Professionals in the industry reveal a secret; when updating a small space use tile to create texture and dimension. Tile can add color either bold or a hint. Tile comes in tons of color options and patterns. Using tile can refresh a small area without having a full renovation.
1. Bring attention to a wall niche
Adding tile to a decorative wall is a perfect focal point. Tiling the area will highlight the architectural feature while adding definition and drama. A great idea is to add a ribbed glass tile that will reflect light back.
2. Add flair to a fireplace
The fireplace is already a focal point in a room, and adding tile to the surround really makes it pop. A tile can add interest and depth to the fireplace and can also mask an outdated surround.
3. Define a space within a space
Designers say tile can accent a space just like a rug can. M.S. Vicas Interiors used a geometric patterned tile on the floor of a nice wine vault. The tiled floor of this glass-framed wine “cellar” provides a structural footprint for the walls. A striking geometric pattern from the Gem collection by Kelly Wearstler is an arresting counterpoint to the warm wood floors of the rest of the room, letting the wine walk-in shine.
4. Think outside the shower
When you think of tile in the bathroom, you think of the floor or the shower surround. Tile helps keep water from damaging the space. Many designers are currently doing floor-to-ceiling tile accent walls in bathrooms. It gives the space impact and personality. This can also be done in the kitchen. If you have a wall in the kitchen that does not have any cabinets, tile the wall from floor to ceiling giving it a roomier look to the kitchen.
There are many colors, shapes, and patterns of tile. Remember to think outside the box, and think of using tiles in places that you might not think about when it comes to tile.