Vintage Wall Art for the Bathroom
Picture the scene, it’s been a freezing cold day, you’ve waited at bus stops, got splashed by passing traffic and can’t wait to get home. As a result, you just want to walk through your front door, run upstairs and have a lovely, hot shower. For many of us, our bathrooms are our sanctuary. They’re more than places where we get clean. They’re cosy warm places of refuge, where the steam of the shower and the bubbles of the bath can ease our aches and pains. There are many ways to enjoy a relaxing bath, but ensuring your bathroom is pleasing to the eye, is just as important. So why not decorate them with vintage wall art for the bathroom?
Our bathrooms are a place where we can pamper and polish ourselves in the privacy of our own inner sanctum. We want a bathroom to be more than just functional, so it’s hardly surprising that we want to decorate our bathroom to help us feel cosy and nurtured. One easy way to make your bathroom more appealing is to use art. Metal wall art, in the form of Pears Soap signs , for example, are a popular choice for bathrooms because the Pears Soap brand was the very first soap ever produced commercially. It’s an iconic brand that reminds us of our childhood and that nostalgia, takes us right back to the safety and comfort of our family home. Nostalgia is an emotion that fills us with warmth and relaxes us, consequently, bathrooms are the ideal place to decorate using vintage art work
Vintage signage is an easy and effective way of bringing a bit of cosy into our sometimes cold bathrooms. We can adorn our bathrooms with pretty seaside themed art including mermaids and seashells. These might help us dream of long, sunny, summer days, relaxing on the beach.
Adding metal wall signs with themes of soap help counteract all our plastic bottles and bring us back to more innocent times. Let’s face it, a good old bar of soap is an eco-friendly way to stay clean!
You may want to adorn your bathroom with other bath scenes, like ‘The Bathing Parlour’ or retro make up brand advertising, for a 50’s/ 60’s vibe. There’s a host of themes and styles available. So, why not bring back old fashioned and luxuriate in some Mermaid Bath Salts to boot?
Whatever our bathroom décor preferences, whether olde worlde or art nouveau, candles and fluffy towels, retro is making a comeback in bathroom design. There’s an increasing trend towards vintage shabby chic and a move away from brand spanking new. We want things with character for example, which bring us to a different world of times gone by.
Vintage wall art evokes style and some create a higher end feel. Hudson Soap and Titanic White Star Liner metal signs hark back to luxurious but simpler times. Pre-internet, pre-mobile phones, a time where the bathtub was something to linger in languidly. The Queen Mary represented the height of 1930’s art deco glamour and adventure and would look great on the wall of a bathroom styled in this decade.
Brylcreem, Thomas Crapper and Harison’s Arizonic Soap have a more masculine style, whilst for a sense of fun, you could theme your bathroom with unexpected signs like ‘Danger Minefield’ or Lord Kitchner’s recruitment poster!
Whatever your style, make your bath-time a vintage adventure! However, be careful, with simple touches of vintage signage, you’ll create a bathroom you’ll never want to leave!
Here at Sweet and Nostalgic we have a great range of Metal wall art for the bathroom. Come and have a look! Our products give you a warm nostalgic flavour. Our range covers the whole of 20th century, so there’s something on our site for everyone interested in the most influential century that the world has known to date.