Wall Tile Design Ideas

Installing wall tile is an effective way to change the look and feel of your home. A blend of durability and style, tile is available in a variety of materials, patterns, shapes and colors, making it a perfect fit for any room. Our experts at The Tile Shop can help you decide on the tile that works best for your interior and exterior walls.

Ted Baker bathroom tile.

We love this Ted Baker designer tile for adding the perfect amount of faded pattern without being too bold.

2019 Wall Tile Design Trends

Installing wall tile in your living space is an opportunity to make a statement. From trendy colors to unique materials to dazzling design patterns, there are more options than ever to create stunning accent or statement walls. To spice up plain white tiles walls, lay them in an unusual pattern to add personality. Accentuate the pattern with a dark grout or take them up to the ceiling for a fresh wallpaper look. For a modern spin on subway tile, use tiles that are longer or textured. Don’t forget that tile is also great at enhancing the outdoor appearance of your home. Several materials can withstand the elements while maintaining their beautiful colors and designs, making tile a smart way to add long-lasting character and style.

White bathroom wall tile with black accent.

Sleek contemporary style can still be full of delightful details, like this framed chevron stripe with a black accent.

White subway tile with dark grout.

How can you make your white subway tile pop? Highlight the pattern and shape with a darker grout color.

Cream ceramic wall tile design.

Let your creativity take control, and envision a unique design that breathes life into your home.

Wallpaper-look wall tile.

The vintage appeal of wallpaper is now available in all of your wet spaces like bathrooms, showers and backsplashes.

Feature Walls

Feature walls are a way to liven up your space and experiment with patterns and colors. An adventurous design can make a bold statement in your room, but even a subtle pattern can add interest without overwhelming the space. Choose a wall that you’d like to act as the room’s focal point, like your fireplace surround, behind your bed’s headboard or where your TV is mounted. If you opt for a daring design, just be sure that your wall still complements the rest of your room.

Shower wall with orange and grey geometric patterned tile.

Don’t be afraid to use your walls to showcase a unique style that stands out.

Modern farmhouse style laundry room with blue subway tile and wood-look tile on the walls and encaustic-look tile on the floor.

Your backsplash is one place where it’s common to add a bold contrast with color and pattern.

This combination of subway and diamond tile patterns achieves an elegant look in this bathroom.

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Adding Texture to Walls

Textured tiles are a powerful way of injecting some life into your walls. Whether you’re looking for subtle surface texture or bold, embossed tile, introducing a tactile element is effective in adding character and personality anywhere in your home. Explore our wide selection of tile textures by stopping into your nearest store and checking them out in person.

Dark brown reclaimed wood wall tile with mosaic in rustic bar area.

The variety of brown tones on these walls set a warm atmosphere in this room.

Modern bathroom vanity with white textured designer wall tile.

A subtle pattern adds some distinctive character to this white wall.

Let our design experts help you to create the walls of your dreams. Our free design services are available to you 7 days a week.

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Design Tip: Choosing Materials

No matter your personal taste, there’s a tile material that will fit with your home’s decor. Wood-look tile is very popular due to its easy maintenance, durability and range of styles. It’s now available in a variety of authentic colors, grains, finishes and knots that will be able to match any tone that you’re aiming for. Our extensive selection of porcelain, marble, ceramic, stone and glass tile allows you to stretch your creativity to fit your individual space. Whether you want a rustic feel in your kitchen or a contemporary wall design in your entryway, our experienced associates at The Tile Shop are excellent resources for your next project.

Wood-look tile is able to mimic the authentic look and feel of the real thing.

Ceramic tile is available in a vast number of colors, shapes, sizes, finishes and textures.

Natural stone tile comes in a wide variety of materials, colors and shapes.

Glass tile is a natural fit for bathrooms because it reflects light and is easy to clean.

Tile Is Great for More Than Bathrooms and Kitchens

The sheer versatility of tile makes it a stylish, logical fit for anywhere inside (or outside) your home. Installing fashionable tile designs on your dining or living room walls can work in tandem with your flooring to complete the room’s look. Tile is also a great option for your outdoor projects, offering a lasting design solution that comes in a wide variety of styles. You’ll be able to give your home’s exterior a look that’s both beautiful and easy to maintain.

We love how this tiled fireplace surround is a focal point in this dining room.

The right tile can add function and style to your exterior spaces.

Black and white porcelain chevron wall tile.

This stone tile installation uses color and pattern to create a striking wall design.

Nothing beats seeing the tile in person. Come in to browse our huge selection of tile options at a store near you.

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