The shower is the place where your next hit idea hits you all the time! So, that special place mustn’t be overlooked as it usually is. And who doesn’t like to step into a beautiful shower after a tiring day of work?
Wallpaper in the shower or some wall decals to make the shower room good-looking aren’t very practical ideas yet (unless somebody finally finds the waterproof wallpapers that stay the same after years of getting wet! Or do they exist?) So, for now, we only have shower tiles to brainstorm our shower decor around.
But before you start seeing design dreams, take a look at the below shower tile ideas so you don’t have to ache your imagination muscles that much!
Go For The Same Look All-Over!
When you don’t wish to section out your shower area from the rest of your bathroom, using the same tiles all over can give the effect of continuity and help you achieve the look!
Just like this shower tile idea, you can opt for tiles with a matte finish, or low-sheen tiles so when you turn the lights on, it isn’t gaudy but just too glamorous to resist (showering!)
Neutrals Are Just Perfect!
Although it isn’t written in the scriptures, it feels good to step into a bright shower room that has some neutral-colored tiles.
Grab some inspo from this tub-shower tile idea and select tiles that are neutral-toned say creamy white or beige. Such spaces lean coastal and who knows you feel like you’re on a beach every time you step into your neutral-toned shower? Enough natural light will help magnify the look.
Make The Shower Room Stand Out!
Another great shower tile idea would be to display your glass shower totally differently from the rest of your bathroom, by using tiles of different colors and designs.
You could use marble tiles for a stand-out look or choose from among subway tiles, glass tiles, or porcelain tiles that actually don’t make your shower room a part of your bathroom.
Create An Accent Wall With Tiles!
Tiles can pretty much create an effect that wall paints and wall panels can, and sometimes, even better! So, when you are going crazy over accent walls in bedrooms and living rooms, why leave the shower room behind?
A great way to do that is to do the entire shower room in a neutral tile and one wall in the tile color or pattern you love! That’ll create some personality and mood, besides a pop of color of course!
White Marble Is Never Out Of Style
A classic and maybe one of the best ways to keep your shower room decor evergreen is to use white marble as your shower tiling idea. It is pretty easy to clean and gives your shower a luxurious bright feel every time you step in.
And why just white marble? Go for greens and blues so you create a colorful yet timeless look that doesn’t require your second thoughts anytime soon.
Mosaic Tiles For Flooring
Mosaic tiles are quite a trend and you can try using their small, classic patterns to create good, stand-out flooring for your shower room. The small shower tile patterns attract attention and also let your walls stand out from the floor.
Alternatively, I’ve seen a lot of shower room ideas with mosaic tiles on the walls or creating an accent wall with them altogether. They look good. Or you could consider granite tile for shower room flooring for a more subtle and contemporary look or pebble tiles for a nice foot massage while you shower!
Remember that you use sloped lip technique, where the wall and floor join, for flooring your shower room and bathroom in general. It’ll ensure that no water pools form and no disgusting mold grows anywhere in your pretty space.
Welcome, The Woody Charm!
Another great way to add a nice vibey touch to your shower room is to add some woody texture to your space. But wood in the shower room isn’t a great idea ever.
You can consider finding some tiles (ideally porcelain ones) that mimic the look of various materials. And just like this shower room idea, go for a woody texture as an accent wall or use it all over!
Porcelain tiles are always a no-brainer when you want to add a variety of textures to your shower room. They are a pro at mimicking the look of several materials like wood, ceramic, marble, granite, and glass!
Adding plain tiles or wooden-looking tiles in the shower room creates texture or why not try color blocking with porcelain and get the look of both?
Make A Statement With Tiles
If a luxury glass shower is what you dream of, then using some luxurious patterns for your tiles with some nice lighting is all you need to steal the look!
White tiling with modern designs like this shower tile idea is great to consider! Remember to add some wooden-looking accessories and even some metallic ones to add the final touches that leave no glam stone unturned.
Black & Glam!
Since the wooden glam look seems to be all the rage right now, considering low sheen, matte black tiles are a no-brainer when you are considering a shower room remodel and are not sure how to create one that looks luxurious.
Adding tiles of a different color and texture to your shower space will create subtle visual interest in your bathroom and let your glam shower space stand out! Don’t forget the warm, recessed lighting though.
Get The Tonal Effect!
Going monochrome is a great way to add color to your shower room without making it too loud. But one shade of color all over might make the space look too plain.
Try using different shades and tints of the same color in your tiles like this shower room idea and you’ll get a beautiful tonal effect that’ll create some depth and will be far from boring!
Add A Variety Of Tiles!
It’s not a rule that you only need to use one tile kind in your shower room to make it look good! In fact, to create the best shower room, using a variety of tiles is the best approach you’ll take.
You can use subway tiles on the wall for example, mosaic tiles on the floor, and plain marble to separate out your shower area from the rest of your bathroom. Don’t forget some metallic accents for a royal feel!
Bring In The Subway Tiles!
Not every shower room needs to use an out-of-the box tile design to get the beautiful look. Sometimes, tiles the tiles as simple as the subway tiles are all you need to give a classy falur to your shower room tiling.
Take the above image for example and consider using white subway tiles all over your bathroom. It’ll give a subtle farmhouse touch to the space with thri clean trims and bricky style. Use different tile design for your floor to create a visual contrast.
Get The Nautical Feel With Blue Marble!
Having nautical, watery vibe in the shower room might be all you need to feel like taking your perfect shower for hours!
Use blue marble as your shower tile idea and you’ll see the nautical vibe in full force! But don’t make it too blue or it might start looking overwhelming. Considet some white color and silvery accents for the perfect balance.
The Herringbone Pattern Is So Perfect!
When you wish to add a focal point, an attention-grabbing wall to your shower room, adding a good design to your tiling is so integral!
For example, you can consider the herringbone style for tiling to not make the space feel too much and create the perfect visual interest in the space. Add black herringbone pattern for a dramatic look or use light tiles to not let it be too loud!
All White Is NOT Boring
Since all other colors are evolving these days, it doesn’t mean that white places are boring. Plain white spaces might sometimes be but when you add the perfect patterns and texture to your space, then no.
So, if you like a white shower room but fear that it might turn out too old-fashioned, then add some patterns to your white tiling like herringbone, shiplap, bookmatching marble, Moroccan fish patterns or use mosaic tiles for tiny patterns all over the wall. Who knows it changes your belief?
Throw In Some Texture
Usually, all the shower room tiles are plain. But when plain is not your thing, use the tiles to your advantage and add some texture to your bathroom.
Take the above shower tile idea for example and consider looking for tiles that have a similar tile. It will add the perfect focal point to your shower space and add a subtle visual interest.
A great way to add proportion besides color and texture to your shower tile design is by using proportion in colors.
For instance, you can consider using two colors for the same tile pattern and use them alternately to create colored stripes on the shower room walls. This idea is particularly great when you are looking to tile a small shower room since it craetes an illusion of more space.
A pop For Visual Interest
Same tile pattern all over a wall might sometime look boring. Adding a different tile in the middle of the tile design can create enough visual interest and pop of color and pattern.
And like the shower tile idea above, why not choose the same tile for the pop of color as your shower room flooring? It’ll tie the look and not look too off. And if you’re looking to add some different texture besides a pop, then a pebble tile will do a great job besides a foot massage!
Tile The Ceiling Too
Another stunning way to add some continuity to your wall and a great and unique visual touch to your bathroom tiles is by extending the use of the same tiles to half of your bathroom ceiling.
But note that you don’t use the same color all over your wetroom or bathroom or shower room for that matter, exactly like this tub-shower tile idea. It might start looking too small. An accent wall with the tiles extended would do a great job!
Create A pattern
Now that we all have so much variety to the tile patterns in the market, it’s unfair if we do not take advantage of it all!
Consider tiles that create different patterns and murals on your wall to give your shower room some personality and customization. Ad if possible, why not just get your name etched there?
What tile is best for a shower?
Although there is no hard and fast rule as to if you should use granite, ceramic, glass or mosaic tiling for your shower room flooring, but porcelain is the best option!
Porcelain tiles come in a variety of designs, are durable, easily cleanable, doesn’t have pores so mold doesn’t grow and requires no sealing. A total no-brainer for shower room flooring.
What tiles are popular for shower walls?
There are a lot of tiles that are popular for shower room walls based upon the look you are looking to achieve. Some of the popular tile options are:
1) Glazed ceramic tiles
2) Porcelain tiles
3) Marble tiling
4) Granite tiles
5) Pebble tiles
6) Mosaic tiles
7) Vinyl Tiles
8) Slate tiles
9) Limestone tiles
10) Subway tiles
What shower tile is in style?
The marble tiles that give a classic and evergreen look to showers are very much in style these days.
When paired with mosaic tiled flooring, they create the most contemporary look!
Is bigger tile better for shower?
Yes. Bigger tiles that are bigger than 4-inch up to 25 inch are great for showers as they create a sense of calm. Tiles that are smaller than 4-inches might create a very cluttered and busy feel in your shower room.
What color makes a shower look bigger?
Naturally, the cool and light colors like white and pastels make the shower look bigger as they reflect more light in the space.
You can also consider horizontal tile patterns to create an illusion of space.