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37 Amazing mid-century modern bathrooms to soak your senses

Designing your bathroom in mid-century modern style can be very chic and trendy, as this style is heating up in renovation projects everywhere, you too can integrate this aesthetic into your home! We have gathered together a collection of ultra-inspiring images of varying types of mid-century bathrooms to give you some great ideas to get your next renovation project started. It can be simple or complex, depending on your budget, what is already in your current space and what your design goals are. To better understand where this style originated, lets jump back to the era of 1945 – 1980, when houses were built with plenty of open space, simplicity of style and lots of windows, integrating with nature. The rise of mid-century modern came after the war, where materials such as steel and plywood were all the rage. Houses were created with flat planes or gabled roofs (mid-century ranch houses), open floor plans, expansive windows with sliding glass doors to encourage homeowners to get out into nature and be healthy. Another major feature in these houses are level changes, usually with small steps to enter and exit spaces (sunken rooms) or split-levels. In a traditional style home, smaller windows do not allow a child to be able to see outside, whereas floor-to-ceiling glass encourages them to be more engaged, open-minded and visually stimulated.

Here are some key take-away elements for designing your mid-century bathroom: large windows are needed to draw in light and nature (skylights can also be an option on upper level bathrooms), create a feeling of spaciousness through the use of glass (glass enclosed showers) and use either cabinetry or furniture pieces of varying heights to create depth. Furniture pieces with turned out legs can be retrofitted into a vanity, which can be seen in many of the images below. Some incorporate marble for the countertop, use vessel sinks or undermount sinks. White subways tiles have been added into many of the stylish bathrooms, which is a nice mix with wood cabinetry. Light fixtures are also integral to the design of your bathroom, whether using a chandelier, pendant lights, wall sconce or even some stylish mid-century lamps on the countertop. Geometric floor tiles adds dimension to your space, while mirrors that are uniquely framed can add some art and a nice focal point. Last but not least, if you don’t have a huge window to let the greenery in, then try incorporating some plants into your space, making it fresh and beautiful! Have a look through the rest of the images and get inspired…

Want more mid-century, we have plenty of home tours in this style here, or have a look at this other inspiring article we put together on 35 Wonderfully stylish mid-century modern bedrooms.

The bathroom above features timber-veneer joinery with an Essastone countertop, offering plenty of storage. A partial glass-enclosed shower helps to keep transparency and the illusion of spaciousness.

The bathroom above is the perfect example of a mid-century renovated bathroom that was designed with budget-friendly finishes, materials and decor.

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Hi-

Do you have any information on the tile in the bathroom image below? My wife saw these on your blog and is love with them. I’d really like to find them and install them in our bathroom, but so far I have been unable to find the same tiles. Please help!

Thanks!

Tim

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Hi Tim, the floor tile is Italian, which would explain why it looks so attractive! Its called “Mutina Tile” and was sourced from a Canadian company called “Stone Tile”. You can probably get this tile at other retailers depending on where you are located. The bathroom of this particular home is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Given that information, if you really want the tile and cost details, call: 604-731-9948, this is the Vancouver showroom. The designers behind this design are “Falken Reynolds Interiors”. If you reference them and the image, you will hopefully get further help. If the tiles… Read more »

Anne Webster
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Anne Webster

Hello. Absolutely love all of the designs above. The ninth photo from the top – the two white utilitarian sinks with the white faucet. I would like to know the source for each- sink and faucet. Thank you.

Matthew Maga
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Matthew Maga

Hello,
For picture 6, do you have any information on the wood medicine cabinets? I’d love find something very similar.
Thanks!
Matt