The Next Big Trend in Bathrooms Is…

An all-encompassing look that will transform your space.
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We’ve seen our fair share of inspiring bathrooms, from the small and cozy to the grand and ornate, and it’s safe to say that there is a relatively wide scope of ways one can approach the design of the space. From the wall paint to the tiles and everything else in between (fixtures, the vanity, plants…the list goes on and on) there are a number of important decorative elements to take into consideration. And when settling on one aesthetic over another proves to be as difficult as one could imagine it being, we’ll be here to lend a helping hand—just to confirm, we’re speaking strictly decoratively here.

Lately, one look has proven to be more prevalent in the realm of bathroom design trends and it’s one we are all for embracing: floor-to-ceiling tiles that serve up a dynamic dose of style. Now, an important element of distinction lies within the fact that a cohesive approach is taken to the look—there’s no room for mixing and matching here. Ahead, we look to the spaces that embody the trend with effortless ease, beautifully demonstrating the fact that something as simple as your choice in tiles has the ability to completely redefine the decorative direction of the bathroom. See for yourself.

This one might just be our most important case for the whole floor-to-ceiling tile trend. When it came to the inspiration for this space, Hayley Pannekoecke, co-founder of Kip & Co was all for recreating an aesthetic that mimicked a plunge pool. Utilizing actual pool tiles, the effect is elevated by the help of the array of mirrors installed throughout the bath.

Get the look: Marble Blue Porcelain Pool Tile (3″x3″), $7.78

Blues rule in this charming, light-filled spot, where the soothing shade earmarked for the tiles makes a solid case against having to paint the walls. Short of having the tile expand exclusively throughout the bathroom, it’s cleverly reserved for the shower area, providing a clear distinction within the open-layout format of the room. Paired with a classic

subway tile

(reserved for the vanity area) the multi-faceted effect imparts the space with a bold and imaginative finish.

Get the look: Metro Hex Matte Light Blue, Merola Tile, $8.57 /sq. ft

We’re always in favor of design that plays double duty as an optical illusion, especially when it comes to small spaces. Take this charming Parisian bathroom for example, where the very on-trend geometric tiling beautifully extends from the walls of the shower all the way to the floor, establishing a dynamic element of contrast against the antique whitewashed details of the room. While the base of the vintage shower provides a momentary element of relief from the otherwise captivating pattern, we can definitely see it extended all the way through as well.

Get the look: Cemento Lloyd Classic, Merola Tile, $8.48 /each

A black and white scheme is instantly elevated, courtesy of the intricate tilework of this dreamy spot, proving that there is a whole lot more to embracing classic color combo than with the standard subway tile. Another important detail to note? The tiles don’t just stop at the walls—cleverly extending to the vanity and surround, the space is encapsulated with a major pop of flair and a dynamic finish that errs on the unparalleled.

Get the look: Metro Hex 2 in. Matte Black, Merola Tile, $10.18 /sq. ft

Opt for a design that utilizes a spanning marble slab in lieu of the more miniature tile variety. This lower-lift alternative will impart the bath with a streamlined finish that exudes an element of elegance. Pairing the look with a contemporary decor scheme is of the essence here. Think steel frame elements, chrome fixtures, and an entirely minimalist take on the decorative accessories, which will allow the intricate details of the marble to take center stage.

Discover more ways to elevate your bathroom:

How To Have A His-and-Hers Bathroom When You Don’t Have Room For OneThe Best Products to Organize a Tiny BathroomHow to Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Spending a Fortune

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Anna Kocharian


Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.