- Q: How can I make my ugly bathroom tiles work for me (without replacing them)?
- I often hear from clients who have moved into a new place that their bathroom tiles are not the most current of trends. The best and easiest fix for this situation, whether the tiles are on the floor or on the walls, is to design around them-- take your eye away from the bad and point it towards the good with the following techniques:
: If the offensive tiles are in a child's bathroom, a painted stencil is a great touch. Go to an art store and buy stencils, paint, and sponges
--I did one client's bathroom with little stars
: I really like Eskayel
for artsy options, William Morris Wallpapers
for a traditional vibe, and Trove
for very cool photo-realistic patterns.
Hide the evidence
: Lay down a bath rug to cover most of the floor tiles if they are too ugly to be shown: I'm loving Serena & Lily's navy Broad Stripe Bath Dhurrie
, West Elm's Jute Chenille Herringbone Rug
, and Pottery Barn's Hermosa Stripe Recycled Yarn Rug