Choosing a Bathroom Backsplash
Get tips on how to make the walls of your bath express your style
Backsplashes are bathroom jewelry—where you can express your personal style and add punch to a neutral space. Tilework is an art, and the materials available to create interesting designs range from recycled glass to metallic mosaics to interestingly cut ceramics, such as hexagonal and octagonal tiles.
“Some glass tiles look like they were washed up by the sea—very soft, honed,” says Ellen Rady, designer/president, Ellen Rady Designs, Cleveland, Ohio. The flip-side is shiny subway tiles in sleek white or bold brights, she adds.
All-around tile. Designers are taking that tile from floor to ceiling, not just in the shower.
Spa calm. Incorporate natural tiles in colors like sea greens, taupes, browns, grays and ivories.
Pop goes the color. Incorporating recycled glass mosaic tiles sporadically in a wall tile design using colors found elsewhere in the space adds interest without overwhelming the eye. “If you install a whole wall of recycled glass, it’s too busy,” Perrin says. “But using a pattern [of mosaic tile] throughout the bathroom on the floor or walls gives the room a bigger feel and a little more character.”
Waterproofing a Bathroom
Learn how to avoid leaks and excess moisture build-up on walls, ceilings and floors.
Copy This Room: 7 Stylish Dorm Room Decorating Ideas
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Jul 27, 2015 by Shannon Petrie
The Votes Are In! Tour This Tiny + Charming Cottage
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Jul 23, 2015 by Farima Alavi
What’s Your Yard Art Spirit Animal? Take the Quiz!
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Jul 22, 2015 by Kayla Kitts
10 Minute DIY: Upcycle Glass Bottles Into Citronella Torches
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Jul 22, 2015 by Chelsea Faulkner
Can I Come In? Yes! Step Inside Some of NYC’s Quirkiest Spaces
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Jul 21, 2015 by Liz Gray