Bathroom tiles are a simple but effective way of updating a bathroom without completely renovating the whole room.

From rustic Moroccan encaustic tiles to modern geometric patterns, and from scalloped fish scale shapes to angular hexagonal pieces or the classic metro tile (in cool new herringbone formations), it’s never been easier to give your bathroom a modern revamp with stylish bathroom tiles.

Chequerboard floor tiles would suit a cool monochrome scheme, use mosaic tiles to spell out words on the floor or create a shimmering iridescent splash back, or create a more classic look with marble tiles.

Mirrored and bevelled tiles give hint of Hollywood and bounce reflections and light off each other and back into the room, while patterned tiles will give a more vintage look – contrast them against concrete surfaces for an industrial inspired look, or pair with a pretty wallpaper to suit a more traditional scheme.

And why stop at dado height? Floor-to-ceiling tiling can turn a functional bathroom space into a stylish and splash-proof wet room or shower room.

Either way, bathroom tiles will instantly add colour or pattern to your bathroom interior.

Get inspired with these cool bathroom tile ideas…



Moroccan encaustic tiles add real personality to the family bathroom. While bespoke cabinets provide plentiful hidden storage.

Get the look: These are Vero basins by Duravit. The bath is the Normandie by Fired Earth. The cabinets were made to order by a local craftsperson.


Budget-friendly – but still dazzling – porcelain patterns are a great substitute for pricier Moroccan zellige and encaustic tiles.

Get the look: The floor and wall tiles are by Topps Tiles. The basin is by Fired Earth. The brassware is by Aston Matthews. The wall light is a vintage Belgian piece – find similar at In House Junkie. The paint is French Gray estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.


The powder room spells out its presence in hexagonal floor tiles.

Get the look: The floor tiles are from Tiles Direct. Kast Concrete Basins made the basin and RCC Furniture created the vanity unit. These are Orlanda wall sconces by Industville.


Monochrome quatrefoil style tiles and Fifties-style mirrors exude the Art Deco glamour of a New York hotel suite.

Get the look: The statuary marble tile design, framed mirrors and washstand are by Tamzin Greenhill Designs.


In this downstairs loo, gloss paint and rustic tiles evoke a Moroccan feel.

Get the look: The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine full gloss. The tiles are from Bert & May. This is the Felix original shell pendant by Felix Lighting Specialists.


Originally a cavernous room, this space has been transformed into a luxury walk-in bathroom with marble walls and a cast-cement basin. Modern encaustic style floor tiles add to the fresh, contemporary look.

Get the look: The basin was designed and built by MADE. The brassware is by Swiss brand Arwa. The ceiling lights are vintage Jieldé.


Flat matt metro tiles, dark grouting and black taps are offset by the white walls help to create an industrial feel. To smarten it up, extra-large tiles in a herringbone pattern were used.

Get the look: The tiles are from Tons of Tiles. The taps are from The bath mat is from Urban Outfitters.


Moroccan style tiles come halfway up this wall, adding colour and providing splash-proof functionality, while simple white walls above keep it from feeling cluttered.

Get the look: Try Mosaic del Sur for similar floor tiles. The taps and shower are by Barber Wilsons & Co.


A tiny bathroom has been transformed into a functional shower room.

Get the look: The bronze wall tiles are by Fired Earth and the faux plants are by Abigail Ahern.

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