50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas To Get Your Design Juices Flowing

50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas To Get Your Design Juices Flowing

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 28, 2018
(Image credit: David Dines)

So you're planning a bathroom. One of the most important considerations you'll face is what tile to use: on the floor, in the shower, maybe even on the walls. The tile you choose will have a huge effect on the look of your bathroom, and also on your budget. To help you out in your decision making, we've rounded up 50 (yes, 50) beautiful bathroom pictures to inspire your tile choices. Let's take a look.

Bathroom Floor Tile

Let's start with the floor tile. Depending on what you're planning on doing with tile elsewhere (and also on your budget), your floor tile may be very simple, or very colorful and attention-getting. Dark tile can help to ground a big, bright space: lighter tile can open up a smaller, darker space. If you do decide to go for broke with floor tile, you probably want to keep the rest of the elements in the space fairly simple.

Shower Tile

While wall tile is optional elsewhere in the bathroom, you'll definitely want to have it in the shower. You can go with a fairly simple tile treatment, or use your shower area to make a big statement. And if you're looking to DIY the tiling of an existing shower, we've got all the instructions you need here.

Bathroom Wall Tile

This is where it starts to get really fun. Whether you take it halfway up the wall or all the way to the ceiling, wall tile can have a dramatic effect on the look of your bathroom. Even if you decide to go with traditional penny tile or subway tile, there are ways to make it pop.

Small Bathroom Tile Ideas

When picking tile for a small bathroom, you want to be careful not to overwhelm the space. This doesn't mean that you can't make some adventurous tile choices, just that if you do, you'll want to balance them out with more neutral tiles elsewhere.

Subway Tile in the Bathroom

Subway tile is hugely popular for a reason: it has a timeless, classic look, it's incredibly versatile, and also, it's cheap. And if you think you know subway tile, you might be wrong: there are plenty of different varieties, and different ways to lay the tile that will shake up the traditional look.

Wood Tile Flooring

A wood floor adds a warm, lovely touch to a space, but wood flooring in a wet space like a bathroom can be a bit of an issue. The solution, if you really want to get the look, is a floor made of ceramic tile made to look like wood — all the beauty and (visual) warmth of wood, with all the resilience of tile.

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