Tasteful tile decor is inviting

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While the most attractive and innovative tiles once had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States. Here are five ways tile design can enhance a room.

ELEVATE SMALL SPACES

Use tiles interchangeably to create a unique design. The Ann Sacks Radius Collection by designer Barbara Barry has five distinct modular designs that can be used independently, or combined to create patterns to delight the eye. Creative use of a variety of tile shapes like these can easily elevate small spaces, such as baseboards or back-splash areas in a kitchen.

MAKE A STATEMENT

Whether you choose a single color or mix colors to create a pattern, the choices can overwhelm. If you’re not working with a designer, consider traditional complementary color pairs when making decor choices, such as red-green, blue-orange or yellow-purple.

CREATE A CALM MOOD

The latest trends in interior design reflect the desire for homes to be sanctuaries. Inspired by the clean lines, appropriate scale and exacting proportion prevalent in mid-century modern architectural design, Barry described her collection as “soft modern, defined by a curved edge for a sensual feel.”

Choosing colors, lines, shapes and scale with simplicity in mind can help contribute to a feeling of calm.

PERSONALIZE THE SPACE

Find what appeals to you, and work with a designer or manufacturer who can meet your requests. In her collection, Barry provides tools for consumers or designers to customize patterns. Designed to spark the imagination, five distinct patterns in varying scales punctuate interiors with personality.

CREATE VISUAL INTEREST

Choose different textures through materials like wood, glass or tile to break up an otherwise ordinary surface in a room. The choice of tile adds a textural element to a room that can’t be duplicated by any other material.

Whether you choose to use tile in a more traditional way, or to elevate other spaces inside a home with a more innovative style, use a customized design and select colors to create a unique environment anyone would want to call home.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.