Tile design ideas for bathroom showers

44 Modern Shower Tile Ideas and Designs [**2022 Edition**]

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These modern shower tile ideas and designs for 2022 will have you looking to redesign your bathroom! Did you know that changing the shower tile pattern for your bathroom can transform the entire look of the bathroom?

Not every look will fit into every bathroom and that is why it is important to have a large set of ideas to choose from.

Below are some shower tile ideas that can transform any bathroom into something new and spectacular.

44 Modern Shower Tile Ideas To Make Your Bathroom Amazing

Staggered Rows Mixed with Organized Rows

You Don’t Have To Go Symmetrical.  Not every tile in your shower has to be lined up perfectly to create a beautiful tile pattern. In fact, some shower tile patterns are purposely put into a disorganized look. This can be done by staggering the tiles with different colors or even shapes. These types of shower tile ideas are truly endless.


The Hawaiian Straw

Green Raindrops Shower Tile Ideas

Scales of Grey

Triangular Shades of Blue

Checkered Tan with Solid White

A Checkered to Solid Color Shower Tile.  Another shower tile idea is a solid color that meets up with a solid pattern. This wall tile can be a checkered area of different colored small tiles and then an area that has one single color of tile. This can help make certain areas of the shower sand out by the change in a pattern. The tile ideas are endless for this type of shower tile and can be laid out according to your preference.


Large Marble Rectangles

Shifting Planks

Blue Tile Waterfall

Solid White Marble Crisp

Try a solid color of tile in the entire shower except for on or around the built-in niche then lay out a checkered look of two tones of tile.


Honeycomb Brown

Extruded White Brick

Chevron Shapes

Tall Standing White Tiles

A checkered tile pattern except for around certain areas of the shower like the faucets or maybe even a shelf. This shower tile pattern can be reversed as well for an equally unique look.


Contrasting Built-in Niche Centerpiece

To create a beautiful masterpiece in the center of your walk-in shower that is even more eye-popping, you can have a staggered look of tile with a set pattern in the center. For example, you can choose to do a letter to represent your last name or even just a diamond tile design or a particular shape with a set color.


Rustic Alley Way

Outdoor Oasis – Flattened Pebble Floor Tiles

Freckled Pebble Tiles

3 Texture Title Mix – River Stone, Marble, Faux Tile Wood

Polka Dotted Tan Pebble Tile With Faux Wood Tile Shower Tile Ideas

Shiny Metallic

Small Pixel Tiles

Monochrome Polygonal Tile

Blue Subway Tile Contrast with 1×1 White Tile

Shower tile ideas using a Two-Toned Tile Pattern. A bathroom tile pattern that involves two different colors can definitely transform your bathroom shower. Consider, shower tile that has two of the similar colors but of a different tone. This can create a tile pattern that is less boring and more fun. Also, the tile colors can be of a different contrast altogether. This can transform the showers look completely.


Slant Pattern with Center Attraction

Go Green

Pac-Man Kids Shower Tile

Rocky Path

Peacock Design

Yellow 70’s Tile Design

Faux Wooded Tile Shower Idea

Is That Really Tile? One way to really change the entire look of your bathroom’s shower tile is to purchase a set of tiles that do not even look ceramic tile or like shower tiles at all. There are endless designs on the market of shower tiles that can customize any shower to perfection! Shower tile can be purchased with an appearance of wood which creates a modern touch.


White Rectangles

Go Completely Solid with Your Favorite Colors.  Another way to change up a bathroom shower tile pattern is to go completely solid. It is all about your individual preference! One way to change your shower tile is to choose a color that fits the bathroom. Even some vibrant colors can fit well into a shower tile setting. Solid white shower tiled bathrooms have been owned by many.


Tan Staggered Shower Tile Ideas

Thin Grey Stripes with Pebbles

Bricked Travertine Shower Tile Ideas

One of our best bathroom shower tile ideas is to do a contrast between a solid and checkered look between the tile floor and ceiling.


Sprinkles of Fun

Another way to change some things up in your bathroom shower with just the shape of the tile is to turn some of the tile pieces in diagonal directions with different colors. This can really make some of those pieces of tile stand out more than the other and even transform the entire look.


Slight Color Variations

Beautiful Natural Stone Tile Mix

Small-Scale Narrow Extruded Rows

Diamonds Designs with Subway Tile

Different Tile Shapes Make A Wonderful Pattern. Sometimes the color of the tile does not even need to be changed to transform a bathroom’s shower tile. One way to mix things up a little bit and add a unique and elegant look to a shower is to change up the shower tile with a mix match shapes between the shower floor and shower walls. The tiles can change from squares to rectangles or even a broken tile appearance can sometimes be used to change things up a bit.


Vertical Glass Subway Shower Tile Ideas

Translucent Polygonal Tile Pattern


Moroccan Inspired Tile Pattern

Mini-Teal Subway Tile

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If you're planning a remodel, you are likely looking for new shower tile ideas. Even in the smallest of rooms, these can be transformative, creating not just the opportunity to add color and pattern, but to introduce space-enhancing visual tricks, too. 

Usually we’d say the shower itself is the best place for a brainstorm, but thinking outside the cubicle and taking a look at these inspirational ideas for showers might just be the next best thing. 

Both waterproof and washable, bathroom tile ideas are perfect for showers both with and without trays, and for the floors of wet rooms, too. 

Aside from their practicalities, the availability of tiling in a wide array of shower-fit materials – from porcelain and glass, to ceramic and stone – as well as shapes, sizes, colors and finishes, means that the design possibilities are endless.

Shower tile ideas

Whether you’re looking to conjure contemporary cool with shower wall ideas or channel some classic elegance with marble shower floor ideas, you need good tile to turn walk-in shower ideas into practical but perfectly pretty spaces. These shower tile ideas will help turn your washroom into a waterproof wonder.

1. Create drama and play with proportion

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'Whether you are designing for walk-in shower ideas or looking for small bathroom shower tile ideas, using all the visual tricks you can will make a small bathroom look bigger,' says Lucy Searle, Editor in Chief, Homes & Gardens

'Decorating with stripes is one way to do this; diagonal lines draw the eye upwards and outwards which can trick the eye into seeing a space as wider and taller at the same time.'

2. Rethink what shower tiles can do

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If you are looking for shower tile ideas with a difference, why not embrace the latest of bathroom trends: wall mural ideas?

'Many tile brands are now designing murals with tile so that you can create a feature wall with walk-in shower tiles, as seen in this bathroom by Drummonds , or behind the bathroom basin or over the bath,' says Jennifer Ebert, Homes & Gardens' digital editor. 'Forward-thinking brands such as Wall&Deco are also designing waterproof wallpapers that can be used in a similar way in bathrooms and even wet rooms.'

3. Go for all-over color with shower tiles

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Shower tile ideas can be used to create enormous impact if matched with wall and bathroom ceiling ideas in matching finishes. Your bathroom paint ideas can be easily color-matched to tile color, though you can choose other waterproof or water-resistant surfaces such as Tadelakt , which mimics traditional Moroccan plasterwork and can come in a range of colors. Combined with matte or low-sheen tiles, it can give even the tiniest of shower rooms incredible impact.

4. Play with tile sizes

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If you are working up a plan for bathroom shower ideas, it's likely you're designing a bathroom that has more than one function: both as a shower or wet room space and a bathing space.

Whether it a family bathroom or a Jack and Jill bathroom, this is going to be a busy space. In this case, and with all multi-purpose rooms, it pays to keep the decor simple. However, simple does not mean plain or bland. You can use shower tile ideas to add visual interest simply by using two different tile sizes in the same color, as in the bathroom above.

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Just as you might keep the walls of a living room plain but throw down a colorful rug to add visual layering, color and pattern, the same can be achieved with shower tile. This is a useful ploy in a smaller space; with plain wall tile, the room will feel calmer and spacious, while the patterned floor tile will bring character and interest. 

'Note the sloped lip where the floor and wall tile join,' says Lucy Searle. 'This is a good way to ensure there are no areas in your shower where water pools, creating an opportunity for mold to grow on grouting. When you are tiling in a shower, it pays to use this technique both on the floor and in any storage niches. '

6. Bookmatch marble for drama

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Marble bathroom ideas can be an incredibly dramatic material to use for shower tile ideas, and bookmatching it creates extra impact and a sense of balance that's important in enhancing a small space – add it to your wet room ideas if you're looking to create a sophisticated feel.

'Natural stone, in slab, tile and mosaic forms, is a material we use often,' says Charu Gandhi, founder of interior design studio Elicyon . 'Marble instantly suggests classic elegance and something special, and it can be bookmatched to stunning effect.'

Founder of luxury interior design agency Taylor Howe s, Karen Howes adds, 'Luxurious real marble and durable, easy-to-maintain marble-effect porcelain always suggest tranquility and a connection to nature. I suggest using mosaics on the floor and larger-format tiles in the shower.'

7. Use mosaics to make the most of curves

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Mosaics allow you to create flexible shower tile ideas, and are especially useful for creating shower bench ideas that are both practical and free of sharp edges.  

'There is a real trend for installing shower benches in cubicles and wet rooms now,' says H&G Editor in Chief Lucy Searle. 'Largely inspired by the need for creating spa bathrooms at home post-pandemic, they can be tiled to create an eye-catching feature.'

8. Contrast floor and wall tiles in a shower

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To create a really impactful look, create contrast with tile layout patterns and ideas. This Art Deco style bathroom designed by Yousef Mansuri, director of design at CP Hart , includes a wet room style shower – but space isn't actually that big. So as not to detract from the room's size – and its many Deco features – the white and black chequerboard floor tiles were continued into the shower area. To contrast with the floor, the owner, who grew up in Spain, chose azure blue glazed wall tiles to remind him of the ocean; they are finished with a polished black trim for definition.

9. Pick porcelain for practicality

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Porcelain tiles can be designed to mimic the look of other materials – it could be something as simple as a marble-look, or you could choose something more adventurous, such as a wood-effect. Either way, it's a versatile way to create more impactful shower room ideas without spending a fortune on natural materials.

'A porcelain tile is a great option as shower tile ideas as they require no sealing. With any bathroom project it is also worth considering the slip resistance of the tiles – a balance of beauty and practicality should be met,' says Isabel Fernandez, Director at natural stone flooring company Quorn Stone . 

10. Create a feature wall with shower tiles

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If you want to create a luxurious appeal, one way to do so is to make room for a large shower area – and to draw attention to it with a feature wall of brightly patterned tiles. 

'When it comes to pattern, I like to keep things simple but bold, as this creates a more contemporary look than a busy mix. Pick a genre of pattern and stick to it, combining perhaps two graphic patterns, for example, rather than mixing in a floral as well,' advises interior and textiles designer Eva Sonaike .

11. White marble is a timeless option

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'An interior design classic, marble’s cool and opulent aesthetic looks beautiful in a range of interiors, from minimal and laid-back chic to maximalist styles saturated with color,' says Lee Thornley, Founder of Bert & May . 

'Until recently, marble was a luxury statement, timeless but out of reach for many interiors enthusiasts. However, smaller format tiles are now bringing this stunning material into more homes, and it has been lovely to see the beautiful natural patinas within the stone creating a unique and natural design in so many, varied settings.'

White shower tile ideas are easiest to work around, making white-gray marble a hugely popular choice that works well either as an accent or in abundance. Even when used generously over large tiles — as in the bathroom picture shown above — its effect is still relatively understated.

12. Get tonal with deep blues 

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With its calming properties and associations with watery worlds, blue is an excellent choice for shower room tiles.  

To shake off the clichés, go dark with your choice of shade, and to stop it being too domineering, embrace a little tonal range. 

In the shower room shown above, square tiles in a few different tones give a sense of movement to the wall, like gently undulating waves. Pair it with pure white fittings to keep things light. 

13. Keep it neutral (for now)

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‘The tiles in a bathroom are an important part of the room and often span both wall and floor,’ says Isabel Fernandez, Director at Quorn Stone . ‘With this in mind we find neutral colors work well for the tiles, as pops of color can be added through accessories, tap finishes and painted vanity units.’

In this room, a spectacular standalone shower cubicle is clad in white and gray marble, while the rest of the room is treated to a large multi-colored bathroom art idea on the wall.

14. Go big with patterns

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For an invigorating start to the day, embrace pattern in your shower tiles – and don’t be afraid to use them in bulk. In this room, a rustic tile has been used in repetition to create an all-encompassing, Mediterranean feel. 

'We are seeing an increase in bold use of color and pattern when it comes to choosing shower tiling schemes', says Thornley.

'Where previously iterations of fairly traditional 'spa-like', pared back schemes were very popular, the shower is being increasingly seen as an opportunity to add an exciting splash of color and personality into a bathroom.'

15. Create a glamorous nook amid rustic charm

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The jewel-like quality of tiling means it has the capability to turn a shower nook into a glamorous getaway. 

Here, a farmhouse-style design embraces natural textures and wood paneling throughout most of the room, while a partially concealed shower area is picked out in white-gray marble, adding a distinctly luxurious touch. 

If the natural stone panels are slightly beyond your budget, it is now possible to get marble-effect tiles made from porcelain that are both convincing and more accessible.  

16. Subway tiles are made for monochrome looks

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Subway tile ideas aren't going anywhere, and while these on-trend oblong favorites are available in pretty much every color and finish, a classic high-shine white with black grouting will bring some vintage character to a monochrome look. 

A black border helps break up their wall-to-wall use in this shower tile idea while the patterned bathroom floor tile idea makes the subway tiles feel less utilitarian and more purposeful. 

17. Journey under the sea with green marble 

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Of course, Calacatta-style white isn’t the only marble rippling into shower rooms these days, as the material’s sinewy natural pattern makes it a fit for wet rooms in myriad colors. The atmospheric deep sea tones of emerald green are a particularly on-trend choice. 

‘Our clients are increasingly opting for the richer, darker Verde Guatemala marble we now offer as an option on many of our products and we expect this material to prove ever more popular,’ says James Lentaigne, Creative Director at Drummonds .  

‘Green marble works extremely well with brassware and accessories in warm brass tones or dark antique finishes, helping to create a refined, luxurious look.’

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Shower tiling doesn’t have to be confined to a cubicle. If you’re looking for a practical backsplash to a standalone bathtub and shower head, use tiles to turn an awkward wall space into a work of art. 

In the bathroom wall idea shown above, just part of the wall has been filled with patterned tiles to create a deliberate feature, framed like a picture with wall paint. Tiling just a small — but carefully chosen — area is great for using more expensive tiles to make an impact without breaking the budget. 

 19. Get geometric with your marble 

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Large panels of marble allow full appreciation of the material’s natural motif, but using it in small amounts lends focus to the details. In this shower, the stone’s irregular layers are contrasted with the strong geometric lines of a patterned tessellation, which is both instantly impactful and endlessly entrancing.  

20. Bring the whole room together with all-out tiling

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For rooms with more open-plan shower areas, tiles can be used to either zone an area, or encourage a boundary-less feel. 

In this wet room, wall tiles run out of the shower space and across the bath to tie this area together. The floor tiles continue across the whole room, reassuring all users that their soggy feet won’t do damage wherever they tread. 

What is the best tile for a shower? 

If you're wondering how to tile a bathroom wall, or which materials are best to use, porcelain, glass, stone and ceramic all work really well in a shower space. 

But regardless of what material you choose, Thornley warns you should understand it fully before getting started, as there are costly mistakes to avoid when buying tiles.

‘One of the most important things for shower tiling is to make sure that you know what kind of tile you are using, and to ensure that you install it correctly. Different materials need different treatment, it will not only make a huge difference to the longevity of your bathroom, but also to the finished look if you get it wrong.’ 

What is the best size tile for a shower?

There is no hard and fast rule for the best tile size for a shower, though you will see advice that says smaller rooms require a smaller tile so that it feels in proportion to the space. While this can work, it doesn't play to the visual tricks you can create with tile to make your space feel larger and more characterful. In fact, using a large-scale tile in a small shower room can make it feel larger than small-scale tile, which will have more grout lines, creating a visually busier (and therefore smaller) space.

What is the easiest tile to keep clean in a shower? 

For Fernandez, porcelain is the way to go for a low-maintenance result. 

‘They are a great option for bathroom spaces as they require no sealing and most bathroom cleaners can be used to keep them looking their best,’ she says. ‘A porcelain tile can also be used in conjunction with epoxy resin grout which ensures the grout lines remain free from discoloration and any dreaded black mould.’ 

Ailis started out at British GQ, where a month of work experience turned into 18 months of working on all sorts of projects, writing about everything from motorsport to interiors, and helping to put together the GQ Food & Drink Awards. She then spent three years at the London Evening Standard, covering restaurants and bars. After a period of freelancing, writing about food, drink and homes for publications including Conde Nast Traveller, Luxury London and Departures, she started at Homes & Gardens as a Digital Writer, allowing her to fully indulge her love of good interior design. She is now a fully fledged food PR but still writes for Homes & Gardens as a contributing editor.

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Bathroom decoration is an important aspect of home decor. This is the first place where you start your day. When it comes to the design and style of your shower enclosure, you need to be a bit picky and understand what materials and construction to choose from. As a good alternative, consider tile: a shower in a small bathroom will gain both functionality and design solution.

Tile shower features

The complexity of this material is that you have to be extremely careful when choosing the right size. Larger tiles create a grander look, but they can reduce the size of the room. If you want a bathroom with a shower cabin to appear more impressive, it is always wiser to choose a tile option with smaller parameters. Such material fits better into the curves of the cabin.

The little shower is the place you go every morning. A good start requires the right color. Choose from a wide range of tile colors and ditch the dull base. The design of a bathroom with a toilet and a washing machine does not need to be mixed and matched with a different number of options. It's best to keep them to a minimum, so focus on a versatile tiled cubicle design.

Ceramic is a more viable option than the others. Ceramic wall tiles ensure durability and water resistance while showering!

Pros and cons of a bathroom with a shower enclosure

Pros of

Tiles are more attractive than traditional prefabricated shower enclosures. There are different colors and styles, that is, the design of a bathroom with a shower can be painted by the homeowner at will. Tiled modern shower cabins are an individual approach and a highlight.

If you find a chip or crack, it's easier to replace a single tile than the entire shower. Tiled showers are relatively easy to keep clean.


Tiled showers are usually more expensive than prefabricated ones, depending on the specific design and size. Another important factor is whether you want a combined shower and bathtub.

Although easy to maintain, mold can grow on the mortar that holds each tile together over time. Regular cleaners are more than acceptable to use, but professional cleaning may be required.

There are pros and cons to tile showers, but one thing is for sure: they are generally seen as a great investment for the busy homeowner with a good sense of style.

Tile shower door types

Shower options affect installation as they are designed for different shower trays. If there are small children in the family, the folding style can be tricky to open and close, while the sliding mechanism is likely to be easier to use when needed.

Sliding showers are easy to install but will require advance planning, including measurements of shower walls and floor space. After completing this step, you need to attach the frame. Sliding doors add cleanliness to any bathroom and are recommended as an alternative to hinged designs.

Decide if you want the shower enclosure to swing open to the left/right. This will determine the area of ​​the bathroom, which should be measured in advance. When properly installed, the hinged option is less likely to need replacing if used carefully and not slammed shut.

Folding or double folding designs are popular and add more tradition to a small bathtub. These types of doors are relatively easy to install, but the hardest part is installing the mechanism itself. You will need to drill and level the shower enclosure so that the screen folds.

The double fold option is a cheaper alternative to sliding mechanisms and has the advantage of being easy to get in and out of the shower.

Shower Enclosure Rules

When installing a shower, there are four key rules to follow to complete this aspect of the room to a high standard. Whether you choose a corner shower or a walk-in shower, follow the tips below to ensure longevity.

  1. Set the level of the shower tray.

The starting point for installing a tiled shower enclosure is to ensure that the shower tray is level. Use a spirit level to determine if the tray is level with the shower wall. The bottom of the shower must be straight, otherwise there will be problems in the next step.

  1. Stick the tile on top of the tray.

Moving on to tiles. Some guides may recommend installing it behind the walls of the shower stall, but tiles should be installed on top of the shower tray. To save time, in the bathroom with a toilet and a washing machine, immediately tile and plaster.

The bottom rows of tiles should be carefully laid one at a time, from cutting to cutting corners. Use tile spacers to ensure the space between each remains accurate before the final grout needs to be applied. Laying usually takes the most time when installing a new shower.

  1. Use sanitary sealant around the tile joint.

It should be applied to the shower wall in the bathroom to prevent water from leaking out of the tiles. Without sealant, all work will have to be started over again due to water damage.

  1. Place the housing on the tile.

Once the tiles are in place and completely dry, it's time to place the body. Whether choosing simple shower wall panels or a folding option, this part of the process may require outside help, especially when it comes to leveling and getting the right position. Before installing the tray, make sure that the wall channels are vertically level.

Final step

When you've finished your shower, clean all surfaces using methylated spirits. Do not use cleaners with bleach: this will damage the seals and cause grout problems.

Bathroom decoration

Part of the bathroom design is the choice of beautiful materials and colors. Do you know how many different cladding ideas exist? Try using 3D sculptural tiles to add a modern touch to the space. Transitional décor, which combines modern and traditional styles, is second in popularity.

Subway tiles are versatile, classic and timeless. Check out the photo. It comes in a variety of colors, patterns and materials to add interest to a shower stall bathroom design, as well as plain white to make other elements stand out.

Modern style glass mosaics are an easy way to add brightness, sparkle and funky shapes to your shower room design. Using large-format tiles also offers many benefits: they cover large areas easily, and they are easier to clean due to fewer grout lines. But most of all she is loved for her elegance.

Bathroom tile color choices

Neutral color designs are very popular, but if you like bright, bold or dark shades, don't be afraid to use them. Simply balance a bright color with a neutral one and brighten up your bathroom with a walk-in shower. It's okay to have a completely neutral bathtub/shower, but try to use a few such colors, such as a combination of gray and white, to keep the look interesting. And don't forget to set your own rules!

As long as the tiles and the main elements of the room do not compete with each other, you can play with different colors and accents.

General Helpful Hints

For complete knowledge of the design moves applicable in the bathroom, and to avoid unnecessary obstacles in the way of installing a tile shower enclosure, take into account a few additional tips.

  1. If you want to replace the shower and the glass panel, you can install wall panels on top of the already installed tiles. It is long-term: it only needs to be replaced after a few years. Do not lay panels behind the fence, as this may cause problems with the walls.
  2. Shower panels require less installation work, as they consist of fewer parts. Looking for cheap ideas? Then panels are a more economical choice. Shower tiles are usually expensive. Of course, it all depends on the type, finish and the shower enclosure itself.
  3. The choice between shower panels or tiles comes down to preference. Slabs and panels have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, grout maintenance can be an issue that requires regular cleaning. Whereas the panels are not such a durable and high-quality option.

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What type of tile is better to choose?

The finish must not only be beautiful, but also meet certain requirements, have high water repellency, chemical resistance, good strength properties and waterproofing, in the form of special grout mixtures that prevent the appearance of fungus and mold. Be sure to look at the article about finishing the bathroom with tiles, where all the nuances are taken into account.

Photo of a shower tray made of tiles

Clinker floor tiles for a self-made shower platform are selected taking into account frequent and prolonged contact with water. For cladding, products are used that have a relief or rough surface and a high rate of slip resistance, which is less traumatic.

The most common design is in the form of a dense, durable, durable and moisture-resistant porcelain stoneware or quartz vinyl finish. Such structures can be rectangular, square, rounded, open without a roof or closed with a podium, walls and a ceiling base. The rimmed tray can be of various heights, deep enough and perfectly functional as a bathtub, which is especially suitable for those who, for example, need to bathe a child.

The photo shows the interior of the bathroom and an open shower made of tiles with a square-shaped shower tray.

Mosaic is also often used in the design of the pallet, which not only easily copes with facing of various shapes, but also makes the surface non-slippery due to the large number of tile joints and joints.

Seat decoration with tiles

Convenient and comfortable steps or chairs integrated into the wall are most often decorated with small tiles or mosaics, most suitable for curved and curved lines.

Examples of shelving and niches in the shower

By finishing the built-in niches and shelves in the shower, it is possible to create truly elegant accents in the interior. For example, you can use dark-colored tiles and thereby give the niches visual depth or choose a contrasting design for the shelves and make them even more decorative.

Pictured is a shower room with niches finished with dark mosaics.

How to tile a shower enclosure without a tray?

In this case, use a lining that contrasts with the overall design of the room, thereby highlighting the shower area, or use the same type of large-format tiles that are suitable for the floor without height differences. Thus, it turns out to visually enlarge the space and give it a very solid appearance.

When arranging this cabin, the main requirement is the sufficient height of the room, since, due to the fact that the shower drain and the pipe that drains water into the sewer must be located below the floor level, with the help of a concrete screed, it is necessary to raise the floor and make a slope in the direction to plum.

The photo shows a toilet combined with a bathtub and a shower room without a tray with a glass door, lined with tiles.

Tile layout options

The classic boar tile laying option is a horizontal arrangement with an offset. To create a non-banal design, you can apply a more complex, but at the same time quite original layout in vertical rows or herringbone. It is also considered very time-consuming to lay tiled products diagonally, which allows you to visually expand the space.

The photo shows a gray boar tile with a horizontal layout with an offset in the shower.

Color range of tiles

The choice of color solution directly depends on the dimensions of the room and its functional planning features. Beige, white, black, gray, green, blue, brown or any other color tile finish, taking into account all the spatial nuances, can harmoniously complement any design.

The photo shows the interior of a bathroom with a shower decorated with gray square tiles.

When using light shades, not predominantly white, it is possible to visually expand the shower and increase in volume. A more inimitable and unique design, as well as the elimination of minor surface defects, can be achieved by alternating tile products of different colors.

Shower designs

Several original designs.

Combination of tiles and mosaics

This combination creates a really interesting finish for a shower room. With the addition of such a characteristic touch as a mosaic, the situation takes on a more thoughtful and complete look.

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Photo of beige tiling combined with colorful mosaics in an open shower.

Wood effect

Completely reproduces the appearance of natural wood, while having all the advantages of ceramic tiles.

Be sure to check out our selection of wood look tile ideas.

Stone effect

Thanks to special technologies, ceramics are distinguished by even the smallest irregularities, graceful breaks, cracks and overflows characteristic of stone rocks.

The photo shows a small shower room made of marble imitation tiles in the bathroom interior.

Concrete effect

Visually and aesthetically, the room with this cladding acquires a more powerful and reliable appearance.

Fish scales

Due to the beauty of fish scales, which have soft overflows, it turns out to visually endow the space with additional volume.

Photo of a bathroom with an open shower without a tray, decorated with turquoise fish scale tiles.

Large pebbles

It is not afraid of moisture and therefore equally well suited both for decorating a shower room in an apartment and for decorating a summer shower in a country house. Large pebbles will bring the mood of a real sea coast into the atmosphere.


A large image covering the entire plane or small patterns repeated several times are an excellent solution to diversify and enliven a monochromatic design.

The photo shows the interior of the bathroom and a small shower room with white tiles decorated with drawings.

Ideas for decorating a shower cabin in various styles

With proper decoration of a shower room, you can create a truly beautiful design for any interior direction, such as loft, provence, country, classic or modern style.

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