Transforming your space with tiles

Tuesday 12 January 2021, Written by Laura Tompkins Tags: Bathroom, Kitchen

Tiles have been a staple in interiors for decades for good reason, their practical properties and vast beautiful design options mean they are the perfect choice for wall and floor coverings throughout the home. However, while many naturally select tiles for their kitchen and bathroom spaces, many overlook the fact they are ideal for hallways, living areas and outdoor spaces.

Why tiles?

Naturally, we’re big fans of tiles here at Original Style, but there really is a tile for every area of the home. With recent trends seeing homeowners wanting to create seamless, open plan spaces using long-lasting, practical materials, tiles are the answer to many interior design needs. They are brilliant for creating synergy throughout the home and can be used as a basis to build upon to create many styles and trends, they also provide more durability than perhaps carpet, wood, laminate or lino.

While we offer a vast range of tile collections, we understand that sometimes our customers can feel a little unsure where to begin. So we thought we'd take the time to go through a number of style ideas and explain which of our tiles can be used to help create your perfect interior space.

Scandi-Style tile ideas                               

Scandinavian interior design has dominated home trends for the last few years and it certainly seems the trend is here to stay. This style usually starts with natural textures and neutral tones, like woods teamed with cream, beige and white shades to build a soft yet warm space. For floors, our wood-effect tiles are perfect for this; choose from muted shades of grey, cool-toned browns as well as warmer shades. If wood-effect tiles aren’t your style, take a look at our entire ‘Tileworks’ collection, there are a number of stone and concrete effect tiles in neutral tones, which can be used on both walls and floors to embrace this trend.

Statement style tile ideas

Patterned tiles are also hugely popular, from feature floors to stylish splashbacks, patterned tiles are perfect for those looking to add a little extra detail and interest to a scheme. There are plenty of ways to incorporate a statement style with tiles into your space, from fabulous - yet functional - kitchen, bathroom and hallway floors to gorgeous eye-catching walls.

Our ‘Odyssey’ collection is home to a series of patterned tiles and borders, inspired by places and cultural design from around the globe and throughout the ages. Think Moroccan bazaars or Turkish pottery, these tiles will transform the walls and floors in your home.

For statement walls, our ‘Living’ collection features a selection of large-format, patterned tiles that are distinctively different. These include unique designs such as the French-inspired Maison, iridescent Art Deco style Radiance, and, the uber-cool Nano with urban ditsy prints. These tiles are suitable for many areas in the home - we especially love them for feature walls and, they all come with a coordinating plain tile so you can go as bold or as subtle as you like.

Contemporary style tile ideas

Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and generally any room in the home! A modern design style can be created with tiles in many ways, in a variety of formats, textures, finishes, and colours. We’ve got plenty of options for contemporary style-tiles, from stone and wood-effect to large-format glass and metallic finishes. 

Large-format tiles are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more chic, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is.

Farmhouse style tile ideas

The farmhouse, country-style trend is timeless and can be easily created with tiles. Muted hues and natural textures provide the perfect basis to build a rustic interior scheme. Natural stone tiles are great for this; choose from limestone, slate and even real marble, all of which provide an authenticity that will reward you for years to come.

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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