14 Ideas for the Perfect Terrazzo Tile Inspiration

White, black and tan terrazzo tile installed as kitchen countertop and backsplash

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Terrazzo isn't new (in fact, its origins go back to ancient Greece), but it's definitely having a moment when it comes to decor trends. It's commonly used in flooring and countertops because of its versatility, easy maintenance, and spunky personality. 

What Is Terrazzo Tile?

Terrazzo tile is a low-maintenance material that's a composite made from types of stone such as marble, granite, quartz, glass, and more. The mixture is held together with resin or concrete. Terrazzo floors and countertops were popular in the 1920s, 1980s, and today. Contemporary designers have started seeing a resurgence of terrazzo in hospitality buildings and homes.

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    Decorating With One of This Year's Biggest Trends

    Bathroom with terrazzo sink
    Siren Betty Design

    If you're hunting for methods of incorporating this vintage-inspired look into your home, there are endless ways to make it your own. Whether you want to renovate your bathroom with a finely speckled terrazzo countertop, as seen in this stunning room by Siren Betty Design, or you want something a little less committal, we've rounded up our favorite designs for ultimate inspiration.

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    A Modern Terrazzo

    bathroom with terrazzo wall

    Instagram / home_and_things

    This sophisticated shower stall from home_and_things features a subtle terrazzo wall that isn't overly busy but still adds a lot of texture and depth to the space. Not only are the specks small, but they are monochromatic gray and black, which maintains a minimalistic look that's perfect for modern or contemporary-style bathrooms. This subtle terrazzo also works well in an updated kitchen or as flooring in a mudroom or sunroom.

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    Add a Little Color

    Pink cabinet with terrazzo countertop

    Instagram / ponysailor

    This adorable kitchen from ponysailor is just screaming to be photographed. Not only does it feature a medium textured terrazzo countertop that creates the perfect focal point, but it boldly uses pink cabinetry to create a fun, whimsical vibe. We love the blend of these two trendy looks—it's modern, but incredibly charismatic and makes a statement. Weave in bold colors in your terrazzo to tie your color palette together in any room. 

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    Go Bold With Terrazzo

    kitchen with large terrazzo countertop and floor
    Cicada Company

    One of the ways terrazzo is evolving is designers are experimenting with larger pieces of stone to create even more bold looks. This stunning kitchen by Cicada Company isn't shy with terrazzo—it uses large speckled stones with muted tones in both the flooring and the backsplash, creating a unified and cohesive look throughout the space. When experimenting with this bold terrazzo, keep the rest of the features streamlined and subtle, like the natural modern cabinetry in Cicada's kitchen. 

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    A double sink with terrazzo

    double sink in a bathroom

    Instagram / tian_designs

    Alone, the white iron vanity in this bathroom from tian_designs is minimalist and understated, but when combined with the bright beige and brown terrazzo wall, it becomes a statement piece. We love how easily terrazzo can transform a room—because it takes center stage, it instantly takes a space from standard to luxury. 

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    Try Terrazzo Wallpaper

    living room with terrazzo wall panel

    Who says terrazzo has to be in the form of tile? This stunning modern living space from Maestro proves this versatile pattern works just as well on walls as it does on the floor. The speckled background is the perfect accent wall for a living space or a bedroom and adds a lot of personality to any room. 

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    DIY a Terrazzo Coffee Table

    DIY terrazzo coffee table

    This functional and beautiful DIY table from Remodelista is the perfect accessory for any living room. The medium speckled terrazzo pattern pulls in colors from the room's primary palette, tying together the space's overall look and creating a cohesive feel throughout the room. Recreate this look on a bedroom headboard or a nightstand to bring terrazzo into every room in your house.

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    Create Terrazzo Wall Art

    Terrazzo tile artwork
    The House of Wood

    If you are looking for beautiful easy-to-replicate artwork for your gallery wall, why not create your very own terrazzo tile-inspired wall art? These framed prints from The House of Wood are DIYs that you can do yourself in an afternoon and easily create the perfect abstract art for any room. Plus, this is one way to get the terrazzo style without committing to a full renovation.

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    Terrazzo in a Minimalist Bathroom

    bathroom with terrazzo tile
    The Effortless Chic

    This modern shower stall from The House of Wood features a large tiled terrazzo flooring that extends from the shower through to the rest of the bathroom. Not only does the terrazzo add dimension to the smaller bathroom, but by using the same pattern throughout the space, thanks to these teeny tiny tiles all the way into the shower, the room appears even larger. 

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    A Beautiful Open Kitchen

    Kitchen with terrazzo tile
    Photo courtesy of dzek

    This stunning modern kitchen designed by Caitlin Mociun and Tammer Hijazi uses a white marmoreal terrazzo designed by Max Lamb. This open concept kitchen is colorful without feeling overwhelming, and the bold, large terrazzo countertop perfectly accents the colorful exposed plates and bowls. This is a terrazzo that takes center stage in any room and instantly becomes the inspiration for the rest of the space's palette. 

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    Add Cute Terrazzo Accessories

    Terrazzo candle holder
    Hester's Hand Made Home

    This DIY candle holder created by Hester's Hand Made Home is proof that terrazzo can make a statement, even in a small package. Made with polymer clay, this terrazzo-inspired candle holder is the perfect accent for a coffee table, mantle, or a dining room table—anywhere you could use a little texture and color. One of the best things about terrazzo is that while it's a little bit vintage, it works in nearly any style of home and can be customized to your tastes.  

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    Go Bold and Bright

    kitchen counter with terrazzo tile
    Play Associates

    This kitchen countertop from Play Associates doesn't shy away from color. Not only does it incorporate deep, rich hunter green cabinets, but it ties the look together with a rich terrazzo countertop that pulls in the colors from the rest of the kitchen. It's endlessly playful but still feels mature and modern. This inspiration can work on a bathroom vanity just as well as a kitchen. 

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    Serve Dinner in Style

    Terrazzo DIY napkin holders

    Another fun DIY that brings terrazzo into your home without taking over is this adorable little napkin holder by burkatron. It's the perfect touch for your next dinner party. Also made from polymer clay, these napkin holders are a great way to upgrade your table setting without splurging on all new dinnerware. Play with colors and weave in shades from the rest of your dining room. 

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    Monochrome and Geometric

    Kitchen with terrazzo backsplash
    Sarah Akwisombe

    There's just something about this bold kitchen from Sarah Akwisombe that inspires us to want to renovate ours ASAP. The rich navy cabinets and unexpected yellow faucet create a bright, eye-catching feel—but rather than incorporating colorful terrazzo, Akwisombe instead focused on monochromatic black and whites in the terrazzo backsplash. This keeps the kitchen grounded and allows the eye to focus on the bold accents first.