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Friday, June 27, 2014

Splash Back Choices - Be Brave Or Play It Safe

With each room that I renovate in the Jarrah Jungle house I get braver and bolder with my colour and design choices and because the laundry and powder room is the last room to renovate inside the house I feel that this is my last chance, it's now or never to make daring decisions!
So as the tiler is booked in for just days away I'm now starting to question my splash back tile choices for behind the powder room vanity.
The powder room vanity has a white cupboard and white glass sink which looks modern and stylish, I'm really impressed as we took a chance and purchased it online without seeing it and even though a 7-10 day order turned into a 2 month turn around due to delays in the factory and unknown to us it would be made overseas, but we received it just in time (this week!) just days before the Plumber is coming (this weekend!to install the plumbing and pipes as we convert our toilet into a powder room.
Our compact vanity and sink to convert our toilet into a powder room
But when it comes to the splash back tile behind the vanity and sink I think the large white tile left over from our bathroom renovation that we were going to use may look a little boring on it's own.
Plus the white tile against the white glass sink and white cabinet may bring on a clash of different whites .... yes I have a thing about different whites clashing!
Our bathroom - Reusing these left over white wall tiles
We do have some of these left over silver mosaic tiles again from the bathroom renovation but I think these will only stretch as far as a feature stripe between the white tile splash back above the wooden bench top in the laundry.
I really like the idea of using this combination of white tile, silver mosaic and wood bench and it will create interest without being over the top or playing it too safe.
Our bathroom - Reusing these mosaics for a feature splash back in the laundry or powder room
Picking out our wooden bench top for the laundry
So I'm trying to get splash back ideas for the powder room and toying with the idea of laying a vertical row of the grey floor tiles all along the back of the vanity and sink from floor to ceiling. I'm madly searching my Pinterest for splash back inspiration and ideas ...
I've also noticed there are heaps of powder rooms where there is no splash back tile behind the sink, usually just paint or wallpaper which surprises me because the wall must get wet and water damaged over time.
How is your toilet/powder room tiled behind the sink?
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  1. Oh, that is a great idea to lay tiles behind the sink... I really like all of the ideas you pinned, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    1. Its really interesting that many homes in the USA dont have splash back behind sinks, I thought the walls would get damaged from water splashing everywhere? Maybe its just us Aussies who are messy hand washers!

  2. I am a black white and grey colour scheme. Love love love white subway tiles x

  3. I like the #3 & #4 tile ideas, easy and switching up paint colors in for the #3 look would be easy too. Good luck MIchelle!

  4. Ooh la la! I like them all. I'd be hopeless at home renos because I just wouldn't be able to choose.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    1. Its tough making a decision a sticking to it!


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