Modern Vintage Bathroom Inspiration

Love the look of modern vintage decor? You’re in luck! As we kick off our master bathroom renovation, I’m browsing for tons of modern vintage bathroom ideas & inspiration! From mixed metal fixtures to unique vanities, large mirrors and bold color choices, here’s the ultimate collection of modern vintage bathroom decor.

We are starting our master bathroom renovation and I’m sharing my favorite bathroom designs that have inspired me for our modern vintage bathroom! (Check out how it turned out here!)

I am SO excited to finally start sharing inspiration and plans for our master bathroom renovation!  It feels like I’ve been talking about it FOREVER and the time is finallyyy here!!!

A collage of four images of modern vintage bathrooms. Each image has a bathroom vanity, mirrors and vintage style light fixtures. Image text reads "modern + vintage bathrooms"

I’ve been putting a ton of pressure on myself to really create the perfect space.  There is so much to consider when planning a master bathroom and it’s honestly been kind of hectic and stressful!

I wrote an entire post on how I came up with the design for the bathroom, how I sourced all the products, and how I used our budget to determine what I could spend more on versus saving in other areas.  

Finding the BEST Modern Vintage Bathroom Inspiration on Pinterest

Before I get into the nitty gritty design work, I go to my favorite source for inspiration – Pinterest!  I have a whole Pinterest board just for modern bathroom ideas here, if you want to check it out!

When you’re scrolling through the picture-perfect images on Pinterest, you have to keep in mind the exact result may not be totally possible on your budget.

Some of these bathrooms are probably 10s of thousands of dollars and that’s just NOT in our budget right now. And that’s ok.

To start, I love to just Pin any image that catches my eye.  Even if it’s not necessarily my “style”.  And I’m so sick of being defined by one particular style.

So, once I’ve Pinned a bunch of images (I’m talking like 50 or more), I go back through and really look at what I saw that I liked in the image. Was it the colors?  Was it the tile selection? Or, was it something else entirely?

Then, you compare that to what you have in your space now.  For instance, we live in a 100+ year old home with exposed brick and tons of history.  

A super modern, clean-lined bathroom probably wouldn’t really work in our house. We need to bring in more vintage vibes to make it feel cohesive.

Finally, I balance out the inspiration photos while considering our current space AND mix in my own design aesthetic and what I want in the space.  It’s SUCH a process. But, I truly, truly love to do it. I love LOVE it.

The last thing I keep in mind is this is MY space.  I’m designing this for my family not for someone else.  

Don’t be defined by what other people think.  If you love it, then go for it!  Don’t be defined by a specific style.  And, don’t go with your first design.  

I’ve redone my design a ridiculous amount of times.  Tweaking things here and there is really perfecting my vision.  Don’t compromise your vision!

(Apparently, I’m a motivational speaker now? Ha!)

Stunning Modern Vintage Bathroom Ideas

I wanted to do a more modern style than you’re used to seeing on the blog and mix that with a bit of a vintage look.

Bathroom with classic subway tile

I love the look of subway tile.  It’s a classic, timeless look that’s also relatively inexpensive!  This bathroom from Chris Loves Julia is gorgeous!  I love how they mixed metals (chrome and brass) and paired the simple white subway tile with the patterned cement tile.

A modern vintage bathroom with white dual sink vanity, white cabinets with gold handles, and white marble countertops. The walls are half white subway tiles, and half painted a light blush pink. Two metal framed oval mirrors hang above each sink.

Modern farmhouse bathroom with dark painted vanity

Sypsie Designs really perfected a modern farmhouse look.  The wood-planked ceiling balances so well with the patterned cement tile.  I love the dark-painted vanity and the drop-in sink.  It all matches perfectly!

What I got from this bathroom was that I really love a painted vanity.  I think it sets a room apart and adds a pop of color without painting the entire bathroom.

This modern vintage bathroom combines sleek style with personal touches. Against one wall are floating shelves, filled with framed artwork. A dark wood vanity had a white porcelain sink, with brushed chrome fixtures. A vintage white framed mirror hangs on the gray painted wall over the vanity.

Simple black-and-white bathroom design

If you’re looking for design inspiration for any room, my go-to source is Studio McGee. I secretly wish they would hire me as a design consultant 😉

This bathroom from Studio McGee is so simple yet beautiful. The white wainscoting creates the perfect neutral backdrop without looking sterile. I love the large simplistic mirror and the dark grouted hexagon tiles.

What I took from this bathroom was I do like the simple black-and-white look.  A bold mirror is a plus especially paired with dark grout.  Also, I LOVE the sink but it’s just not practical for our purposes.

A deep sink is mounted to a white wainscoting covered wall, along with a round metal-framed mirror. The double faucets on the black and white sink are brass. A wooden step stool sits under the sink, and the floor is tiled with white hexagon tiles and dark grout.

Vintage wood vanity in bathroom

I realize now that his bathroom from Park & Oak is so similar to the above bathroom.  When I started seeing patterns in what I was inspired by, I made a mental note (and also actually physically wrote notes down) so that I could start putting together a design for our bathroom.

I was particularly inspired in this bathroom by the hexagon floor tiles (seeing a pattern here?) and the vintage vanity.  The warm wood tones really brings life to an otherwise neutral space.

Another bathroom with hexagon floor times, these are marble tiles with white grout. The vintage vanity is a dark wood with drawers, and a white porcelain slink with brass faucets. A round mirror hangs between two vintage black and white wall sconces. The wall is covered in square wainscoting.

White bathroom with brass fixtures

I realized how much I loved brass fixtures once I came across this bathroom by Clary Pfieffer on  Brass fixtures ARE a trend right now.  Obviously, that trend will go out of style at some point.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a trendy item in your design!  I’ll chat all about how I’m using brass in my bathroom soon 🙂

This all white modern vintage style bathroom is accented with brass and natural wood tones. A white double sink vanity has marble countertops and brass fixtures, A large circular mirror hangs on a white subway tile wall. The opposite wall is plain white with a single art print framed. A colorful ornate rug covers the wood floor.

Modern bathroom with cement patterned tiles

This bathroom from Amber Interiors (another favorite interior designer of mine!) is swoon-worthy.  Another great examples of mixing metals, dark vanity, and cement or patterned tiles.

This modern vintage bathroom mixes a dark double sink vanity with white countertops with natural wood toles. Half the wall is tiled with sandy colored subway tiles. A large metal-framed rectangular mirror hangs above the large vanity. Next to the large glass walk-in shower is a ladder towel rack.

Black vanity in bathroom with double sinks

Another beautiful design from Amber Interiors!  Very similar to the one above.  But, knowing that I was drawn to two images that are so similar was something I kept in mind when doing my own design.

This bright and airy bathroom balances light and dark with a large double sink vanity with black cabinets and white marble countertops and backsplash. The large white-framed mirror is accented by vintage globe light sconces.

Light and bright bathroom with warm wood tones

The last example from Amber Interiors is this light and bright bathroom!  It’s white and bright without looking sterile, which I think is SO important.  An all-white bathroom really runs the risk of looking like a psych ward room.  I love how she used the warm wood tones to break up the white.

Another all-white modern vintage bathroom is balanced with a long natural wood vanity topped with marble countertops. The marble extends to the walls with a tiled backsplash inside a white cabinet alcove. Two silver framed mirrors hang above the double sinks, and a large oriental area rug covers the marble floor.

White subway tile wall in bathroom with black metal mirrors

I LOOOVEEE this bathroom from 1111 Light Lane.  The white subway tile wall with black metal mirrors = perfection!

This modern farmhouse bathroom is black and white, with white subway tiled walls accented with light grout. The white double vanity has black hardware, and the metal-framed black mirrors provide contrast on white accent tiled wall.

Mid-century bathroom with vintage dresser as vanity

When I think of the perfect modern vintage bathroom, I think of this one from Brepurposed. She paired modern elements in the mirror, sconces, and tile with a vintage dresser and rug.  

It’s the absolute perfect pairing of modern elements and clean lines with the warmer vintage dresser and accents. If I could steal her bathroom I would!

This modern vintage style bathroom is primarily white with a dark wood  vintage dresser converted into a vanity with sink. Round tiles line the floor, and white square tiles line the walls. A wood-framed round mirror hangs above the vanity.

Bathroom with subway tile and shiplap and blue painted vanity

This bathroom from Jenny Komenda also pairs vintage and modern so well.  I do love the shiplap used but I knew I didn’t want to go that route in our bathroom (for various reasons).  The blue vanity stands out in a good way and the herringbone floor tile is amazing.

I took from this bathroom that you can pair different types of tile – herringbone and subway tile look great together!

This light and bright modern vintage bathroom combines subway tile and shiplap on the walls. The double vanity provides a pop of color with navy blue cabinets and gold hardware. A wood-framed mirror hangs above the sinks.

Bathroom with white shiplap and brick wall

Chrstina’s Adventures recently completed one of the most beautiful farmhouse bathroom makeovers.  I want to do a more modern look than this but I was definitely inspired by how warm and inviting this room is.  It’s so cozy and reminds me of a rustic spa!

I love the vintage exposed brick wall in this otherwise modern style bathroom. The white vanity has butcher block style countertops and cabinets with dark polished brass hardware. The natural tones of the brick are echoed in the wooden countertops, wooden mirror frame, and vintage brass light fixtures.

Bathroom with subway tile wall with dark grout

This bathroom from Hammer & Hand is probably my favorite and where I draw the most inspiration from. The bold floors, dark grouted subway tile, and that gorgeous dresser really stand out to me.

Pair that with mixed metals and rounded rectangular mirrors for a perfect finished look.

This bold and colorful vintage modern bathroom  has one wall covered completely with white subway tiles. Two gold-framed mirrors hang over a double vanity, with hunter green painted cabinets and a white marble countertop. The bathroom floor is tiled with navy blue hexagonal tiles.

So, that’s it for the design inspiration for a modern vintage bathroom.

I am SO excited to share my design plan and how I budgeted for everything sometime soon.  I’m still finalizing everything because I cannot make a final tile decision.

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Wishing you a joyful day!

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  1. hello! I love your blog and seeing all of your ideas! I am re-doing my master bathroom and am painting the vanity teal, and the teal vanity you posted here (Hammer & Hand) is the perfect color! Do you know what paint color that is? Thanks so much!