Tiles can really make a bathroom. Given that everything in it is basically white it’s a real chance to add a dramatic touch, or to keep it all cool and clean depending on what you choose.
You can also spend as much, or as little as you need. In my bathroom we fell in love with some metallic silver tiles which cost a fortune, but we just used three behind each basin as a small splashback. In the shower we used plain white metro tiles, which are perennially popular and, dare I say it, quite cheap.
In the shower room, I really wanted to make a statement as it’s a tiny space and I thought we could afford to be bold. I ordered these tiles from Holland and fixed them in a stripe from floor to ceiling. For those of you who are wondering, the tiles were much cheaper in Holland than they were in London, although by the time you add the shipping, there wasn’t that much difference. Having said that, mine are black and cream and I couldn’t find that colourway here.
So have some fun with your tiles. I love the Fired Earth range and remember you can always mix them up with some plain ones or just use a few if the budget doesn’t stretch.
If you don’t need to have them on the walls, then they conduct underfloor heating well and, as the owner of a bathroom with floorboards I feel qualified to say, that tiles are more practical.
This bathroom with grey metro tiles is very masculine but I still love it. You could always soften it with the addition of some coloured towels – soft pink or orange for example.
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