5 bathroom feature walls & how to achieve the look

When it comes to creating a statement finishes in an en suite or family bathroom, opting for a feature wall is a sure-fire way to create a lasting impression.

Not only will it add wow-factor each and every time you have friends and guests visit, but it will ensure you LOVE being in this space day in and day out. A handy thing to consider when it’s a room we spend so much time in.

Here are five feature walls to consider for your next reno and tips on how to get the look.

1. Fish scale tiles

If you want a stand-out en suite that oozes style, look no further than the stunning fish scale tiled wall that Lana created in her forever home.

After loads of research on Pinterest, Lana came across this stunning shot that drove the inspiration behind her feature wall:

Lana used this inspo to source her own tiles which were “huge and came in individual pieces” from Amber Tiles.

Lana’s top tip: “When you want a feature wall to stand out, keep everything else in the bathroom muted – particularly if it’s a bright wall.”

As an example, Lana paired her bright turquoise fish scale feature wall with muted whites and creams, creating a rendered look. She carried this all the way down to the floor, choosing a matte finish flooring.

2. Subway tiles set in a herringbone pattern

Like penny round, mosaic and hexagon tiles, subway tiles are totally in – yet when set in a herringbone pattern they create an even more stylish, contemporary look suitable to any taste.

“The larger size (300mm x 75mm) makes more of an impact, plus the herringbone pattern and the dark grey grout used together here ensures the pattern really pops,” say the Three Birds.

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Try a herringbone pattern with a dark grey grout to get the look. Picture: Three Birds Renovations

3. Contrasting tiles

Pairing two complementary tiles together will help you ensure your bathroom is a luxe space that’s on par with any flash hotel.

Consider featuring one earthy tile on the floor and along most walls to create a muted, soft vibe – then use another type of tile such as fish scale or mosaic tiles to create your bespoke feature wall.

Consider contrasting yet complementary tiles and colours for your feature wall. Picture: Three Birds Renovations

4. Mini feature wall

If budget restraints won’t allow you to go all out – and often feature walls can set you back a few pennies – don’t give up. You can create a mini feature wall, for example behind the mirror and vanity as this bathroom shows.

If you’re opting for marble-style tiles elsewhere and keeping the colour palette very neutral, try a similarly soft colour such as a soft olive green and opt for subway tiles to keep it simple.

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Create a mini feature wall and relish in its simplicity. Picture: Three Birds Renovations

5. Hexagon tiles

While they’re used on the floor in this bathroom by Three Birds Renovations, a hexagon-tiled feature wall is an awesome way to embrace your creativity and jazz up your bathroom.

Choose to opt for large set tiles or small hexagonal mosaic tiles for a lovely, high-end look. Keep it Scandi chic with crisp white tiles or go bold with moody greys, blacks and charcoals.

Originally published as 5 bathroom feature walls & how to get the look by Kristy Barratt. Author at realestate.com.au.

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