When it comes to using tile in a bathroom, you have two choices about how to approach installing the tile. You can install one tile laid straight to merely cover the floor or you can take advantage of coordinating styles, colors and sizes and create a room that is uniquely yours. Why not create a room that you love to spend time in?
This bathroom has some great uses of different colors, styles and sizes of tile. Let’s look a little closer at what makes this bathroom so inviting.
- First, the tile used in this bath is made to look like natural stone. What can be more inviting than natural stone?
- If you look in the far corner of the room near the steps, you will see that the same border that was used to create a rug look on the floor is used as an accent strip on the wall. That border probably continues around the room to serve as an accent for the tub backsplash. This helps tie the floor tile and the wall tile together.
- The use of the border allows other colors to be introduced into the design scheme. In this case, the darker shade in the border is used to coordinate the color of the inside of the area rug pattern perfectly tying the two tiles together.
- One of the best parts about the area rug pattern in the room is that you get the benefit of the look of an area rug in the middle of the room, but you never have to take it to be cleaned or worry about it slipping and not staying in place!
- Note how the field tile (main tile) is laid straight and the inside of the area rug pattern is turned on the diagonal. The change in installation direction is subtle, but adds a great deal of style to the room. The area rug installation creates a great focal point for the room. The colors chosen in this room are neutral enough that they allow for a whole new look just by changing the wall color.
- Another step that could have been taken in this room is to use the accent border as a feature strip in the shower or again used as a border to create a frame for an accent on the shower wall.
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