August 4, 2021
5 Seattle Bathroom Remodels That Play with Pattern
A well-planned and executed pattern can liven up an interior design tremendously. From big florals to geometric shapes, walls and tile don’t have to hit just one note. There’s a pattern and design for every interior style. Add a playful pattern on the walls or floor—or both!—to create layers of visual interest like these Seattle bathroom remodels.
Bathrooms make the perfect spaces for playing with pattern because they’re small when compared to other rooms in a home. Pattern implemented in a bathroom remodel can make a small space feel larger, bolder and more fun, without committing to something out of your comfort zone in a main living space.
If you opt for accent wallpaper, you can rest easy knowing you have the option of changing it later. If you opt for a more permanent patterned tile, choose something that’s either timeless or can easily evolve with the styling of your space. Since tile is one of the most used materials in a bathroom, it’s an easy way to kick up the style a notch. An interior designer can help you choose complimentary décor that let’s the pattern remain the focal point.
Below are some of our favorite bathroom remodels that play with pattern.
Modern Tropical Powder Room
Pattern: Palm Leaf Wallpaper
This palm leaf wallpaper creates the perfect playful backdrop for this chic tropical bathroom. Vibrant greens are balanced by muted pastels within the leafy pattern. A slab-front walnut vanity contrasts the all-white tile and countertop, while adding a touch of warmth. Modern sconces and simple, but luxurious, aged brass details let the wallpaper do the talking. View more of this Modern Tropical Powder Room
Black & White Bathroom
Patterns: Modern Geometric Decorative Tile, Vintage-Inspired Black and White Mini Hex Tile, Scalloped Tiles
Here’s a wonderful example of multiple patterns working together. Patterned, porcelain floor tile has the look of hand-painted cement, without the maintenance. The design is mimicked on the shower floor with a fun mini-hex tile design. A gloss black perimeter creates a clear doorway to the walk-in shower with a built-in bench. At the vanity, matte black scallop tile completes the black and white combinations in the room. View more of this Black & White Bathroom
Contemporary Blue & White Bathroom
Patterns: Cement Hexagon Tiles with Stars, Multicolored Subway Tiles
Combining seemingly opposing patterns is an art form. When it works, it works! When it doesn’t, it can look hodgepodge. In this case, the combo is perfectly paired and connected by color. The resulting bathroom is a playful shower and tub side-by-side combo. It’s a unique blend of multi-colored subway tiles and Popham Design cement hexagon star tiles. It’s super fun, but still feels modern and clean. View more of this Contemporary Blue & White Bathroom
Spa Bathroom with Soaking Tub & Walk-in Shower
Patterns: Traditional Patterned Floor Tile, Penny Rounds
The new primary bathroom has both a freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower, as well as his and hers sinks. Patterned porcelain floor tile adds subtle drama to the otherwise neutral bathroom, and it’s heated! The bathtub platform is accentuated by penny rounds in a soft taupe. The small, but luxurious, walk-in shower has white variegated subway tile walls that don’t compete with the bathroom floor patterns. View more of this Spa Bathroom with Soaking Tub & Walk-in Shower
Moody Floral Powder Room
Patterns: Dark Floral Wallpaper, Curved Chevron Wall Tile
Beige walls were swapped for moody floral wallpaper with large flowers in shades of cream, purple and blush. In addition to the wallpaper, a porcelain wall tile covers the other walls. The wall tile has a fluid, organic pattern that matches the curves of the adjacent flower petals. View more of this Moody Floral Powder Room
Choosing Bathroom Wallpaper and Patterned Tile
Deciding on a single wall or floor pattern to liven up your space is a matter of looking through the options to find one that speaks to you. Combining more than one pattern is a little more nuanced, and requires a special eye for design. Hiring an interior designer to help you create a custom look can ensure your chosen patterns do in fact work together. Either way, a patterned wallpaper or decorative tile can help your small bathroom shine. Bring in bright, fresh color or stick with elegant neutrals. Go for classic patterns or try out new trends. Your bathroom remodel is place to sample a style you’ve always wanted to try!