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We are total believers in the design philosophy that bathrooms should be bold, playful, and your own personal oasis!  We love being surprised with bright, unique bathrooms when scrolling through Instagram and we think it’s time to add some statement decorative tile to your space.  We’ve recently come across a few breathtaking bathroom renovations that use our patterned tile in a variety of ways that range from small-scale applications to statement shower walls.  Keep scrolling to see our 6 favorite ways of using tile in a bathroom.

 

1. Blend Modern and Traditional Design Elements

Combining traditional and contemporary design elements isn’t always an easy task, but when done correctly, the result is well worth it!  The bathroom below is a perfect example of how to blend two different styles to create one cohesive yet unique space.  Austin design company, Gossett & Co, combined our rustic, Spanish inspired Oasis tile with a sleek free-standing tub, geometric hexagon tile, and industrial fixtures to create a statement transitional bathroom.

Oasis pattern modern spanish master bathroom

Design: Gossett and Co Tile: Oasis in Black on 6×6 honed carrara, from our in-stock collection

Oasis pattern in modern spanish master bathroom

Design: Gossett and Co Tile: Oasis in Black on 6×6 honed carrara, from our in-stock collection

2. Simple on the Top, Bold on the Bottom

For homeowners that are a little hesitant to go completely wild with color and patterns in a space like the kitchen, but still want to be daring, the bathroom is the perfect place to experiment.  When it comes to bathroom design right now, we really love the “simple on top, bold on the bottom” look.  Mixing patterns and colors is no easy feat, so keeping it neutral on the walls and adding decorative tile on the floor is a fail-safe design method.

Hayden Dual pattern on bathroom floor

Design: Amy Studebaker Tile: Hayden Dual in Deep Blue on 6×12 honed carrara, from our in-stock collection

Avery pattern grande in charcoal powder bath

Design: Cambridge Home Company Tile: Avery Grande in Charcoal on 12×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

 

Avery Grande pattern on 12x12 carrara in powder bath

Design: Cambridge Home Company Tile: Avery Grande in Charcoal on 12×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

 

Chapman pattern on contemporary master bathroom floor

Design: Jacquelyn Clark, Lark + Linen Tile: Chapman pattern in Shade on 6×6 honed 12×12 honed carrara, from our in-stock collection

3. Blend Contrasting Colors and Patterns

When designers tell us they are going to mix juxtaposing colors and patterns together, we are always so excited to see how it turns out.  It may seem like a tricky design method, but the results are worth it.  As you can see below, Kirsten Grove, founder of Simply Grove, combined her vintage pink tub with a modern black and white geometric tile and our Portuguese inspired Cabrillo tile to create a bold space.  In order to make your bathroom really stand out in the Instagram world, try mixing bold, contrasting patterns and colors.

Cabrillo pattern on modern bathroom floor

Design: Kirsten Grove, Simply Grove Tile: Cabrillo pattern in Sunrise on 6×6 honed carrara, from our made-to-order collection

Cabrillo pattern on guest bathroom floor

Design: Kirsten Grove, Simply Grove Tile: Cabrillo pattern in Sunrise on 6×6 honed carrara, from our made-to-order collection

 

4. Smaller Scale: Accentuate the Sink with a Decorative Border 

If you are on a restricted budget, we have just the solution for you!  Simply create a border around the sink with a bold and colorful decorative tile.  Below are 2 examples of how just a few tiles can make a big impact even in a small space!

Dana point guest bathroom tile

Design: BattagliaStile Tile: Dana Point in Persimmon on 6×6 perle Blanc, from our in-stock collection

 

Bristol deco dots on limestone

Design: By Design Interiors Tile: Bristol Deco Dots on 1×1 limestone, from our made-to-order collection

 

5. Show me your Vanity (wall)

We are huge fans of swapping out wallpaper for patterned tile to create a fresh floor to ceiling look on your bathroom vanity wall.  The photos below show how colorful, eye-catching tile completely transform both large or small bathroom spaces. The powder rooms are often unfortunately overlooked. Give your guests something fun to look at!

hayden dual pattern in mid century modern bathroom

Design: Etch Design Group Tile: Hayden Dual in Deep Blue on 6×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Alston Stilnovo hexagon tile

Design: Cambridge Home Company Tile: Alston Stilnovo Day on carrara hexagon tile, from our made-to-order collection

6. Focus the Attention on the Shower

 If you want your bathroom to have more of a neutral and minimalist vibe, with just a hint of color and design, then we highly recommend adding a bold decorative tile in your shower.  Whether you add a few fun pieces in your niche, or cover your entire shower wall with tile, this will definitely add flare and uniqueness to your space.

Evolve pattern on 12x12 carrara in shower wall

Design: East and Gray Interiors Tile: Evolve Pattern on 12×12 Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Hayden Dual pattern on 6x12 carrara in bathroom

Design: Christopher Kennedy Designs Tile: Hayden Dual in Midnight Black on 6×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Lena pattern on 12x12 carrara in coastal master bathroom

Design: Berk Custom Homes Tile: Lena pattern in Winter Blue on 12×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

For more bathroom inspiration, head to our Bathroom Gallery HERE