Everyone is inspired by art and craft in a way—which is the theme that reigns in a Craftsman bathroom. And if you think you are immune, then maybe this post will bring out the craftsmanship in you.
The craftsman-style brings back the old and rustic appeal and uses the elements of architecture wisely to create a purposeful bathing area.
Natural and earthy features dominate a Craftsman’s space—both materials and colors—which can give your bathroom that warm and comfy feel you’re looking for.
And talking of materials, tiles are a standard in many craftsman-style bathrooms. Apart from Utility, choosing an earthy (tile) shade that blends well with your theme can add a rustic vibe to your craftsman bathroom.
The Fundamentals of Craftsman-style
Craftsmanship, like any other style, has its underlying principles— which you must understand to get the right design.
Here are some of the principles to follow;
- Architecture: Low-slung roofing, tapering pillars with a stone base, windows (with multiple panes), uncovered beams, oblong lighting, wall paneling, and recessed storage.
- Materials: Tiles are a standard in craftsmanship. Natural timber can also be used alongside granite and stone.
- Color Palette: Cozy and Earthy shades like browns and soft greens, and of course, the greys (from stones)
This time, we will focus on tiling and the many ways you can use tiles to build a purposeful bathing space and complete the craftsman’s color palette.
Tiling by Style: Which Style for Your Craftsman Bathroom
You can do craftsman tiling in many styles. But one theme that comes out clear is the aspect of art and craft.
From earth-inspired tiling to the use of handcrafted tiles, and more, here are the different ways to tile a craftsman’s bathing space.
1. Nature-inspired Tiling
Attractive tiling is one aspect of craftsmanship that never fades away. You can use embellished tiles on walls and floors (or both). And while you may not run into the old-style Craftsman tile you’re after, the market is overflowing with lots of organic-inspired themes.
If you like, you can stain your glasses with different shades to further inspire your tiling. Shading glasses to harmonize existing tiles creates continuity in design and flaunts the power of art and craftsmanship.
2. Hand-crafted or painted tiles
If you want something more art & craft or handmade, then hand-painted tiles are your thing. With these, you can get as creative as your craftsman’s spirit allows.
Try not to get lost in your range of options; take your time to figure out how well it will blend. Remember, rushed handcrafted tiles can be a design mistake.
Coloring your craftsman’s bathroom in two blocks of shades is another beautiful idea.
One way to go about it is to take advantage of the palettes in craftsman-style. How about soft green tiles on the lower part of your shower wall, and then stone greys toward the ceiling?
Still, you can choose to leave some untiled area at the top part to achieve a unique design and reduce spending on tiles.
Blocking colors in this manner not only allows you to explore coloring in craftsman-style but further echoes the element of art & craft.
Sinking further into the spirit of art & craft, you can go mosaic if you wish. A glittery finishing can make your craftsman bathroom look more artistic. These can blend well with your sparkly bathtub, toilet, and sink.
And when going for mosaic tiles, remember to continue with our color palette so that you stick to the theme in craftsman-style.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with soft hues of brown and green.
5. Block Random Tiling
Well, you may not be familiar with these. But as the name suggests, block random tiling involves the use of random-size (rectangular or square) tiles on a wall to create an attractive backdrop.
Block random tiles are not a common idea, but the result is a warm, artistic, and inspiring bathing space you will enjoy every time you walk in.
Nothing can stop you!
When art and craft is the theme, you can be as artistic as you wish. Still, you want to follow these craftsman bathroom tiling principles carefully to get the right design.