The Tile Life Designer Tips: Creative Ways to Use Tile
We take an in depth look at the aesthetic effect of mosaic patterns and designs.
Just like how jewelry can change the tone of an entire outfit, so can mosaic tiles change the tone of an entire room. From the colors, the themes, the mood, the look, mosaic tiles have a radical effect on the space you’re designing. Here are a few tips from the Tile Life to help you lift your space to the next level.
Tip 1: Tile Both Walls and Floors
There are recommendations, there are tips, there are tricks for where mosaics should go. But who says you can’t be a trend setter with how you use mosaics? Go a little rouge and use mosaics on walls and floors (just make sure it's the right PEI rating). Now we know you’ve probably seen that being used in regular floors and tiles in hotels or buildings but we’re talking a more creative approach. For starters, instead of the entire wall, cover the area around the hallway with a mosaic design that matches with the accents around it.
Tip 2: Accentuate the Room
Speaking of accents, that’s exactly what you need to do to give the boost that your mosaic tiles need. If you have a fireplace, that would be a great place to start. If you want to start with small, slightly irregular shaped tiles, it can definitely create an amazing asymmetrical illusion on an otherwise cookie cutter space or area.
Tip 3: Use Tile Outdoors
You probably didn't see this coming, but your garden and everything else outside your house is just as important as the inside. Aesthetically speaking, the garden or your front lawn is the first thing your guests see when they walk in or enter your place. Think of tiling up your walkway with a few mosaic designs. We recommend having a look at our best patterns and matching those with what you have going on inside.
Tip 4: Size and Color
Abstract is a word that is widely used in interior design and is the topic of this tip. Mixing and matching your tile options is key to achieve a certain look. Don’t be afraid to do so, especially since tiling is a long-term investment and not a short one.
So there you go! Make sure to check out all our great tips and tricks as well for all things tile related.