Nothing sets the tone of your bathroom like designer tiles. They look expensive, wear well and look fantastic. Especially if they complement the other fittings you have in the bathroom, such as the bathtub.
The only problem with going all out on designer wall tiles is, well they are expensive. Tiling the whole bathroom with designer tiles is going to cost you a lot of money.
If you’re tiling on a budget then you may be temped to simply make do with cheap economy tiles. This will accomplish one thing only. Your bathroom will look like it was put together on a budget. Poor tile choice can make or break the look you’re going for.
It doesn’t have to be this way though. With some cleaver purchases, some forward thinking, and a steady hand you can have a bathroom that screams opulence.
MAKE A FEATURE TILE WALL
Rather than go all out when you tile your bathroom walls, instead make a feature of the tiling. This can complement or contrast the other painted walls. Still sound too expensive, then why not opt for a splash wall? You will only need to tile the bottom third, or possibly half of the wall in question. It will also cost significantly less than a whole wall.
Not tiling the whole bathroom will save on time and money. However it will still accomplish the designer feel you’re looking for. Just without the designer price tag.
CHOOSE DESIGNER TILES WISELLY
When buying bathroom wall tiles, you don’t need every tile to be an expensive designer tile. Just as you have with the wall, make a feature of the designer tiles themself. You only need to buy a handful that can be used to create a repeating pattern, or a centrepiece for the remaining wall tiles.
The other tiles can be end of line, or reasonable economy tiles – though you still want a certain level of quality. The very cheapest tiles will not wear or age particularly well. Standard tiles should do the job nicely.
The designer tiles will draw the eye and make the whole feature look intentional. Saving you even more money, and giving your bathroom that designer chic you wanted.