8 Gorgeous Bathroom Wall Tile Ideas With Pictures


When it comes to a bathroom’s design, wall tile is one of the most important aspects. And if you’re reading this, it means that decorating your bathroom is a thing you are or will be interested in in the nearest future.

bathroom wall tile ideas with picturesSo, in this post, I want to give you 8 bathroom wall tile ideas, with pictures  that will help you get a better idea of what type of wall tile you want in your bathroom and how exactly you want it.

Believe it or not, choosing a wall tile isn’t as simple as you might think at the beginning. You have to pay attention to several things before choosing the color, pattern or length of the wall tile you want. Let’s see which are the most important.


Things to consider before choosing a wall tile


  • Wall’s width and height are so important because you have to choose the tile’s dimensions according to the surface you want to tile. Installing tiles that are cut at the edges will definitely ruin your bathroom’s final appearance, so make sure you don’t skip this step.


  • bathroom wall tile ideas with picturesAdding an accent stripe that would grab the attention immediately is a pretty common element in modern bathrooms. Except this visual advantage, a different tile band could also help you avoid the possible cutting of tiles, in case this is necessary.


  • Different ways of laying the tiles depend on your personal taste. Though most people go for a classic layout, lately I’ve seen a lot of bathrooms with tiles applied diagonally and they looked great, so, when it comes to my home, I would choose this one. However, don’t forget about subway tiles, that can hide a lot of building defects.


  • Calculate the number of tiles you need and buy them all at once or you may get a bad surprise and not find the same pattern or the exact color anymore. That would be a terrible situation, so try to avoid buying the tiles separately because sometimes it happens that even the same pattern isn’t exactly similar to the ones you bought previously, so keep this in mind.


Bathroom wall tile ideas

I know promised to give you some pictures with different types of bathroom wall tiles, so here they are. I’ve tried to put pictures of different styles of bathrooms, so that you can see as many types as possible. Also, I’ve been trying to explain why I chose each picture and when/how you should use a certain tile.

But don’t forget that the most important criteria is choosing what you like, so make sure that’s the first thing you have in mind before deciding on a wall tile. In case you think my opinion or advice would be helpful to you in making a decision, you can write a comment and I will gladly answer you. 😀


Bathroom wall tiles ideas with pictures

This bathroom’s beige, high-quality tiles make it extremely elegant. And that’s just an example of how much can a well-chosen tile change the whole appearance of a room. However, it’s true that the mosaic tile band plays a very important role in the luxurious look this bathroom has. So, one more reason to try this type of layout. 🙂

I also like the fact that the tiles don’t match each other. Though it might have been worrying for many traditional people to try this (including me, I admit), the result is amazing and it doesn’t take away anything of that initial elegance, on the contrary, I think this may not have existed in such a high degree without this great layout.


Bathroom wall tile ideas with pictures

For people who are nature lovers, this is the type of a perfect bathroom. I’m one of those, so that’s how it looks to me. Although it’s quite simply designed, without expensive tiles or any accent stripes, it manages to give you a breath of fresh air. And that’s great for a bathroom 😉

So if you want to get a beautifully designed bathroom without spending too much money, you could use this bathroom as a source of inspiration. The wooden tiles blend very well with the green ones, the result being one of the most beautiful bathrooms I’ve seen. I know you might not agree with me, but even so, as a green lover, I find it amazing. It’s so simple and, at the same time, so sophisticated that I can only admire it 😀


Bathroom wall tile ideas with pictures

A great combination between industrial and modern, this bathroom has a great aspect thanks to the ingenious way of combining different types of tiles. In the right there are some special “brick kind” tiles, that most people would never ever consider using in a bathroom. However, you must admit that this room’s appearance wouldn’t be so cool without it, on the contrary.

In the left, there are extremely simple, white tiles, that are the perfect choice in this case, because they manage to tame the “industrialized” decor and make it look more gentle. But, at the same time, these simple tiles emphasize the harsh brick tiles, drawing the attention on them. So, they’re kind of doing some 2-in-1 job, aren’t they? 😀


Bathroom wall tile ideas with pictures

If you’re a traditional bathroom lover, this is exactly what you’ve been looking for. You know that classic never dies, right? Well, this is an example of a standard bathroom, without too many decorations, tile tricks or anything of this kind.

The only accent is probably the brown patterned tile band, which separates the top kind of tiles from the bottom one. Although pretty simple and traditional, this bathroom is still looking very good, the dark green shades blend together and the brown line draws the attention immediately. So if you like classic, go for something similar, it will never look bad. 😀


Bathroom wall tiles

This pretty, violet bathroom makes me think about fresh air and flower scent, but that’s probably because of those two plants around the mirror (I don’t really get what they’re doing there). However, when it comes to tiles, I can see a very interesting approach.

Putting together simple ceramic, a patterned accent band and striped tiles, all of the exact same color, will only lead to an elegant look. Extremely elegant, I would say. Though it may seem a bit too feminine at the beginning, once you take a closer look at it, you’ll notice it’s not feminine at all, just extremely elegant.

If I saw only this bathroom, without seeing the rest of the house, you know what impression that house would make on me? That of luxury and wealth… So if you want something similar, combine these types of patterns, in a different color if you want, and the result shouldn’t be very far from this one.


Bathroom wall tile ideas with pictures

This is the best example of how much can accent bands matter. Imagine this bathroom without the two patterned lines… It wouldn’t be a big deal, would it? But with those different stripes, it looks totally different.

When you have this type of spacious, light room, you can choose any type of color and tile you want, everything will look good. But if you want to make it unique, you absolutely have to add some accents. These could be different patterned wall tiles, floor tiles or anything else, just make sure you add some accent.

And the best would be to add it through a different wall tile, it’s the most noticeable and will most likely make the best impression. So remember, uniqueness= accent= different tile pattern. 🙂


Bathroom wall tile ideas with pictures

You’re probably thinking about sea, waves, sun or anything like this when you’re looking at this bathroom. Who is responsible for this? You guessed, the tiles combination.

In this picture we have 3: two of them have the same horizontal pattern but different colors (white and blue) and the third one is some kind of combination between them, but with a different pattern. It definitely manages to attract the attention, but at the same time, give you a feeling of loosening and tranquility. And that’s what you want from a bathroom. Well, what some want from a bathroom…

Anyway, if you’re a fan of marine shades, this would be a great option for you. If you can’t afford to pay a lot for these tiles, you can find a cheaper material and still get the same great look.


To sum up

These are quite the most interesting bathroom wall tile ideas that I’ve found so the only thing I can hope is that, just like they inspired me, they will inspire you too and help you decide on the perfect wall tile, that would make your bathroom look the way you’ve always wanted.

Before you add the tiles in your bathroom, don’t forget to take a look at the wall’s height and width in order to place the tiles in a right manner.

You can also consider adding an accent stripe, in case your tiles have a light, neutral color, just like you can consider displaying the tiles in a different manner. However, buy them all together or your risk to not find the exact pattern later.


Which of these pictures of bathroom wall tiles did you like best? 😉

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16 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Thank you for sharing such an insightful post. I love the examples and tips you have put in place to get the perfect bathroom.

    Although I wasn’t intending on renovating my bathrooms this year. I think you have really inspired me to get some ideas in order.

    Kind Regards


  2. Cathy says:

    Hi there,

    My bathroom is currently made of all white tiles. Nothing fancy really. It’s an old house anyway. But I am saving to buy a new home, a much larger space that I can call it my own.

    I have given some thoughts about designing kitchens and bedrooms, but not so much with bathrooms so your article is very timely and inspiring.

    Of all your selection, I like the second one with the nature theme the most. I live in the tropics so we get beautiful sunlight in the morning all the time. Just one question – I assume that those are wood planks that go with the green tiles.

    What kind of wood would you recommend for a bathroom?

    Thank you for sharing this designing idea.

    • Anne says:

      Hey Cathy, I’m glad you enjoyed reading my article 🙂

      Yes, here I agree with you, the second picture is my favorite too, and I imagine that having such a bathroom while living in the tropics would be awesome, really 🙂

      You’re right, those wood planks from the left are the ones I was talking about. If you want some similar wooden tiles for a part or for your whole bathroom, I can’t say there is a certain type of wood to choose, the important thing about wooden tiles in general is that they are water resistant, and this is available for every type of wood, so there’s no certain thing you have to choose.

  3. jazzy323 says:

    My wall tiles are very old so i am always in need for inspiration for changing…i am very used to my pink tiles so i am almost hesistant to change but they are in need for a change. The pictures really make your content engaging as it makes readers want to read the whole article, my favourite is the green tiles

    • Anne says:

      Hi, I know how it feels to be used to something and have the impression that nothing else would ever look good, but it’s just an impression, just like you got used to the pink tiles, you’ll also get used to other ones too. And then it’ll seem that you couldn’t imagine your bathroom with other tiles. I know the feeling, believe me 😉

      The green ones are my favorite too. So I’ve decided, that’s how I’ll decorate my bathroom next time. 😀

  4. Bimmerguy says:

    My wife and I are looking to redo our master bedroom as part of our annual spring improvement campaign. You provide some really awesome ideas for our bathroom wall tile. I especially love the accent stripe pattern. We will definitely be implementing that into our new bathroom tile walls. I’m learning so much from this post. Thank you for all of the great information!

    • Anne says:

      Hi there, thank you for returning to my site 🙂

      I’m so happy I could help. The accent stripe is definitely very stylish and original, it will give your bathroom a very charming look.

  5. Travis Smithers says:

    Good advice about figuring out all the required tiles needed then purchasing them all at once. It is true the stores will only have the pattern for a while until the manufacturers create something different.

    By also getting them all at the same time you can make sure you get the same dye lot to alleviate any color discrepancies between tiles.

    Liked your article and great pictures to show some different variations on how one can finish a bathroom.

  6. DELJAR says:

    Your article is useful in providing information on the ways on how to choose a bathroom wall tile that will suit someone’s taste and budget. I am planning to have our bathroom a make over. Your recommendations have helped me to choose the appropriate bathroom wall tiles for our bathroom that are a simple yet elegant bathroom wall tiles that fit my budget. Thank you!

    • Anne says:

      Hey there, I’m happy I managed to give you some useful ideas for your future bathroom redecoration.

      Thank you for reading my post 🙂

  7. Brandy says:

    These are beautiful tile ideas!! My bathroom is so dull and blah right now. I have thought a lot about adding tiles but I am afraid that I would just make it look worst because things never really turn out how I picture them in my head.

    I have looked at getting the faux tile- vinyl decals to spice up my bathroom with a not-so-permanent application in case I don’t like it. However, those options are definitely more limited. I haven’t really found a look I am in love with.

    Your post has given me hope, however. I love the accent stripe idea because it’s more minimal in the actual change but makes a big punch to the room. I can already imagine color schemes for my room.

    If I had a bigger bathroom, i would go with the brick-like tiles. That is absolutely beautiful. I love the modernness of it with a little bohemian/artsy NY-type of feel. That is definitely on my list for when I buy a new house!!

    Great ideas. This has inspired me and given me hope that I can create a beautiful look in my bathroom without going overboard.

    • Anne says:

      Hey Brandy, thank you for your comment.

      So from what I understand, the bathroom you have now is pretty small, isn’t it? That’s why you can’t really add any tiles you like.

      Well, you should know that there are a lot of solutions even for smaller bathrooms, and the accent stripe is definitely one of them. I’m glad you said you liked it, because in a bathroom like yours it would manage to bring a more modern feeling, just by placing it above the ordinary tiles (even if they’re not something very modern or beautiful).

      So, something as small as an accent stripe could improve your bathroom’s looks a lot. 🙂

      The brick tiles are something really cool and impressive, so yeah, they would look great in a bathroom, especially in a newer, modern one. I hope you get that house you want soon 😀

  8. Linda says:

    This is a great article and really timely for me. I’ve been thinking recently that my bathrooms look very uninspired.

    You’ve given me some interesting options to contemplate. I would never have considered “brick” tiles in the bath but I have to admit they give the room character.

    Thanks so much for the unique design ideas!

    • Anne says:

      Hi Linda, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this info 🙂

      Brick tiles are definitely very original and appealing, and just like you say, they give a lot of character to the bathroom.

      Thank you for reading my blog 😀

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