The smallest changes can make the biggest difference.
If you’ve been following me for a while then you know that I love color. There is not a white wall in my house. My half bath on the lower level of my home is painted a beautiful terra-cotta color. The bathroom is very small and by painting it this darker orange color, it made the space feel even smaller. So, instead of painting the bathroom, which we knew we did not want to do, we added wall tiles behind the toilet in a similar color but they lightened and brightened the space. Check out the before and after photos below.
We chose a copper square tile to put all the way up to ceiling. The tiles we got were from Amazon and they are a peel and stick 12 x 12 square sheet. No glue or grout needed. This easy refresh took us no longer than an afternoon to accomplish. There was some cutting of tiles involved along the side but that was very minimal.
A few tips when applying wall tiles
- Clean the walls. Get all the dust and dirt off before applying any tile or wall treatment.
- Measure your walls. Not every wall or angle in your home will be square. Make sure you measure first before putting up the first tile. Measure not only for keeping everything square but also to know how much material you need to get.
- Make sure there is ample lighting. This space is very small so we needed to bring in extra lights to make sure we were lining things up correctly.
- Keep all your tools at arms reach. We needed an Exacto knife, pencil for marking the walls, tape measure and a small level to make sure we were still on line.
The end result
We are in love with how this turned out. I did a poll on stories a while ago asking about this copper tile. Results were high for the LOVE! We were originally going to add this behind the sink but the tile color clashed too much with the granite in our bathroom. Adding it as an accent wall behind the toilet was the best choice. You can also see it right when you walk in and I love how much of a statement it makes.
What do you all think of the look? Have you used peel and stick wall tiles before? Stay tuned to the blog because we re-did another wall in our home with peel and stick wall paper.
Thank you all so much for reading. Until next time,