Time the wall spaces in your home had a refresh? Whether you’re looking to decorate the walls in your bathroom, wet room, kitchen, bedroom, living area or dining room, this blog is full of fab ideas for reinventing those wall areas, with lots of the latest looks to help you keep your decor up to date with the latest interior design trends…
Above: Ador Marble Effect Tiles
1) Dark marble
Marble is without doubt the most sought after natural stone and its popularity is only set to increase in the coming years! One notable trend within this luxurious stone type is the use of darker Nero Marquina Marble.
With its atmospheric appearance, dark hue, and hypnotic white veining, there’s no wonder interior designers are going mad for this gorgeous marble type! Since natural Nero Marquina Marble is costly and requires ongoing treatment and maintenance, these Ador Marble Effect Tiles are a fab and realistic alternative!
Above: Isoline Tiles – Sea Mist Matt and Sea Mist Gloss
2) Matt and Gloss
Usually when we mix and match tiles from the same range, we opt for different colours in the same finish. But now, the ‘matt and gloss’ tiling trend suggests something entirely new and different! The next big trend is combining matt and gloss finishes of the SAME colour.
The results are phenomenal, as you can see above where our Isoline Tiles have been used to create this stunning effect. Once you walk around the room and the light shimmers off the gloss surfaces, the wall instantly comes to life!
Above: Boutique Brick 250×50 Tiles
The fast-paced digital glare of modern day life has left many of us longing for the simpler and gentler promises of yesteryear. That’s why the vintage look is such a popular decor trend! It’s easy to transport yourself back in time when decorating your home.
To create a vintage scheme in your chosen room, try adding a feature wall using brick-shaped tiles with a rustic, bumpy surface, such as these Boutique Brick 250×50 Tiles. Choose a mix of soft pastel colours that complement each other. Top tip: Make things interesting by opting for a herringbone layout!
Above: Pressed Patina Steel Tiles
4) Metallic Tones
Having risen in popularity over the last few seasons, metallic tones aren’t going anywhere in the years ahead! Invite coppers, brasses, and other characterful metals into your interior spaces at every opportunity. One great way of injecting these sought after metallic tones into your home is through the use of wall tiles!
There are plenty of metallic metros and mosaics to choose from. Use them to create a feature wall or splashback. Alternatively, for something more unique, try these textured patterned Pressed Patina Steel Tiles, as featured at the Ideal Home Show!
Above: Largo Tiles
5) Go large
It used to be that the smallest of tiles were reserved for wall spaces, such as brick shaped metro tiles and mosaics. Now, however, the times are changing! It’s a growing trend to opt for larger designs when decorating a wall. What’s the benefit of using larger tiles on a wall?
Well, for one thing, it’s something that breaks the long-established ‘norm’ of using smaller tiles – so immediately it adds a more unique and interesting look. Secondly, because there’s more room between the grout-lines, the display looks more spacious, and the room therefore feels larger and more roomy!
Above: Craquelure Tiles
6) Add crackled character
The Craquelure Tile Collection from Walls and Floors – a selection of stylish linear wall tiles with a crackle – has smooth tiles with matching textured pattern decor tiles. Combine the two for a winning combination with tonnes of character!
7) Mix and match
When decorating a wall space in your home, don’t feel that you need to stick to using tiles from the same range! One very effective way of adding extra interest into a wall display is to combine your regular base tiles with mosaics! This helps to break up the look!
Above, our Fossil Square Mosaic Tiles have been used to create a feature strip through the centre of our Delabole Slate Effect Tiles; completing the natural look! Alternatively, mosaics can be cut into strips and used as border tiles around the midriff of the room. This helps to tie the room together.
If you love keeping up to date with the latest trends, then you’ll know all about the hexagon! The hexagonal shape has been prominent in the world of interior design for a while now, and it’s not going anywhere!
One very simple way of injecting it into your home is to use hexagonal mosaic tiles to create a simplistic honeycomb-styled splashback or feature wall in your bathroom, wet room or kitchen. Mosaic tiles come in sheets with a mesh backing, so they’re much easier to apply than you might think. For a contrasting finish to white hexagon mosaics, try a black or anthracite grout!
Above: Slate Split Face Tiles – Olive
As mentioned a little earlier, interior designers are starting to steer away from plain, smooth surfaces with no real personality or character. Instead, it’s all about interesting shapes, patterns and texture! The latter, texture, is something that Slate Split Face Tiles offer in stacks!
Made from natural slate, they consist of strips of different heights and depths that have been bonded together to create a staggered, multi-levelled, undulating surface; ideal for bringing to life any wall space throughout your home. They’re also perfect for welcoming the sought after natural look into your interior spaces!
Above: Boutique Brick 250×50 Tiles
So, in summary, when looking for inspiration for the wall spaces in your bathroom, kitchen, lounge or bedroom, here are some great ideas and trends:
> Opt for a vintage look through the use of bumpy, rustic metro tiles.
> Add a little luxe into your home by introducing metallic tones.
> Inject character by adding in texture and pattern wherever possible
> Try mixing matt and gloss finishes
There you have it! 9 beautiful looks for your wall spaces! We hope you found this eBook useful.