Photo-examples of designing a bathroom with tiles
It is difficult to argue that a beautifully and tastefully decorated bathroom is one of the main decorations of any house or apartment. The leading role in the design of the bathroom is played by tiles. She, like clothing for a person, should be practical, fashionable and beautiful. Since the bathroom is, first of all, a place for healing and relaxation, it is tile that is the most suitable “clothing” for its lining. It is durable, solid, non-combustible, withstands heavy masses, protects the floor and walls from the harmful effects of moisture, temperature extremes and chemicals. In addition, with its help you can realize the most fantastic design decisions (below are photos-examples of bathroom design tiled).
- Bathroom Interior Style.
- Types and sizes of bathroom tiles.
- Cladding color.
- Decorative additions and elements
Bathroom Interior Style
A collection of tiles is selected depending on the style. The bathroom can be decorated in the modern, country, high-tech, art deco, Russian or oriental style.
The choice of style determines the further choice of lighting, plumbing, tiles.
The classic direction is characterized by calm pastel colors of the tile, its geometric shapes, decoration using elements of ancient architecture.
If the style of decoration in the apartment is modern, a multi-colored tile of bright colors will definitely fit the bathroom, which will create a real holiday atmosphere.
If you use wood and stone when decorating your apartment or house, you should choose a tile with an aged (shabby) surface imitating natural materials for the bathroom.
In recent years, the English style, in which the bathroom is cozy, non-standard and original, is gaining popularity..
Types and sizes of bathroom tiles
The bathroom is the only room in the house where floor and walls are tiled. Therefore, bathroom tiles can be of two types – floor, as well as for wall cladding.
The floor is much more exposed than the walls. Heavy objects are installed on it – cabinets, cabinets, a bathtub, rather weighty things often fall, and finally, we walk on it. Therefore, it is recommended to lay a tile with a dense structure, minimal porosity and water-absorbing properties on the bathroom floor. If for some reason water spills on the floor, the coating will not let it through, you will not flood the neighbors, and in addition, the tile itself will not be affected. A distinctive quality of the floor tiles is the anti-skid effect, which reduces the risk of slipping on wet floors..
In color, floor tiles may be slightly darker than the walls, but should be combined in shade..
For wall cladding, glazed tiles are most often used, which has various shades of colors, a decorative pattern, and shine. In form, most often it happens in the form of a square or rectangle, but more complex forms are used in variants of art design: hexagons, octahedrons, rhombuses, etc..
The size of the tile is also a determining parameter and can be from mosaic to 70x70cm or more. It should be noted that small-format tiles reduce visually space. Large one-color tiles create a visual effect of a solid surface. There are some nuances here: in small bathrooms, tiles are laid vertically and, conversely, in large bathrooms – horizontally.
So, with the help of design techniques, the space of premises either acquires clear boundaries or is revealed.
The color of the tiles in the bathroom sets the mood of the room, increases it visually or reduces.
Best for the bathroom is a tile of light colors: pale blue, beige or light green.
In addition to these flowers, orange, purple, red with flowers have recently become popular. Purely white, sunny yellow, calmly blue, comfortably green tiles never lose their popularity. Extraordinary natures can design a bathroom in minimalistic black color.
The bathroom will be stylish if combine multiple colors (but not more than 3). At the same time, it is not necessary to combine a light top and a dark bottom, you can do the opposite – a light bottom and a dark top, or use different vertical combinations.
Decorative additions and elements
To create a colorful and comfortable space, decorative elements were invented: decors, mosaics, friezes, panels, borders.
Decors are able to revive the plain tiles in the bathroom. They are laid at a certain distance from each other, bringing a special twist to the overall design of the bathroom. The decors are convex, smooth with patterns and patterns, as well as functional – with shelves, hooks and stands.
Borders serve as a kind of baseboards between rows of tiles of various colors. Using the border, you can also delimit the space of the bathroom into zones – for bathing, washing, a place for a mirror. Pencil borders are usually placed at the junction of floor and wall tiles to create a neat finished composition.
A panel is one large or several smaller tiles depicting a picture or portrait.
The panel is placed vertically, horizontally or crosswise, according to the idea and desire of the designer or the owner of the house.
It has become a fashionable trend to design a bathroom with strip-like tiles, decorate it with glass, flowers, use a photo tile, with which you can place your favorite photos on the bathroom walls.
The choice of tiles for decorating the bathroom today is so wide that it is quite possible to realize the most unthinkable design plan and get a beautiful and comfortable bathroom, where you can relax and unwind after a hard day’s work..