6 Easy Tile Ideas For a Quick Bathroom Refresh

Does your bathroom need a refresh before your holiday guests arrive? Here are six easy bathroom updates that will take your bathroom from drab to dazzling in just a few short days. For inspiration on choosing your tile, check out these 32 Bathroom Tile Design Ideas for 2024.

1. Add a Backsplash

If you only have a weekend to get your bathroom guest ready, a backsplash is a simple update that packs a big punch. The Livingston Melange marble-look tile backsplash designed by Nikki Chu shown here exudes a sophisticated luxury. Because it takes up little space, a backsplash is a great place to express your personality. A bold color, intricate pattern or mosaic will add character to your space without becoming overwhelming.

White wall with marble-look and handmade-look tile and sink with a candle and small plant.
Featuring: Argile Matte White and Livingston Melange. Designed by Nikki Chu.

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2. Retile the Shower

Chances are your shower is a relatively small space, and the perfect candidate for a weekend tile makeover. Choose a tile that your overnight guests can’t help but compliment–a luxurious marble look or unique handmade look is sure to meet with approval from the in-laws.

Small shower with blue handmade-look subway tile.
Featuring: Annie Selke Artisanal Sky and Artisanal Sky Pencil Trim.

3. Create Comfort with a Shower Corner Seat

Make your shower a place where you can truly rejuvenate and revitalize. If you’ve decided to tackle the shower for your weekend refresh, a corner seat will add a little extra comfort and will be especially appreciated by your guests with limited mobility.

Shower with white picket tile and white tile corner seat.
Featuring: Picket Florencia Super Bianco, Bianco Puro Honed Corner Shower Seat and Royal White Polished Hex. Design and Photography by Brooke Pavel.

4. Create a Statement Wall

If you don’t have time to retile your whole bathroom but still want to make an impression, a statement wall is a quick tile project that’s sure to yield big results! Centering the focus on one wall can also depth to a small bathroom or powder room.

Purple powder room with gold and black patterned tile.
Featuring: Cell Light Gold AC. Design by Beth Diana Smith Interior Design. Photography by Mike Van Tassell.

5. Update Your Shower Niche

A shower niche is a small space that can make a big impact. If you already have a shower niche, this is an easy update that can really up your bathroom’s Wow Factor. Try incorporating a detailed patterned tile or an intricate mosaic for maximum impact.

Brick-look subway tile and marble mosaic shower niche.
Featuring: Brick x Brick Petal, Elia Polished Mosaic and Precious Metals 24 Karat Pencil by Alison Victoria.

6. Retile Your Floor

If you have a small space, refreshing your floor tile can take your bathroom from blah to brilliant in no time at all. The reflectiveness of the Black Marquina Polished marble tile creates depth in this small powder room.

Powder room with bird-print wallpaper and black marble floor.
Featuring: Black Marquina Polished. Design by Plot Twist Design.

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