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Your bathroom should be one of the most important rooms in the house, your personal spot decompress and steal away a quiet moment of zen. When thinking about designing the perfect bathroom, you want to pick fixtures and accents that are timeless yet showoff your personality. One of the hottest trends in bathroom designs are tin tiles, popular for their elegance, ease of installation, and affordability.
“A classic building material from the late 19th and early 20th century is experiencing a comeback. Fans of Victorian architecture, hardy souls who rehab historic homes, and homeowners looking for that extra-special “something” can all rejoice in the renewed availability of tin ceilings.”
-Donna Boyle Shwartz from Bob Vila.com
With three installation types available, Nailup, Drop-in, and SnapLock which screws directly over popcorn ceilings and drywall, they can be affixed to virtually any material or surface.
Tin ceilings often conjure up images of a classic, renaissance environment, but that’s not necessarily the case anymore. Originally popular in the early 19th century, they are making a serious comeback in today’s interior design. Able to evoke any mood from ultra-modern in city lofts to traditional, with 33 patterns in over 50 colors, there is a unique look for any home aesthetic.
One product where form follows function, backsplashes were created to protect the wall from rogue sink splashes, all the while adding a dramatic focal point. Tin tiles make beautiful backsplashes as they are rust resistant and easily cleanable with just a mild detergent and water.
The perfect accent to breakup a solid wall, wainscoting is a paneled wall treatment originally developed for insulation, but now used for decorative purposes. Stainless steel tiles looks great surrounding a mirror to create a unique metallic, reflective space.
Standalone tin tiles make beautiful pieces of wall art, or you can really get crafty and insert them in furniture. A unique way to antique cabinets and counters, using them as a decorative screen for a room divider is another creative way to spruce up your bathroom space. If you’re only using a few tiles, the Artisan Series from American Tin Ceilings is hand finished by a master painter in Florida for a completely custom, expensive look that is surprisingly accessible.