Toilet tiles - the most common solution for the design of a bathroom. You can always find your own option, starting from aesthetic requests, preferred style and estimate.
Ceramic tiles are in many ways more profitable than other finishing options specifically for the toilet: if you combine different shades, textures and shapes, even a small room with modest possibilities can be made into a pretty space, visually wider.
The modern design of the toilet with tiles implies different popular solutions
Neighborhood of classic gloss and textured inserts. Optional with a strict horizontal division of the wall. You can zone the space along the walls: the central one is textured inserts, the side walls are glossy. The floor can be left glossy and tiled "under the laminate"
A combination of smooth tile and hog with a contrasting grout. It is such small elements as the color of the grout that today are customary to highlight in the interior. They look spectacular and piquant, wrapping simple solutions with a new side. But on the floor, which will be made of smooth tiles, you can make a grout to match the color of the toilet, for example
Solid background with the inclusion of contrasting textured options… Textured inclusions can be used to create a pattern or ornament; in any case, the inserts should not be chaotic. In this case, the floor is usually also monochromatic
Tile with a painted wall. An interesting option if you choose the right shades. Better yet, treat the wall (the one on which there will be no tiles) with decorative plaster
Tile with wallpaper. This design is less common, because wallpaper will not stand up to the competition with tiles: they will probably have to be re-glued before laying new tiles. But it is not worth sweeping aside such a design, if the owners like to change something in the interior every couple of years, one wall with wallpaper against the background of the overall design of the tiles can become this field for experimentation
Choosing a tile
Tiles, even from the budget category of goods, can become a repair material that will collect a bunch of enthusiastic reviews. If the color, shape, print and general idea are guessed, the price of the issue may not be so frightening.
To make the right decision, you can save collections from thematic sites, social networks, forming a daddy on a computer or smartphone. Being witnessed helps in choosing: the more interesting ideas are viewed, the more likely it is that the choice will not be impulsive, but intuitively correct, thoughtful.
You should understand what colors and solutions are the least boring - you need to be sure that in six months such a design will not be a psychological terror, and you will have to think about a new repair only when the current one has served its purpose.
The main advantage of tiles - this is ease of use and readiness to serve for a long time and not cause difficulties in cleaning the premises. Dust and dirt are less retained on tiles than on other surfaces.
Ceramics is a fire-resistant material, it is not susceptible to mold and mildew, does not emit harmful substances and does not cause allergies.
If everything is clear with this, it's time to move on to the design of a toilet with tiles. You need to decide even before going to the store - you want laconicism and simplicity in this space, or, nevertheless, variegation will be appropriate in the toilet, because everything around is monochromatic and not burdened with decor anyway.
You can choose one of the current options
Tile with a picture. Colored cladding makes it easy to highlight a mirror or plumbing. You can combine a tile with a pattern with a plain one, and it will be interesting. Although there is a risk of making a mistake and disrupting the harmony, there is almost no such threat with plain tiles. If the toilet is small, the pattern on the tiles can be very colorful, which is rarely advantageous. Willingness to repeat someone's good option will help
Textured tiles. It is always original, but the choice is not complete without subtleties. For example, wood-like tiles are considered a popular option today. It creates pleasant visual effects, and if there is something green in the toilet (maybe unpretentious, but pleasing to the eye succulents), the design option will be very harmonious. Tiles with an imitation of natural stone are also in demand, but for those who vote for an interior solution for naturalness, it is not worth doing repairs with materials in a "mask"
Mosaic… This ceramic tile is small in size, so it can be safely laid on surfaces that do not claim to be perfectly flat. In the toilet, using mosaic tiles, you can create a complex ornament, that is, there will be a great opportunity to show your artistic ability
"Pig" (or "metro"). It can be laid up and down, in a checkerboard pattern or on top of each other, with a herringbone and whatever you like, as long as there is harmony in it and a competent compositional solution is felt. This tile is from the series "I will equalize everyone": it does not show the class of repair, does not hint at the financial capabilities of the owners and the year in which this repair was made. Such solutions are called democratic, but this stereotyped statement simply replaces the fact: "hog" is a classic, almost always a working recipe for organic repair
It is worth evaluating not only the type of tile, but also the reputation of the manufacturer.… There are many examples of how, having given up expensive Italian tiles, the owners chose a cool Belarusian product and were very pleased.
This does not detract from the merits of recognized European and world brands, but if the repair is related to economy, the solution will also be found and quite optimistic.
Finishing solutions can be very diverse.
Making an experimental renovation is a risky temptation, but if you want to get away from the annoying monotony, you can try mixing tile shades. Take the same "hog" in three colors: ivory, light gray and gray. Or another triple combination of adjacent shades. The layout, of course, should be subject to some scenario: in special programs, you can make a calculation and "draw" each piece of the tile.
Almost always, a successful installation is considered zoning … Lay out only one wall with white tiles, and everything else - dusty beige, for example. The tile is combined with wallpaper, but the version of the "Soviet" layout, which consisted of tiles reaching the middle of the wall, already looks rustic. An interesting solution can be a combination of tiles and wallpaper "concrete".
Of course, it is important where exactly you have to repair the toilet: in "Khrushchev", in a panel house, in a spacious toilet in a private house or in an apartment with a new layout. Some toilets, for example, have a window, which changes the approach to choosing a tile, and its color, and how best to lay it out.
If this is a separate small bathroom without a bath, then the more complex (darker, richer, more variegated) the color, the greater the risk of not using the facilities of the room.
Light walls are almost a win-win, and the black and white variation (when there is less black, it just places accents) will make the renovation fashionable.
Wood-effect tiles can be very appropriate here. The floor will look warm and cozy without giving the impression of a public space (alas, this is the case with ordinary tiles). In addition, if the same laminate is laid throughout the apartment, then a tile resembling it in the bathroom will be very organic.
"Chess" floor - the solution is not new, but worthy of serious consideration. He kind of evens out the space, making it collected and expressive.
True, the walls and ceiling should not show even the slightest excesses - a beautiful picture with an elegant floor can turn into tasteless at a moment.
Floor with patchwork tiles - another solution when the owners do not have enough colors in the space, but they do not want to do anything radical. This, indeed, can be cozy and cute, but if the toilet is very small, excessive diversity can narrow it even more visually.
Stretch ceilings have become in recent years the most popular solution, various PVC boards - a cheap replacement for the tensioning structure. But the trend towards simple solutions, eco-friendly and ready to implement with your own hands, for example, ceiling painting with preliminary leveling, - this is the very laconic and consonant with the present day solution.
But you can decorate the ceiling with textured plaster, which will create a nice ensemble with tiles on the walls and floor.
Patterns and stereotypes are still strong: monochrome, cold, large - these are the main associations with the design of the toilet. But after all, the walls in two or three shades of "boar", the floor under the "warm laminate" and the painted ceiling with stylish lamps on the rod - a solution, albeit not familiar, but very cozy. In a word, you can not be afraid of discrepancies in the design of the ceiling, floor, walls: the decoration can be different, but friendly.
Styles and color palette
There are some trends to watch out for. Consider the styles that are most in demand today
Eco… Most often it is eco-boho. He accepts only natural natural colors and the same materials. When decorating a toilet in this style, you can stick to two basic colors, but there can be more blurry shades only due to the decor. Black and white solutions are less common here, more and more just white, sand, beige, woody
Scandi… It is still popular and it looks like it will be for a long time. White is the basic color, but it is not strictly necessary. You can make scandi in both green and blue colors, but the principles of environmental friendliness of materials, space privileges, and simplicity of decor remain the same
Gependi… Fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian style. Laconic and minimalistic space finds perfect color solutions. They are in no hurry to get rid of minor defects in the decoration with new repairs, but they are treated with respect and calmness. Due to the general orderliness, they do not seem to be defects, but simply - natural manifestations of life. The colors can be different: light, and powdery, and deep dark
In general, we can say that they refuse from "acidic" colors. It's time to give up the orange and light green that was noisy in the 2000s, it's time to give up graphic solutions - it's not necessary if you still like them and don't want to change them for the sake of eco-styling.
For dessert - examples of well-tiled toilets. And these solutions are good not because a lot of money and all the designer's creativity were spent on them, but because they are built on competent decisions, the right choice of colors and an understanding of what “we have” and “what can be done with it”.
10 examples of how cute the most intimate space in your home can be
Those who do not want to break away from the classics should like this solution. The mini-library option is a logical move, not without a pinch of humor
Wood always makes the interior warmer, nobler, closer. Even if it is a "woodgrain" tile
Small and cute toilet, where tiles are combined with painted walls and good decor. Louvered doors hide all the technical details of the toilet
At first glance and imperceptibly, there is a lot of everything here - from mosaics on the walls to graphic tiles on the floor, and a completely different upper third of the room. But it was not a vinaigrette that came out of the bold components, but a solid and stylish space
Vintage and stylish. After such examples, I want to be inspired by examples from the past, and this may be the best solution
What everyone likes so much today is eco-style with natural decor without unnecessary embellishment. And the tile mimicked this naturalness a lot
When gray, brown and beige are not just combined, but also wonderfully "sang" in one small space
It is quite possible that this is not a tile: but it is quite possible to imagine the same idea, but with a tile (and gold circles can be interior stickers). The renovation will be very budgetary and nice
Why patchwork needs to be dosed. Such examples show how thin this line is
Someone is bright, but someone - just right. The emerald color, by the way, is soothing
Many owners are afraid to mess with the tiles if the hired workers are not included in the repair estimate. But self-repair is not as terrible as the "mythology" associated with it. In addition to theoretical training, patience, accuracy and a competent choice of material, there is nothing complicated in the independent design of a toilet with tiles. It's even interesting, and given the modern choice of materials and a huge number of video tutorials, repairs are seriously simplified.