Here’s a shower thought: Bold tile is the antidote to a boring bathroom.

1. Tile an accent wall to bring in a pop of color or pattern without overwhelming the space.

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2. Lay inexpensive subway tile in an unexpected pattern, like step ladder or stacked vertical.

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3. Install the same tile on the back wall panel and floor for a seamless transition.

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4. Tile the shower niche in a playful, contrasting pattern.

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5. Add visual interest with a decorative tile border.

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6. Disguise a not-so-pretty acrylic tub by extending tile up the side of it.

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7. Shake things up using two different colors of the same tile on the shower surround.

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