If you are a recent homeowner or are just looking to do renovations in your current space, you may be tackling your bathroom! This likely means new flooring, new paint colors, new natural stone countertops and a new shower or tub. One of the most exciting parts of redesigning a space is seeing your vision come to life. A lot of times you will know exactly what you want your space to look like and you have to find those specific elements to complete your space.
Though it may not seem like it, a bathroom is a space where you can have quite a bit of fun when it comes to decor and design. There are so many different elements to work with that you can play around with color, texture, pattern and size. Even if you have a small space, playing with colors and patterns can make your space feel bigger!
One of the best ways you can add a bit of creativity into your boring bathroom space is to have fun with your bathroom shower tile! We are starting to see more and more unique designs with patterns and colors for tiles. This year, many designers are anticipating the use of bold colored tiles and bohemian style texture made of ceramic and porcelain. Also, forget arranging your tile in a uniform, boring pattern and instead consider using different sizes in different orders to mix up the texture and pattern for a more fun and unique look!
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To start, do your research on what type of tile you would like to get. There are several different material options that you can choose from and they all have pros and cons. One of the more popular options is ceramic. It is popular because it is fairly inexpensive compared to other options and it is easily installed. One of the downfalls of ceramic is that if you are choosing a high-gloss, which is usually the top choice, it can be very slick when wet. Be sure to do a slip test before installing.
A great option for bathroom shower tile is natural stone. You may think that is an odd option, but it is beautiful and can give your space a very natural feel. It is more expensive, but it can really give a luxurious feel depending on what type of stone you choose. Do keep in mind, that natural stone is not waterproof, so you will need to have it sealed in order to protect it against moisture.
If you are looking for a sleek, spa-like feel in your bathroom, many designers recommend using the same tile for the floor and the wall. A great way to switch it up so it isn’t too overwhelming is by using different shapes. You could use the same tile, but square on the floor and rectangular on the wall. This adds dimension but keeps it feeling sleek.
Playing around with different patterns and textures is actually a great way to decorate your space. Consider keeping all of the main points a neutral tile and then use a bright, bold, patterned tile for the shower walls. This will give you some variance without overwhelming the space.
Lastly, if you have a small bathroom you may think that you need to choose small tiles, but that is actually not the case. A small bathroom can benefit from large bathroom shower tiles which can make the space feel bigger. Choose a light color with a high-gloss so that it will reflect the light.
If you are redoing your bathroom space and need some help deciding what exactly you need, contact GMS Werks today! We can help you pick out the perfect natural stone for your flooring, countertops, tile or any other feature you are looking for. Let us know how we can help you create your dream space!