There is no doubting that tiles should always be used in bathrooms and kitchens, but what about other rooms? In this article, we take a closer look at feature wall tiles and how these can make your hallways pop, clean up your living room, and modernise your bedroom.
The Hallway Statement
A hallway is an introduction to a home. In many homes, it is the first thing that a guest sees. As such, your hallway sets the tone. Many homes opt for a fairly neutral hallway so as not to distract, overshadow, or conflict with the rest of their styles, but for others – to do so is to miss out on a great opportunity.
To create the best statement in each room, it is important that we consider how each room is used and use this knowledge to shape our style. Many hallways are used as a place to keep the most regularly used shoes, to hang coats, and to display family photos. It is also not unusual to squeeze a small writing table in there.
This means that, in general, a hallway is rarely used for more than passing through, or for those long conversations held at the door when neither party is really ready to say goodbye. As such, you want to create a style that has a very clear impact, and is perhaps focused around the front door or porch of your home.
Turning the wall around your front door into a feature wall can leave a lasting impression on your guests as they leave. It’s an unexpected interior design move that can be very effective given the use of a hallway.
Image: Versace Emote Tiles
It is also not unusual for those homeowners with a hall to use more stylish floor tiles with simple, unobtrusive designs for their walls.
The Bedroom Statement
The bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation. As a result, any statement made here needs to be conscious of avoiding becoming overbearing. A feature wall in the bedroom should be classy and synonymous with the current style of the room.
For many people, a bedroom should epitomise comfort. This is one reason why few are brave enough to swap their carpets out for tiles, but we know that a tiled bedroom can look very Scandi and modern in its design. The trick is to know where those plush comforts are most appreciated – a rug by the bed, a cushioned armchair in the corner.
One place to use a feature wall in your bedroom could be behind your bed. This could mimic the colours of your bed and headboard or try to draw together another element in your room. Similarly, if your bedroom uses shelves, you can accentuate those shelves by tiling behind the decorative space with our feature wall tiles.
Image: Versace Exclusive Tiles
The Living Room Statement
A living room is a place to entertain family and guests. It is perhaps the best place to make a stylistic impression since it is clearly a social space intended for amusement. As such, there are plenty of innovative ways you could incorporate tiles or a feature wall into your living room.
It’s no secret that the living room can often be forgotten about when it comes to using tiles, so don’t be afraid to make a statement and include some stunning tiles in this room. Not only can you benefit from a true design statement within your living room, you will also find that tiles provide a timeless alternative to carpet, which can grow tired extremely quickly, so it’s well worth looking into during your next renovation project!
We previously mentioned that tiling behind decorative shelves can prove to be quite effective in the bedroom, and the same is true for your living room.
If your living room sports a fireplace, then this is another opportunity to use beautiful Versace tiles to your advantage. This is especially true if you like Victorian vibes, as decorating cast-iron fireplaces with feature tiles was very popular in the early twentieth century. In many homes, this style has persisted with great elegance.
Alternatively, any prominent wall or alcove could present itself as an opportunity for a brilliant feature wall in your home. In a variety of colours and styles, we have a range of tiles to support your interior designing dreams.
Image: Versace Venere Tiles
Tiles can be used to artfully suggest different spaces in the same room. In the image above, we see how artfully tiling a table or breakfast bar can produce absolutely stunning results. As such, we recommend that you spend a while searching our extensive range of tiles and considering which combinations can make your next room design truly unique.
Once you’re ready to choose your tiles, get in touch with a member of our team online or by visiting either our tile showroom in Preston or tile showroom in Bolton. Our experienced team are more than capable of guiding you through the process of choosing the right tiles for your next project.