The Tile Life Designer Tips: Creative Ways to Use Tile
You can't ignore the aesthetic effect of mosaic patterns and designs.
Just like how jewelry can change the tone of an entire outfit, mosaic tiles can shift the tone of a whole room. From the colors, the themes, the mood, and the look, mosaic tiles have a radical effect on the space you are designing. Here are a few tips from Tile Life to help you lift your space to the next level.
Tip 1: Tile Both Walls and Floors
There are recommendations, tips, and tricks for where mosaics should go. But who says you can't be a trendsetter 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 have probably seen that being used in regular floors and tiles in hotels or buildings, but we are talking about a more creative approach. For starters, instead of the entire wall, cover the area around the hallway with a mosaic design that matches the accents around it.
Tip 2: Accentuate the Room
Speaking of accents, that is exactly what you need to do to give your mosaic tiles the boost they need. If you have a fireplace, that would be a great place to start. If you want to start with small, slightly irregularly shaped tiles, it can definitely create a fantastic 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 are 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 looking at our best patterns and matching those with what you have going on inside.
Tip 4: Size and Color
Abstract is a word widely used in interior design and is the topic of this tip. Mixing and matching your tile options is critical to achieving a specific 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 for all things related to tile.