How’s this for a new way to elevate your decor: Try adding tile—already a proven star in kitchen backsplashes, and bathroom floors—to your stairs. Just so bold it might work, right?
In fact, tiling your stair risers is just one of the ways you can transform your space with colour or a pattern. It’s an easy and eye-catching decorative element that works beautifully in lots of other areas throughout the whole home too. Designers are reimagining tile as an accent for other areas beyond the usual spots, like the kitchen and bathroom.
It’s the first spot you see when you walk in, so an entryway is the perfect place to make a big impact with design. And as much as we love hardwood, few things are more welcoming—or striking—than a foyer floor decked out with a statement tile. Cover a few square feet with a colourful pick or use black and white for a graphic twist on a classic colour palette.
Sure, the laundry room is the workhorse of your house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun in there too—it’s actually an ideal spot to experiment and take design risks. Whether your go-to shades are chic neutrals or you’re more of a bold, saturated-colour type, a tiled laundry room will make you smile even when you’re folding that eighth load of clothes. (Bonus: A tiled surface is durable and easy to wipe clean.)
Now that we’re all working from home more than ever before, it’s a good time to up-level your workspace. Why not make it extra-inspiring with a fun tile floor? It’s just as energizing and creativity-sparking as artwork on a wall.
Whether you’re serving up coffee or cocktails, bar none, this is potentially one of the most interesting features in a house, and tiling can help it look the part. This is the spot to go truly impress — a bold design, a striking metallic, a textured handmade material — and then stay home and indulge in that stylish space.
Turn this space into a spa-like sanctuary with a tiled accent wall that’s as soothing as it is stylish. Black hardware with a modern penny mosaic tile is a winning combination in this bathroom styled above, and running it from floor to ceiling turns this spot into a true showpiece.