Add beauty and style to every room of your home with floor and wall tiles that combine style and practicality.
Available in many materials, shapes, patterns, colours and styles, and whether used for either an entire room, decorative border or single feature wall, find out how you can use tiles to create a modern, stylish and impressive aesthetic with these suggestions below:
1. TILES ARE AN EASY WAY TO ACHIEVE A LUXURY LOOK
If you want your home to have instant wow factor, then tiling is a surefire way of achieving wonderful, long-lasting results. For example, the hallway is the entryway to your home and despite often being overlooked, it’s an important space to get right. A beautiful slate-effect porcelain tile like Indas Rust from Topps Tiles will make the perfect style statement for any contemporary hallway. Made from highly durable porcelain, the brown/grey hues are both warm and inviting, and will seamlessly work with the rest of your home. It’s a real winner too, as it comes without the maintenance and cost of real stone.
2. TILES ARE EASY TO CLEAN SO IT MAKES LIFE EASIER FOR YOU
The maintenance of everything in your home is important, and luckily, tiles stay looking fabulous for years to come. Whether ceramic or porcelain, it takes very little effort to regularly clean them and keep them sparkling.
3. YOU CAN INCORPORATE THIS SEASON’S GEOMETRIC TREND
The living room is the heart of the home and deserves to be centre of attention. Introduce beautiful shapes into your home with geometric porcelain tiles like the Regal Cubis Mosaic Matt Tile from Topps Tiles. Extremely hardwearing, not only will this cubed pattern add style and personality to the most sociable room in your house, but it’ll create a seamless look. With tiles this good, let your floor do the talking and decorate with neutral, pared-back accessories. Or think outside the box by using tiles to create a feature in your room. For example, choosing to tile an alcove will enable you to put your own stamp on your living space.
4. YOU CAN MAKE A STATEMENT WITH STUNNING PATTERNS
As one of the home’s most intimate spaces, we want our bathrooms to be a blissful sanctuary and also fully functional – and tiles can enable us to achieve this look. In fact, whether you’re after a sleek wetroom or spa-like oasis, this is the one room where you can be really bold with your choice and the design you go for. Patterns work brilliantly in bathrooms – think about the intricate design and daring colours used in Victorian interiors. You can easily create this look with the Henley Cool Tile from Topps Tiles, which is a modern take on the classic Victorian style. The combination of blue and green makes it an ideal choice for the bathroom and delivers the ultimate style statement. It’s great for everyday use and combines style with practicality with its anti-slip R9 rating. You should also consider using these stunning tiles on the wall or even just as a splashback to add that much-needed wow factor.
5. EXTRA LARGE TILES CAN HELP CREATE A SENSE OF SPACE
Bedrooms are our sanctuaries – a place to relax and unwind, and where we spend most of our time sleeping. A streamlined, clutter-free space is key, as is giving your bedroom the element of luxury it deserves. A natural stone finish like Slimstone Slate Multicolour from Topps Tiles, is XL, ultra-thin and can be bent to cut any shape. These are actually perfect for your bedroom walls and will not only complement a rich, contemporary and sleek room scheme, but will create a stunning focal point. Larger tiles have fewer grout lines, which helps to create a sense of space, but you can maximise with a neutral colour palette. Accessorise with this season’s must-have soft furnishings including metallics, chunky knits and faux fur.
6. YOU CAN CREATE A VERSATILE LOOK WITH HEXAGONAL TILES
Right on trend, hexagonal tiles will help you achieve a striking, statement look in your home. Hexagonal tiles work really well in light-filled, spacious and contemporary spaces like your kitchen. The black, grey and white tones of the Bistro range at Topps Tiles really complement each other, and whether for practical floors or as beautiful splashbacks, will add character to your cooking space.
7. WITH SOME CREATIVITY, TILES CAN BE USED TO DECORATE OTHER AREAS OF YOUR HOME
Have you ever thought about using leftover tiles to spruce up your old furniture? You can frame a mirror, tile the top of a table to give it a new lease of life, or even tile a flowerpot in the garden. These home improvement ideas won’t come at any extra cost either.
8. YOU CAN CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR TILES JUST BY REPLACING YOUR GROUT
Grout is the cement that seals the tiles and prevents moisture from getting behind them. If you already have tiles, it’s very easy to create different looks just by changing the colour. It’s preferable to stick to plain tiles to accentuate the look, but it’ll give you a statement floor or wall in no time.
This article was first published on House Beautiful