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Jazzing Up Your Living Room’s Look With Patterned Tiles

Author: Fen Pacana
by Fen Pacana
Posted: May 06, 2019
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You may have seen a resurgence of patterned tiles, with these being incorporated into modern style. Patterned tiles were popular back in the 1970’s and in this age of social network, wherein individuality is applauded and being "Instagram-worthy" is much sought after, it is not surprising that these eye-catching patterned tiles which exude so much personality are back in the game. In fact, patterned tiles can take your living room to the next level.

Just like a wallpaper, patterned tiles can have as much of an impact on setting the tone of your living room look, serving as decorative detail to your walls and floor. However, keep in mind that there are certain patterns that will work in your chosen space and there are those that do not, because unlike wallpaper and carpets, you have to be extra careful in deciding on the colour and design or pattern for your living room’s walls and floors, as they’re harder and even more costly to remove and do over, albeit, if done rightly, there’s nothing more low maintenance than decorative tiles.

Here are ways those eclectic patterned tiles can work in your living room.

1. Got stairs? Tile the risers.

Among the most neglected areas, stair risers can provide a pleasant surprise to guests with small yet lively mosaic patterned tiles. You may choose patterned tiles in a neutral shade, painting the woodwork in similar colour to match the tiles.

2. As Tile Rug

When you’re hesitating on tiling the entire living room space, you can opt to choose a section of your floor to cover with patterned tiles that will be bordered with plain tiles, mimicking the look of a rug.

3. On The Fireplace

You fireplace is the perfect spot to show off a favourite pattern, especially with a fireplace that goes right up to the ceiling. You can opt for just one pattern or mix and match designs.

Opt for one pattern or mix and match designs.

4. As Accent Wall

A tiled wall can easily be the focal point of the living room, especially when you’ve picked tiles that are colourful or packed with personality.

5. For Continuity

If you’ve got a patio right through the large sliding glass doors of your living room, form a pathway of patterned tiles. Use similar tile patterns to connect both spaces. Let the tiles continue from the wall or the floor of the living room right to the patio to make both spaces feel more expansive.

6. To Cover The Entire Floor

Why not use a patterned tile on the entire floor, especially when the rest of the living room is in neutral shade? Choose one pattern and opt for warm tones.

7. To Define An Area

When you have an open layout, patterned tiles will be useful to designate a division of areas, such as between living room and dining area. The colour palette you’ve chosen for your patterned tiles must match with your plain tiles, however.

8. Hide An Awkward Column

A great way of disguising that awkward column in your living room is by covering it up with patterned tiles and turning it into a focal area or an accent design detail instead.

Installing the patterned tiles the right way could bring depth and vivacity to what could have been a blah living room.

About the Author

Fen Pacana is your reliable home improvement guru. She writes a variety of topics - from choosing which wall colours go with the theme you are going for to maintenance of your roofs - all aimed at turning a house into a haven.

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