You may think that because your bathroom is more than likely the smallest room in your house, that it's not as fun to decorate. We couldn't disagree more. From wild bathtubs to fun wallpaper to crazy tile, your bathroom is the place in your home where you're most free to experiment with trends. Whether you have a small bathroom or a large master bath, tiling your space is a great way to add loads of personality to your space and create an area where you can relax and rejuvenate.
From eye-catching geometric tile flooring (like this one from threeboysandapinkbath) to simple and classic subway tile, there are infinite ways to use tile in your bathroom. Here are 17 of our favorites.
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We're already totally behind pink as a wall paint color throughout the home, but this bathroom by paullmcraig is proof that we should ditch the standard white tile and go full-on pink. This pink ombre-style chevron subway tile packs a punch and adds a lot of visual interest, so the rest of the bathroom can remain modern and light. Paired with the soft pink vanity and the oversized marble walls, this is a bathroom fit for royalty.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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A Simple Upgrade
Experimenting with tile doesn't have to mean working exclusively with the bold and bright. This bathroom from Mademoiselle features light gray hexagonal flooring that adds just enough texture to give the space depth, but still feels minimalistic and modern. Hexagonal tiles can be difficult to install, but the result is sophisticated and beautiful.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Navy Blue Subway Tile
There's something incredibly luscious and rich about this dark navy tile from studiodearborn. Not only does it make a small space feel deeper and larger, but the slight reflection in this blue subway tile creates more interest and provide a modern update to traditional subway tile.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Rustic and Unique
In this bathroom by Craven Haven, a beige herringbone tile floor looks rustic and reminiscent of natural wood, but with a bathroom-friendly twist. It adds an unexpected twist to the otherwise classic bathroom and helps lend an eclectic boho feel to the space.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Mix Up White Tiles
If you're more of a white tile type of person, you can still experiment with designs in your bathroom. This space from the.palm.co shows that white tiles come in many shapes, sizes, and designs, and when put together they create an interesting space that doesn't look overly busy but feels textured and unique.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Traditional Penny Tile
There's just something about classic penny tiles that make a bathroom look instantly chic and appealing. We adore this bathroom from Claudia López Pella, which uses classic penny tile to create an updated vintage vibe. When paired with the rustic wooden vanity and classic mirrors, this bathroom wouldn't look out of place in a sophisticated old hotel.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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Experiment With Designs
While the walls of this bathroom from beginninginthemiddle are traditional subway tile, the flooring boasts a loud, oversized patterned tile that catches your eye without becoming overwhelming. Because it's light and neutral, it adds texture without taking away from the rest of the room. Add a bold oversized floral wallpaper, and voila—you've got a bathroom worthy of endless selfies.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Oversized White Tiles
This bathroom from rhiannonshousetohome uses an extra-large tile on the wall to help make a quaint space feel a little roomier. By reducing the number of grout lines on the large tiled walls, the bathroom walls are less busy and there's more visual room for the patterned tile flooring.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Embrace Your Inner Mermaid
If you've ever felt like you were really meant to be a mermaid, you'll love this tile from Three Birds Renovations. Not only does the vibrant teal and blue mosaic pattern help the rest of the bathroom pop, but the fish scale shape lends a Mediterranean vibe that feels like a vacation every time you take a shower.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Subtle and Beautiful
This bathroom from Daly Digs feels like it belongs in a tranquil spa somewhere in the mountains of Turkey. Between the trendy cement sink and the muted patterned tile walls, this space is fresh, unique and utterly appealing.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Play With Patterns
Though this bathroom from Sarah Sherman Samuel uses traditional subway tiles on the walls, the geometric pattern gives it a funky, modern vibe. The circle pink floor tiles add a fun, feminine vibe, especially when paired with the sleek gold finishes throughout the room.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Navy Blue Penny Tile
This bathroom from snookphotograph is another example of why penny tile will never go out of style. Not only do the small, pebble-like tiles almost massage your feet after a shower, but they come in so many different shades and colors that you can easily make it your own. Here, a deep navy blue draws your eye down and makes the space feel larger.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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This floral tile from at_lucys_house is bold, creative and packs a punch. We love that when paired with the simple white subway tile, the unique pattern really stands out. When you have a completely clear shower stall like this one, you have to think harder about your shower walls and opt for a look that stands out.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Use the Same Tile Throughout
We love how this geometric patterned tile flooring from prettydomesticated extends all the way through the shower. Not only does this make the space look more interesting, but it widens the room and makes the shower feel almost invisible, giving the bathroom the illusion of having more square footage.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Mix Unlikely Colors
You may not think lime green and dark gray make a classic pair, but this simple-but-elegant bathroom from Jenna Sue Design proves that sometimes the most unlikely combinations just work. The shading of the tile floor feels reminiscent of the outdoors, while the green shower tiles give a pop of color without altering the overall look of the space too drastically.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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Make the Tiles Your Centerpiece
You may think an oversized bathroom like this one from The House of Silver Lining would need a lot of decor and accessories to fill the space, but when you pick a bold, textured tile, your flooring does the work for you. If you have a lot of negative space to play with, opt for visually interesting tiles that fill the walls or floor without artwork.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Statement Color Bathtub
This gorgeous bubblegum-colored tub from threeboysandapinkbath is a stunning accent piece for this bathroom. Contrasting against the blue walls, patterned tiles, and colorful artwork and curtains, this bathroom and its tub will are so chic you'll never want to leave.