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Using Tile as a Bathroom Focal Point

Bathrooms usually have a limited amount of space to begin with, and there are a lot of must-haves that aren’t necessarily the most pleasant to look at (the toilet bowl, for example). Fortunately, there are some easy and relatively inexpensive ways to create a focal point in your bathroom that’s a bit more artistic.

Choosing the right focal point will set the tone and mood for the entire bathroom. An architectural feature, such as a shower archway, a bold paint color choice, or an attractive light fixture, are all beautiful options for a bathroom focal point. But a particularly fun and personalized option is tile. Here are a few ways you can use tile as a statement piece in your bathroom:  

Tile can be used to create an architectural element of interest in the bathroom, such as this elegant floor-to-ceiling wall feature. 


Textured tile can be used to give the bathroom character and add depth, much like this almost floral tile pattern on this tub surround.  


Textured tiles come in so many styles today, from the rough, natural look of slate to the slightly grooved appearance of real wood. With so many choices, you can get as creative as you would like! 


Another bathroom focal point option is to pair smooth, glass tiles with more natural, matte tiles to create an attractive shower inset and border. Using this kind of contrast helps accentuate the unique qualities of both styles while still complementing each other. The smooth, shiny objects give off a cool vibe, while the soft, raised textures add warmth. 


Bathrooms are a great space to make bold design decisions since they are generally smaller in size, allowing for that perfect pop of artistic flair. Not sure where to begin? We can assist with every step of your bathroom remodeling. Check out our Inspiration Gallery to get started.  

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