Mid Century

5 Staple Pieces for a Classic Mid Century Modern Bathroom

Quick and easy ways to bring elements of mid century modern aesthetics into your bathroom for a sleek and trendy look.
5 Staple Pieces for a Classic Mid Century Modern Bathroom

When it comes to interior design, there are classic styles that stick around for much longer than others. Mid century modern is no exception; its simple lines, mix and match materials, and modest use of colours have proven a hit over the decades since originating in the USA. The era of mid century modern presented the best of craftsmanship and furniture design that continues to have a place in our homes today; there have been books written about it and neighbourhoods have become a tourist destination for avid design lovers because of it.

A guide on mid century modern bathrooms

Whether you’re wanting to have the interior style throughout your entire home, or just in one room, there are foundational design elements to consider that will give the space a mid century modern look and feel to it. The bathroom especially has become a classic in terms of embodying the best of mid century modern design; high-end aesthetic, a sleek and trendy space with natural features woven throughout. In this feature, we’ll be sharing the five key pieces that will bring the style into your home, without needing to renovated the space entirely. First up? Let’s talk vanity cabinets.

Ultimate statement piece: The vanity cabinet

Make your vanity cabinet the centrepiece of your bathroom. Go for a vintage dark wooden cabinetry to contrast with a white ceramic upper mount sink, and simple brass taps to achieve the classic mid century modern look. Complete the look by softening their straight lines and sharp corners, with add a statement mirror with a round frame, mounted on a plain coloured wall.


Go colourful with geometric floor tiles

A typical and much-loved feature in mid century interiors: Geometric patterns. Opt for geometric patterned floor tiles to add character and bring out the light in your bathroom. More often than not, it’s easy to play it safe when it comes to floor tiling. Choosing the most minimal design to let the rest of the interior do the talking and yet, patterned floor tiles are the perfect way to add a charismatic and stylish look and feel into the bathroom.

Add a splash of colour

One of the best elements of mid century modern design is that it’s always possible to mix and match your favourite colours with different hues to any part of the room. The interior style’s colour palette is one with vibrant shades as well as a collection of neutral that can help to create a sense of balance inside the room when paired with tiles, cabinetry, fabrics or accessories.

Say yes to recessed lights and minimal ornaments

Light fixtures and minimal ornaments are hallmarks of mid century modern design. When it comes to designing your bathroom, keep a look for recessed lights and place them where they’re exposed within the interiors. Likewise, add bathroom fixtures that integrate seamlessly into the design rather than overwhelm it. We love a touch of gold when combined with a neutral colour palette.

Brighten up the space with plants

Supposedly you can never have too many plants, and I’m not one to argue that point. Adding plants in ceramic pots to your bathroom can add an earthy dimension, and is a particular favourite feature in mid century modern homes. With one plant, or a handful, you’ll create a calm and relaxing environment that sets you up for your day ahead.

Get the mid century modern look

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