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Beautiful tiles for the bathroom: selection tips

The bathroom is a place of relaxation and reflects the worldview and taste of the owners of the house. Beautiful tiles in the bathroom, tasteful decor and bathroom furniture can transform a small space into an area of ​​comfort and harmony, and make a large bathroom a source of pride and universal admiration.

Beautiful tiles with dolphins

Tips for choosing ceramic tiles and decorating

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Expensive bathroom tiles are not a guarantee that the space will impress and surprise. Properly selected ceramic tiles can work wonders, bringing fresh air and space into small rooms and making large ones cozy and harmonious.

Beautiful bathroom tiles are designed to create a unified space and overall concept of the room.

Before you start choosing ceramic tiles you should:

  • Choose an interior style.
  • Consider the location of interior items.
  • Decide on a color scheme.

Style decisions can be dictated by the general concept of the apartment or house, functional tasks and simply the flight of fancy of the owner of the bathroom.

The choice and number of decorative elements, the size of the tiles and their shape will depend on the location of the furniture. The walls where the bathtub or washbasin will be located can be decorated with mosaics or larger tiles. Panels, convex decors arranged in a geometric or random order, and photocells look impressive.

The range of colors of ceramic tiles is amazing. When choosing a color, you should consider the dimensions of the bathroom:

  1. Bright, flashy colors certainly attract attention, but after a while they can be annoying.
  2. If the room is small, then it is better to choose classic options in pastel shades.

You can experiment with white and black. Plain tiles will create unity of space. A white bathroom with decorative elements will look decent and will emphasize the conservatism of the owner. The trend today is white and black, lemon and olive colors.

Classic combination of black and white

[note] When choosing tiles of different colors, you should experiment with no more than 3 colors of the same shade. A bathroom with all the colors of the rainbow will look pretentious and tasteless. [/note]

Decorative elements

Not only beautiful tiles in the bathroom, but also well-chosen decor, bringing your own creativity and attitude into the space can bring a unique space to life.

Modern manufacturers of ceramic tiles offer a variety of decorative elements to choose from:

  • Panel. A pattern or ornament that can be positioned horizontally or vertically.
  • Friezes. Decorative elements that serve to separate tiles of different colors. They can be elements of one collection, or they can be sold separately.
  • Decors. Tile inserts with a thematic or abstract pattern. Inserts can be smooth or convex, performing the functions of a shelf or a hook.
  • Curbs. Used for edging floors and ceilings.
  • Photo tile. Using the photographic effect of tiles, you can create works of art in your bathroom. Paintings by famous artists, photos of loved ones or works of your own talent.

Decorative panel in the form of an upward branch with tulips

[note] A panel with a vertical pattern visually raises the ceiling. For small rooms, it is better to abandon friezes, since these decorative elements will steal the missing centimeters. [/note]

DIY fashionable mosaic

You can decorate the tiles in the bathroom with stickers and stickers with the appropriate theme sold in the store. Acrylic paints fit well on plain, light tiles. It’s easy to maintain a marine theme by sticking shells and starfish.

Decorative stickers with a marine theme

Fashionable mosaics, which are very expensive in stores, can be made independently. To make a mosaic you will need:

  • Old tiles. To get an interesting drawing you need 5 different color solutions in different shades. The hardware store will probably have broken tiles of various colors and shades.
  • Cardboard the size of the intended drawing. Cardboard paper from boxes will do.
  • Glue for ceramics. Ideal for mosaics is two-component latex glue.
  • Grout. The white color of the grout will emphasize the originality of the design.

The process itself goes as follows:

  1. Pieces of tile are wrapped in a rag and hit with a hammer. The result is a variety of pieces of different colors and shapes.
  2. A sketch of the future mosaic is drawn on life-size cardboard. Pieces of tiles are selected and laid on cardboard, according to the design idea.
  3. When the panel is made, glue is applied to the tile. The panel itself is carefully transferred to the wall and secured using the same glue or liquid nails.

Pasting a mosaic panel

  1. Next you will need grout and a spatula, which is used to carefully fill the gaps between the pieces.

[note] It is better to grout the joints after the glue has dried, after about 12-18 hours. [/note]

The result is a gorgeous DIY panel with minimal costs, a little patience, creative thinking and ingenuity.

DIY mosaic

Now you know how to emphasize the advantages and disadvantages of a space with the help of ceramic tiles, how to decorate the tiles in the bathroom and make the room unique.