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5 Ways To Add Vintage Charm To Your Bathroom

By Rachel

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Last Updated on April 1, 2024 by Rachel Granholm

Find 5 ways to add vintage charm to your bathroom for creating a calm and dreamy oasis!

Many times over the years I have felt stuck on how to decorate my bathroom in a meaningful way. Bathrooms are, in my experience, the last room in a home to get loving attention. Come along as I share 5 ways to add vintage charm to your bathroom!

Create a Dreamy Vintage Bathroom on a Budget

You’re bathroom is so important! It is usually the first place you go in the morning and the last place you go at night. It should feel like a welcoming and peaceful space to start and end each day.

Over the years, I’ve found a few easy and affordable ways to infuse character into your bathroom space. Join me as I share some simple tips and tricks!

vintage milk glass used on a bathroom shelf as decor

5 Ways to Add Vintage Charm to Your Bathroom

1. Install an Old Mirror in a Bathroom.

This is a really simple switch that makes a big impact in a bathroom. Builder grade mirrors are not pretty and don’t have any character!

Vintage mirrors are typically made out of wood in all different shades and contain beautiful detailing such as spindles or carvings.

The wood tone will help bring in warmth to your bathroom and fill your space with so much character. You can find very affordable antique and vintage mirrors on FB marketplace as well as at thrift stores and estate sales.
bathroom area with a vintage mirror

2. Style a Bathroom with Vintage Decor.

By using vintage decor in your bathroom, you are creating a space that is meaningful. Rather than going to a large retail store where you can buy the same decor as everyone else, source vintage pieces from thrift stores or antique stores.

When you take the time to find unique decor items, your bathroom will feel extremely special.
vintage linen used for bathroom decor

Examples of this type of decor include:

thrifted handpainted vase on bathroom counter

3. Add Baskets to a Bathroom.

There is just something about baskets that feels comforting. In a bathroom, baskets are a really pretty way to store extra items such as bed linens, blankets, toilet paper, or cosmetics.

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You can even roll up hand towels and put them in a vintage basket on the counter for a functional yet charming display. The texture of baskets brings in an element of nature, creating a feeling of ease and contentment.
baskets for bathroom decor

4. Incorporate Vintage Art in a Bathroom.

Sourcing vintage art is an incredible way to add charm to your bathroom. Art can include anything from vintage oil paintings to watercolors to needlework.

You can find amazing vintage artwork at thrift stores for under $10.

Vintage art is extremely vibrant, lending a colorful and playful ambience to your space.
peg rack and vintage art in a bathroom

5. Swap Out the Light Fixture in a Bathroom.

Adding an antique light fixture, or an antique inspired fixture, will be a showstopper in your space. If you take just one idea from this list make it this one. Changing out a bland light fixture for a beautiful one will make the most difference in adding vintage charm to your bathroom.

There are so many different kinds of antique lights to choose from, so just start by looking on Google to get some ideas of what you like.

You can find affordable antique and vintage light fixtures on Marketplace, at thrift stores, and antique shops.
bathroom light fixture

Closing Tidbits on 5 Ways to Add Vintage Charm to Your Bathroom

These 5 ways to add vintage charm to your bathroom will truly change the whole feel of your bathroom. When you can take the time to source pieces secondhand, you will be able to create a space that’s not only unique to you but budget friendly, as well.

Adding charm to a space by incorporating simple changes is so rewarding. I hope this inspires you to give a budget-friendly bathroom transformation a try!

Let me know in the comments below what you would like to add to your bathroom!

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a vintage book with milk glass styled on a bathroom shelf

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