The tile is perhaps the only detail that can transform your bathroom on its own. Whether you choose classicsubway tile, square ceramic tile for a retro look, or go quirky by placing two different styles of bathroom tile next to each other, there's a look for everyone. this 30bathroom tile ideasbelow will electrify and inform your next bathroom makeover, giving you all the inspiration you need.
stack them vertically
Vertically laid tiles are unexpected and modern. And the smooth slabs of smoky gray stone next to the irregular surfaces of the rectangular MoroccanZelligeThe wall coverings (no two are the same) in this spa-like bathroom are a striking juxtaposition. Dark accessories add an edgy touch.
make it mint
Square mint green ceramic tile walls (and ceiling) give us a high-end 1970s spa-slash-locker room vibe. Earth-toned floors provide an unexpected contrast. The decoration is minimalist, letting the tiles speak for themselves.
black and white mix
Designing with black and white is a timeless approach. Vertical white tiles contrast against the bathroom's black walls and chrome fixtures, creating an interesting line of demarcation for the shower stall. A black vanity adds continuity to the dark-toned space.
triple the tile
this traditionalart deco-Era tile design mimics the design of many typical pre-war New York City bathrooms. Here three tiles of different sizes are mixed together to create a completely clean, relaxing and visually interesting bathroom. A claw foot tub adds subtle detail.
Go to mosaic gradient
Small squares in bright green tones like mermaid tails creatively dot the floor and up the wall to unify an otherwise disjointed space. A mosaic-style tile design was the perfect choice in this bathroom – it's the perfect balance of being different and varied. Iridescent white tiles take over the white of the ceiling.
Think outside the square tile
Not every tile you choose has to be in the shape of a square or rectangle. In this example, elongated polygon tiles (which could pass for natural stone) modernize a no-frills farmhouse bathroom. Fresh flowers bring color into play.
Give glamor to my dog
Yes, there's a lot going on here, but everything works. Sticking to the same material (Cararra marble in this case) and simply varying tile sizes is a fancy European design trick. The tiny rectangular pieces of mosaic tile on the floor against the deeply veined subway tiles are striking, textured andThreeopulent.
make it monochrome
This monochromatic earthy gray bathroom looks very zenrumorsNature of square zellige claddings laid side by side with smooth concrete tile cladding. Tiles also add dimension and texture. A rounded sink and shower fixtures smooth out the rough corners of the rest of the space.
contrasting styles bridge
It takes a skilled hand to master atransition styleBathroom - mixture of tradition and modernity - which is balanced. Placing contrasting mosaic tiles of glass (modern), ceramic (classic), and natural stone (earth) in small, medium, and large sizes really works in this bath and shower space. The art and flowers add a homey feel.
Imagine an encaustic aesthetic
The hydraulic tiled floor consists of largegeometric shapesreflecting the smaller wallpaper pattern. On its own, it makes this traditional bathroom look more attractive and modern. Brass fixtures also make the bathroom look a bit rustic.
Choose Crisp and Textured
Interior designer Katherine Carter kept things simple by choosing just two different white tiles for the outfit.Lauren Conrad's all-white bathroom. The Zellige subway tiled walls create an organic contrast to the polygonal floor tiles, which also skilfully clad the ceiling of the shower cubicle.
Get glamor and graphics
interior architectKelly WearstlerThe black and white guest bathroom is as opulent as it gets. Marble may be the material of choice for any luxury bathroom design, but its application here takes it to new heights as it forces the eye to travel upwards.
Instead of a straight pattern (aka side by side, in a straight line), each piece is placed in a 45 degree diagonal or diamond pattern that works well in smaller bathrooms.
Keep in mind that this type of tile layout creates more waste (because of all the cutting required) and requires precision in terms of planning and initial execution.
Create subtle appeal
We are not sure where else this unique insect is found.backgroundattached (maybe in the children's room?). But Carter lets her do the work in this smaller bathroom while he opts for dime-sized hexagonal marble tiles underfoot that look like rocky pebbles. A striped window treatment adds another hue without being overwhelming.
Get energized with prints
Boring white subway tiles (with gray grout) take a backseat to printed Moroccan cement tiles, covered in triangles, that form a vaguely Southwestern design. The flooring is bold and the white walls complement it in a very simple and elegant way. Brass fixtures create a modern vibe.
Play with atmospheric colors
It istraditional bathroom by designer Catherine Kwongit features a dark, moody color story that visually recedes the walls, and the walk-in shower truly exemplifies Kwong engineering. Slate gray tiles extend to the ceiling in the barn, while an intricate bordered diamond pattern on the floor draws smaller gray pieces into the neutral travertine tile for continuity.
Don't dismiss the grout
The joints also play an important role in the design of this black, white and gray bathroom. (If you want to take your bathroom tile design a step further, experiment withmulticolor grout.) High gloss black subway tiles are super stylish with white grout highlighting the Neo wicker pattern for the tub, which is also reflected on the upper walls of the shower area. Super small mosaic-style Cararra marble tiles line the floor to add contrast and texture.
perfect a pattern
Brilliant polygonal ceramic tiles in three colors form a beautiful honeycomb pattern on the floor of this sauna bath, substantiating the large space. Tiled walls, both square and rectangular, aren't an obvious choice here, but they still work, perhaps because they're white.
Before you start your next bathroom tile project, experiment by placing patterns of different shapes and sizes next to each other to get a better idea of the end result – what you discover and like may surprise you.
Customize your mosaic pattern
Instead of choosing patterned tiles, create your own by arranging individual tiles for a custom look. In this photo, the same hexagonal tile is used in a contrasting color to create floral shapes on the bathroom floor. Fresh flowers bring the outside in.
style my scale
These polygon tiles of various sizes provide continuity in this bathroom cubicle, but still provide enough visual interest that it feels premium. We particularly like the dusty blue and white color scheme; somehow, it feels both calming and refreshing. Chrome bindings keep up with the elegant theme.
Make your floor the main feature
When everything else in your bathroom is streamlined and minimalist, a tile floor with a bold pattern makes the space stand out. The muted color scheme of these printed tiles isn't too distracting, allowing the hanging artwork and wooden vanities to shine as well. A basket of woven towels adds structure.
trust the classics
We've already included a few examples of black and white bathroom tiles, but we can never get enough of them. In this example, oversized black rectangular shower tiles complement smaller polygon-shaped white tiles. A unique bronze-colored beam of lights and branches provide warmth.
Marble (or marble-like) is always a classic choice, and opting for larger square tiles on bathroom walls and floor can make a smaller bathroom feel more spacious. A matching color palette and chrome hardware add elegance. Potted plants add a natural element to the space.
Try tile stickers
We've mentioned everything from encaustic ceramic to marble tile, though for all of our renters, tile decals may be the most practical way to style up your bathroom. In this picture,black and flowersshe chose turquoise tile decals and then decorated them with potted plants to make this bathroom pop.
Looking chic and elegant
Create movement in a monochromatic look by arranging bathroom tiles in contrasting patterns. In this walk-in shower, a chevron pattern covers the floor, while larger rectangular tiles of the same color are juxtaposed. Black accessories add depth.
Customize the overall decor
Moorish-inspired tiles in this bathroom in neutral tones match the modern Spanish Revival theme of the rest of this home, designed byJenn Paul Studio. The mosaic pattern is clear enough to show in a small section, such as the wall where the shower faucets are placed, it is enough to create this bathroom.
Be aware of neutral possibilities
When the rest of your bathroom is as dramatic and whimsical as this one, neutral-toned tiles will balance it out. This way, details like a patterned window treatment or decorative mirror take center stage. And for that extra something, add fresh flowers in a bright color.
Channel the vibes of a spa
For a relaxing spa-like setting, choose bathroom tiles in the same color family. Sand, gray and cream tones, like the colored tiles that make up this bathtub splashback, create a relaxing and calm environment for long and serene baths. Bonus points for lighting with dimming feature.
Choose a subtle combination of tiles and wallpaper
This bathroom features hexagon tiles and a printed wallpaper combo that looks polished and not over the top. Brass or gold-finished details, like the cut-out mirror and similarly shaped holding tray, add to the glam factor without being ostentatious. Use natural light for warmth.
This variation on the tile and wallpaper combination is bold and fun. A monochromatic color palette (grey and white) balances the evocative pineapple motif on the walls and pebble floors. A vase of colorful flower buds adds to the cheer.
We like how the marble tiles create a continuous line from the bathroom floor and counters to the shower stall. Larger mosaics for the floor and smaller subterranean mosaics for the shower stall provide visual variety. And red accents, like in the bathroom rug, ensure liveliness.