Bathroom Tile Design

Tub/Shower Combo
Whether it's for a simple backsplash or an entire wall, a beautiful bathroom tile design can transform a plain space into a standout sanctuary. Discover ways to use bathroom floor tile, tile patterns, and bathroom wall tile that you can try in your home. Get design ideas for a small baths or master bath.

Bathroom Wall Tile

Call on a bathroom tile’s design to set a style in your bathroom. Here, clean lines bring a soothing luxury-hotel vibe to a formerly tired bath. The rich, warm tones of the double-sided vanity and the wood-look ceramic tile on the floor create striking contrast with the white freestanding tub and frosty blue glass tiles on the walls in this bathroom. A sculptural freestanding tub echoes the clean lines of its surroundings and was strategically placed under a window that overlooks a wooded area.

Easily Accommodating

Back-to-back vanities made of eucalyptus wood give the homeowners their own separate spaces. To maintain an airy ambience amid the dark wood, the vanity bases were kept open, with a lower storage shelf and exposed plumbing. Frosty blue glass wall tile helps balance the dark tones of the vanity and the wood-look tile floor. The homeowners chose to wrap the entire room in the same bathroom wall tile design treatment to create a seamless look.

Storage-Packed Bath

A custom built-in offers ample storage for towels, toiletries, and other necessities, without taking up any floor space. The cabinet is recessed into the wall, providing the bathroom with a space-smart and stylish storage boost. Open shelves reflect the design of the open vanities, while the cabinet tucks essentials away from view.

Versatile Vanity

White-painted maple carts (one on each side of the vanity wall) balance the dark tones of the stately vanities. The carts corral cosmetics and toiletries, and their portability makes it easy to slide them over to the bathtub for easy access to items for pampering while soaking. Glass tops and a lacquer finish offer easy-clean appeal.

Glass Tile Shower Surround

The shower's clear glass surround further reflects the bathroom's seamless simplicity. Working in conjunction with the generous-size windows nearby, the steam shower's glass enclosure keeps the bathroom’s look airy and light. Rather than switching up the bathroom wall tile design, the same blue glass tile from the walls is continued in the shower, another nod to simplicity.

Storage Niche

A handy niche in the shower offers convenient storage. This space carves out a place to keep soap and shampoo within easy reach. Since the entire spacious bathroom is wrapped in tile, employing larger tiles, rather than tiny mosaic tiles, better suits the scale of the room.

Spa-Inspired Shower

Fixtures are an easy way to enhance appeal in a bathroom. With a range of spray options, this showerhead provides an invigorating, spa-like experience. The continuation of the tiled backdrop creates a smooth transition between the shower and the rest of the room.

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Reflective Beauty

In this gorgeous bath, strategically selected surfaces create a light and bright atmosphere. An oversize mirror on one wall of the bathroom helps create the illusion of a larger space. The bathroom tile design in shimmery green also reflects light and mimics the greenery and trees in the garden just outside the bathroom. Large stone floor tiles contrast the smaller scale of the wall tiles, creating balance.

Looking Glass

Though most people would expect to see a medicine cabinet rather than a window above a bathroom sink, the homeowners opted to keep the window to preserve the light and the view. When they need a mirror, they simply open the door to the medicine cabinet to the right of the sink. An expansive countertop offers maximum storage and primping space.

Contemporary Tile

Green glass tiles capture the essence of the contemporary bath's natural aesthetic. The variegated tile pattern contributes a custom look, while the soft sage green acts as a tranquil buffer to the crisp grout lines and tile shape.

Shapely Tile

Geometric shapes -- a square tub, rectangular tile and shelf niche, a round showerhead and controls -- are characteristic of contemporary design. A glass door helps this tub-shower combo feel open and inviting, while the tiled surround protects the walls.

Visual Variety

Simple lines and a subtle color scheme visually enlarge the bathroom. Here, a sleek wall-mount faucet mingles with the modern simplicity of green rectangular tile. Located under an expansive window, the geometric basin adds a luxurious touch while retaining a spacious, uncluttered look.

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Fresh Start

A freestanding tub, modern fixtures, gorgeous tile, and a toilet room transformed this dormer-size bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Floor-to-ceiling tile cloaks the walls for a striking focal point. The different hues of blue tile work together to complement the natural feel of the bath. Clean, modern lines add warmth and a little glamour.

Tile with Modern Flair

Rather than a traditional medicine chest, the homeowners opted for a mirror framed in the same dark-stained oak used for the vanity and storage shelf. The mirror adds an upright sense of style that projects a clean, organized look. Repeated elements, such as the slab style of the mirror, sink, and vanity, make the bath feel stylish and cohesive.

Luxe Lighting

Distinctive light fixtures make a style statement in the bathroom. Modern wall-mount sconces dress up walls and add essential lighting to the vanity area. The brown stain on the oak vanity and storage shelf complements both the tile and the flooring.

Elegant Vanity

Many materials play off each another for a sleek and sophisticated vanity. The modern vessel sink echoes the style of the tub and contrasts with the dark vanity. A wall-mount faucet frees counter space and adds a finishing touch to the vanity area. Behind the sink, a resin panel allows light to brighten the room, giving the vanity a spa-like feel.

Center of Attention

As the room's focal point, the soaking tub looks like a piece of modern art at the center of the room. A new energy-efficient window lets in lots of light. Red oak flooring stained a rich, dark brown enhances the sense of warmth and connects the new room to the 1920s style of the home and its neighborhood.

Open & Inviting

It's hard to say which offers a more luxurious spa feeling, the tub or the shower. Blue mosaic tiles flecked with earth tones cover bathroom walls for a stunning, over-the-top look that's visible through the shower enclosure. Glass shower doors achieve the natural, open feel the homeowners desired.

Extra Detailing

In this bathroom, the simple lines of the tub filler repeat those in the rest of the room. Here, blue tiles introduce color and pattern behind the tub, adding contrast and interest to the space while concealing bathroom plumbing.

Tucked Away

A pocket door that matches the flooring separates the toilet from the rest of the bathroom. Pale blue walls replicate the shade in the master bedroom and match the tile used in the rest of the bathroom, creating a cohesive master suite.

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