Bathroom Wall Tiles: Great Ideas For Bathroom Walls

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Bathroom wall tiles are a simple but effective way of updating a bathroom without completely renovating the whole room. We've combed through our Livingetc.com archives and pulled out the most interesting and inspiring bathroom wall tile ideas out there.

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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 tiles would suit a cool monochrome scheme, use mosaic tiles to create a shimmering iridescent splash back, or create a more classic look with marble tiles.

Mirrored and bevelled tiles give hint of Hollywood and bounce reflections and light off each other and back into the room, whilepatterned tiles will give a more vintage look – contrast them against concrete surfaces for an industrial inspired look, or pair with a bathroom 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, these bathroom wall tile ideas will instantly add colour and pattern to your bathroom interior...

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Chevron tiles

This smart, small bathroom space is covered head to toe in tiny black chevron tiles, giving it a cool hotel bathroom look.

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Bathroom mural tiles

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 lookThis is the Endimione tile mosaic by Bisazza. The shower is by Kohler. Fired Earth does similar black slate bathroom floor tiles.

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Colour clash

This bathroom project is by Barlow & Barlow, and shows how you can colour clash tiles against contrasting paint – in a chic and stylish way.

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Mirrored tiles

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.

Terrazzo Tiles

This bathroom is fully clad in large slabs of terrazzo. A large skylight in the bathroom keeps this space feeling light and airy.

Painted tiles

These bathroom tiles were hand-painted by an artist friend of the designer.

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Contrast shapes

The wall tiles are actually enamel medallions found in a warehouse in Providence. Dark grout makes the circular patterns stand out. We love how the rectangular tiles from the floor were also used to accent the alcove shelf and window, breaking up the wall tile pattern.

Get the look:Topps Tiles’ Shapes circle matt white mosaic tiles have this look.

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Gold 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.

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Match the wallpaper

This cool look was inspired by a hotel in Palm Springs. The glossy bathroom wall tiles complement the green of the palm print walls.

Get the look: Antique bath, The Architectural Forum. Beverly Hills Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, Designer Wallcoverings. Try Fired Earth for similar tiles.

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Go halfway up the wall

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.

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Halfway herringbone

The herringbone tiles from the shower space continue as a splashback, wrapping around the bath but only halfway up the wall, creating a zig-zag border.

Get the lookThe bath, shower fittings and brassware are all from Edwins Bathrooms.

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Pearlescent

These lustrous wall tiles add a touch of luxe to this bathing space.

Get the lookThe 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.

All white tiles

Vertical tiles accentuate height in the bathroom and a basin with an integrated towel rack helps keep the walls clutter-free.

Get the lookThe 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.

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Zoning

Different tiles were used in the shower and bath areas, helping to distinguish the different zones. The shower room tiles blend into the background, allowing the focal point to be the bath, which has a stunning marble surround.

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.

Herringbone tiles

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.

Dado height

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.

Wood effect tiles

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 green tiles

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

Aqua blue tiles

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.

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Swimming pool blue

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.

Black & white tiles

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.

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Vertical tiles

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.

Metro tiles

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.

Here, 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.

Mosaic tiles

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.

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Modern metro

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.

Marble tiles

Marble subway style tiles keep this bathroom looking fresh, modern and timeless.

Get the look:The bath is from The Water Monopoly.

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