I have seen this episode in Cougar Town wherein Jules, the lead character, refused to leave her beautiful, newly made over bathroom. I can totally understand. Even the ugliest bathrooms are still sanctuaries of privacy and solace anybody can retreat to. So imagine the cocooning instinct a gorgeous bathroom can arouse!
A surefire way to give a bathroom a makeover is to upgrade the tiling. There are a lot of classic reinterpretations and fresh new innovations in bathroom tiles that can make your jaw drop from sheer sumptuousness.
Here are some of the coolest, most awesome things that ever happened to bathroom tiles.
Take the grand and glamorous elements from exotic places and eras past and bring them to the bath. You’ll certainly feel like royalty.
For a dose of Old World opulence, get these tiles from Ceramica Lord’s Via Veneto Collection.
These tiles by JSPR “dress up” your plumbing to incorporate it into your bathroom’s wall design, and amazingly come with their own shower fixtures too.
Put plants in your tiles! These adorable and innovative tiles by the late Maruja Fuentes give gorgeous texture and visual interest to any room, as well as your greenery’s air-cleansing facilities.
You can’t put a painting in the bathroom. At least not a good one that you want to hand on to your grandchildren. Bathrooms demand an art medium that would be unfazed by moisture and humidity, and mosaics are just perfect. And these by Sonia King and Mercedes Austin and her team from Mercury Mosaics are just beautiful.
You don’t have to cover all your surfaces either. Mosaics work as fabulous accents too.