Midcentury Modern Bathrooms

Get all the info you'll need on midcentury modern bathrooms, and prepare to create a sleek and elegant bath space in your home.

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Mid Century Modern guest bathroom from Rate My Space user emanueljay

By: Sean McEvoy

Midcentury modern bathrooms can add contemporary elegance and value to any home design. Characterized by clean lines and sleek, minimalistic design, midcentury modern style first came to prominence in the post-World War II era in the Scandinavian countries of Europe. It soon migrated to North American shores and was seen in furniture, architecture and interior design.

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A Beachy Bathroom

In classic beach tones, this bathroom speaks of carefree days in the summer sun and a warm breeze through the open window. Photo courtesy of Suke Medencevic

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Pops of Color

Bright and happy colors splash against a clean white background and accentuate the many surrounding features.Photo courtesy of Suke Medencevic

Cheerful Tile Design

Mosaic glass tile wrapped up, down and over segments of the room create just the right amount of color swatches. Photo courtesy of Suke Medencevic

Clean Lines

Modern elements are found in the clean lines of the stark white drawers and polished nickel hardware. Photo courtesy of Suke Medencevic

If you're considering a midcentury modern design for your bathroom, one element that you can likely build your design around is the cabinet scheme. Midcentury modern cabinets tend to be sleek and minimal, with doors that are flush with the rest of the cabinet, and simple, straightforward hardware in angular metal designs. These distinctive cabinets can house single or double sinks, or act as storage spaces for bathroom accessories, but they'll definitely convey an immediate midcentury modern style message.

Contrasting the stark angularity of the cabinets with curving bath features is a great way to continue the midcentury modern aesthetic. A curving, bowl-like tub—or a sink in an expanding rectangular or curved shape—can add real visual interest and a distinctly modern feel.

In terms of tile and countertops, midcentury modern bathrooms tend to keep it simple, with flat tile and matte countertops. Another popular feature in midcentury modern bathrooms is glass—shower enclosures that take advantage of this feature will create a much more spacious feel in the bathroom.

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