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Redo Your Outdated Bathroom Style

October 13, 2016

Find inspiration to bring your bathroom into a new decade, with these makeovers of spaces from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. 

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Photo: Wake + Loom Design. From: WAKE + LOOM.

After: Modern Graphic Makeover

These Atlanta homeowners didn’t have room in their budget to replace the wall tiles, so Wake + Loom Design painted over the green and maroon tiles in their bathroom with white chalk paint. The designers then added a graphic black-and-white wallpaper and installed a chic cylinder light fixture to transform the 1960s bathroom into a sophisticated, modern space.

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Photo: Wake + Loom Design

Before: Midcentury Mess

Before, this 1960s Atlanta bathroom was an eyesore. While the tiles that cover much of the walls were in good shape, their colors -- green and maroon -- showed the bathroom’s age. In addition, walls painted hunter green made the small room feel even smaller. 

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Photo: Terracotta Design Build. From: Terracotta Design Build.

Before: Tile Nightmare

Before, dark tile on the walls visually cut the bathroom in half and makes the space look behind the times.

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Photo: Terracotta Design Build. From: Terracotta Design Build.

After: Clean and Modern

The monochromatic white palette shows you don’t need to add color to the walls, countertops or floors to make a bathroom stylish, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build. The Atlanta firm renovated the outdated bathroom, removing the heavy tilework from the walls and creating a clean, modern bathroom with open shelves. They also opted against extras such as crown molding.

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