Tile can instantly transform a space from drab to fab, which is why most interior designers are obsessed with it. However, if you really want to make a statement, try shying away from the most commonly tiled areas and consider tiling spaces a little more outside of the box.
“There are the obvious places where we use tile, like a kitchen backsplash or shower wall,” Michelle Lisac, the founder and principal designer of Michelle Lisac Interior Design, explains. “Then, there are other, creative places where tiles can be used to make an impact.”
Need some inspiration? Here are 10 unexpected uses of tile that will blow your mind.
On the Entryway Floor
“The entry floor is the first thing you see when you enter a home, making it a great place to add some pattern or color to set the tone,” Lisac states. And seriously, how could you resist walking into this home, which has one of the most interesting entryways with the help of attention-grabbing tiles?
In Outdoor Spaces
Tiles aren’t just for the inside of your home, but serve great purpose on the outside as well. “Years ago, I was working for health facility anxious to make their natatorium more attractive and pleasant,” Ashley Moore, Founder & Principal Designer Moore House Interiors, says. “The designer wanted to create a mural depicting the sea using mosaic tile, and I thought that was amazing. It inspired me to create the same sort of ‘wall’ in an open pool cabana, which would be a beautiful backdrop and focal point too.” Or, you can keep the tiling on the ground, like this stunning outdoor space by Moore.