Tiles a practical, stylish solution
Renovating your space, or building a new home?
One of the most difficult things to choose is sure to be your floor covering — and with more style choices than ever before, tiles may be your best bet.
“We’re moving away from just the tame and tasteful understated tile offerings of the past few years that have caused so much interior design to look the same,” says Matt Tucker, creative director at Matt Tucker Design Studio.
“What we’re beginning to see now are tiles that focus on adding texture, geometry and graphic patterns to our homes — and we’re also seeing a return to colour.”
When considering how much or how little of a wall to tile, Mr Tucker says he’d always recommend tiling all the way to the ceiling.
“I love a tiled feature wall in a bathroom — to keep your space feeling open and uncomplicated, take your floor tile and run it up one main wall,” he says.
Mr Tucker says it’s important to choose coloured tiles because you love them — not just because they’re on-trend.
“I’m always cautious with colour trends that come and go quickly in interior design — more often than not, what you achieve is a really fashionable look at the time that very quickly dates once the fad is gone,” he says. “That being said, I’m an absolute advocate for colour — there are plenty of timeless options.”
A lot of tiles focus on adding texture, geometry and graphic patterns to our homes.
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