The #1 Bathroom Trend Will Make You Feel Like You’re Traveling the World

Global accents in the home have always been a marker of a life well lived and traveled. But the latest and greatest way to celebrate a spirit of wanderlust? By updating a contemporary bathroom with punchy, globally inspired tiles. From shower stalls to backsplashes, here, nine stunning ways to make your bathroom feel like a trip overseas.

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Try A Cement Statement Wall

Both practical and beautiful, a rustic double vanity sink sings against black-and-white Moroccan tile backsplash.

Get the look: Cement Tile Shop tile ($7/piece)

Or Make The Floor Your Statement

Integrate warm colors into a black-and-white bathroom scheme with big, bold patterns on the ground. 

Get the look: Merola Tile tile ($6/piece)

Wrap Your Floor To Wainscot Height

Or perhaps continue a vibrant floor tile midway up your wall for double the drama. 

Get the look: EliteTile tile ($5/foot)

Match Your Tile To Your Vanity

Keep things cohesive with a punchy tile that corresponds with your built-in’s color scheme. (As seen above, there’s no such thing as too much navy.)  

Get the look: Ann Sacks tile (upon inquiry) 

Outfit Your Upper Walls In Azulejo

You can’t go wrong with a blue-and-white bathroom, and coupled with brass fixtures, these ocean-hued Portuguese tiles read totally modern. 

Get the look: A Loja de Lisboa tile ($11/piece)

Mix Things Up With Twin Bowl Sinks

How pretty and unexpected are these Mexican bowls cum double vanity? 

Get the look: Fine Crafts and Imports sink ($223)

Or Install A Lone Stunner

We especially love the idea of a vibrant blue sink in an otherwise all-white bathroom. (Manhattan or Marrakech?)

Get the look: Kohler sink ($1,803)

Deck Out A Shower Stall

Busily patterned Mexican Talavera tiles read neutral enough for a small bathroom in a swoony taupe-and-cream palette.

Get the look: Merola Tile tile ($10/piece)

And If Nothing Else, Add A Rug

Afraid to commit to the trend in grout? Bring in a treasured textile from your travels and call it a day. 

Get the look: AntikaArt rug ($192)