When it comes to designing a bathroom, you have a relatively standard range of decorative options at your disposal. Tile, paint, and fixtures are just a few design elements to consider, whether you're looking to completely overhaul a powder room or design your dream master bath from scratch. At first glance, these elements might appear more utilitarian than decorative, but sometimes a little inspiration goes a long way—and that's where we come in.
Although wallpaper may be having a moment in bathroom design, we're making the case that tile can make be just as striking. Ranging from a walk-in shower with hexagon tile flooring so pretty you'll reconsider your clawfoot tub obsession to a stunning space with wall-to-wall marble brick tiles, these tiled bathrooms will give you serious grout envy (it's a thing). Ahead are 15 tiled bathrooms that we think might just make you fall out of love with wallpaper.
If you think subway tiles are a safe (or dare we say, boring) choice, this bathroom might just make you reconsider your position. Organized in a geometric pattern, the tiling in this master bath has us taking style notes.
This geometric cement tile flooring is so pretty we wouldn't be able to bear laying down a bath mat.
Just when we thought clawfoot tubs couldn't get any more glamorous, we come across a space that proves fish-scale cement tile flooring can take them to the next level.
You can never go wrong with a marble bathroom. Case in point: This stunning space featuring blue-gray marble brick tiles.
The combination of hexagon mosaic tiles and subway tiles makes a statement in this all-white bathroom. Honestly, if this were our master bath, we'd never get out of that clawfoot tub.
Who knew a walk-in shower could look so luxurious? Complete with hexagon mosaic tile flooring in a sophisticated shade of blue, this space has us considering this unique bathroom layout.
Move aside, wallpaper. This bathroom is proof that intricately patterned tile flooring in bright colors can make just as stylish a statement.
Although it goes without saying that black-and-white tile is timeless, the bold geometric tile featured in this bathroom is undeniable proof.
We don't know about you, but this dreamy bathroom boasting hexagon mosaic tiles arranged in a Moroccan-inspired design has us swooning.
Large hexagon tiles may exude retro vibes, but when paired with a modern black tub, they look thoroughly contemporary.
Square subway tiles are undoubtedly a classic choice, but when paired with boldly patterned wallpaper they can be decidedly modern, as demonstrated by this black-and-white powder room.
Square grid tiles meet rectangular glass tiles in this modern bathroom. Despite the classic black-and-white color palette, the varying tile shapes keep this shower feeling fresh.
Large black tiles arranged on the diagonal add dimension to this symmetrical bathroom. And we're awarding extra style points for the choice to accessorize with a bath mat in a complementary pattern.
If you had any doubts that navy and white could compete with a classic black-and-white color combo, let this bathroom assuage your decorating fears.
This black-and-white bathroom showcases square subway tile at its finest. Not to mention the black hexagon tile flooring with complementary white grouting. Swoon.
This story was originally published on January 23, 2018, and has since been updated.
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