So you are planning your bathroom. You have spent hours looking through bathroom suite catalogues and lost countless hours on Pinterest searching for inspiration. Final decision – tiles. Here are five style inspiration ideas to help you finish your dream bathroom.
1. Feature wall
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Feature walls are popular in other rooms of the house so why not take the idea to the bathroom? Whether you are reserved in your love of patterns or dare to be bold and make a statement a feature wall can work well in a bathroom.
2.Frame your mirror
For those who don’t want to go the whole hog and commit to whole tiled feature wall a compromise can be to focus on making the area around the bathroom mirror a feature.
Classically understated / Image via Pinterest
A floor to ceiling section of plain tiles not only give functionality as a splashback to the sink area but also creates the optical illusion of height, drawing the eye upwards. This would be especially effective in smaller bathrooms.
Moroccan inspired / Image via Pinterest
3. All eyes down
Tiles are a practical and hardwearing solution for bathroom flooring. More practical than other flooring options, they keep the inevitable water spills from reaching the floorboards below, a must if you have children like mine, who seem to leave more water on the floor than in the bath! For a chic, sleek, minimalist look choose larger tiles suitable for both the wall and floor and use the same tiles for both. If you decide on small mosaic tiles do consider the day to day cleaning implications, unless of course you know of local company providing specialist cleaning services. Modern meets classic / Image via Pinterest
If you are looking to introduce a pattern or splash of colour into a bathroom then floor tiles are worth considering, especially in smaller bathrooms.
Geometric style / Image via Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/311663236686699310/
4. Colour me spacious
Contemporary space / Image via Pinterest
The right choice of colour can make or break the smaller bathroom. A shade too dark can make the space seem smaller and darker. Choose light bathroom paint and tiles to create the optical illusion of light and space. If you are a colour lover you can compromise by choosing brightly coloured towels and accessories for a light coloured bathroom, the colours will really pop!
Using accessories to bring colour /Image via Pinterest
Floral colour enhances this bathroom space / Image via Pinterest
5. Use brick tiles to create the illusion of space
There was a time where brick style tiles would only be seen in kitchen spaces but over the past couple of year they have rocketed in popularity in bathrooms too. Drawing the eye horizontally across the wall they can give the illusion of space. A timeless style.