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Bathroom tiles are a simple but effective way of updating a bathroom without completely renovating the whole room.
From rustic Moroccan encaustic tiles to modern geometric patterns, and from scalloped fish scale shapes to angular hexagonal pieces or the classic metro tile (in cool new herringbone formations), it’s never been easier to give your bathroom a modern revamp with stylish bathroom tiles.
Chequerboard floor tiles would suit a cool monochrome scheme, use mosaic tiles to spell out words on the floor or create a shimmering iridescent splash back, or create a more classic look with marble tiles.
See these chic marble bathrooms.
Mirrored and bevelled tiles give hint of Hollywood and bounce reflections and light off each other and back into the room, while patterned tiles will give a more vintage look – contrast them against concrete surfaces for an industrial inspired look, or pair with a pretty wallpaper to suit a more traditional scheme.
And why stop at dado height? Floor-to-ceiling tiling can turn a functional bathroom space into a stylish and splash-proof wet room or shower room.
Either way, bathroom tiles will instantly add colour or pattern to your bathroom interior.
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This bathroom project is by Barlow & Barlow, and shows how you can colour clash tiles against contrasting paint – in a chic and stylish way.
The wall tiles are actually enamel medallions found in a warehouse in Providence. Dark grout makes the circular patterns stand out.
Get the look: Topps Tiles’ Shapes circle matt white mosaic tiles have this look.
The tiles were originally planned for the main bathroom, but it was decided the owners might get tired of the look too quickly. Instead, they were installed in the guest en suite, so there is a real “wow factor” when they’re seen for the first time.
Get the look This is the Endimione tile mosaic by Bisazza. The shower is by Kohler. Fired Earth does similar black slate bathroom floor tiles.
A glamorous bathroom is lined in a mix of gold, black and white tessera mosaic tiles.
Get the look: The shower is from Catchpole & Rye.
The powder room spells out its presence in hexagonal floor tiles.
Get the look: The floor tiles are from Tiles Direct. Kast Concrete Basins made the basin and RCC Furniture created the vanity unit. These are Orlanda wall sconces by Industville.
This was inspired by a hotel in Palm Springs.
Get the look Antique bath, The Architectural Forum. Beverly Hills Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, Designer Wallcoverings. Try Fired Earth for similar tiles.
Monochrome quatrefoil style tiles and Fifties-style mirrors exude the Art Deco glamour of a New York hotel suite.
Get the look: The statuary marble tile design, framed mirrors and washstand are by Tamzin Greenhill Designs.
Moroccan encaustic tiles add real personality to the family bathroom. While bespoke cabinets provide plentiful hidden storage.
Get the look: These are Vero basins by Duravit. The bath is the Normandie by Fired Earth. The cabinets were made to order by a local craftsperson.
The master bathroom’s double shower was originally conceived as a wet room but when the kids used it, water ended up everywhere. A shower screen has been added to prevent splashes and slips. Tiles have been laid in a herringbone pattern to stylishly protect the wall from splashes.
Get the look The bath, shower fittings and brassware are all from Edwins Bathrooms.
These lustrous wall tiles add a touch of luxe to this bathing space.
Get the look The oversized bath is from Castello Luxury Baths and the cast-iron radiator is from The 21st Century Radiator Company. The Slate Luserna floor tiles in Blu are from Tower Ceramics Limited and the wall tiles are by Emery & Cie. For a similar blind, try John Lewis.
The walls in this room are finished in raw concrete, while geometric tiling adds a graphic element. The grey and mustard is easy on the eye yet still dramatic.
Get the look Find Art Deco-style wall lights at Balineum. Topps Tiles sells a range of geometric floor tiles.
Throughout the house, the colour palette is drawn from a mixture of blues, including cobalts and azures.
Get the look The glass mosaic tiles are from Fired Earth. Find a freestanding tub at Aston Matthews.
Vertical tiles accentuate height in the bathroom and a basin with an integrated towel rack helps keep the walls clutter-free.
Get the look The white glazed ceramic wall tiles are from Signorino Tile Gallery in Melbourne. Fired Earth does similar tiles. This is the Pressed Glass wall light by Tom Dixon. The washbasin is by Pozzi-Ginori. CP Hart has a good range of washbasins with towel rails. The bath is by Duravit. For a shower like this, try John Lewis.
This stylish bathroom scheme is tied together by the brass details and the tiles that although different are all part of the same colour palette.
Get the look: This is the Elise bath from MTI. The floor and bath splashback are made in Calcutta Turquoise marble from ABC Stone. The floor tiles are Bianco Dolomiti from Stone Source and the terracotta wall tiles are Zellige in Weathered White by Clé Tile. The shower enclosure is Ridgefield Glass and the brass taps and shower fixtures are by Watermark Designs.
Budget-friendly – but still dazzling – porcelain patterns are a great substitute for pricier Moroccan zellige and encaustic tiles.
Get the look: The floor and wall tiles are by Topps Tiles. The basin is by Fired Earth. The brassware is by Aston Matthews. The wall light is a vintage Belgian piece – find similar at In House Junkie. The paint is French Gray estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.
In this downstairs loo, gloss paint and rustic tiles evoke a Moroccan feel.
Get the look: The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine full gloss. The tiles are from Bert & May. This is the Felix original shell pendant by Felix Lighting Specialists.
Originally a cavernous room, this space has been transformed into a luxury walk-in bathroom with marble walls and a cast-cement basin. Modern encaustic style floor tiles add to the fresh, contemporary look.
Get the look: The basin was designed and built by MADE. The brassware is by Swiss brand Arwa. The ceiling lights are vintage Jieldé.
Flat matt metro tiles, dark grouting and black taps are offset by the white walls help to create an industrial feel. To smarten it up, extra-large tiles in a herringbone pattern were used.
Get the look: The tiles are from Tons of Tiles. The taps are from homary.com. The bath mat is from Urban Outfitters.
Moroccan style tiles come halfway up this wall, adding colour and providing splash-proof functionality, while simple white walls above keep it from feeling cluttered.
Get the look: Try Mosaic del Sur for similar floor tiles. The taps and shower are by Barber Wilsons & Co.
A tiny bathroom has been transformed into a functional shower room.
Get the look: The bronze wall tiles are by Fired Earth and the faux plants are by Abigail Ahern.
Sage tiles provide a clean, splash-proof and calming bathroom backdrop. It's fitted out with a few reclaimed finds.
Get the look: The medical cabinet is from The Architectural Forum. Find a similar bath at Catchpole & Rye
This look is kept simple with aqua metro tiles and graphic flooring.
Get the look: These are Pencil Salon tiles by Bert & May. Try Victorian Plumbing for a similar roll-top bath.
Perfectly fitting the proportions of the space, the sleek shower area is tiled in a bold swimming pool blue.
Get the look: The shower screen was created by Richard Ilendo at RAI Developments. The wall tiles are from Johnson Tiles. The bathrobe is from The White Company.
This bathroom is covered in modest floor-to-ceiling metro tiles. Instead of making expensive covers for the radiators, they were embossed, so that they now function as sculptural pieces in their own right.
Get the look: For wall and floor tiles like these, try Tile Magic.
Mirrored wall tiled bounce light around the room and help make it appear even larger. This bathroom is quite a large space, so the wall of pictures makes it feel more welcoming and personal.
Get the look: The antiqued mirror-glass wall tiles are from Fired Earth. The bath is from CP Hart, teamed with a Bathstore bath filler.
This bathroom’s black and white colour scheme feels über-chic. It’s a relatively small room that used to be all white, but it actually looks and feels bigger since black was introduced.
Get the look: The Dyad sconce above the mirror is by Apparatus.
This bathroom has no natural light apart from a frosted glass window onto the landing. It can be a mistake to think you need to paint a dark room in white, it often works well to just embrace the darkness! Dark can be bright and warm.
Get the look Floor tiles, Odyssey. Wall tiles, European Heritage. Metal shelving, Maisons du Monde. Walls painted in Railings, Farrow & Ball.
A luxuriously upholstered door opens to a glamorous cloakroom, clad in glossy black tiles with brass fittings.
Get the look: The light bulbs and fittings are from Dyke & Dean. The metal-framed wall mirror is from West Elm. The salvaged school laboratory basin is from Warwick Reclamation. The bespoke basin unit is by Andwoodcraft. Try Aston Matthews for similar taps. The Lissome Licorice Gloss tiles are from Walls and Floors. The upholstered door is by Material Concepts.
Floor to ceiling metro / subway tiles emphasise the height of this room, while the monochrome colour scheme gives a sense of serenity.
Get the look: The wall tiles are from Waterworks, the roll top bath is from Sunrise Speciality and the tap is from Waterworks. The sink unit was custom-made, the basin is by Kohler and the Henry tap is by Waterworks.
Candle-like sconces, shimmering mosaics and a display of jewellery give the bathroom a reverent feel.
Get the look: The mosaic tiles are from Bibliotheque Tiles. The basins and shower fittings were sourced from Alternative Bathrooms.
White tiles and black grout create a fresh and modern look in this master ensuite.
Get the look: The wall tiles and Smoked Embers anti-slip floor tiles are from Walls and Floors. The bath is from The Cast Iron Bath Company.
Classic black and white tiled floors complement the wall to wall subway tiled bathroom.
Get the look: The basin and shower are from Heritage Bathrooms. The smaller mirror is an antique Venetian design from The Mint List Interior Design. The Tarovine wallpaper, soap dispenser and tumbler are by House of Hackney.
Floor-to-ceiling metro tiles and a Victorian-style floor put a period spin on this modern wet room. Hanging plants add pops of green and give the bathroom a fresh, summery feel.
Get the look: The metro tiles are by Walls and Floors. The floor tiles were bought from Tons of Tiles. This is a Burlington pedestal basin.
This bathroom has been given a bohemian face-lift using a mix of antique pieces and modern touches, such as the Chinese cabinet and contemporary geometric patterned floor tiles.
Get the look: The basins are from Ksar Living, Ibiza. The wall lights are by Vaughan. The ceiling light is the Z1 by Ay Illuminate. The mirrors are by Pomax. The antique Chinese cabinet is from October Interior. The Lazy Sofa bath is by B Dutch. The tiles are by Popham Design.
Marble subway style tiles keep this bathroom looking fresh, modern and timeless.
Get the look: The bath is from The Water Monopoly.