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Bathroom floor / tiles interior design help or opinions needed

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sweetheart Tue 21-Nov-17 14:27:22

Whilst undertaking another DIY job Dh and I uncovered the fact that there was a leak in our downstairs bathroom and have had to pull the flooring up.

We had not intended to redo the bathroom so we need to keep costs down but dh has said he would now like to tile the bathroom floor - it was lino before.

The trouble is the entire bathroom is tiled floor to ceiling in a sort of matt beige tile. The hallway adjacent to the bathroom has wooden flooring down.

Dh and I don't seem to be able to agree on a not too expensive solution to this. I don't want to put beige / cream tiles on the floor - I think if they don;t match the walls it will look odd and it's highly unlikely we won't be able to match them anyway. I don't want to put anything wood like down because again - it's unlikely to match to the hallway flooring so I think it would look odd.

I really really like the patterned tiles BUT all the brown / beige ones seem to scream 70's throwback to me.

I don't feel like we can put some of the beautiful grey . black tiles I've seen with the cream walls.

I also LOVE the blue patterned tiles but most of these have a white background and I feel it doesn't look right / clashes with our existing cream.

We really can't afford to re-tile the whole bathroom at this point.

Has anyone seen anything beautiful recently to solve my problem or can think of a solution?

JoJoSM2 Tue 21-Nov-17 14:37:11

I think it’s dark floor tiles are often combined with beige wall tiles so you can’t go too wrong with that.

SnowBallsAreHere Tue 21-Nov-17 17:55:04

^^ yes, slightly darker tiles would look fine.
Floor tiles don’t have to match walls, any complementary darker shade would be fine (and show less dirt!). Use a dark coloured grout too.

polyjuice Tue 21-Nov-17 20:25:47

Yes go for a darker colour in a complementary shade - not black or grey.

See eg which come in a range of colours from off white through cream/grey-brown and all sit well together.

You could use pattern so long as on a cream base but the above type shades are probably safer.

Some of the wood-look tiles are really nice these days too and come in good colours.

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