene bathroom with knotty alder wood door. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio

Mural Papers & Magnificent Moldings in a Bath

One of my all-time favorite baths features a stunning grisaille moment, an understated color palette, and rich details (some of which are delightfully unexpected!).

Bathroom Console Sinks

You might be surprised to see the variety of console sinks standing pretty now in the marketplace. The one I chose for a bathroom in our home has a modern farmhouse style fireclay basin that is a dream to live with.

Classic console sink with fireclay farm sink and Turkish towel. Thibaut wall covering and Venetian mirror - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Bath Design Tone on Tone Loveliness

There are so many luscious shades of white, cream, ecru, putty, alabaster, ivory, and snow from which to choose, and combining them creates magic.

Beautiful bathroom design by The French Nest Co Interior Design. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #bathroomdesign #whitebathroom
The French Nest Co Interior Design
My house with interiors painted Benjamin Moore white - Hello Lovely Studio.
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French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design

Gold Hardware & Accents in the Bathroom

Something warm and wonderful happens when white and grey meet golden beauty. No need to overthink brass vs. silver tones for resale since your main objective ought to be pleasing your own eye, this moment.

Luxurious and classic white bathroom design by The Fox Group with white marble and furniture-like vanities. #bathroomdesign #classicdesign #interiordesign #luxuriousdesign
The Fox Group

Before & After Builder Grade White Bath

In case you have DIY spirit and are curious about how a builder’s special bath can become more custom, see this:

Decorating Resources to Help You Shop

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Classic white bathroom with console sink, Venetian mirror, Thibaut wallpaper (Lizette), and simple decor - Hello Lovely Studio.
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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  1. Celia Becker @
    January 30, 2020 / 8:54 am

    I am designing 3 bathrooms at the moment in my latest home renovation so your inspirational post could not have come at a better time! I pinned away! Thank you!

    • Michele
      January 30, 2020 / 4:00 pm

      Wow – can’t wait to see how your creativity blossoms in those spaces, Celia. Thanks so much for reading and pinning – I do appreciate the support. 🙂

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