10 Ways Tile Can Turn Your Bathroom into a Masterpiece
Adding tile accents to your bathroom can turn a ho-hum space
into a work of art! These tips on tile can help you design a
bathroom that is sure to wow your guests.
Tile Design: Let the Beauty Begin!
Tile is a very versatile way to design a bathroom that is
uniquely yours. These ideas can spark the creativity necessary for
that beautiful bathroom tile design:
- Choose tile that mimics the soothing feeling of
water. Light blue tiles, glass tiles, and tiles that cascade down
in a variety of blue and cream colors can create a visual that
reminds you of water. Tile the shower walls for a more dramatic
- Use vivid tile as an accent to liven up a rather
neutral bath. Splashes of lively color can be a focal point in a
sizable bathroom, or make a small bathroom seem larger.
- Want your bathroom to be a real show stopper?
Consider mirrored tile throughout. Not only does it make the space
seem larger, it adds a brilliance that can't be matched with any
- Go earthy with rough tile in natural tones. Greens,
browns, and deep reds can help bring the outside in, especially if
you have large windows that offer a great deal of light.
- Why stick with one color or style? Mix and match
colors and textures to add an interesting element to your bathroom.
Contrasting colors can add an elegant depth that gets your guests
- Geometric shapes and patterns work well for a
contemporary or minimalist bathroom style. When you use small tiles
of varying colors, the options are virtually endless.
- Make a splash with large granite and slate tiles in
your shower. The natural textures and colors can make your shower
feel more like a waterfall than a man-made structure.
- Want to make your shower even more interesting? Opt
for shower tiles on the floor that look and feel like wide, flat
- Prove your eco-friendly savvy by opting for tiles
made of recycled materials. Plastic bottles are often used to
create tiles and the like; make sure the tiles you choose are as
close to 100 percent recycled as you can get.
- Reach for heights of elegance in your bathroom with
a decorative tile mosaic. Choose a design that suits your personal
style and hire a professional to
create your very personal work of art.
Both functional and decorative, tiles in the bathroom can turn a
simple room into a beautiful oasis.
About the author: Shannon Dauphin is a
freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was
built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her
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