If an entire room or wall of glass tile is too much for you,
think about glass tile as jewelry for a room.
Here are some ideas for accent areas that can be created with
- Accent dots
- Accent band
- Pinwheel joints
- Horizontal stripes
- Vertical stripes
- 4 side border around field tile
- Accent walls
This is an example of an accent band of glass tiles in a shower.
The shower would have looked fine without the accent, but with
the addition of the glass tiles, it’s now a custom designed
When decorating glass in the kitchen you can use it in several
different places to tie a room together and give it some
personality and pizazz!
Let’s say you have a small square of glass used in the
intersection of the floor tile. You can take that same glass and
use it as an accent in the countertop or backsplash.
- Full backsplash from counter to bottom of upper cabinets
- 4”-6” backsplash with a plain tile above
- Decorative feature strip mixed in with field tile
- Accent in a backsplash
Note how this glass tile makes this designer faucet POP!
Glass tile can be used to fill the entire space of a backsplash. Using
a blended color pallet helps add interest and hide cooking
have a small kitchen that could really use some “wow factor”?
Tile one whole accent wall and watch the entire room come to
glass on this kitchen backsplash ties every other surface in the
- Shower Tile
- Tub surround
- Tub splash
- Sink backsplash
- Mirror frames
- Area behind the sink (full or partial walls)
- Wet areas
how glass tile is incorporated with plain white tiles to give an
otherwise boring space some interest!
glass tile in this photo is a great contrast to the dark bathroom
tile can be useful as well as decorative. Consider tiling behind
areas where wet towels will rest. (or just do it because it’s
Doesn’t this color feel serene and peaceful for the bath?
have an area in a bathroom that could be the focal point? That’s
a great place to use glass mosaic tiles!
out how glass tiles were used here in different parts of the
bathroom, but particulary the featured area in the shower!
how this shower has 2 different size glass tiles and 3 different
installation patterns. Glass could have made a beautiful floor
here, but often slip resistance and safety is more important than
- 4”-6” backsplash
- Full accent wall
how this band of glass tile breaks up the larger, field tile. It
ties in the other accessories here very well!
*Not all glass tiles are suitable to use outside. Ask your
salesperson for tiles that are suitable to go outside or in pools
You should always save leftover tiles in case of replacement
emergency. Let’s say you need 6 square feet of tile and the tile
is sold by the box in 10 square foot increments. Don’t stress!
Glass tile can be used for so many decorative projects!
Here’s a list of ideas of crafty projects you can create with
- Mirror frames
- Picture frames
- Lamp shade trim
- Candle holders
- Jewelry box decoration
Glass tile can be the perfect choice to set the style for your
commercial space. Think about how glass tile can give personality
to your coffee shop, restaurant, boutique, retail store, spa or
Need more ideas? check out our
inspiration gallery for more installation ideas!