7 DIY Creative Bathroom Tile Ideas

7 DIY Creative Bathroom Tile Ideas

Are you remodeling your whole bathroom or thinking of giving it a minor face lift? Whether you’re renovating the entire space or simply updating it cosmetically, your tile choice helps bring together the whole look and feel of the room!

Tile is the most commonly used material in the bathroom. It is water-resistant, easy to clean, and install. Quality tile will last for many years, so picking the right style and color is an important choice. Do you want to make a bold statement? Create a crisp and clean appearance or a spa oasis? Maybe you want to create a custom backsplash to express your individuality?

Here are 7 creative bathroom tile ideas to help inspire you to create your dream bathroom!

1. Marble, Marble, Marble!

Classic marble creates a tranquil, luxurious space where you can relax after a long day. It can be tiled on the floor, as the threshold, the backsplash, and even on the walls.

The most popular type of marble today? Carrara marble.

*Tip: Try pairing Carrara marble tile with black granite basket weave tiles for the bathroom floor.


2. Metal Tile

While it’s not your typical material, metal tile is a great alternative from an aesthetic standpoint! Its rigid material adds sparkle and is easy to clean. Adding metal tile as a backsplash can create a great focal point so you won’t need as many bold pieces throughout the bathroom. Plus, metal is less likely to get scratched.

3. Mosaic Tile

Feel like making a statement? Try a mosaic look for the vanity wall! Mosaic tiles can cover the entire countertop as well as the wall to create a flow that inspires tranquility and that spa-effect you’ve always wanted in your bathroom.

 4. Use the Same Tile on the Wall and the Floors

To create a clean, luxurious “hotel bathroom” feel, keep the floor and the wall tiles the same. The entire space will be wrapped in tile, creating a modern look and feel. Accent with a sleek wall-mounted vanity for the full effect.

*Tip: When going for this look, don’t choose a busy patterned-tile. Neutral-colored tiles will give you that clean, hotel feel.


5. Play Around with Different Tile Shapes

To give a decorative border to the tile, use white hexagon mosaics for the trim of the floor with contrasting black hexagon mosaics in the center.

*Tip: Hexagon tiles create a classic look for your bathroom. This nature-inspired, geometric shape offers your space an on-trend, yet timeless design element.


6. Create a Focal Wall

creative-bathroom-tile2.jpgFor a pop of color in your bathroom, add a focal wall with bright hues inside the shower or behind the vanity. If the main walls are tiled with a simple design and neutral color, the playful pop of color is a dramatic effect. Create a beachy, bold or contemporary vibe!

*Tip: When creating a focal point in your shower, continue the bathroom o the shower pan to expand the floor and keep it looking clean.


7. Use Long-Cut, Vertical Tiles to Create a Spa-Like Atmosphere

If you want to create a luxurious spa experience in your bathroom, consider choosing a long-cut tile installed vertically down the walls to create an almost waterfall effect.

*Tip: Remember, since you are creating a waterfall-like effect on the walls, you don’t want to continue the same type of tile or pattern on the floor. For example, you could pair gray, vertical tiles on the walls with warm, wood-toned tiles on the floor to add contrast and depth to your bathroom.


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