Patterned Tiles: Interior Design Trend
Move over plain white and beige floor tiles! Today’s floor tile designs feature exciting and bold patterns and are being used in fresh new ways to create stunning interior design schemes.
Whether you opt for the traditional encaustic tiles (that have been a staple in Victorian entryways), Moroccan inspired tiles, modern geometric, or other patterned tiles, the key to pulling off this fresh new look is to let the tiles be the ‘hero’ of the room and working simple, streamlined, architectural furniture and lighting pieces into the space. This creates a modern look packed with character and artistic flair, with the patterned tiles adding a sense of nostalgia and quality craftsmanship to the design.
For a chic, modern look go for black and white patterned tiles and mix them with natural materials such as wood and concrete and incorporate plenty of white to keep it fresh. Image Source Left: via ‘Japanese Trash‘ Patchwork Evening Cement Tile. Image Source Right: Photography Lucas Allen for Share Design. Design by Whiting Architects.
Bathroom floors are a great place to add large scale patterned tiles as fewer floor lines equate to less visual chopping, resulting in a larger visual space. Image Source Left: Fastighetsbyrån. Image Source Right: Photography Matteo Imbriani
Decorative tiles add character and depth to these modern bathrooms. Image Source Left: MHouse Inc. Image Source Right: Photography Sean Fennessy, Styling by Lucy Feagins. Right: tiles by Jatana Interiors
We love the mix of the old with the new, traditional tiles with sleek furniture and unusual curiosities. Image Source Right: via Architectural Digest
Incorporating traditional or new encaustic tiles in your entrance is a great way to introduce a color scheme in your home. Image Source Left: Balance Design. Image Source Right: Unknown
For something truly unique how about combining tile and wood within the same space? This stunning warehouse apartment was designed by Paola Navone. Image Source: Casa Vogue
While tiles have always been a popular option for bathrooms, kitchens, and entry ways due to their ability to withstand heavy wear and tear and water, it is their use in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms which is new – particularly in the not so hot countries. Image Source Left: Photography Filippo Bamberghi via Casa Vogue. Image Source Right: This living room above oozes sophistication but with a modern sensibility. We particularly love the way the angular chair leg shape and Greta Grossman lamp base mimic the angular pattern in the bold ‘Lattice’ tiles by Fired Earth.
Its all in the mix! These rooms successfully mix retro patterned tiles with rustic and mid-century furniture to create a unique modern look packed with character. Image Source Left: The ‘Double Ellipse’ light grey granito tiles by Lindsey Lang come in changeable colours and patterns to suit any interior style. Photography Rob Streeter. Image Source Right: The ‘Clementine 20′ tiles give a slightly period feel to this modern warehouse space. Photography Mauricio Fuertes. Design by Egue Y Seta.
Feature walls of patterned tiles can make a big impact, particularly in small spaces. Image Source Left: Image Source Right: via DailyFix.
These two bathrooms feature their floor tiles on a single wall too, with great success. They key is the keep the remaining walls white. Image Source Left: T01 Architects. Photography Leah Weinstein and Styling by Bianca Spiegel. Image Source Right: Photography Brett Boardman. Architect Christopher Polly.
Image Left Source: via Plataforma Arquitectura. Photography Jomar Bragança. Design by David Guerra. Image Right Source: via Dwell Photography Wichmann + Bendtsen, Tiled wet room designed by Paola Navone.
As you can see, tiles are no longer the flooring choice of the past. There are so many wonderful designs available today and plenty of new ways to incorporate them into a home, whilst keeping the look fresh, modern and exciting.
Stay tuned for our upcoming post: Top Patterned Tiles and where to buy.
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