11 Laundry Tile Ideas to Level Up Your Space

May 30, 2022 3 min read

The laundry is the unsung hero of your house, often overlooked in favour of areas where more exciting things happen. Just because it’s a practical room unseen by guests doesn’t mean you should neglect its aesthetics – on the contrary, your laundry deserves some love! Thanks to being a high-traffic area that cops moisture, dust, and grime, a laundry room is the perfect candidate for some slick tiling. From floors to splashbacks, we’ve assembled some of our favourite laundry tiles to get you inspired.

1. Splash out with mermaid

Fish scale tiles are a perfect choice for any laundry, giving a nod to the aquatic nature of, well, doing the washing. These mermaid-esque scalloped tiles come in a rainbow of beautiful colours, so you also have the benefit of keeping things chic with neutrals or opting for a bolder hue.

2. Play with patterns

If you’re a bit risk-averse when it comes to patterns in your living or dining areas, the laundry is a perfect place to test the waters. Opting for a fun tile pattern can add interest to an otherwise dull space, not to mention it’s less intense than investing in a bold and busy pattern in a more visible area.

3. Feature presentation

Who says you can’t have a feature wall in your laundry? Opting for a patterned tiled feature wall will add purpose and intention to your laundry space, making it look well thought-out. Encaustic or encaustic-look tiles are adorned with so many stunning patterns that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

4. Penny for your thoughts

Cute, classic, and versatile – what’s not to love about penny round mosaic tiles? These little gems are ideal for laundry tiles, creating visual interest that makes for a fantastic splashback. They also come in many varieties, from glossy white to a matte and mottled grey. The texture of penny tiles is also another fun and unexpected element that sets them apart from other tiles – the button effect is super charming.

5. Keep it classic

If you know what you like and you like it classic, crisp white tiles with white grout are bound to appeal. Whether it’s a chic high-gloss tile, something more matte, or even playing with texture to add a bit of intrigue, you really can’t go wrong with an all-white laundry.

6. Dark and stormy

For those who love drama, an all-black tiled laundry is just the ticket. Not for the faint of heart, this is definitely a strong look – but when done correctly, the results can be spectacular. Textured black tiles add a whole new dimension to the space, not to mention they make light-coloured appliances and fixtures pop.

7. Make it mod

Looking for a laundry tile idea that’s modern and timeless? Opt for grey stone tiles on the floor and a crisp white splashback – it’s practical while still looking pretty. Adorning your laundry in tones rather than colours is a great way to ensure it ages well, because we all know neutrals never go out of style.

8. How to herringbone

Another entrant in the “most versatile” category, herringbone tiles are a fantastic way to elevate your laundry. Oozing simple sophistication and endless style, these gorgeous elongated tiles come in a wide range of colours and textures, meaning you are bound to find something that suits your style.

9. Case of the hex

Hexagonal tiles have the benefit of being timeless yet interesting, which makes them a solid choice for your laundry tiling project. An impressive design element in their own right, these beauties can also be arranged to create stunning and intricate patterns that will make your laundry a little more exciting without going overboard.

10. Another perspective

For something a bit different, alternating the orientation of your rectangular tiles can add quite the eye-popping effect. Laying one panel horizontally and another vertically creates a bold contrast without going too far into the realm of odd.

11. Head to toe
It might sound a bit outlandish, but hear us out – tiling your walls, floors, and ceilings can actually end up looking quite spectacular. If you opt for something schmick like a white or grey marble-effect tile, going for an all-in approach can have a sophisticated effect. This look works best (and is far easier to achieve) with large-format tiles, but feel free to let your imagination run wild.

 

Don't be afraid to get experimental! At the end of the day, your laundry is the perfect place to take a stylistic risk you might otherwise be apprehensive about. Thanks to their smaller dimensions, laundry rooms are an ideal “guinea pig” for bolder aesthetic choices and quicker renovations. Who knows – you might find a look you love and decide to expand it to a more visible area of your home!


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