Kensal Rise houseMediterranean Bathroom, London
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Ensure it’s the star Here, although a pale grey grout has been used on those metro wall tiles, this still doesn’t make the space too busy (see previous point) as the detail doesn’t create enough visual distraction to take away from the impact of those beautiful monochrome floor tiles. At the same time, it does allow the metro wall tiles to get a gentle bit of airtime, too. Keeping everything else strictly white, chrome or glass, ensures the balance is just right. A good tip to see how your final design will look is to try out the Houzz tool Sketch. This lets you create a moodboard or collage of finishes and ideas, so you can try before you buy.Find links to Sketch for Android, iPhone and desktop here (and plenty more tips, too)
Make a feature of your floorThis eclectically decorated bathroom features the bare minimum when it comes to wall tiles (solely protecting walls from water around the shower area). The tiles are simple white metros, laid with white grout and topped and edged with white-painted walls and sanitaryware, so they almost vanish. Instead, the owners have chosen to use tiling to make a feature of the floor (and it stands out all the more thanks to the uniformly pale backdrop). If you fancy making a statement like this, but neutrals and whites are your go-to hues, simply choose a strong pattern but one with a limited or monochrome palette. Browse tiles in the Houzz shop
Look down…Alternatively, patterned flooring perks up a plain white space in an instant. Making it monochrome, as seen here, keeps things neutral and enhances the period-style fixtures and fittings, giving a classic look. A large patterned rug on a plain floor (make it a washable one for a bathroom) would achieve a similar effect.
Don’t overlook the floorFloors are billed as the fifth wall these days – not just a functional afterthought but a chance to pack in some extra decorative clout. A feature floor in the bathroom can make all the difference between an OK room and one with serious design credentials, as shown here. Bold, encaustic-style cement tiles are perfect for adding pattern and personality to an all-white scheme. See 10 bijou bathrooms with the wow factor