Your Bathroom Deserves to Look This Good
Bathrooms are arguably one of the most functional rooms in a home, so it's no surprise that people often veer toward practicality when renovating the space. While classic white bathrooms offer timeless appeal, these stunning statement tiled bathrooms will make you think twice about all-white décor. Keep scrolling for 11 stunning bathrooms that prove statement tiles can transform a space.
Trend prediction: Penny round tiles will make a comeback! Once loved as a classic and inexpensive tiling option, these nostalgic tiles have started to appear in modern designer bathrooms, like this oceanfront home in Haleiwa, Hawaii. The top rule when decorating with a penny tile: More is best. Opt for floor-to-ceiling tiles to create a statement look.
Mastering patterns in the bathroom can be a tricky task, but architects Benjamin Stibbard and Kate Fitzpatrick of Auhaus Architecture & Interiors show us how it's done in this concrete urban home. "The bathroom has gone past being a purely functional element in a home. It is becoming a sanctuary, an almost spiritual place to get away from distraction," Stibbard and Fitzpatrick tell Real Living. To create a statement room that felt like a sanctuary, the designers paired zig-zag ceramic tiles with brass accents and bursts of lush greenery.
It's rare to see both color and pattern in a bathroom, so this elegant Paris apartment scores double points. Designed for a Middle Eastern princess (yes, you read that right), the refined room features a Tony Duquette chandelier and custom-made marble tiles. A girl can dream, right?
This Aspen bathroom delivers maximum impact with bright blue square mosaic tiles styled en masse. "Nothing says the '70s are back like an entire bathroom clad in royal blue mosaic tiles," says interior designer Hillary Thomas. While the statement tiles are clearly a feature, the stunning view from the bathtub makes this bathroom a standout.
Combining décor styles can be difficult, but this modern rustic abode has perfected the trend. Raw, natural accents, such as a floating stone sink carved from a boulder and a wood stool, pair back with a modern sconce and classic marble tiles.
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It's clear that tiles can give a room instant personality, but this bathroom shows pairing two tile styles creates double the impact. While very different, both tiles maintain strong geometric lines and occupy their own zone of the bathroom, making the unique combination work surprisingly well.
Modern geometric prints meet classic French finishes in this chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés apartment. To avoid the stark contrast between the modern tiled floor and traditional wall paneling, the owners have blended the two styles with a mixture of classic and modern fixtures.
Tired of classic subway tiles? This square Scandinavian variation could be the next big thing. The square tiles work well with this traditional bathtub and black-and-white checkerboard floor tiles, giving the room an elegant monochrome theme.
"The owners love bold geometrics, so we wanted something strong and eye-catching, without being loud or overly colourful. A bold tile, like a rug, makes the floor the focal point," interior designer Oliver Davis tells Australian House and Garden. Davies says he ensured the bathroom had timeless appeal by maintaining a color palette of black, ivory, beige, and gray. "They are staples for me. They will never go out of fashion," he says. Let a tiled floor take center stage by keeping other elements neutral and understated.
Naomi Watts and Liev Shreiber's New York City apartment continues to provide us with interior design inspiration, and their charcoal bathroom is no exception. Ashe + Leandro chose matte hexagon tiles to anchor this space and continued the dark theme throughout the bathroom with black framed art and a charcoal vanity.
Would you consider transforming your bathroom with statement tiles? Tell us which style appeals to you most in the comments below.