12 Beautiful and Unusual Ways to Use Tile

Above: boldly patterned tiles on the living room wall give a Russian apartment a distinctly Moroccan feel. A finally, a little gem of a toilet room from Design Sponge, with enough pattern to keep you occupied while you’re occupied. I love the idea of an inlaid tile ‘rug’, like this one from Elle Decor. Bright yellow tile enlivens the inside fo a fireplace from An Ordinary Woman. From Elle Decor Espana. (Image credits: Decor Demon; Dwell; Ever After Honeymoons; Elle Decor; Elle Decor Italia; An Ordinary Woman; Design Milk; Hans Blomquist; Dezeen; Elle Decor Espana; Yatzer; Design Sponge) Here are 12 interiors that use beautifully colored and patterned tile to make a real statement. This encaustic tile ‘apron’ makes a modern bathroom a little more exciting. These subway tiles, running halfway up a brick wall, creating an exciting contrast in textures. Contrasting tiles on the floor and wall give this space from Dwell a beautiful, unique feel. A brightly colored tile fireplace surround from the La Minervetta hotel in Sorrento, spotted on Ever After Honeymoons. These rooms all have a bit of a European feel to them — use them as inspiration to take your own home to the next level. Tile in the bedroom — beautiful, and cool underfoot in hot climates, too. From Dezeen. No need for a headboard with a beautiful tiled wall like this one behind the bed. We tend to think of tile as this very utilitarian thing that keeps the drywall in your bathroom from rotting and makes the backsplash in your kitchen easier to clean up.

Updated: 05.12.2014 — 04:53