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How Do I Select a Mosaic Backsplash for Our Bathroom?

(4 min read) The bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in the house. It’s where we clean ourselves, get rid of toxins, and have time to relax before bed. That’s why it’s so important to find tiles that reflect both your style, personality, and needs. A mosaic backsplash is one option that can feel totally personal. 

But choosing the ideal mosaic bathroom tiles can be a daunting task. With so many different colors and styles to choose from, it can be challenging to decide. Here are some things to consider when selecting a mosaic backsplash for your bathroom. No need to worry, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. 

Let’s start with the basics: what is a mosaic backsplash, and how do they work? Then, we’ll move on to some design ideas for your bathroom and selecting materials. You’ll also find links to our most popular mosaic bathroom tiles if you need some inspiration.


What is a backsplash?

Mosaic bathroom backsplash and Bathroom Tiles
Gorgeous Bathroom Mosaic Tiles. Source: Victoria + Albert Baths


A backsplash is more than just a surface to protect your walls from water and debris. It can be an opportunity to express your creativity, highlight a favorite color or pattern, and add a striking accent to a private space.

There are many ways you can select a backsplash style, but one thing should always remain in mind: maintenance. Ensure that any backsplash material you choose is ideal for bathroom use, especially in frequently used areas like the shower.

There are a wide variety of mosaic bathroom tiles available to help you create the perfect sanctuary. But how do you know which tiles will work best with your bathroom? 

To find the answer, just follow these simple steps:


Find bathroom design inspiration

Mosaic bathroom backsplash Artwork and Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
Floral Bathroom Mosaic Backsplash. Source: Norsman Architects, Ltd.

You don’t need to look too far for bathroom mosaic ideas. We have tons of ideas for you. Get started by reading our blog posts on mosaic art trends, kitchen and bath designs, and even zombie design trends that just have to go. Check out our catalog of designs, which you can use to brainstorm some concepts. Or take a look at our list of the most popular choices from our collections. 

Mosaic bathroom backsplash Design and Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
Creative Bathroom Mosaic Tiles. Bathroom Mosaic Backsplash Artwork by Mosaics Lab.

Choose the right material

Mosaic bathroom backsplash Artwork and Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
Simple and stunning mosaic backsplash. Source: Ülle Järve

Before you start shopping for your bathroom mosaic backsplash, you need to think about the material you want to use. Tiles come in a vast range of different textures. 

Ceramic tiles are a top pick for most bathrooms because they’re low-maintenance. Glass tiles look sleek and sophisticated, while marble or stone is a luxurious option. 


Consider your color scheme

Mosaic bathroom backsplash Design and Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
Gorgeous Bathroom Mosaic Tile design. Source: Swatt | Miers Architects.

The next thing to think about when deciding on a mosaic backsplash is your color scheme. Does your bathroom have a neutral color palette? Or bright and bold colors? Do you like warm tones or cool tones? Are you looking for florals or something more modern? Maybe you love black and white with pops of shimmering metallics here and there. Whatever your preference, consider the style of the rest of the bathroom and how the mosaic backsplash will be integrated with it. 


Pick the style and design

Mosaic bathroom backsplash Artworks and Bathroom Mosaic Tiles
Combining charm and movements. Bathroom Mosaic Tiles by Mosaics Lab.

Modern or traditional? Figurative or abstract? Timeless or unexpected? You’ll want to match your artistic mosaic tiles to the architecture of your home and the design scheme of your space. Pick one that best reflects your style and makes the most sense for your bathroom. You can opt for a large mural that is perfect for making a statement. Alternatively, you might just want a smaller mosaic backsplash on the side of your tub or shower. Whatever the design is for your bathroom, you can find it in a mosaic backsplash tile from Mosaics Lab.


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C. Tensuan

Carla Tensuan is a specialized content writer and visual arts enthusiast who writes about the arts, mosaic art, Interior Design, and the latest trends in decor.

32 Comments

  1. Melissa Dixon
    November 12, 2021 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    I love the look of mosaic and never thought about adding it to the bathroom but I love this idea. I am going to show this to my husband and see what he thinks, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Jasmine Martin
    November 13, 2021 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    I would absolutely love to have a backsplash in my bathroom. I absolutely love the mosaic bathroom idea.

  3. Catherine
    November 13, 2021 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    I would never have thought of a mosaic background but what a beautiful way to display mosaics! I love the styles you’ve showcased here.

  4. Thena Franssen
    November 13, 2021 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    I love mosiac looks and style. It’s one of my favorite types of art.

  5. Jupiter Hadley
    November 14, 2021 at 11:52 am — Reply

    This is such a good idea for a bathroom!

  6. Emiliana
    November 14, 2021 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    Mosaic backsplash on a bathroom wall is a great way to unleash one’s creativity!

  7. Bella
    November 14, 2021 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    The tiles are so pretty! I did a simple back splash just green tiles but its a nice pop of color.

  8. Ramil Hinolan
    November 14, 2021 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    I’d like to re-decorate any corners of the house. This mosaic tiles in the bathroom is a welcome sight.

  9. Lyosha
    November 15, 2021 at 8:20 am — Reply

    lovely choices for bathroom indeed! I think I should consider doing one in my master bathroom since we are planning a renovation early next year

  10. Angel Enero
    November 15, 2021 at 10:08 am — Reply

    I love everything. I always check home inspirations on Pinterest. Of all the designs, my favorite is the plant/leaves mosaics by Mozaic Lab.

  11. Rhian Westbury
    November 15, 2021 at 10:58 am — Reply

    I love really bright and colourful backsplashes as you can create a central piece to your display, some lovely examples, I love the leaves/ palm trees x

  12. Joline
    November 15, 2021 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    Wow, I didn’t realize how much of an impact a mosaic backsplash can make until I saw these pictures! Love the banana leaves one.

  13. Neely Moldovan
    November 15, 2021 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I woudl love to do something like this in our bathroom! So beautiful!

  14. Renata Feyen
    November 15, 2021 at 6:44 pm — Reply

    I would say they are all perfect, but the last one is my favorite one for sure

  15. Sonia Seivwright
    November 16, 2021 at 3:11 am — Reply

    I love how open the bathroom with the shower is. I’m inspired

  16. R. S.
    November 16, 2021 at 4:41 am — Reply

    I love this backsplash idea for the bathroom. It’s colorful, edgy and the mosaics bring the room to life!

  17. Krysten Quiles
    November 16, 2021 at 6:09 am — Reply

    Ooh love this, a backsplash can totally change the look of a room.

  18. Laura le Roux
    November 16, 2021 at 9:01 am — Reply

    Never mind the mosaics – I want these bathrooms :-p I would LOVE a bathroom big enough for a pretty mosaic.

  19. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    November 16, 2021 at 9:03 am — Reply

    I have never thought to add a mosaic backsplash to a bathroom. That’s such a great idea and a good way to add a splash of colour.

  20. Stephanie
    November 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    What a great way to add a pop of color and design to a space that’s often very simple.

  21. Danwil R.
    November 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Nice! These bathroom mosaic backsplashes look cool.

  22. Sally
    November 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    These are beautiful and a great inspiration as I just bought a new place and will be doing a complete renovation next year.

  23. L. S.
    November 17, 2021 at 6:26 am — Reply

    Having a main mosaic backsplash sounds like a great idea and very eye catching as well. Some fabulous suggestions and designs here

  24. Dorry Lyn
    November 17, 2021 at 6:42 am — Reply

    I love everything but the mosaic backsplash is no. 1 for me and will use this in the future plan renovation

  25. Lily Lily
    November 17, 2021 at 9:06 am — Reply

    I’m sold! I am convinced I want this as apart of my bathroom renovations!

  26. A. Sam
    November 17, 2021 at 10:24 am — Reply

    I love mosaic backsplashes. I see them in restaurants sometimes and I love the intricate work that went into making the artwork. They really fit the bathroom feel too.

  27. Toni
    November 17, 2021 at 2:21 pm — Reply

    I’ve never thought about mosaics when tiling at all, but I absolutely love some of these styles you’ve chosen. They look so modern compared to how they looked years ago

  28. Melissa C.
    November 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm — Reply

    I am loving this idea for a backsplash in the bathroom. I am in love with the grey and white mosaic designed one at the top…. So pretty!

  29. Marjie Mare
    November 17, 2021 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    I can only imagine how joyful it is to have such beautiful backsplashes in one’s bathroom. I would definitely love to have one.

  30. Wo M.
    November 18, 2021 at 12:39 am — Reply

    gorgeous look for the bathrooms! wish i can do this in the future

  31. Lyosha
    November 19, 2021 at 3:56 am — Reply

    I think mosaics for the bathroom is the easiest and most common. and it’s only positive for me. after all most of us have some sort of tiles in the bathroom

  32. Laura Schwormstedt
    November 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    When I revamp my bathroom I really want to have a mosaic backdrop as they are so pretty and suit a bathroom so well

    Laura x

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