By Rebecca Ferreira
Neoclassicism is the name given to western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music and architecture that draw inspiration from the classical art and culture of classical antiquity, which surged in the 18th century in opposition to the Rococo style. Neoclassicism seamlessly combines traditional classic decor with modern twists, making for an oustanding, edgy yet extremely classy bathroom decor.
The standout characteristics of Neoclassicism are restraint, symmetry, sophistication and appeal to antiquity – classic décor is a fine mixture of noble decoration, high-quality materials, clear geometric shapes and a lack of impractical clutter.
Classic interior design strays away from bright hues. In interiors following Neoclassicism, serene, light pastel colours usually reign, radiating an atmosphere of calmness and affluence. The most often used colours are olive, beige, cream, light green and gold colours, which keep these luxurious bathrooms neutral and elegant.
Neoclassic design calls for natural or unique premium materials. Columns and pilasters are typically made of marble – when it comes to bathroom decor, so are the floorings. Lighting usually relies on crystal chandeliers and lamps composed of transparent stones or glass. Mirrors in massive gilded or bronze frames, wall lamps and chandeliers are granted to give your bathroom a unique charm and an extremely luxurious feel.
All said and done, we’ve comprised 5 superb pieces for any Neoclassic bathroom decor.
You might have noticed this splendid mirror in the moodboard we used for inspiration above – it’s certainly hard to miss. The Venice Mirror is dramatic and enchanting, almost as if straight out of a fairytale. This statement bathroom piece has clear classic inspirations, but its irregular shape gives it a modern edge, making this mirror timeless through its intricacy.
Neoclassic bathroom decor just begs for a floor covered in marble. However, thanks to Maison Valentina you can have the look without all the commitment. This Cristal Lazarc Surface mimics a delicious caramel shade of marble, bringing a sense a warmth and luxury to any bathroom that’s lucky enough to have it.
Inspired by the iconic Draycott Tower, the Draycott II Wall Lamp preserves all of its muse’s grandeur. With two delicate gold brass cut-out tubes encasing crystal glass columns, this exquisite piece of wall lighting is bound to make any bathroom decor look extra lush.
The striking beauty of the Lotus Vessel Sink is undeniable. This lavish wonderful marble vessel sink with a scalloped edge fits right into any classic bathroom. As luck would have it, this wonderful sink is customisable – Maison Valentina, its creator, allows you to choose from three different types of marble – however, we think this white Carrara Marble one fits a Neoclassicism inspired bathroom decor like a glove.
Last, but definitely not least, the magnificent Babel Chandelier. With layers upon layers of delicate crystals enveloped in gold arches, this grand piece of lighting is fit for the most luxurious Neoclassic bathroom decor you can imagine.
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