Hi! My name is Lindsey and I'm a guest blogger for DesignShuffle.com, an awesome social media
site promoting interior designers and great interior design ideas from around the world. I am so
lucky that I get to write on interior design and home decor topics every day. It's my dream job. I have
a special fondness for Chesterfield sofas, Eames chairs and the color yellow.
I love visiting Shannon Berrey's blog and I'm super excited to share this post with you guys
on "8 Exciting Ways to Use Tile." Enjoy!
There is something stately and elegant about tile. Whether it's the off-white hues of a subway tile or the
brightly colored tones and patterns of Moroccan ceramics, tile is always beautiful and chic. So naturally,
this makes the use of tile a wonderful decorating idea. Tile is also a wonderful material to use in the
home because it works in any space, and in any capacity. Shown here, you will see tiles being used
in eight different ways -- from the kitchen, to the porch, and all around the house. There's a reason why
tile is a favorite among home decorators and designers.
Lou Lou Pear via Domino Magazine (via)
The entryway, mudroom or foyer is a great way to use tile. It's a great alternative to a
welcome mat, and is itself welcoming, in this lovely blue, orange and cream pattern.
Alicia B Designs via Robin Bell Designs (via)
This exotic sunroom is beautiful and comfy-looking with its warm hues of cinnamon, plum, and browns.
But take a look at the ceiling, it's covered in a beautiful Moroccan tile and is absolutely gorgeous.
SVK Kitchen & Bath via Elle DÈcor (via)
Tile is popular in the bathroom because it's easy to clean and moisture-repellent, but who knew you
could create a wall-sized mural with it? This tile looks almost like a perfectly-aged fresco painting.
Tile is also hugely popular in kitchen designs as a backsplash; it's the space behind the sink or
stove that protects the walls from splashes, but sometimes gets forgotten about in the design
of a space. White subway tile fits in beautifully in this serene, white kitchen. Fun fact: subway tile,
which debuted in 1904, is named for New York City's underground transit stations.
Attic Mag (via)
This vignette offers a peek at a space similar to a backsplash. However, in this space,
the entire wall is covered in traditional Dutch Delft tile, and open shelving is mounted onto it.
Elle DÈcor (via)
At this elegant villa in Florida, the pool is paved with pebbles, while the surrounding terrace is
paved in Terra-cotta tile. The result is classic and chic.
Apartment Therapy (via)
Use tile in or around the fireplace. It's a great material here because it's easy to clean and because
it is fire-resistant. It's also an understated and interesting alternative to brick.
DÈcor Pad (via)
If you've got a little nook in your bedroom and want to place a vanity, reading chair or desk, tile
is a wonderful way to decorate the space. You could even go a step further in your bedroom
designs and create an entire tile accent wall. The result is sure to be lovely either way.
So, there you have it. While tile is typically used in the bathroom or the kitchen, it has so many
uses and comes in such a great variety of colors, materials and patterns. It's easy to be
excited about tile!
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