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Definitive Proof That Tiled Bathrooms Make a Striking Statement


When it comes to designing a bathroom, you have a relatively standard range of decorative options at your disposal. Tile, paint, and fixtures are just a few design elements to consider, whether you're looking to completely overhaul a powder room or design your dream master bath from scratch. At first glance, these elements might appear more utilitarian than decorative, but sometimes a little inspiration goes a long way-and that's where we come in.

Although wallpaper may be having a moment in bathroom design, we're making the case that tile can make be just as striking. Ranging from a walk-in shower with hexagon tile flooring so pretty you'll reconsider your clawfoot tub obsession to a stunning space with wall-to-wall marble brick tiles, these tiled bathrooms will give you serious grout envy (it's a thing). Ahead are 15 tiled bathrooms that we think might just make you fall out of love with wallpaper.

Sarah Sherman Samuel

If you thinkВ subway tiles are a safe (or dare we say, boring) choice, this bathroom might just make you reconsider your position. Organized in a geometric pattern, the tiling in this master bath has us taking style notes.

Courtesy of Katie Martinez Design

ThisВ geometric cement tile flooring is so pretty we wouldn't be able to bearВ laying down a bath mat.

Amy Bartlam

Just when we thoughtВ clawfoot tubs couldn't get any more glamorous, we come across a space that proves fish-scale cement tile flooring can take them to the next level.

Alyssa Rosenheck

You can never go wrong with a marble bathroom.В Case in point: This stunning space featuring blue-gray marble brick tiles.В

Courtesy of Katherine Carter

The combination ofВ hexagon mosaic tiles andВ subway tiles makes a statement in this all-white bathroom. Honestly, if thisВ were our master bath, we'd never get out of that clawfoot tub.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Who knew aВ walk-in shower could look so luxurious? Complete with hexagon mosaic tile flooring in a sophisticated shade of blue, this space has us considering this unique bathroom layout.

Courtesy of Space Exploration

Move aside, wallpaper. This bathroom is proof that intricately patterned tile flooring in bright colors can make just as stylish a statement.

Courtesy of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Although it goes withoutВ saying thatВ black-and-white tile is timeless, the bold geometricВ tile featured in this bathroom is undeniable proof.

Courtesy of Katherine Carter

We don't know about you, but thisВ dreamy bathroom boasting hexagon mosaic tiles arranged in a Moroccan-inspired design has us swooning.В

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Large hexagon tilesВ may exude retro vibes, but when paired with a modern black tub, they look thoroughly contemporary.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Square subway tiles are undoubtedly aВ classic choice, but when paired with boldly patterned wallpaper they can be decidedly modern, as demonstrated by this black-and-white powder room.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Square grid tiles meet rectangular glass tiles in this modern bathroom. Despite the classic black-and-white color palette, the varying tile shapes keep thisВ shower feeling fresh.

Amy Barlam

LargeВ black tiles arranged on the diagonal add dimension to this symmetrical bathroom. And we're awarding extra style points forВ the choice to accessorize with aВ bath mat in a complementary pattern.

Max Humphrey

If you had any doubts that navy and white could compete with a classic black-and-white color combo, let this bathroom assuage your decorating fears.

Fantastic Frank

ThisВ black-and-white bathroom showcases square subway tile at its finest. Not to mention the black hexagon tile flooring with complimentary white grouting. Swoon.

This story was originally published on January 23, 2018, and has since been updated.

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