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Shower Tile Ideas for any Budget

Courtney Cole

Every day you step into the shower, either to start the morning fresh or to wash off the dirt (real or imaginary) of a long workday. When the time comes to design your dream bathroom, you want to look at some of the best up-to-date shower tile ideas. And who better to turn to than the experts at TileCloud for some of the most interesting and trendy shower wall and floor tile ideas?

Transform your bathroom by redoing your shower space, or remodel the entire space and make sure that the shower is the hero of the washroom with any of the following shower tile ideas.

The French Riviera shower feel

If your home decor is coastal-inspired, like the Hamptons or rustic beach house, create a trendy piece de resistance in your bathroom with the right tiles for your shower. This is one shower tile idea that will transport you straight to the crystal clear waters of the French southern coast. Set the scene with striped blue and white tiles or alternating blue and white square tiles in horizontal or diagonal bands.

Let it flow out of the shower stall

Why limit yourself to a feature wall? Imagine your tiled shower’s back wall continuing through to cover the floor in the rest of the bathroom while keeping the walls to a monochromatic colour that complements the tiles you have chosen. The resulting look is one of striking beauty that guides the eye from the shower wall down to the entire room.

The Paddington Mixed Terrazzo look tile

Infuse drama in your shower space

At the opposite end of the scale, you can choose completely different shower wall and floor tiles for an idea that aims to create interest and contrast. Think Aquamarine subway tiles on the shower wall laid offset with modern geometric encaustic-look tiles for a distinctive look. This is one of our favourite tile shower ideas for small bathrooms because it lets you maximise tinier spaces. Being smart with colours and shapes will let you make the shower recess look roomier than it is.

The Newport Duck Egg Gloss Subway paired with the Palm Beach Grey Encaustic look tile

Create unity with tile patterns or colour

Especially if you are redoing your shower area on its own and leaving the rest as is, you want to make sure the finished room retains a cohesive look. A clever shower tile idea is to choose a patterned or coloured tile that recalls the colour of your vanity, bathtub or other permanent fixtures. The subtle connection will help bring unity to the room and ensure the finished space is both relaxing and functional.

The Avoca Black Encaustic look tile, Albert Park Full White subway tile and the Brushgrove Matt white tile

Class it up with marble tiles for less

No matter the size of your bathroom, you deserve the 5-start treatment of luxurious amenities. If you want the feel and look of a refined home without breaking the bank, we have the perfect shower tile idea for you. Marble and stone-look tiles are easier to maintain, look the same and cost a lot less than the real material. They are the perfect way to make a wallet-friendly luxury statement in your home. Natural stone look tiles are a great shower tile idea as this type of shower design already evokes a spa-like. Consider using your natural stone look tile floor and all walls to complete the space.

The Byron Travertine look Ivory Matt

Follow the curves with smaller tiles

Shower seats are extremely practical but can pose an interior design headache to DIY decorators. Their sharp edges and straight lines don’t always play nice with the overall layout of the shower and are hard to make safe and long-lasting. Mosaic tiles, especially penny round tiles, are perfect for creating shower seat with round edges — a safe, practical and modern shower design.

The Broadwater Dark Blue Mix Gloss Penny Round mosaic tile

Shower in nature

One of the most popular trends we have seen in bathrooms in 2022 is to draw inspiration from the great outdoors. You can do so by adding plants to your bathroom, either hosted in a niche or ledge or filling up an unused corner. An ingenious walk-in shower idea is to add a skylight to the shower cubicle — a practical and smart way to let more light in. Or you can take it one step further and recreate nature on your walls. Bring this idea to life with nature-inspired brown, green or blue tiles and dark grout. Fish scale tiles take it a step further by recalling the shape of water and mermaid tails.

The Newport Gloss small square in Sky Blue and Sage Green

Turn your shower tile ideas and dreams into a reality

Whether you loved our shower tile ideas, have your own spathroom dream in mind or need a personalised solution for a space, we can help you turn ideas into reality. Reach out to the team at TileCloud today for a design consultation and let us help you create your dream bathroom.

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!