Expert advice from Jessica Taverner – Style editor at Good Homes Magazine
I was once told that floors are just as important as walls when planning a decorating scheme – and this couldn’t be more true when bringing pattern into your home…
Used creatively, printed floor tiles can help zone an area within an open-plan space or highlight a particular piece of furniture, which is exactly what we did in the Good Homes roomsets at the Ideal Home Show earlier this year.
Here, Walls & Floors’ eclectic Galena Tiles draw the eye to the centre of the room and, cleverly, the mix-and-match designs also help conceal post-meal crumbs – handy for busy homes and families.
Above: Metallic Panel Tiles
Statement bathroom pattern
Another huge trend is to embrace statement pattern in the bathroom, and it goes one of two ways: modern geometrics or vintage charm. Geometrics tend to work best as large-scale patterns in monochrome, which can then be brightened with colourful accessories – the latest looks include pops of pastel. Vintage reproduction tiles are surprisingly versatile and all work beautifully alongside the most popular of wall tile: the metro brick.
Above: Harika Tiles
Adopt a subtle look and run a border around the edge of the room, or go all out and play with scale, using oversized decals alongside more intricate patterns. So whatever you choose to do, make sure your “fifth wall” works just as hard as its four neighbours in your decorating schemes.
Above: Tangier Floor Tiles
Style tip: Metal tiles are making a huge comeback. The perfect addition to a rustic scheme, use as a feature splashback, celebrate as artwork by framing a few or for a wow-factor scheme, tile your entire ceiling.
By Jessica Taverner – Style editor at Good Homes Magazine
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