Scandinavian bathrooms

Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture

Bathrooms were a C20th invention, & didn't exist as such in the classic Scandinavian era. So you have to ask yourself how would the artisans of their day have made a bathroom? They would have used variations on the furniture & colours they used for all the other rooms of the house. But which house? Even between valleys, districts & counties you had differences in style, never mind between manor houses & farm houses! You could re-create a Scandinavian bathroom from elegant Gustavian style to some of the wonderfully painted farm furniture, & everything in between. We can help advise you with choices & will then produce the bespoke furniture for this.

The new bathroom design above looks wonderful & shows how you can take a traditional style and produce new pieces for a new room, & still keep faithful to the original style. In any bathroom it is the furniture, & to a lesser extent the tiles, that define the look & style of the room; this includes the vanity unit, bath panels & wall mirror/wall cupboard. The shower, towel rail, WC are accessories almost. This blue painted bathroom captures the wood graininess of country furniture. The vanity unit 7 bath panels have Kurbits designs. The elegant shaped mirror could equally have been made as a 2 door wall mirror cupboard. As these pieces are made to order, the colours, sizes & proportions of all of them could be changed to whatever you want. We'll add some more of our designs here soon.

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Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture
Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture Scandinavian bathroom painted vanity cupboard & wall mirror & bath panels with Kurbits designs furniture


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The 2 lovely Gustavian era sideboard cupboards above would adapt easily to bathroom vanity units, for an elegant Scandinavian bathroom. Replace the picture frames above them with mirror frames to complete the look. Both cupboards give you the freestanding look (with plumbing hidden inside/in the wall). The cupboard on the left, being higher, would reqyuire an undermounted basin, while the chest on the right, being lower, would suit a sit-on bowl basin. These are just to give you an idea of what can be done.

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This is a new piece in the making. A painted vanity cupboard with a top panel & 2 doors, all painted with typical Scandinavian style designs. This design works well as a bathroom vanity unit, and we will show some complete bathroom designs using it soon. The top panel is fixed to hide the basin. The plumbing can be hidden inside the cabinet for a neat finish. Vanity units of this style can be either freestanding or built-in.

The top will have a greyish marble worktop, with an undermounted sink. The blue is darker than the final blue will be, this allows it to show through a little in the final coat for a softer older looking finish. The plinth has a lovely shape. Photo of the cupboard in progress shown above right.

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Old style looking painted furniture can look great in a contemporary bathroom. The photo above left shows a double vanity unit cupboard, the warm furniture tones contrast wonderfully against the clean wall tiles. The use of 2 different basin bowls only adds to the effect of a bathroom evolving over time. The photo above right is a single vanity unit with a light antiqued finish. Again would look good with either a sit-on bowl or undermounted sink.

double bathroom vanity cupboard folk furniture

You could go even more rustic & use a farm table as a vanity, which would add great character to the bathroom. While the basin / plumbing would be more visible with this option, the table shape & character are what catch your eye. Table height is the one consideration you need to make; go for a normal height table, with an undermounted sink; or if you want to use bowls that sit on the worktop you would need a lower height table.


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