Tiles a prac­ti­cal, stylish so­lu­tion

Broome Advertiser - - PROPERTY - Emma Chitty

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.”

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

A lot of tiles fo­cus on adding tex­ture, ge­om­e­try and graphic pat­terns to our homes.

Apavisa and At­tica stone and tiles

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