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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Three Ways To Make A Striking Statement With Tiles

Tiles are a brilliant way to add a striking statement to a home because they provide an opportunity to create visual impact across a variety of surfaces in key rooms across the home - the kitchen, bathroom and living room. The first idea works wonders in the kitchen; create a mosaic tiled splashback to bring colourful interest and charm to a modern set of units. Opting for a multi-coloured mosaic like this means you can change up your accessories (kettle, toaster, tea towels, utensils and so on) as often as you like because the different hues of the tiles give multiple reference points for colour accents. The second idea is to use tiles to frame a key piece of furniture in a room. This bathroom space shows how tiling one section of a wall with floral tiles behind a stand alone tub effectively anchors the statement of the room, which prevents it from looking as though it's 'floating' in the space. Idea two is a great way to use tiles to produce a chic, coordinated scheme. The third suggestion - to tile a checkerboard on the floor - works best in larger spaces, like a living room. This is an ideal way to bring a formal and traditional feel to a scheme and works well when paired with another bold pattern such as a wide stripe wallpaper. The checkerboard effect would look great in an elongated hallway, too. Which of these three ideas do you like best?
// The Tile Depot

23 comments:

  1. Floor-because we've been toying with the idea of putting some in our bathroom too! However-I think the ones I'm in love with are going to be too expensive, so I may have to resort to stencilling instead!! Have a great bonfire weekend :-) xx

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  2. hello! i am a die-hard fan of your blog....love your choice of topics!

    and since you like bright, i wanted to leave a link to our colorful Diwali (festival of lights) post - over at our blog!

    http://aalayaminspiration.blogspot.com/2012/10/inspirations-for-diwali.html

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  3. so hard to choose ... but I think I will go with Idea No.1: backsplash. Love the versatility it offers for kitchen mini makeovers with just some changes of accessories. You know how much I love to change things around the house ;)

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  4. i love checkered floors and have hopes of getting a sweet little home one day with that retro-checkered pattern. i actually hadn't really ever thought of it in the context of a living room like that though...interesting!

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  5. Hi
    inspired as always=))))
    Thanks for your kind words in my blog!!!!
    Hugs Johanna

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  6. While I think lots of people try mosaics as splashbacks, I love the idea of including accent tiles around the bath. A little different from a typical accent tile! Great options to choose from though xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  7. All day I visit your blog . you inspired as always. You have a jeu follow from Chile
    saludos
    angelica

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  8. Simply Awesome! Like 1 and 3rd one most as 1 gives cool look and 3rd one is perfect example of Contemporary style. Surely gonna try any 1 from this.

    Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Also really like the bath idea and would kill for that bath too! xx

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  10. Loving that checkerboard Will!

    Abbey x

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  11. Love your blog.... such an inspiration. I like the 1st idea because is more ecletic.

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  12. Idea number two is my favourite!

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  13. I love all these ideas but the bathrrom tiles look particularly pretty. An age-old Swedish tradition is to paint a wooden kitchen floor white and then paint light grey chequers on it. it looks so pretty and is a lot mroe cost effective than re-tiling!

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  14. I never thought tiles could create such a big statement (as seen in the bathtub picture). I love these ideas!

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  15. Hi, Will...I just found your amazing blog and really like it...a lot. :)
    May I use some of your photos, linking back to your blog, of course, in an upcoming post of mine about LOOKS I LIKE.?
    Thanking you in advance.
    bj of sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com

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  16. i really like the floating ones! esp. above the tub!

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  17. I love the checkered floor. Chic! Especially the idea of doing it in a hall way. OH and yes a tile backsplash is always a good ideat! :)

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  18. love the backsplash idea! it's such a great way to dress up a kitchen or bathroom and the options are endless! xo - julie

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  19. The tiles behind the bath as a feature is my favourite this is such and gorgeous modern take on and old school shaped bath!
    Carla x

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  20. I have not ever really liked pastel colors in decoration - however the backsplash here looks so good that I could eat it!

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