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Top Bathroom Tile Ideas

Top Bathroom Tile Ideas


Elevate Your Space with the Latest Trends

As interior designers passionate about creating stunning and functional spaces, we find bathroom tiles are one of the trickier parts of a design to master. 

Keep reading for our top bathroom tile ideas for 2024. From timeless classics to modern takes, these tile trends will elevate your bathroom design to new heights. Let’s dive in and explore the world of bathroom tiles!

Understanding the Basics of Bathroom Tiles

When it comes to choosing the right tiles for your bathroom, understanding the basics is key. There are various types of bathroom tiles to consider, including ceramic, porcelain, marble, stone and glass. Each material offers unique characteristics in terms of durability, water resistance, and aesthetic appeal.

When researching tiles for bathroom ideas, we consider factors such as colour, texture, and pattern. The right tile choice can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the space, whether you’re aiming for a spa-like retreat or a modern classic. 

We suggest researching different bathroom tile design ideas to find inspiration that suits your style. Create a collection of your favourite bathroom images to show your designer when you meet to discuss your design brief.

Essential Bathroom Tiling Tips

A successful bathroom renovation project requires aesthetics and budget to align. Choosing the best bathroom tile material that fits your budget and complements your design vision can be a challenging task. 

Different bathroom tiles’ textures and colours can dramatically affect the room’s ambience. Lighter colours and glossy finishes can make a room appear larger and brighter, textured tiles add interest to the space while darker tiles create mood and depth.

Consider how your bathroom tile colour schemes will complement the mood of your home and suit the people using the space. 

Yarraville ensuite with fluted timber vanity unit, kit kat tiles, oval mirror cabinet and round ball wall lights

Our Yarraville Bathroom & Ensuite uses modern bathroom tile ideas to create interest with the texture of the finger tile at eye level.  At the same time wrapping the floor tiles up half the wall promotes the feeling of space.

Small Bathroom Tile Ideas

If you have a small bathroom, fear not! There are plenty of tiling ideas for small bathrooms that can help make the space feel larger and more inviting. 

To increase the feeling of space opt for lighter-coloured tiles to reflect as much light as possible. The direction of your tile lay can also give the illusion of space.  Lay tiles horizontally across the room or down the walls to widen or vertically to increase the feeling of height or length. 

Explore other small bathroom tile ideas such as using the same tile on the floor and one or more walls to create a seamless look. You can then add a smaller feature tile to create interest & texture.

Castello Silver Fox tiles on wall and floor in our Balwyn bathroom renovation

We used the same large format tile on the floor & all walls in our Balwyn Bathroom & Ensuite project.  This created simplicity, with few thin grout lines, to create the illusion of space.

3 Top Bathroom Tile Ideas for 2024

1. Grey Bathroom Tile Ideas

Grey tiles continue to be a popular choice for modern bathrooms in 2024. From moody charcoal tones to soft dove or brown greys, these tiles provide a neutral base for your bathroom.  

You can then add feature tiles in almost any colour as grey provides the perfect backdrop.

Just take care when choosing your grey tile.  We recommended viewing them in your space as grey takes on many tones depending on the light and other colours being used.

2. White Bathroom Tile Ideas

For a timeless and elegant look, white bathroom tiles are unbeatable. 

Choose from classic subway tiles, hexagonal mosaics, or large-format white tiles to create a clean and fresh feel. 

Using different grout colours is a cost-effective way to add personality to plain white tiles.  White blends in, while light grey subtly allows the tiles to stand out.  Even try colours such as pink, blue or green for a contemporary twist.

This article has great reference material for choosing grout colours for white tiles.

3. Terrazzo Tiles Bathroom Ideas

Terrazzo tiles continue to come back in 2024, bringing a touch of retro charm and textural interest to bathrooms. 

Traditional terrazzo tiles are a mix of marble, glass or granite chips, mixed with cement in a mould, so are very thick and can be expensive.  Due to the popularity of the look, many porcelain tiles that mimic terrazzo have hit the market to cater for all budgets.

Terrazzo tiles range from white with tonal flecks, through to shades of grey and then feature tiles with colourful embellishments which are a feast for the eyes.  

You can use terrazzo tiles on floors or walls, wrap the entire room or use it as a feature.  Terrazzo tiles are timeless and interesting so don’t be afraid to give them a try.

In conclusion, choosing the right bathroom tiles can transform your space from ordinary to extraordinary.  Whether you prefer timeless white tiles, unique terrazzo tiles or interesting mosaic tiles, there’s a trend that suits your style. 

Remember to prioritise both aesthetic and functional aspects when researching bathroom tile ideas, and enjoy the process of creating a beautiful and inviting retreat. And if you are struggling to work out what tile to choose for your bathroom, reach out.

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