If you’ve got the space, there’s something rather nice about adding a stool or chair to the bathroom, tucked away in the corner somewhere. The Scaramanga vintage stacking chairs, £200 for four, are ideal – suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and made of hard wearing tubular steel and woven hessian, they’ll add an industrial retro touch to any bathroom. For something slightly smaller, why not opt for our wonderfully versatile vintage white stool, £47.40, which could be used as a seat, or as somewhere to display a large potted plant.
Storagevintage broom cupboard by Remploy, £150, is perfect for storing anything from towels to toilet rolls, and even has a large space for keeping a mop and broom. Dating from the 1960s, this genuine vintage cupboard would be ideal for spacious bathrooms which have room for freestanding furniture. If your bathroom is more compact and cosy, don’t despair – the Scaramanga vintage apple crates, £82.50, are perfect for the bathroom. Available with or without casters, they’re wonderfully versatile, and can be used to keep your towels folded neatly, or your cosmetic s stored tidily; the spacious dimensions mean they’re the ideal solution if you have a lot to store but hardly any space, while the original farm stamp on the side adds a touch of rustic charm.
The most important storage of all to be considered in a bathroom is that of wet towels. Rather than choosing to hang them over the top of the door, or using mass-produced rails from the high street, why not opt for our vintage turquoise coat hook, £40? Made from brightly coloured reclaimed, distressed hardwood and solid iron hooks, this rack is the ideal way to hang your towels up in style.
Accessories and Decorationretro mirror, £36, which dates from the 1960s and features the circular shape typical of the period. For something specifically tailored to the bathroom, opt for our old bathroom mirror, £40 instead, which features a small storage compartment and shelf, and is made from beautifully restored and distressed wood.
Lighting in a bathroom is always a tricky subject, particularly since adding lamps is pretty much a no-go area. Add a touch of retro industrial chic to your bathroom instead, with the Scaramanga vintage pendant light shade, £100. Upcycled from an old steel desk lamp, this incredible light shade will reflect the light beautifully, brightening up even the smallest and darkest spaces.flat old wooden bowl, £15, which is hand carved and is large enough to hold several different bars of soap. Alternatively, opt for our large old wooden bowl, £37.50, which is also hand carved, but has higher sides and would be perfect for storing rolled up washcloths or cosmetics.
Finally, add some retro decoration in the form of our vintage Indian print, £75, which is mounted in its original frame, and will add a pop of colour to even the plainest of walls. If you’re the type who loves flowers in every room, our antique spring water bottle, £8 is the perfect place to display a bunch of blooms on a window sill or narrow shelf.