With space-age design elements like starbursts and swooshes, and the large backplates, some of the most popular mid-century modern door hardware was absolutely iconic, and easy to recognize.
Remember getting drinks in vintage Dixie Cups? While many of us recall them from childhood because of their cute designs, they weren’t invented simply for convenience.
Although tile was available in a range of hues, when it came to creating the vintage 1950s bathroom tile design ideas homeowners wanted, the most popular colors were the ones shown here.
Here’s a look back to some of the most colorful examples of popular Kohler bathroom suites from the 1960s and 1970s – bold blues, harvest gold, avocado green, basic black & more.
See a Scholz Mark 58, a marvelous mid-century modern home built in 1958. From the blue bathroom to the wooden wall paneling, every inch of this reinterpreted California Ranch house screams retro… and we love it.
A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover sound good? our counterparts in the ’70s loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren’t ashamed to admit it.
Do you remember these flower-shaped bathtub stickers? It seems like all the parents in the late 60s & early 70s had these colorful non-stick Rubbermaid appliques on their tub.
While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of vintage pink bathrooms – including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs, and other home decor – reached its peak during the middle of the 20th century. Take a look!
Looking at these mid-century bathroom color schemes of the ’50s, you’ll see that the look of white, stark home decor was quickly disappearing. In its wake was a trend toward colorful designs. Take a look!
Keyed for color, comfort and convenience, the retro bathroom decor for two homes in the city and two in the country have been remodeled for maximum relaxation.
Decorated vintage bathroom sinks with designs that looked painted or stenciled on had some popularity in the ’60s, until less frilly designs were once again favored.
In both 1975 and 1978, singer Helen Reddy took national magazine photographers on tours of her California home, which was full of music, plants and country charm. Here’s a look inside!
Take a look back at this collection of 60 vintage ’60s bathrooms for some authentically retro home decorating inspiration!
A hundred years ago, needle baths were popular in hotels and luxury homes. They were like a shower, but with a few basic differences. See some here.
This vintage mid-century modern show home – the House & Garden magazine Hallmark House for 1963 – offered nearly 5000 square feet of ’60s style.
Take a look back at 20+ elegant antique bathrooms and decor from the turn of the century, many of which were intended for luxury homes.
Here’s some bright and bold decor for some colorful ’40s bathrooms – including toilets of colored porcelain and bold wall tiles.
Take a trip back in time and see the bright and pastel colors, patterned and plain styles of retro toilet paper – kinds you rarely see today.
Back in the late ’50s and early ’60s, the American Dream could be had – affordably and in style – if people wanted to buy mobile homes (trailers).
By design, this spacious one-level family-friendly ’70s model home opens graciously from a center linking two living areas. See inside this 1975 house here!
Apparently stuck for a way to make toilet paper – particularly rolls of colored toilet tissue – more attractive to ’50s housewives, advertising executives turned to the world of glamour and fashion for an assist.
Check out these fantastic vintage ’50s bathroom floors that range from the simple to the one-of-a-kind home decor!
What were popular ’50s floors like? They might have bold stripes, checkerboard squares, or many other classic and creative ideas. Take a look back!
This ’70s designer dream house in Denver was compact, neatly designed, surfaces were hardy, and the many patterned wallpapers were wipeable.
More than just a way to dry off, these retro towels from the 1950s gave vintage bathrooms color and style! Take a look back at this functional fifties decor.
Check out some of these colorful vintage vinyl floor tiles that people in the ’50s used to create trendy square patterns!
From 1964 to 1985, America got to know Mr Whipple, whose existence was defined by toilet paper, and the line: ‘Please don’t squeeze the Charmin!’
Flash back to 1960 with the Scholz Mark 60, a prefab mid-century modern home! From the blue bathroom to the wooden wall paneling, every inch of this house screams retro
If you’re buying a 1950s house, already live in one, or want to see how new suburban homes were designed back in the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ era, see some fantastic ’50s house plans here!
Color is everywhere around you. But nowhere is it more exciting or more important than in your home! Here’s how you can be soothingly subtle or bold and bright, how to get vibrant accents and how to be monochromatic. Ideas to make your whole house sing with color!
This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
Beautyware bathroom in your choice of colors can now be yours at a price you’ll find surprisingly low! Modernize & glamorize your home with stunning bath, sink, toilet and shower fixtures in four distinctive, pastel colors.
You can spend 5 more years hating your old bathroom… Or in less than an hour & less than $100, you can have a new
If you want to make a tiny bathroom vibrant and colorful, here are some retro ’70s powder rooms for a little vintage inspiration!
Vintage craft projects: Crafty ways with papier-mache 1. Bathroom brighteners For wastebasket, cut two large oatmeal cartons in half lengthwise. Then fasten three halves together
Vintage Formula 409 household cleaner hit supermarket shelves in the ’60s, and was one of the most popular household cleaning products during the 1970s and 1980s. See why people loved the stuff here!
Look back at these great examples of 1980s bathroom decor ideas and retro color schemes that range from the elegant to the extra-dated.
If you loved the bright and bold ’70s sheets that were so popular a few decades ago, check these out and see which ones remind you of home.
Vintage liquid hand soaps from Yardley: Any soap will clean your skin. (1981) Yardley Liquid Soap will clean it, soften it, moisturize it, smooth it
Raised bath platform with a deep round tub in orange-red Banner retro bathroom decor (1971) The compact size of the average bathroom needn’t suppress your
Take an old bathroom back in time Tiles will do the trick whether real or not, and their colors can inspire the rest of the