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10 clever tiling ideas to copy at home

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Tiles are not only beautiful, they are an undeniable workhorse of the modern home. Versatile, durable, and available in a range of different price ranges, tiles are a great solution to a many household challenges. As a historic design material, dating back millennia, we see tiles utilised and employed in a variety of house styles. From traditional and heritage properties to more contemporary dwellings, a multitude of styles can be implemented within a wide spectrum of domestic aesthetics.

So, today on homify we are paying homage to the simple yet effective tile. If you are considering some tiles for your dwelling, we’ve gathered 10 clever ideas that are sure to give your abode a burst of flair and elegance. Whether you are interested in tiling your bathroom walls, your floors or perhaps you kitchen splashback, we’ve got something to solve your stylistic dilemmas!

1. Exude rustic character with a fabulous feature wall

When we think of feature walls we often picture a painted area, or perhaps the inclusion of some wallpaper. Instead of the usual wall coverings tiles can provide a gorgeous and eye-catching feature, which is sure to up the style and stylishness of your home. 

2. Tile your entire wall, not simply your splashback

Instead of tiling a small space above the countertop, why not tile your entire wall? In doing this you will create an engaging and exciting ambience, which can be determined by the type and style of tile you choose. For something lively pick a bright patterned option, and for sophistication, choose a simple muted or neutral hue. 

3. Choose a cool stone tile to evoke serenity

Natural Geometry Modern houses by HYLA Architects Modern
HYLA Architects

Natural Geometry

HYLA Architects

In this room the designers have effortlessly incorporated a gorgeous grey tile that works beautifully with the stainless steel fixtures, and creates a tranquil place of relaxation and luxury. 

4. Large tiles are luxurious and practical

Instead of thinking small, think big! Large tiles are luxurious, look fabulous and come in a range of styles. Due to their large surface area they are easy to clean, and offer efficient domestic practicality. 

5. Add creativity with a unique pattern

Is your home lacking a little pizzazz? Spice up your interior with a colourful or patterned tile that is sure to steal the show!

6. Enhance your bathroom with a colourful herringbone pattern

modern  by The London Tile Co., Modern
The London Tile Co.

Jamestown White, Brown, Grey & Black

The London Tile Co.

We adore this herringbone-patterned wall that brings life and interest to the room. Perfect for a bathroom, this design would also look neat in a kitchen, where its colours would add energy and vigour to the cooking space. 

7. Choose high gloss for an opulent finish

High gloss has always been a popular option to create opulence, but its importance shouldn't be ignored. Often easy to mop and keep clean, high gloss tiles can spruce up a room, and provide an instant injection of lavishness. 

8. Instead of a rug, tile a section of your floor

mediterranean  by Original Features, Mediterranean
Original Features

Encaustic Cement Tiles

Original Features

So you want to include a rug in your kitchen, but you are worried about the possibly mess it might cause? No problem. Instead on employing a rug, simply tile the area you had intended to cover. This will give the illusion of a rug, without the hassle and cleaning requirements. 

9. Go geometric to add depth to your room

To add a little character to your room, as well as increase its perceived depth, choose a geometric tile in an interesting pattern. This example is a great demonstration, which adds charisma and charm to the informal eating and kitchen space. 

10. Create contrast with different colours of the same tile

Brick Tile Series Country style walls & floors by Tileflair Country

Brick Tile Series


For our last room, we head into this gorgeous bathroom, which utilises a range of different tiles. By employing the same tiles in different colours, the room could be seamlessly segmented while retaining cohesion and connectivity. 

Want to see more? Check out 11 ways tiles can transform your home

Which of these tiled rooms is your favourite? 
Modern houses by Casas inHAUS Modern

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