We’ve all been there – spending hours traipsing around shops and scouring websites for just the right item to make our decor dreams come true. Tiles are no different – whether it’s just the right shade of grey or the perfect amount of shimmer, you know when you’ve found the right one. Once you have discovered this elusive tile it’s easy to get carried away, planning to cover the entire room in a single design. While this might sound like a great idea at the time, it’s highly likely you will get bored of it pretty quickly.
One way to show off your dream design is to use it to create a feature wall – this way you can display your tiles without overwhelming the space. Feature walls in other rooms are extremely popular; bright paint and patterned wallpaper used on a single wall are a great way to add a splash of colour or fun to a room. So, why not do the same with tiles? They can be used in any room in the home, are extremely easy to keep clean and available in a range of traditional and contemporary designs. We’ve put together some ideas below to get you started.
Mosaic tiles are often used to create a feature wall as they are available in many eye-catching designs – from glamourous glass to natural stone. A feature wall of mosaic tiles looks great and as the small tiles are on mesh backing you can trim them to size to perfectly fit your design.
Wood, stone and brick effect tiles are the perfect choice for a feature wall. An exposed brick wall can look both rustic or urban depending on your decor style. Using wood effect tiles on the walls gives a cladding effect and again suits both traditional and modern interiors.
Want a splash of colour but not a full wall? Create a ‘feature strip’ by using your tiles of choice in the middle of your wall surrounded by more neutral colours. You can go horizontal or vertical, depending on the type of space you have available.
Sometimes just tweaking the layout of your tiles can make all the difference. Go for a simple metro tile, but lay it in a fun pattern like herringbone to create your feature wall. Pick contrasting grout to really make the pattern pop, or go for something complementary for a more subtle feel. If you’re feeling bold you can create your own patterns by colour blocking different tiles from the same range.
Textured tiles have become extremely popular recently – they allow you to add interest to walls even with a neutral colour scheme. Textured tiles work well on feature walls as they are eye-catching, and can be used in any room in your home.2
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