Bathroom tile ideas with a vintage vibe

For many of us, a bathroom is our own private haven, a place to switch off completely. Between layout choices and decorative details, a crucial creative step to the perfect aesthetic is the right selection of tiles. Functionality doesn’t have to be boring, and with a few original ideas and impressive details, your bathroom can become the ultimate design statement of your home. To help, we collected some of the best bathroom tile ideas to inspire your transformation. So read on and find the one just right for you.

Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas

1. Updated Geometric Shapes

Shower tile ideas with elongated hexagon pattern
Bathroom tile ideas with elongated hexagon pattern by Decorilla interior designer, Joseph G.

Put an updated spin on classic geometric bathroom tile ideas by opting for an elongated hexagon pattern. Or take the timeless subway tile and lay them vertically instead of the traditional horizontal placement.

2. Shower Wall Tile as the Key Accent

Accent wall shower tile ideas
Accent wall shower tile idea by Decorilla interior designer Selma A.

If your choice involves plain and simple floor tiles, it provides an opportunity to go bold with the shower wall. Make a statement with sharp color contrasts, or unusual patterns to bring out the unique character.

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3. Over the Top Shower Tile Ideas

Floor to ceiling Shower Tile Idea

Extend over the edge, literally. Give your bathroom a luxurious spa-like feel with the pattern continuing on to the ceiling. You’ll get the beauty of overhead tile designs in addition to the practicality of added protection from water and humidity damage.

4. 3D Shower Tile Ideas

3D Shower tile ideas

Add texture and movement to shower walls with playful 3-dimensional bathroom tiles. The options of style, size, and shape in these tiles are endless, so creating a design unique to your home will be effortless. 

5. Bathroom Tile Design as an Artwork

Glam Mosaic Shower Tile Ideas
Luxury mosaic shower tile ideas by Decorilla interior designer, Hannah D.

Whether you opt for an impressive accent wall or use the mosaic tiles to create unique displays, your shower tile ideas can become a work of art. 

Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas

6. Mosaic Bathroom Tile Ideas

Mosaic bathroom floor tile ideas
Mosaic bathroom tile floor tile ideas by Decorilla designer Renata P.

Penny tiles are great for giving the bathroom a personalized touch. You can define the space by creating your own design from floor to ceiling or use them to accentuate a wall. Mosaic tiles also offer an excellent opportunity to add a pop of color or statement inlay, as seen in the latest bathroom trends

7. Monochrome Bathroom Tile Design

Monochromatic bathroom floor tile ideas

If you prefer minimalist color palettes, then look for inspiration in a variety of grayscale tiles. Monochrome doesn’t have to be dull, and you can give your bathroom a lot of personality with a mix of graphic patterns within the scale range.

8. Marble Tiles: Everlasting Value

Luxurious all-over marble bathroom tile ideas
Luxurious all-over marble bathroom tile ideas by Decorilla interior designer, Rachel H.

Marble never goes out of fashion and helps to maintain a steady market value of your home. Perfect for a luxury master bath, one of the most beautiful natural materials is also highly functional. It’s waterproof, easy to maintain, and durable. Marble bathroom tiles design ranges from traditional to modern and minimalistic, and a broad color palette offers enough variations to satisfy any taste. 

9. Explore Herringbone Bathroom Tile Ideas

Two toned herringbone bathroom floor tile ideas

Herringbone tiles often come in a neutral color scheme, ideal for incorporating as a part of an original, sophisticated setting. This bathroom tile design fits beautifully with natural materials like wood and stone, earthy color schemes, and spaces with plenty of natural light.

10. Turn Simple to Statement

Simple bathroom tile inlay idea
Simple bathroom tile inlay ideas by Decorilla interior designer, Ibrahim H.

The most original design solutions come from creativity, and a great deal of creativity comes from the unexpected. Never underestimate plain and simple tiles, as even those can be turned to a strong statement as a functional part of an unusual setting. Use inlaid tiled as a focal point for your bathroom floor.

Bathroom Wall Tiles Design

11. Mix and Match Bathroom Tile Design

Mix and match bathroom wall tile ideas
Mix and match bathroom wall tile ideas by Decorilla interior designer, Alicja S.

Small tiles are traditionally considered as a more practical choice for limited shower space. However, you can make an appealing twist with a combination of various sizes. Subway and mosaic tiles work well for this purpose. To create an exciting look, cut the shell of larger tiles through the middle with a mosaic path. 

12. Shimmery and Shiny Tiles

Shiny bathroom wall tile ideas

One of the hottest trends in 2020 involved colorful, shiny tiles. Inspiration is found in nature, through the iridescent luster of pearls, mesmerizing flow of onyx, and decadent glitter of semi-precious stones.

13. Pretty in Pink

Pretty pink bathroomPretty pink bathroom wall tile ideas wall tile ideas

Reminiscent of vintage restrooms covered in powder pink tiles, these soft-hued spaces are having a moment as another beloved trend of 2020. Update this retro look by using the pink tiles as a feature instead of an all-over covering.

14. Make a Statement Wall

Statement wall with oversized printed bathroom wall tile ideas

A statement wall is always a showstopper, bringing a strong personality to even the simplest, whitest, and smallest bathrooms around. Trends predicted for the 2021/22 are all about sustainability and bringing nature in. That said if you consider remodeling take advantage of an early start.

15. Go Glossy

High gloss bathroom tile ideas

Polished tiles instead of matte bring luxury dynamics to your bathroom with a sparkly appeal. Also, high gloss tiles can provide a modern accent to an otherwise dull interior. 

Small Bathroom Tile Ideas

16. Balanced Colors

Neutral colored small bathroom tile ideas
Balanced colors for a small bathroom tile idea by Decorilla designer Francis D.

In a tight bathroom space, neutral color schemes are often a reasonable pick. While it’s undeniable that bright neutrals make the room seem light and airy, bold hues and accents can still bring the interior together and elevate the identity of a tiny bathroom. 

17. Feature Floor

Feature floor small bathroom tiles ideas
Feature floor small bathroom tiles ideas by Decorilla interior designer, Joseph G.

While a design rule of thumb is to accentuate the verticals in a small space, consider drawing attention to the floor with a bold bathroom tile. Keeping the rest of the tiles uniform and simple in design will help the room feel larger.               

18. You Can’t Go Wrong With Chevron Tiles     

Chevron small bathroom tile ideas

As much as herringbone bathroom tiles are ideal for neutral tones, chevron tiles elevate things to a whole new level. They offer a similar style but in bolder, more modern appeal. The pattern creates movement and draws the eye around the room.                                       

19. Small But Impactful                             

Small bathroom tiles ideas

Playing with the dimension perception can trick the eye. For instance, if you use the same color of tiles for walls and floors, elimination of the dividing lines can help the bathroom appear more spacious. Additionally, using a tile size that fits the small space gives the room proper proportions. Think penny rounds and slender rectangles. 

20. Moody and Minimal Tiles

Minimal small bathroom tiles ideas
Minimal small bathroom tile ideas by Decorilla interior designers, Scott T. and Rachel H.

In a small bathroom, the right color scheme with strategic placement certainly makes all the difference. Overload of hues and patterns can make it appear cluttered and visually tighten already limited space. Soft tones certainly reflect more light and fit better in the verticals. Still, dark shades and minimal patterns look great while keeping the overall scheme simple.

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