You think you have your bathroom decor all figured out, right? You've picked out a striking shower curtain, invested in some quality towels (and found a smart way to store 'em), and even placed some fresh flowers on your countertop. But have you given much thought to your backsplash? Maybe not. While tiled walls are a no-brainer for your tub and shower, many people either settle for plain white subway tile by the sink or (even worse) ditch backsplash altogether.
As far as we're concerned, it's a missed design opportunity. Not only will adding a backsplash to your sink area protect your walls from water damage, but it's also a suitable way to bring some personality into your wet room. So whether you're set to embark on a new renovation or just want to revamp the look of your washroom, here are seven bathroom backsplash ideas worth copying.
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #1: Marble Marvel
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #2: Double Trouble
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #3: Shape-Shifter
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #4: Size Matters
Big things often come in small packages — just look at this bathroom backsplash idea from Blackband Design. The tile used here is tiny but makes a serious statement when grouped together. Not ready to replace an entire bathroom wall? Create the illusion of a new backsplash with wall stenciling, decals, or removable wallpaper.
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #5: Be Bold
Go big or go home with a bold backsplash. While this option isn't for wallflowers, we can't help but smile whenever we see the Jungalow's iteration. Nervous your space will look too busy? Take a page out of Justina Blakeney's book and turn your backsplash into wainscoting, covering the bottom half of your wall and leave the rest blank.
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #6: Pattern Play
Bathroom Backsplash Idea #7: Statement Subway
Psst ... if you're not quite ready to let go of subway tile, then this bathroom backsplash idea is perfect for you. When reimagined in a slimmer size and a light and airy hue — like the soft blue shade that Emily Henderson chose — it will give you the comfort of tradition that you crave, while imparting a whole new look in your space.