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Making Your 1930s Dream Bathroom Come to Life With Tile

Step into a time machine and journey back to the elegant era of the 1930s, where Art Deco glamour and timeless sophistication reigned supreme. Among the many treasures of this period, the bathrooms stood out as havens of luxury and style. Today, as we seek to infuse our homes with the nostalgia and grace of yesteryears, there’s a growing trend towards restoring bathrooms to their former glory, often using historically accurate tile designs. In this article, we’ll explore the enchanting world of reviving a 1930s bathroom with tile that pays homage to the past while adding a touch of modern functionality.

Understanding 1930s Bathroom Aesthetics:

Before embarking on our journey of restoration, it’s crucial to grasp the essence of 1930s bathroom design. The era was characterized by a fusion of Art Deco motifs, sleek lines, and bold geometric patterns. Pastel colors like soft pink, mint green, and sky blue were popular tile choices, evoking a sense of serenity and tranquility. Chrome fixtures, pedestal sinks, and freestanding bathtubs added to the opulence of the space, while intricate tilework became a hallmark of Art Deco style.

Selecting Historically Accurate Tile:

When it comes to reviving a 1930s bathroom, authenticity is key. Fortunately, we have a plethora of tile options available that faithfully recreate the look and feel from the Art Deco period.

Hexagonal tile in black and white patterns, subway tile with contrasting grout, and intricate mosaic designs are just a few examples of historically accurate options. But for a truly authentic touch, consider hand-painted tile or custom-made replicas of original designs found in 1930s homes. This is where our Revival Classics line truly shines.

Incorporating Art Deco Tile Patterns:

Art Deco was known for its bold geometric patterns and intricate motifs. Incorporating these elements into your tile design can truly elevate the aesthetic of your 1930s bathroom. Look for tile featuring chevron, herringbone, or sunburst patterns, or opt for geometric shapes like diamonds, triangles, and hexagons. However, if you’re hesitant about using too many patterns in your bathroom consider using decorative Art Deco liners instead. Here our clients used the Revival Classics Tunisian Palm and Sunshine liners to bring in just a hint of that 1930s charm.

Making Your 1930s Dream Bathroom Come to Life:






In the midst of our fast-paced modern world, there’s something enchanting about stepping back in time and immersing oneself in the elegance and glamour of a bygone era. By reviving a 1930s bathroom with historically accurate tile designs, we not only pay homage to the past but also create a space that transcends trends and exudes timeless charm. Whether you’re restoring a vintage home or simply seeking to infuse your bathroom with a touch of nostalgia, let us help you embrace the aesthetics of the 1930s with historically accurate tile.


Mission Tile West, Santa Monica, Sales Consultant: Chris Campos Interior Designer: Alison Glen, LA Dwelling

Made by Mission Tile West Revival Classics: Tunisian Palm and Sunshine liners