This offset or brick-style tile installation is very popular. Notice the inside corners. Half tiles alternate with full tiles from the inside corner working out. If you maintain a balance like this with your tile layout, your shower will look great.
This shower has a nice, basic 1- by 2-foot tile, with a 50 percent offset brick pattern.
Notice how the wall above the toilet has two tiles installed to fill in the short wall. The other tiles flare out from there. The floor tile grout lines also run up and over the shower curb. All of these little details give a basic tile layout a very polished look.