Have you ever stepped into an upscale washroom and fallen in love with its wall-to-wall stonework? From quartz countertops, marble floors, and gorgeous tile work throughout, it’s no wonder. Redoing your entire washroom with quartz or marble may be overkill, at least on your budget. Fortunately, you can replicate the look you love without busting your budget by using wall tiles or adding a splash of style with a bathroom granite countertop. Use the ideas below to add style to your washroom without breaking your budget.
Add Visual Interest with Mosaic Tile Borders
If you love the look of wall tiles but can’t afford to cover all of your washroom’s walls, you don’t have to. Consider tiling your walls just halfway up and then topping the tile wainscoting with a mosaic border. It’s a classic look that costs half as much as a fully tiled wall.
Add Granite Countertops
Ontario homeowners often choose granite counters tops for their kitchens, but the thought of a bathroom granite countertop never crosses their minds. This is a shame as granite, quartz, or marble countertops in the washroom are equally striking.
Use Wall Tiles to Create a Stunning Backsplash
Wall tiles can complement your quartz, marble, or leather granite countertops beautifully when placed along the wall as a backsplash. Choose a matching or contrasting color and tie everything together with tiles.
Create a Feature Wall
Another option is to tile just one wall and make it count. A feature wall can serve as a focal point or a backdrop for a gorgeous tub. Common areas for feature walls are behind the sink, behind the bathtub, or surrounding a window. Feature walls are much less expensive than tiling the entire room. Because the square footage requirements are much less, you can afford to splurge on more expensive wall tiles and granite countertops. Feature walls also have the added benefit of making the space appear larger, especially if you use contrasting textures and colors.
Using wall tiles strategically on just a single wall can also create visual drama. In some cases, tiling the entire room reduces the visual impact and makes the tile less dramatic.
Employ Decorative Patterns
Wall tiles can be placed in many ways. By placing them in a decorative pattern, you can make a bold statement or add visual interest.
Get Playful with Colours
Black wall tiles with white porcelain plumbing fixtures makes a bold, unexpected statement while blues, greens, and yellows add a splash of colour. Not sure you want to go too crazy with colors? How about natural stone wall tiles or a monochromatic approach?
Combining Wall Tile Approaches
What if you’d like a feature wall, a backsplash, granite countertops, and an attractive border? You may not want to do every possible option, but you could certainly mix and match two options. For example, you could create a feature wall as well as a border along the shower enclosure using matching tiles. This would tie the room together without it becoming too busy looking – or too expensive.
Likewise, you could use the same tiles for your decorative element in
the shower enclosure as you use for your counter’s backsplash. Again,
the continuity of the two elements would tie the room together nicely.
Wall tiles can transform your washroom without breaking your budget. Which approach do you prefer?