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2024 bathroom tile trends

11th Feb '24 • By Shreya Kulkarni

The bathroom is one of the main areas that can make or break the appearance of your home. If your bathroom needs an upgrade, simply replacing your tiles can make a huge impact. Take a look at our top four bathroom tile trends for 2024 below to help you get inspired.

New wall or floor tiles, similar to a fresh coat of paint, will immediately improve the look of your bathroom. This season has many colourful and creative possibilities for all tastes, lifestyles, and budgets. If you're planning a major bathroom renovation in 2024, tiling would be the perfect place to start.

Unique colour variations and mismatched tile designs, contrasting hues, and surprising textures seem to be the season's hit. Here's a list of bathroom tile ideas to get you started.

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Article Summary

  1. Bohemian style
  2. Subway tiles 
  3. Add dimension to your bathroom
  4. Faux timber tiles

1. Bohemian Style


Embrace the tile trend, which lends an art-inspired feel with exotic designs and handmade finishes to channel your inner bohemian style. Stick to a small colour palette when mismatching tile patterns, so the result isn't too busy.  

Display a retro painting in an ornate frame for an extra boho effect. Hand-crafted tiles with a vibrant appearance create rich textural surfaces, making them a great addition to your bathroom project with an imaginative twist.
Brass fixtures and decor elements ideally complement the bohemian variety of colours and materials.  The trend's great colour and textural variations on the modern design scene will help you select the one that best suits your style. You can also spice it up — there's no need to stick to the same old pattern of arranging rectangular tiles; maybe try hexagon tiles.

If you have brightly coloured walls or bathroom accessories, keep in mind bohemian tiles and designs may not be the best option for you, and another one of our ideas may be more suitable.

2. Subway Tiles


Traditional subway tiles can appear to be dull to some, as these white rectangles are fairly common. But subway tiles in 2022 are different, as they deviate from the standard size. These tiles are now available in a wider range of colours, larger sizes, and modern style patterns. Soft pastel colourways will bring energy to the bathroom without overpowering it, and will give it an organic look that will appeal to those who are tired of the blandness of porcelain designs.

Glass subway tiles bounce light around a tiny bathroom, making it feel more spacious. Keep bathroom fixtures and cabinetry simple and clean-lined, and add fresh greenery and simple accessories to complete the look. The subway tile's rectangular shape is perfect for small bathrooms — it will make them appear roomier. Fitting a new bathroom can dramatically alter the appearance of your home and increase the value of your property.

3. Add Dimension to Your Bathroom


Tiles are literally raising their profile and adding extra dimension to bathrooms that were previously defined by planes of hard and smooth surfaces. Sculptural tiles in ceramic and porcelain add a layer of unique texture to bathrooms, giving them an interesting textured quality. They range from bas-relief (an artistic technique that involves lightly carving a design into a surface) patterns to smooth pinstripes that pop.

Install wall sconces and invest in good lighting to highlight the surface. Also, stick to simple colour and material palettes to create a sophisticated look that allows the texture of the tile to be the star. To make a bold statement, take these tiles all the way to the ceiling and accessorise them with minimalistic elements that complement the tile without taking centre stage.

When using sculptural tiles, stick to a neutral colour palette to maintain the sophisticated vibe and avoid overpowering the senses with 3D richness and clashing colours. But don't worry, when it comes to ordinary tile compositions, there are no colour restrictions; instead, the emphasis is on forms, patterns, and colours – so have fun!

4. Faux Timber Tiles


Bathrooms and wooden floors aren't the best of friends. Moisture and humidity can harm wood, but that doesn't mean you can't bring a touch of nature into your bathroom design. Although authentic wood tiles with the texture of oak, cherry, or maple wood are the most common, faux wood tiles are becoming more popular. They're perfect for the bathroom because they prevent dirt and moisture without compromising design aesthetics. Wooden-textured tiles just add to the sense of nature that is important for some people.

Mix natural stone tiles and other materials, such as concrete, with wood-like tiles for a more raw look. Timber-look tiles have the tactile warmth and organic appeal of real wooden planks, but they are made of porcelain or ceramic and are simple to maintain. The faux wood finishes vary from clean oak and walnut to rustic, beachy designs that fit well in a bathroom with a coastal theme.  

Using timber-look tiles on the walls and floors can create a cosy atmosphere. To avoid feeling monotonous in a tiny space, use contrasting white surfaces to complement and highlight the tile's natural grain.

There are a number of trades that you will need to renovate your bathroom. So, obtaining bathroom renovation quotes from local tilers will help you determine your total bathroom renovation cost. Don’t try to DIY this one!

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