If your home is always up for a party, then a wet bar is a must-have. Once relegated to chic hotels and scenes in old movies, a personal lounge is now the crown jewel of any home. And it’s easy to see why! There’s something special about pouring a drink within the comfort of your home and entertaining without the crowded bars and long drives. A home bar allows you to make an impactful design statement that sends a powerful message to your guests, and instantly creates a sense of luxury within the space you already have.
Whether you see it as a space for celebrating special occasions, watching sports events with friends, or just to unwind and relax after a long day, a wet bar is a place where you can actually unleash your creative side. Do you have a basement area, a standing bar in the kitchen, or just a fun party corner in your living area? No matter the size or style of your space, there are plenty of design options that will instantly turn this space into a little gem at home!
Nothing completes a home meant for entertaining like a home lounge! This wet bar owes its chic aesthetic to the Silver Arabesque Mosaic Tile backsplash that runs from counters to the ceiling which creates a beautiful shimmer against the glass bottles. We’ll drink to that!
Crafting a space that suits you perfectly and creates an ambience of comfort and relaxation is essential. Keep in mind that this small but mighty space has massive potential, and with a little effort, even the smallest corner can become the most stylish spot in your home. And that’s where backsplash tiles come into play!
Backsplash tile can really set the mood for your space as it brings all elements together, adds a stylish focal point, and provides you an opportunity to break away and experiment with different designs. Because it’s generally small in size, your backsplash area is a great chance to go all out with unexpected colors, patterns or textures you would otherwise feel shy to use in larger surface areas within the home.
In this blog post, you'll find tips for choosing the right tile for your wet bar and our favorite design ideas that will inspire you to create a little piece of heaven in your home.
Ready? Let’s get the party started!
Steps to Choosing Backsplash Tile for Your Wet Bar
Once you’ve decided that you’d like to include a wet bar in your home, you may need to consider the following steps to further the planning stage.
1- Defining the Style
Style is king when it comes to choosing backsplash tiles for your wet bar. Ask yourself if you want to opt for an eclectic look or choose a rustic design. If your style leans towards glam or modern, glass subway tiles can help you achieve that! Alternatively, marble mosaic tiles are perfect for lending a more classic flair to your space. Once you've decided on the overall style of your new lounge, it will be much easier to narrow down your options.
This backsplash tile is a sophisticated home’s dream. Sage Frost Diamond Glass Mosaic Tile displays a stunning soft green tone with a chrome-look finish for a stunning design reminiscent of old Hollywood glamor!
2- The Maintenance Factor
Besides its visual impact, a tiled backsplash also provides a protective layer for the walls. That’s why the choice of your tile material matters! If you're planning to use your new counter space often, we recommend that you choose a material that’s low-maintenance and easy to clean. Glass and ceramic tiles can be great options for areas that you plan to use for entertaining often, because their nonporous surface will not absorb any water or stains, and can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth.
This Recycled glass subway mosaic tile is perfect for a backsplash that adds a natural stone feel with a nonporous surface. Not only is your space getting a luxurious update, but eco-friendly tiles are also helping the environment- delightful!
3- The Budget
Once you've considered the style and maintenance factor with your tiles, it's time to start thinking about your budget. With many different options available at a wide range of price points, it's important to find the right one. If you're on a tight budget, ceramic and peel-and-stick tiles can be more affordable options for creating an eye-catching backsplash without breaking the bank! If you’re looking to bring your space a unique vision and unparalleled beauty, high-end marble tiles or mother-of-pearl mosaics can turn any built in wet bar into a magnificent space.
Elegant, understated and effortlessly beautiful, our Hexagon Wooden Beige Marble Mosaic Tile creates the perfect luxe design with a timeless mosaic design.
4- Complement or Contrast
While a wet bar is usually considered to be next to the kitchen or in the basement, it also can be located in a home theater, recreation room, great room, home office, or even in your outdoor area. Whatever space in your home works best for your needs, it’s important to decide whether the design will tie it into the overall style of your home, or contrast it as a stand out feature.
Dare to be different with your wet bar design by playing with expressive patterns and mix-and-match styles, such as in this design with our Opal Marble Glass Hexagon Mosaic Tile. It evokes a lavish luxury in the space with a modern glass surface and chrome details, ditching the ordinary, for a decor that bursts with personality!
Because of its relatively small size, a home bar makes a great space for shaking things up and embracing new styles as well as trying new materials. Plus, small space means you can go big on more luxurious material choices without breaking the bank!
5 Backsplash Tile Ideas for Your Wet Bar
With our tile tips above, you can now start exploring our 5 favorite backsplash ideas for a wet bar that will really make a statement. If you’re struggling to pick a direction for your design, these ideas are sure to inspire you!
Our Blue Deco Fan Glass Mosaic Tile meets all the checkboxes for glamor, glitz and sparkle, all in one package! We love the way it brings a vibrant blue shade to the space while introducing a unique pattern that makes the area look far more personal and interesting.
Originated during Hollywood's Golden Age, glam decor is a hot trend in home bar designs where you want to exude sophistication and charm. Glass tiles that celebrate Art Deco elements and metallic accents with a generous touch of glitz on your walls - the ultimate ticket to creating a glam statement. If you want a design that will also add a bit of razzle dazzle to your home, glass tiles will help you create a statement piece that’s extravagant, bold and dramatic!
We all deserve a little luxury in our lives! Take this Blue Foil Glossy and Frosted Hexagon Mosaic Tile design as an example that brings a glamorous touch to this space by drawing all the attention, while working in harmony with dark gray shaker cabinets and chrome knobs.
Are you yearning for a steady and quiet atmosphere instead? Opt for a neutral backsplash tile that helps you articulate the feeling of sophistication, calm and elegance. Whether you add a little luxe to a classic decor scheme with Crema Marfil mosaic tiles or opt for gray glass tiles to complement a contemporary aesthetic, a neutral tile layout will help you design a wet bar where you can feel safe and relaxed when life gets overwhelming. While using light-toned neutrals, remember to use plenty of texture and patterns for creating interest to make the most of the soothing, stress-free design you'll enjoy every day!
A geometric backsplash tile is the quickest route to creating a visually appealing space that keeps a neutral palette, such as in this design with our Recycled Glass Hexagon Mosaic Tile. It creates a refined backdrop while demonstrating attention to detail with a playful six-sided pattern!
A bar design in a neutral palette introduces a soothing environment to spend time in, while creating a cohesive sense of flow if it’s part of your kitchen or an extension of your current cabinets. Warm wood tones, rich metal finishes and natural surface materials define a space that’s inherently welcoming and timeless—ideal for an overall clean and organized vibe where you can kick back and relax. You can also take your tile design one step further and run it all the way up to the ceiling for a bigger design impact.
Industrial décor is anything but shy, such as in this design with our Copper Sticks Metal Mosaic Tile! We’re fascinated by all the shine and reddish tones that this backsplash tile brings to the bar area and while it gives the sleek black scheme an intricate twist.
Consisting mostly of neutral hues and materials that focus on unique textures, an industrial chic wet bar design tells a story and evokes a sense of personality in any home. To decorate a space that’s true to the industrial decor theme, copper tiles will add warmth and shine that instantly dials up the drama! These metal tiles also allow the space to feel open and airy, blending texture and reflection with a charming brightness on the surfaces.
With a captivating square pattern that creates an illusion of movement, our Copper 1x1 Square Metal Mosaic Tile enlivens even the plainest setting. Pairing with open shelving or a wine rack can help open up the area and showcase your unique tile design!
We are drooling over this 3X6 Beveled Clear Mirror Glass Subway Tile that brings the perfect bling to the backsplash area while keeping the decor upscale and grand.
Because they're generally small in size, home bars can be great spaces to go all out with silver color if you want to create a luxurious, mini retreat within your home. If you've always dreamed of using silver tones in your home but didn't know where to start, this area is the perfect place to experiment with lots of shimmer. Create a stunning tile design with a silver palette to define this area, and let it be spotlighted as the star of the show!
Given its glowing surface and unique mosaic design, designing with our Stainless Steel Pebble Metal Tile means turning a wall into an extravagant and grand feature in your home.
Tiled Kitchen Island
In this sleek and modern luxurious home bar, the Red Foil Glossy And Frosted Hexagon Mosaic Tile behind the wall is what makes this space original and memorable. The vibrant red glossy tiles beautifully frame the seating area while functioning as a divider.
What better way to highlight your bar design than tiling the entire wall that divides your space? Tiling the half wall or island that separates the section of your bar is perfect to bring a distinctive, artisanal look to your entertainment area. As a bonus, tiles provide a more protective layer than paint by protecting the wall from the scuffs and dirt it might encounter.
Transform your kitchen island from a background fixture to a stunning focal point by covering it with the same tiles on your backsplash. Our Silver White Sticks Marble Mosaic Tile adds a stunning visual aspect to the wall area that might've seemed plain before, don’t you think?As you’ve seen in the designs above, a wet bar design is just enough luxury to take your home to the next level. The best news? You don't need a lot of square footage to create a stunning home bar that will make an impression and awe your guests! Set the stage for a distinctive design with tiles in varied styles, from glamorous to neutral to classic to modern. Looking for more inspiration? Check out more of our backsplash tiles to plan your next renovation or refresh!