Is your bathroom in need of an update this year?
No matter whether you’re taking on a big refurbishment project or just trying to breathe some life back into your space, you’d be amazed what a little TLC can do and re-tiling your bathroom can be the perfect place to start.
From the floor to the walls, introducing beautiful new tiles can instantly transform the room.
However, it’s worth noting that this can be an important investment both financially and because these tiles will last for years to come. They can impact the value of your property and most importantly, you’ll have to look at them every day.
With that in mind, it’s so important that you choose the right tiles for your property. That is why we’ve created this guide.
Below, we’ll take a look at seven of the biggest bathroom tile trends for 2024 to help you make the right decision.
1. Go mad for geometrics
In 2024, bathrooms will be transporting us back in time, largely to the Victorian era but possibly even all the way back to Ancient Greece, through geometric patterns.
These could be sleek black and white tiles for the floor or vibrant colourful patterns, it’s really all about your own style.
Just be aware that these geometry-inspired patterns, like the classic kaleidoscope, can be striking but busy, so you may wish to use these as a feature wall or splashback by the sink, rather than using these throughout the whole room.
Otherwise, you might find it becomes very visually overwhelming.
2. Be brave, be big
You’ve heard the saying ‘bigger is better’ and in 2024 that applies to your bathroom tiles. Choosing extra large tiles, whether for your floor or walls, will cut down on grout lines. This can create a beautiful, seamless space and make your bathroom feel bigger, making it ideal for those with smaller spaces.
For a clean and contemporary look that you’re sure to love, consider choosing neutral, uniform tones.
You can then pair your big tiles with minimalist fixtures and accessories so the tiles take centre stage. Alternatively, you can go bold and make a real statement with dramatic patterns and accessories elsewhere in your bathroom.
3. Create a spa aesthetic
Though it’s nothing new, the popularity of the spa aesthetic is set to continue in 2024. The spa is known for having both physical and mental benefits on the body, so transforming your bathroom into a spa-like experience can promote self-care in the home.
In order to achieve this aesthetic, choose natural materials and neutral shades for your tiles. From natural stone to a bamboo-style finish, there are lots of great options out there that will allow you to create a tranquil space to start and end your day.
And it doesn’t matter whether you opt for mosaics, big tiles, marble, patterned or plain. As long as you opt for light, warming shades with a natural appeal, you’re sure to transform your bathroom into your very own spa experience.
4. Introduce drama with industrial accents
On the other hand, if you’ve never been one for the spa experience, you’re in luck. Dramatic, metallic tiles are also going to be a big hit this year, with industrial accents adding a bold but glamorous feel to your bathroom.
This industrial style has slowly made its way throughout the interior world over the last few years, for example, through brass, bronze and copper accents, reclaimed wood and actual pipes being used for shelving and heating units.
Now it is creeping into the bathroom with metallic mosaic tiles, either as an accent or focal point depending on your taste. And these can be paired with larger stone or concrete effect tiles, as well as some of the wood or pipework accessories we’ve mentioned above.
5. Turn your bathroom into a work of art
If you want to do something special in your bathroom, why not consider tiles that have been painted with beautiful fine art?
These can be bought online or they could even be commissioned by a muralist or artist you love. Either way, these unique hand-painted tiles can quickly add a lovely feature to your space, perhaps on the wall, in the shower or as a splashback by the sink. You could even incorporate these into your floor if you wanted to.
Just be aware, this can be a slightly more expensive option in terms of tiling. Unless you’re on good terms with the artist, that is.
6. Add marble to marvel at
Another classic that isn’t going anywhere is marble. This year, large marble-effect tiles are going to be popular for both floors and walls, offering a luxurious and timeless finish that will be trendy for years to come.
Sure, you can opt for the traditional Carrara marble tiles in white and grey tones with unique patterns and veins weaving throughout. This will always make an instant impact and make your bathroom feel like that of a 5-star hotel.
But, if you want something a little different that is going to wow every guest that stops by, consider rich, natural tones like a deep green Guatemalan-style marble.
7. Choose sustainability
The final trend on our list and one which is only growing in popularity is sustainability!
As we become more and more aware of the impact we as humans are having on the planet, people are looking for more sustainable options in every aspect of life. And the good news is, you can incorporate this into your interior design and home decor as well.
When it comes to sustainable bathroom tiles, it’s not just about mimicking the look and feel of natural materials such as wood, stone and marble.
Instead, be sure to choose more environmentally friendly options like porcelain tiles, as these are produced mostly with recycled and recyclable materials. Plus they are durable and look great for years to come.
Alternatives include ceramic and recycled glass tiles, but if you’re unsure where to start, do some more research online or look out for companies that sell and fit sustainable tiles as standard.