Decorative tile in kitchens, bathrooms and throughout the house is among the hottest interior design trends. With so many options from which to choose, tile offers unlimited opportunity to showcase your personality. Express yourself in your Madison WI home.
Combining vibrant colors with patterns, sizes and textures allows you to express yourself. Create anything from subtle designs to bold explosions. Transform a backsplash, bathroom walls and showers, floors, entryways, laundry rooms and most anywhere else in your home. Tiles can dominate the space or provide a dynamic highlight.
Some tiles feature stand-alone designs while others work in concert to create patterns and mosaics.
When planning an artistic expression, professional designers offer advice before you take the first big step:
“Before choosing the tile you want to use, observe the light patterns in the room. Check out the natural and artificial light several times a day. Take special notice or areas where light is reflected and shadows form. Strategically placed decorative patterns in shadow areas make these spots appear much brighter. On the other hand, tiles in the highlighted areas are more dramatic.”
Using geometric designs and shapes are the easiest ways to get creative with tile. Custom tile designs are the palette of the bold.
Decorative Tile Expands Boundaries
Design trends constantly evolve, allowing you to let your imagination set the stage. Combine your inspiration with all the tile options and expand the boundaries of artistry and self-expression.
Geometric tiles offer energetic patterns and iconic shapes. Many don’t need additional design, they are the design. Available shapes include:
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In addition to these shapes, consider sizes, colors and textures. Choose from hand-painted cement tiles, mirrored finishes, metals and unique finishes.
While the kitchen backsplash remains the focal point for many creations, it isn’t the only space getting the artistic tile treatment. Shower walls and bathrooms are high on the list, too.
When planning your design, it isn’t the quantity of tile. It’s how you use it. In some instances you can make a bold statement with floor to ceiling applications. On the other hand, a few select pieces highlight features of most rooms – either with eye-catching patterns or a recognizable image.
Hand-painted tiles create their own quilt-like displays.
Unique Uses For Unique Tiles
Shower walls and backsplashes are only two spots in your home where tile art stands out. A fireplace surround is an ideal palette for a creative touch. Hand-painted tiles are popular choices as are the latest in wood-look styles and natural stone.
Enliven your laundry room or a powder room with the shimmer of jeweled glass tiles or a blend of mirrored and glass tile with traditional forms. Glass tiles are nonporous so they are easy to clean. Because they scratch easily, use them for accents and to create three-dimensional textures.
Consider these unique uses for geometric-shaped tile:
- The Center of Attention – make a bold statement with a brightly-colored wall or a carpet-like pattern on the floor. Tile can bring visitors to a halt with a “wow!”
- Stunning Accents – if you’re not ready for the ultimate bold statement, take it down a notch or two. Accent your space with an element of excitement but don’t overpower the room.
- Greet Guests In Style – an artistic pattern on the floor or near wall makes a lively greeting. Artistic tile displays right inside the front door sets the tone for the rest of the home.
- Comfort Plus Elegance – tile provides plenty of opportunity for clean, modern designs anywhere in the house.
Professionals offer final words of advice:
“Don’t be shy; mix and match tile sizes and shape that you really love. Create personal designs spanned in your imagination.”
Tap Professional Resources
They also suggest you work with a tile professional to create a template for your tile creation. Develop a pattern on graph paper or lay out sample tiles.
The professionals at Molony Tile provide an excellent selection of the latest tile, grout and related tools. When it’s time to express your creativity and let your personality show through, check our tiles. If you don’t see what you want, we can get it. Our specialists keep up with the trends and understand the pros and cons of all the tile options.
Molony Tile is the source for unique, durable and elegant tile solutions. Call or email Molony Tile, 608-268-8453 to explore decorative tile options for your Madison WI home.