Half Term DIY Week - Some Tile Ideas

Here at Walls and Floors, we crown every half term as a 'DIY week,' because it offers the perfect time to finish your decorating projects. To help you refresh your home ready for those special guests, here are some fab decorating and tile ideas...


split face tiles


1) Freshen up your kitchen with a splashback

The easiest way to transform the look of a kitchen space is to add a splashback behind the worktop, sink or hob! Colourful, patterned, or textured tiles make for perfect splashbacks, and they add plenty of character! In the image above, our gorgeous slate split face tiles have been used to create a rustic look in a traditional country-styled kitchen.


arundel pattern tiles


2) Tile ideas: Create a statement floor in your bathroom

If it's your bathroom space that needs rejuvenating, then why not add a statement floor? Encaustic-styled pattern tiles instantly give a room all the personality it could ever need. In fact, so striking will the floor space be, that you can skimp on the rest of the room by opting for cheaper, more affordable accessories! Above, Arundel Pattern Tiles have been used to make an impact beneath this gorgeous tub.


mosaic tiles coffee table


3) Upcycle a living room side table with mosaic tiles

If you have a dull old side table gathering dust in the corner of the room, turn it into an exciting feature by jazzing it up with mosaic tiles! With hundreds of eye-catching designs to choose from, mosaics are perfect for accessorizing pieces of furniture! Above, our self-adhesive smart mosaic tiles have been used to revive a black side table. The fab thing about smart mosaics is that you simply peel and stick!


tile ideas wood effect


4) Inject the natural look into your dining room

A big interior design trend is the idea of inviting natural elements into your home. Walk around home styling shows and you'll see an abundance of woods and stones! Whilst a natural wooden floor is a nice idea, it requires lots of treatment and maintenance. That's why wood effect tiles are a fantastic, zero-effort, hard-wearing, and affordable alternative. Dine in style by inviting Honey Wood Tiles into your dining room.


parlor wood effect tiles


5) Ditch the decking: Install a durable tiled patio

We all love to make the most of our outdoor spaces; particularly in the sunny summer months. That's why patio areas and terraces are so popular. Decking has been a favourite platform for garden areas for a few decades now, but people are fast turning towards using tiles instead.

So why is this? Well, firstly, tiles offer gripping anti slip options, whilst decking is extremely slippery and dangerous. Secondly, tiles look a lot nicer, and there are far more design options; not just long grooved planks that lack character. Thirdly, tiles clean much easier than decking, which quickly becomes clogged up with moss and dirt. Check out our full selection of Outdoor Tiles.


scrabble tiles


6) Dress up the bedroom with Scrabble Tiles

Our ceramic Scrabble Tiles are perfect for personalising the rooms throughout your home, and they can even be used to inject charm into the bedroom. Whether you're spelling out 'LOVE' on a shelf above the dressing table, or you're arranging some Z's above the bed, like above!


There you have it - a handful of tile ideas to help unlock your dream home this half term DIY Week!



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Callum Chester

Having headed up the content at Walls and Floors since 2012, Callum Chester shares expert advice, trends and home styling imagery with the likes of Ideal Home, Good Homes and Real Homes on a daily basis. An experienced content writer, Callum is also the creator of Design Peach, a blog of 'sweet, bite-sized ideas for the home and garden'