If you have always dreamed of having a Victorian-style bathroom, you’re in luck! We’ve put this article together to help you bring your vision to life with wonderful design inspiration. From the bath to the sink to the tiles, we have plenty of suggestions on how to embrace and emulate the Victorian bathroom aesthetic in your home. Whether you’ve got a vague design in mind already or are starting completely from scratch, our Victorian bathroom ideas are sure to leave an impression!

Stunning Victorian Bathroom Ideas

The dedicated team at Ahmco have many years of experience in installing bathrooms in Harpenden and the surrounding areas, meaning that we have helped design and fit bathrooms with all aesthetics, including many Victorian-inspired bathrooms. This means we have the skills and knowledge to help you turn your dream Victorian bathroom into reality. Read on for inspiration on every element of your bathroom!

    Victorian bath

    What Is A Victorian Bathroom?

    First of all, what actually is a Victorian bathroom? Put simply, Victorian bathrooms have an aesthetic inspired by the traditional designs of bathrooms in England during the Victorian era. These bathrooms were characterised by ornate designs, exposed pipes and polished metal fixtures. Typically, the colour scheme found in a Victorian bathroom would be predominantly white and potentially include elements of grey, green, blue or black.

    Despite the Victorian era ending over one hundred years ago, the style of bathroom popularised during this time remains prominent, and it’s not hard to see why! Victorian bathrooms are extremely elegant and make for a luxurious bathing experience every time. Whether you’re considering an eclectic style for your bathroom that incorporates Victorian-inspired elements, or a design based entirely on the Victorian era, our design ideas are sure to help you along the way to creating your ideal bathroom.


    Victorian Bathroom Decorating Ideas

    Whether you opt for a faithful recreation or a modern reinterpretation, our Victorian bathroom decorating ideas promise to infuse your space with an air of regality and grace. There are a multitude of different decoration options for you to choose from to transform your bathroom into a timeless, classic haven, for example:

    1. Victorian Style Bath Ideas

    Victorian-style baths are an iconic element of traditional bathrooms that not only provide a luxurious bathing area but also serve as a stunning centrepiece. The range of roll top baths by BC Designs provides a brilliant selection of elegant Victorian-inspired units which will transform the feel of your bathroom into that of a luxury spa.

    There is an excellent variety of shapes, colours, and materials in this range, meaning that it is certain to offer a bath that suits your practical needs and design preferences. From striking copper, brass and nickel boat baths to stylish coloured acrylic clawfoot baths, you’re bound to find one that you love.

    brass bath

    2. Victorian Style Shower Ideas

    If you decide to go for a black and white theme in your bathroom, a colour scheme popular in the Victorian era, look no further than the Opera range by Novellini when it comes to choosing a shower. The range includes shower enclosures with bold black frames that will look stunning in any monochromatic bathroom, traditional or not.

    If you would prefer your shower enclosure to have a more understated look, the Opera range also includes both silver and white frames, allowing you to truly customise your shower and tailor it to fit your desired aesthetic.

    Sleek Black Shower

    3. Victorian Style Bathroom Tile Ideas

    When it comes to designing a Victorian-style bathroom with modern materials and to a modern standard of functionality and practicality, you can’t go wrong with the Patterned tiles by RAK Ceramics. These stunning tiles can be used to effortlessly elevate the aesthetics of your Victorian bathroom by adding a sense of elegance that bridges the gap between traditional and modern. The striking pattern and gorgeous shine of these tiles make them a perfect statement feature, as well as being highly durable and functional.

    Available in various colours, patterns and shapes, you can incorporate these tiles into your design as flooring or wall cladding, including inside your shower enclosure, making them highly versatile. Any of the colour options available would work perfectly in a Victorian-inspired bathroom that gives a subtle nod to modern design and functionality. If you would like us to supply and install these unique and eye-catching tiles for you as part of your bathroom installation in Harpenden or one of the surrounding areas, please feel free to get in touch today.

    Patterned Tiles

    4. Victorian Style Bathroom Accessories Ideas

    Bathroom accessories not only offer various practical functions but are also a brilliant way to enhance the aesthetics of the room. The Lingfield steel radiator by The Radiator Company epitomises the Victorian bathroom aesthetic with its ornate shape and polished metal finish. It comes in chrome, antique bronze, antique copper and bright nickel, all of which fit the Victorian style, meaning that you can choose a finish based on the colour scheme of your bathroom and personal tastes.

    For smaller Victorian-style bathroom accessories, we recommend the Stockholm range by Miller Bathrooms. This range of intricately designed polished metal door hooks, toilet roll holders, shelves, and more is sure to offer items that perfectly suit your chosen Victorian bathroom aesthetic.


    5. Victorian Style Bathroom Mirror Ideas

    Mirrors are an essential component of any bathroom: not only are they needed to check your reflection in while getting ready, but they also open up the space and make it feel brighter by bouncing light around the room. When choosing Victorian-style bathroom mirrors, it can be difficult to know what to look for. We love the Arena mirror by HiB, which is a stunning oval shape, one typical of Victorian mirrors, and has a bevelled edge which creates a stunning effect perfect for a Victorian-inspired space. This mirror is ideal for hanging above the sink or vanity since it is large and will create a nice focal point. However, you may decide that you would like additional smaller mirrors as well as this one.

    The Stockholm range by Miller Bathrooms includes several small Victorian-style bathroom mirrors which can be installed alongside a larger, main one. While many people would typically use smaller handheld mirrors, fixed mirrors have several benefits: they free up your hands to allow you to carry out your bathroom routine smoothly and also free up storage space. The fixed mirrors in the Stockholm range can be adjusted to different angles, making them easy to use and highly versatile. Whether you opt for an extendable or swivel mirror, we think that having these products installed is a brilliant way to upgrade your bathroom.
    Oval Mirror

    6. Victorian Style Bathroom Cabinet Ideas

    While bathroom cabinets may not be the first element that comes to mind when considering your bathroom design, they should certainly not be forgotten about. Not only do they provide invaluable storage space, but their design is also crucial in pulling the aesthetics of the room together. The Victorian-style bathroom cabinets in the Pentland range by Calypso are perfect for any bathroom inspired by the era.

    The design of these shaker cabinets is traditional and highly effective: each panel has a square frame that protrudes slightly, in accordance with the classic style. This simple and on-theme design allows larger, more ornate elements like the bath to stand out in the room design, all while tying the different elements together. The cabinets come in four different finishes: cotton white, shale, lagoon mist (a frosty blue) and slate. Any of these options could be seamlessly incorporated into a Victorian bathroom design, whether the cabinets are installed as a part of a vanity, behind the toilet or mounted on the wall.

    Classic Cabinets

    7. Victorian Style Bathroom Sink Ideas

    The Panoramic range by Saneux offers several different basin units that can be incorporated into your Victorian bathroom. These units are extremely practical, housing large drawers beneath the basins to store toiletries and cosmetics while also looking incredibly stylish. Available in various colours, incorporating this style of sink is a brilliant way to integrate additional character and personality to your bathroom.

    The tap fixtures in the VOS range by JTP seamlessly combine functionality with style: they are traditional, elegant and easy to use. Our team are able to help you select and fit the perfect sink and tap fixtures as part of your bathroom installation in Harpenden or one of the surrounding areas. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more.

    Brass Tap

    8. Victorian Bathroom Lighting Ideas

    Historically, Victorian lighting in bathrooms has been renowned for being beautiful, ornate, and intricate; they range from pretty pendants to crystal chandeliers and certainly make a statement.

    The Summit range by HiB offers a modernistic twist on the classic Victorian pendant lighting for a timeless charm integrated with modern functionality standards. With a nod to Victorian opulence, the Summit range embraces elaborate design elements while incorporating the latest in LED technology and brushed brass finishes. The slight contemporary feel of the Summit range allows these pendant lights to serve as more than just sources of illumination; they become focal points, contributing to a relaxing ambient setting. By carefully balancing classic styles with subtlety, this option enhances the overall luxurious experience of your bathroom without overwhelming the space.

    Pendant Lighting In Bathroom

    9. Victorian Bathroom Storage Ideas

    In addition to the timeless charm of classic cabinets, creating a well-organised and clutter-free Victorian bathroom involves exploring a range of storage options. From larger storage solutions to meticulous details like shower caddies, every element contributes to maintaining a tidy and hassle-free space. For example, the Classic Basket Collection by Miller stands out as it presents a diverse array of options in terms of shapes, sizes, and finishes.

    This brushed brass 2-tier corner basket, not only offers a timeless, Victorian appeal but it also maintains modern standards with its materials and functionality. The two-tier design enhances its storage capacity, providing a stylish solution to organise your bathroom essentials.

    Gold Shower Basket

    10. Victorian Bathroom Flooring Ideas

    Victorian bathrooms usually feature bold and opulent tiling and flooring designs, for example, checkerboard tiles and herringbone floors. Geometric patterns were a staple of Victorian design; elaborate patterns, often in contrasting colours, were meticulously laid out and even to this day add a sense of grandeur and visual interest to the floors. Traditional square tiles were also trendy, making their way into almost every home, and, along with modernising the standards and quality, they are still a beloved choice nowadays!

    We adore the flooring from our previous projects in Rickmansworth and Harpenden, perfectly illustrating the Victorian style flooring that we know and love!

    Victorian Flooring

    Achieve The Perfect Victorian Bathroom Style

    We hope that our article has provided you with plenty of Victorian bathroom inspiration. Whether you choose to incorporate all of the products we recommend into your design or just a few, you are sure to be thrilled with the results. As experts in designing and installing bathrooms in St Albans and the surrounding areas, our team go above and beyond to ensure that our clients’ visions are brought to life. If you are interested in our bathroom design services, you are welcome to get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. If you would like to explore more bathroom styles besides the Victorian one, feel free to check out our previous article for inspiration.