Cover a Worn Wall
Replace worn-out wall coverings with paint, glass mosaic tile, chair-rail tile, and subway tile. Glazed porcelain floor tile looks like marble for less than $2 per square foot.
Try a New Direction
Want style on a budget? Get creative with basic white subway tiles. Lay tiles in an unexpected pattern, such as this chevron. Top off the look with bands of decorative trim tiles. The black and white tiles add texture and a modern color contrast to the lower subway tiles.
Add Luxury with Tile
This transitional look is elegant but not fussy, melding classic and modern styles with allen + roth™ mosaic tile set in a lively vertical pattern below a chair rail.
Mix and Match Tile Sizes
Use tile patterns to define spaces. Here, large square tiles cover the tub surround and the floor. Arrange these tiles on a diagonal to make the bathroom appear larger. Diagonal grout lines create longer lines for the eye to follow. Smaller 4"x4" stone tiles in a lighter shade add texture to the room. Install the smaller tiles in a grid pattern for a larger contrast to the other tiles.
Create a Focal Point
All eyes are on this pedestal sink and mirror thanks to this mix of horizontal and vertical subway tiles arranged to create diagonal basketweave patterns that meet at the sink.
Accent with Decorative Tile
Keep decorative tiles from becoming overwhelming by using them in small doses, which also saves time and money as decorative tiles can require extra hours for installation and cost more per tile. Create a stylish tub surround with a strip of decorative tiles around the bathtub. Plain walls get a boost from tiles-turned-wall art. Patterned tiles create a one-of-a-kind frame for a plain wall mirror.
Limit Tile to the Surround
Mix function and style by limiting tile to the tub surround. Tile is an ideal choice for the surround because it's waterproof. Here, a narrow band of accent tiles adds a textured mosaic with a color treat to white subway tiles.
Create a Tile Border
Add drama to a bathroom by mixing textures. Pair the smooth glass mosaic tiles with rough 6"x6" stone tiles to create a sharp contrast. A row of colorful mosaic tiles creates a decorative border. Despite the small size, 1"x1" glass tiles can be easy to work with thanks to 12" x12" net backing that simplifies installation.