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One of our favorite things about adding tile to your home is that there are no set design rules!  After many years in this industry, we have seen people think outside of the box and add decorative tile to their spaces in the most unique and creative ways.  Seeing finished installs is still just as exciting for us and we are always on the hunt for innovative ways to utilize tile in the home.  Today we are going to focus on adding decorative tile to your shower.  While adding patterned tile in your shower may not seem like a groundbreaking idea, once we start showing you some examples, you will realize that the design possibilities are endless when remodeling this space.  Keep scrolling to get some major shower envy…

Statement Wall

For those looking to make a statement in their bathroom, our first recommendation for utilizing shower tile is dedicating one wall for a bold, decorative tile.  This will create a space that captures your attention as soon as you enter your bathroom. Check out some of our favorite shower tile statement walls.

Sanza snowflake blue on carrara on shower tile backsplash

Tile: Sanza in Snowflake Blue on 6×6 honed Carrara, Designer: The Art of Room Design (Pasadena, CA)

Modern tile featuring evolve pattern on carrara in shower

Tile: Evolve on 12×12 honed Carrara, Designer: East and Gray Interiors (Columbus, OH)

Hayden Dual (Midnight Black) Shower Install on Carrara Master Bathroom with a plant

Tile: Hayden Dual in Midnight Black on 6×12 honed Carrara, Designer: Christopher Kennedy (Palm Springs, CA)

Lena winter blue tile on honed carrara in shower backsplash

Tile: Lena in Winter Blue on 6×6 honed Carrara, Designer: Ivory and Bone Interiors (New England)

 

Matching Shower Niche

If you are loving the idea of a statement wall in your shower, but want to create a cohesive mood throughout the space with even more pattern, we suggest utilizing decorative tile in your shower niche.  This is also a cost effective way of adding more patterned tile as shower niches are typically pretty small and only require a few pieces of tile to cover.  Below is our favorite example of continuing a patterned tile collection throughout the shower without being too busy.

Contemporary shower with spanish tile Oasis on 6x6 honed carrara

Tile: Oasis in Black on 6×6 honed Carrara, Designer: Gossett & Co (Austin, TX)

Statement Centerpiece

A great option for homeowners who like a little bit of patterned tile but still want to keep a bathroom simplistic is adding a bordered accent feature in your shower!  This is another way of creating a focal point in the shower that us both minimal and attention grabbing.  The best part is-you can choose how big or small you want the centerpiece to be!

Lena backspash tile in modern master bathroom

Tile: Lena in Winter Blue on 12×12 honed Carrara, Designer: Berk Custom Homes (Corona Del Mar, CA)

Rustic shower backsplash featuring the catalina pattern on limestone

Tile: Catalina in Pecan on 6×6 tumbled Perle Blanc, Designer: Donna Mancini (Ponte Vedra, FL)

Spinnaker Development Paige Shower Install

Tile: Paige in Smoke on 12×12 honed Carrara, Designer: Churchill Design

 

The Tile Stripe

We always want to include ideas for clients who are hesitant about adding a patterned tile to their home or for client’s who have a smaller budget for tile.  Instead of covering your wall with a decorative tile, just add a few rows of tile to add a little pattern strip to your shower.  This will create the perfect contrast of neutral and patterned tiles.

Ventana deep blue tile on carrara in shower wall backsplash

Tile: Ventana in Deep Blue on 6×6 honed carrara, Designer: Healthy Home Builders (Chicago, IL)

Charmed on 6x6 honed carrara on shower backsplash tile wall

Tile: Charmed Night in Taupe on 6×6 honed carrara, Designer: Four Chairs Furniture (Orem, Utah)

As always we would love to hear from you! How you would make a Shower Envy moment?

 

 

Please note: Our tiles are not suitable for shower floors or steam showers.  Our products are suitable for shower walls and shower niches.  For more shower and bathroom envy, head to our GALLERY