2015 Trends: Decorating with Tile
September 17, 2015
If you’re looking to spice up your home’s interior this fall with a DIY or professional project, why not try tile? Adding a small splash of tile as a focal point in your decorating scheme – or a new floor or backsplash as a larger project – is a fantastic way to improve the look of your home. Tile has gone beyond the boring bathroom floor – here’s some trendy examples of how to use tile to transform the look of any room in your home.
Herringbone or chevron floor patterns aren’t just for hardwood anymore- it’s easy to use tile for an eye-pleasing result, no matter what your style preferences are. While a single color or pattern can be soothing and complementary, varying the colors and materials of herringbone can give the room an eclectic feel – for instance, using tile with a wood grain like finish.
Terrazzo tile is another alternative that’s making a recent comeback. It’s not hard to see why – Terrazzo tile is long-lasting, low maintenance, and able to be made from recycled materials, which means it’s more environmentally friendly.This type of tile can be used both in the home and also in commercial or retail settings because of its durability. If you have a high-travel entryway, mudroom, or hallway, don’t overlook the benefits of terrazzo tile.
If tile flooring isn’t in your budget – or doesn’t fit your preferred design aesthetic – an accent wall is an increasingly trendy way to use tile in interior design. In the example above, the small black subway tile wall makes a huge statement that breaks up the white walls and transforms the look of this small bathroom. Tile options have expanded past the traditional squares and rectangle selections and into custom, detailed shapes that dovetail into a beautiful and calming pattern, such as the marquise style tiled wall below.
New trends are emerging in kitchen backsplash and accent tiling this year. Both natural stone and marble thin pencil or rectangle shapes are new top sellers. Matte tiles are also gaining popularity against the traditional glazed tile for their softer look and feel. There are even tiles on the market that mimic the look of fabric. With these varied products, it’s clear – tiled accent walls aren’t just for the bathroom and kitchen anymore.
In larger rooms like this bedroom, oversized tin tiles create an eye-pleasing patchwork effect. The neutral tones seen here make it easy to change other design elements, which means that a change of bedding won’t disrupt the look of the room. However, a bold solid color or two of tile against a white or grey wall is an alternative that will make your room pop!
No matter what type of design upgrade you’re looking for, tile is a great way to make a durable, long-lasting and phenomenal looking change in your home.
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