A bathroom can make or break your interior design, so you must take your bathroom design seriously. From your walk-in shower area, to hand-painted accent walls, to picking the perfect bathroom tile – it can be overwhelming! That’s why we’ve put together our favorite walk-in shower tile ideas below.
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What tiles to use in a walk-in shower?
There are so many different floor tile designs that picking the perfect one for your bathroom can get confusing. You want to make sure that your walk-in shower is perfect…so the pressure is really on! So, there are a few different design ideas to think about when determining the best tiles to use for your walk-in shower. Let’s go over some below.
- According to Architectural Digest, ceramic tiles are probably the best material you can use for both your walk-in shower and bathroom floor. If you want to get creative and artsy, many people like incorporating mosaic tiles into the bathroom shower mix. However, keep in mind that these tiles are extremely slippery – so be careful and watch your step!
- Porcelain tiles are another popular shower tile material. They’re fired at a much higher temperature than ceramic (and other materials), making them very durable and strong. Additionally, porcelain shower tile designs come in many different colors and patterns – I’d recommend going to a home store near you and finding a few options you like.
- Glass tile is another option that people like to use for walk-in showers…especially when creating a more modern bathroom look. People like it because it’s fairly low-maintenance, but keep in mind it can be pricier than porcelain or ceramic tiles.
How much does a walk-in tiled shower cost?
Obviously your walk-in shower design price is going to depend on a few different factors. For instance – the type of tiling you choose, how big or small your shower is, and the specific contractor you hire are all factors that will impact price.
However, the typical tiled walk-in shower is going to cost you anywhere from around $2,500 to $5,000. I would recommend finding a local contractor and asking them to quote you!
Walk-In Shower Tile Ideas
#1 – Go Bright or Go Home
Finding tiles that compliment both your shower and shower floor can be a great way to add some pizazz to your bathroom design. Here, you’ll see that the white tiles paired with a warm, accent color allows the shower room to really stand out.
#2 – Moroccan Mosaics
Check out this gorgeous contrasted tile wall in this wet room! Traditionally, people thought that everything in a shower stall had to match – but that isn’t true. Contrasting your shower floor tile with the tile walls (as they did here), can add real value to your bathroom.
#3 – Minimalist Walls & Funky Floors
Don’t worry if your walls are neutral and undecorated – sometimes that can work best in a bathroom design! Here, you’ll see that the textured pattern tiles on the floor acts as the focal point of this walk-in shower. What more do you need?!
#4 – White Subway Tiles with Colorful Floor
I am absolutely in love with the blue tile that they incorporated into this bathroom remodel. It looks great with the white bathroom walls and modern light fixture hanging from the ceiling. Sometimes, all you need is to brighten up your color scheme and WALA!
#5 – Colors of the Sea
If you want to go even brighter than the example above, check out this classy open shower enclosure! These porcelain walk-in shower wall tiles completely elevate the bathroom’s look. If you aren’t loving the shallop-shaped tile pattern, just choose another!
#6 – White Subway Tiles Minimalist Design
Sometimes, all you need in your doorless walk-in shower is to incorporate white subway tiles. I like how they complimented the tile with gridded glass panel to take the black-and-white color scheme to the next level.
#7 – Incorporate Natural Light
Remodel your bathroom in a space that allows for optimal natural light. Then, you won’t be trying to add in a bunch of different lighting and color combinations to force light in. I also love how large this shower is – large enough for dual shower-heads!
#8 – A Timeless Design with Accent Features
We’re back to the white subway tiles…why? Because it’s a timeless design that will never go out of style! You can make your space look more traditional or modern, depending on what accent features you want to add. Here, they opted for a more modern look with the glass shower door and gold faucet accents.
#9 – Natural Stone with Slate Tiles
Here, we have a more rustic walk-in shower tile idea. The natural stone mixed with slate tiles and more neutral colors allows the space to feel cozy and homey…almost like your own personal oasis. I think this bathroom design would look great in a smaller guest bathroom, as well.
#10 – Small Shower Design
If you’re dealing with a small bathroom or smaller shower, it can be hard to find a way to amp it up. However, if you look at this example you’ll see that they incorporated herringbone tiles with a lighter color floor to mix it up.
#11 – Blue Mosaic Tiles
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, we’re in love with the blue tile look! I mean…it’s so in! If you match your shower tile color to the bathroom floor, it can make your bathroom look more sophisticated and put together.
#12 – Contrast Stone & Brick
With a large stone surround in the walk-in shower and exposed brick-bathroom walls, this bathroom design just works well. It’s definitely different and certainly not a style for everyone, but it would look great in a small city apartment or quaint loft.
#13 – Large Rectangle Tiles and Mixing Shapes
This modern shower features large, rectangular tiles with an inlet of tiny hexagon shaped tiles! The white/gray undertone color scheme that they choose definitely gives into a more modern shower design.
#14 – Bring the Forest to You
Whether you live near the California Redwoods or just love to adventure outdoors, incorporating some greenery into your bathroom design can be a great way to boost your serotonin! Add wall succulents and other small accent pieces to take your space to the next level.
#15 – Stay Simple with a Cream Color
No one said that staying simple was a crime…in fact, this bathroom shows that it can look great! I like how the cream colored wall tiles are a mixture of sizes – which gives this bathroom a subtle hint of character.
#16 – Incorporate a Built-In Shower Bench
If you weren’t a fan of a built-in shower bench…you must be now! I love the marble slab with the gray subway tiles…it just screams sophisticated and chic. It gives off a very calming feel, no?
#17 – Gold Everything
Check out this gold mosaic feature wall and modern walk-in shower. This bathroom doesn’t have much natural light, and the gold wall was a smart choice to brighten the room up.
#18 – Limit Your Color Scheme
While this bathroom design may seem all over the place at first, look again. I can actually appreciate the contrasting tiles and wallpaper because they all fall into the same color pattern. At first, I thought it was too hectic, but I have since appreciated the contrasting colors.
#19 – Floral Pattern on the Floor
If you aren’t completely satisfied with just white subway tiles, add some detail to your shower floor! Here, they added a contrasting floral pattern as well as small, black accent lines near the top of the shower.
#20 – Scandinavian Design
Check out this gorgeous Scandinavian bathroom – complete with a blend of soft textures and hues, and modern decor to make the room feel inviting. Nothing is over the top – and every furnishing is practical and functional.
#21 – Incorporate Wall Furnishings
Just like in your bedroom or living room, wall decor can amp up your bathroom design style! Here, the white subway tiles are accentuated by pop of color painting and some greenery.
#22 – Glass Tiles & Geometric Shapes
Here, the homeowner arranged the mosaic tile patterns into different shapes, accompanied with a glass shower door and mirror. Not only does the mosaic wall give off a touch of color, the off-white farmhouse-style sink adds to the modern farmhouse look. Definitely one of our favorite walk-in shower tile ideas.
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