At The Online Tile Shop, we stay in touch with the latest trends and products in the market, ensuring you have the choice of the best tiles for your home. Following two exceptional events at the Surface Design Show in London and Cevisama in Valencia, we are excited for the latest tiles to hit the market. 

Following the latest developments, trends and styles we have seen at the shows and what tile projects customers are adopting recently, tiles are set to become a feature around the home, not just bathrooms, kitchens, wet rooms and outside areas.

Tiles aren’t just for the kitchen or bathroom

Some of the spaces where tiles are featured more prominently around the home include:

Living room: A tiled fireplace surround can add texture and interest to the living room, while a tiled accent wall can create a stunning focal point. Large-format tiles in neutral colours can create a sleek and modern look for flooring.

Dining room: A decorative tile backsplash can add colour and texture to a dining room, while a patterned tile floor can create a bold statement. For a more subtle look, classic white or neutral-coloured tiles can create a clean and elegant look.

Hallways: A patterned or mosaic tile border for a hallway can create visual interest along the walls, while large-format tiles in a neutral colour can create a sense of spaciousness. Textured tiles can also add slip resistance and safety in high-traffic areas.

Bedrooms: A tiled accent wall behind the bed can create a luxurious and modern look in a bedroom, while wood-look tiles can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large-format tiles in dark colours can add depth and richness for a more dramatic effect.

Our FS Star Blue Ceramic Tile range is perfect for creating a stunning entrance to your home, welcoming guests and ensuring there is always a smile on your face when you return home after a long day. 

There is flexibility with the colours on offer, but there is no denying this is a fantastic tiled flooring option that makes a hallway brighter, and better.

How to use tiles to great effect around the home

There is a degree of freedom in how you use tiles in these spaces, and one trending option is to add tiles up to the halfway point of a wall. This creates a striking effect, and of course, it reduces the amount of money you spend overall on tiles. If you are looking to create a memorable identity while managing your finances, this is an option to consider.

Another option when tiling in the home is the ability to frame certain parts of your property. This was briefly touched upon in passing above. Still, with home offices, conservatories, porches, work areas and other spaces popping up more regularly, there is a need to differentiate between locations in the home.

By installing tiles at an entry point or framing key features, you not only add a fashionable element to your property, but you also create a functional differentiator that assists in the everyday running of your house.

Tips on making the most of tiles around the home

The right tile can transform a space at home, but for the best results, follow these tips on placement, and getting the most from your tiles.

Placement: Consider where the tiles will be placed and how they will be used. For example, high-traffic areas such as entryways and hallways will benefit from more durable and slip-resistant tiles. For bathrooms and kitchens, choose waterproof tiles and easy to clean.

Patterns: Tiles come in a variety of patterns and designs, so choose one that complements the style of the room. Consider using patterned tiles as an accent, such as in a backsplash or border.

Light and Reflectivity: The colour and finish of tiles can affect how much light is reflected in a room. Lighter-coloured and glossy tiles can make a room appear brighter and more spacious, while darker and matte tiles can create a more intimate atmosphere.

Practicality: Consider the suitability of the tiles you choose, especially for flooring. Glossy and polished tiles can be slippery when wet, so choose a more textured surface for flooring in high-traffic areas.

Symmetry and Matching: Using patterned tiles, ensure the patterns are symmetrical and match properly. This will create a more cohesive and polished look.

Ageing well: Choose a timeless design that will age well, as tiles are a long-lasting investment. Avoid trends that may look dated in a few years, and opt for classic designs that will stand the test of time.

Scale: Consider the tiles' scale in relation to the size of the room. Large tiles can create a sense of spaciousness, while smaller tiles can create a more intricate and detailed look.

Texture: Consider the texture of the tiles, especially for flooring. Textured tiles can add grip and safety, while smooth tiles create a sleeker, more modern look.

Colour: Choose a colour scheme that complements the style of the room. Neutral colours such as white, beige, and grey can create a timeless and elegant look, while bold colours add personality and visual interest.

Grout: The colour and width of grout can affect the overall look of the tiles. Consider using a grout colour that compliments the colour of the tiles, and choose a width that suits the scale of the tiles.

A great example of how our tiles inject a sense of style and identity into a bedroom comes with the New York Broadway Matt Porcelain Grey/Beige Brick Effect, adding a bohemian flair to any bedroom.

When it comes to adding personality and visual interest, we think you’ll adore the Art Nouveau Matt Porcelain Folies range. The burgundy addition is rich and inviting, but no matter the colour scheme you love, we are sure you’ll find something that speaks to, and for, you.

With modern tiles, you can add the wow factor to your home. Whether you want to impress guests or love the idea of having a stylish, cutting-edge house, the right tiles in the most appropriate setting have an impact like few other additions.

At The Online Tile Shop, we know so many of you want a stylish, contemporary home and always at its best. This is why we scour the internet and work closely with leading manufacturers, ensuring you remain updated about the latest in tiles. To see the latest products and innovations that will transform your home, check out what we offer.

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM

Verified Customer

|Excellent Service, tiles arrived very quickly and were well packed. Would highly recomemend this company.

1 months ago

Olena Golovtchouk

Verified Customer

Great tiles, very expensive delivery

1 months ago

Robin Temple

Verified Customer

Excellent service and I am thrilled with the tile you sent. I will be placing an order for more of these tiles to use as a splash back in a small kitchen .

1 months ago

Claire Martin

Verified Customer

Superb service and product

1 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Very happy with these tiles. Arrived quickly and very well packaged.

2 months ago

Sian Pugh

Verified Customer

Great price and fantastic service

2 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

The tiles were a great price compared to other online retailers selling the same tiles. However, £30 for a DHL delivery seemed a bit expensive for a small order (approx 220 15x10cm tiles for a splashback).

2 months ago

Linda O'Keeffe

Verified Customer

Easy to use, fast service recommended

2 months ago

James Hindle

Verified Customer

Fab tiles and great service - we couldn’t be happier with the results !

4 months ago

trina hedges

Verified Customer

had two broken tiles - contacted themby email and sent pics but still no reply!! tried to upload pics but seems is not poss

4 months ago