Durable, low maintenance and versatile – tiles are not just for your floors! With so many striking designs, unique shapes and colours out there, they are worthy of some praise for being silent décor heroes. Here are some unique ways to use tiles in your home.
Make your staircase interesting, be it indoors or outdoors, with gorgeous accent tiles. Choosing patterned tiles will make the staircase pop and become a statement leading up to the house, or another level, all on its own. Go for a bold minimalist tile (like classic beachy blue and white) or mix up the patterns with each new step.
The classic material headboards can be pricey and look grubby rather easily (especially if you have cats!). Opting for tiles instead is a practical alternative. Plus it can be a modern touch to rustic homes or a sleek addition to contemporary rooms.
On the Ceiling
Back in another time coffered ceilings and pressed steel ceilings were a grand and beautiful statement. In fact, if you’re lucky, you can still find some old South African houses with their original pressed steel ceilings in tact! The modern (and cheaper) alternative is taking tiles all the way up to your ceilings. It may sound a little loopy but look below, the effect is nothing short of stunning.
Kitchens can be a forgotten place when it comes to updating the home, but many of us spend a lot of time in there. Tiles are a lively way to bring in colour, fun shapes and a bit of character into the kitchen. The big practical plus is how easy they are to clean and how they withstand liquid. Considering how much dirt and grime can build up in a kitchen and how many spills and oopsies it has to handle, this is a winning decision.
I can’t imagine why we ever stopped surrounding our fireplaces with intricate tiling! I’m a real sucker for a 1930s fireplace with its original tile design creating artwork all around it. Here’s how to do fancy tiled fireplaces the modern way.
Written byJoelle Davidson
Published on Garden&Home
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