Setting the scene
The walls of your bathroom will set the tone of the room and to get the shabby chic style you should work with a neutral palette of off-white or soft pastel tones. If you prefer tiles then go for the small, rectangular Victorian style and think about only tiling halfway up the wall.
Scandinavian tongue and groove boards also look great in a shabby chic bathroom, especially if they’re painted in a delicate cream, while many people like having feature wallpaper in their bathroom, attracted by floral designs that add an element of interest to the room.
Soak in style
The bath is always the centrepiece of any bathroom (the clue’s in the name), and a well-chosen bath will pull together the style of the entire room and make it all work. The classic shabby chic bath is a freestanding roll-top or slipper, with ornate feet and Victorian taps.
The days of scouring antique shops or scrap yards for a classic roll-top bath are long gone. Now, almost all bathroom showrooms will feature a number of freestanding baths made from a variety of materials, such as steel and plastic. For true authenticity, go for a cast iron bath, which has the advantage of retaining the heat and ideal if you like a really long soak. But good luck – finding an affordable cast iron bath in good condition is a tough task.