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How to nail your bathroom feature

Courtney Cole

Feature tiles provide great opportunities to experiment with textures, shapes, colours, and patterns. Sometimes a subtle pattern or colour can inject just the right amount of interest into a room without overwhelming the space.


Start with your feature tile and work around it!
Consider what colour your feature tile is and if it works with the over-all look you want to create. If your feature tile is a subway tile think about what lay pattern you will use to achieve your look.
Have one hero! Have your floor tile and other wall tiles compliment your feature tile in terms of colour, pattern, texture, and size. Pick other tile selections that compliment your feature rather than clash and fight for attention in the space.

Contrast is key!
Consider the size of your feature tile and the size of the other tiles. If your feature is a mosaic, a good rule of thumb is to not double down on the mosaics for the floor as well. This will draw attention to the floor tile when it's all about the feature tile on the wall. Pair your feature tile with a larger 300x600 or 600x600 complementary tile for the other walls like our Brushgrove, Paddington, Sydney or Hamilton range.

image via: @adoremagazine

Picking the right wall (or floor!?)
Struggling to decide what wall your feature tile will be on? Pick a focal point that is visible as soon as you enter the space. The far back wall or on the wall that your vanity sits, or why not both?! If your door swings one way, you don’t want your feature sitting behind the door where you can’t see it. An unwritten rule is not to highlight and draw attention to the toilet, unless its sitting on the same wall as your vanity your loo does not need to be highlighted with a feature tile.
If a feature wall isn’t right for you what about a feature floor! Go bold with pattern and colour on floor with our new Australian made encaustic look pattern range. These look best paired with a soft pastel colour on the walls or white textured tiles.
Or make a statement of your floor tile and use it on a wall also! Bold is beautiful!

A stunning checkerboard pattern on the floor with the Seaforth Travertine look in Beige & The Balmoral Dusty blush Square matte (currently unavailable but check out our Haddon pink matte medium tile as an alternative) and the Cremorne Calacatta look matte tile on the wall!
Take it halfway:
Take your feature wall tiles up half-way in your bathroom on all walls to keep consistency around the room. This gives you freedom to play around with bold wallpaper, colour or Vj panels. You can also take your floor tile up to the half-way point, then put your feature tile above! 

image via: @concepts_ck

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Courtney Cole
As an interior designer at TileCloud, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of home renovation. With a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration and a passion for creating stunning interiors, shes dedicated to helping people on their journey to transform their homes. Currently channeling her expertise into renovating her own home, she aims to share valuable insights, tips, and inspiration to assist others in achieving their dream space!