It’s common for areas in homes to have feature walls, whether that is created by paint or tiles, but it’s now becoming a lot more on trend to include tiled feature walls within bathrooms.
It is an easy way to create contrast and texture as well as interest into a usually neutral room.
How to create the look
Think outside the box. A feature ‘wall’ is not limited to the walls, consider having a bold bathroom floor matched with white walls to make the area pop. This was recently done by Channel 9’s ‘The Block’ where the use of large hexagon tiles on the floor gave the bathroom a standout feature and something not usually seen in bathrooms.
Other options to consider are tiling your shower area the same as your floor, leaving all other walls white. This is obviously dependent on the space you are working with, but it flows nicely from one area to another without being overpowering.
Don’t forget that budget is important, you need to tick all boxes when it comes to your bathroom renovation and budget is an important one. To assist with this, start off by choosing what look you’re hoping to achieve. Is it traditional, modern or maybe something not seen all that often? Once your style has been chosen, it will allow you to then focus on functionality of your bathroom, your needs versus wants as well as putting together costings for your budget.
Bathroom Feature Wall Ideas
- Your bathroom needs to be a highly functional space, which means, so does your feature wall. Ensure when you’re making your statement, that function is still your main priority.
- Feature floors: Don’t discount them, paired with a simple wall tile, it can really make a space and is something that isn’t always seen in bathrooms. It can really be a talking point.
- Go for texture on your bathroom feature wall, the selection is endless when it comes to shapes and sizes, but texture is also important. Take samples from the tile shop and mix and match until you find your perfect fit.
- If you’re choosing a feature wall (or floor), ensure that you keep other parts of your bathroom simple. Less is definitely more when it comes to styling. You don’t need a feature wall, plus feature lighting or fittings.
- Choose the right feature tiles for your space, if you’re working with a smaller space, you want to use tiles that make your area look bigger – larger tiles, lighter colours will certainly help.
- Take time when selecting the tiles for your bathroom feature wall, visit a few tiles shops and ask to take samples home with you. The way they look in the shop and the way they look in your home may be very different due to lighting.
- Don’t be afraid to be bold! But choose your space wisely. Wow factor can look amazing when done correctly, ensure your fixture compliments your tile choice and not over bare it.
- If you are planning on having your home as your forever home, ensure that your bathroom represents your personal and unique style
Your next step
If you’re using a plumber to complete your bathroom renovation, they may be able to recommend someone who can complete the tiling work for you. If you’re completely unsure about what tiles to select, speak to a few tile outlets and seek guidance from them about current trends, but also explain the look and feel that you’re trying to achieve.
If budget isn’t an issue, you may want to engage the services of an interior designer who can bring your vision to life for you, they usually have access to a large trades base who can assist you with tiling, plumbing, electrical and anything else your bathroom requires.
Always remember, living with an impractical bathroom for years on end, will not benefit anyone, plan your bathroom and your feature tiles around practicality that is user friendly for people of all ages.
Main Photo Credit: Channel 9 – The Block