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Tying it All Together: Using Tiles to Make Your Space Flow

Tying it All Together: Using Tiles to Make Your Space Flow

Layla Sawyer

When it comes to creating a harmonious look for your home, every decision has an impact. As one of the foundational elements of a new build or reno, tiles offer you the opportunity to set the tone of your project — from a desired theme to a particular mood. That may seem like a lot of pressure, but that shouldn’t be the case. We’re here to have fun and bring a vision to life, and tiles can help you achieve that! If you want your tiles to make a statement without throwing off the overarching aesthetic of your space, we’re here to help. It’s not as tricky as it sounds! Tune in to learn our tricks for picking tiles that enhance rather than overpower.

Understanding the Mood of Your Space

Before diving into tile selections, have a think about what overall mood you’re going for in your space. Is it a serene retreat, a vibrant entertainment hub or a classic, timeless area? Your tiles should reflect not just the purpose of a room but also the atmosphere you want to evoke. For instance, a bathroom meant to be a calming oasis might benefit from cool-toned tiles with a matte finish, while a lively kitchen could shine with bright, glossy tiles.

Merging Tiles with Your Home's Existing Decor

One of the biggest benefits of tiles is their versatility. Whether you're channelling a modern, minimalist vibe with sleek, large-format porcelain tiles or aiming for a rustic, warm atmosphere with terracotta-look tiles, tiles can easily but effectively enhance the look you’re going for. But the key is harmony. Your tiles should not just be an addition; they should feel like they've always belonged.

Consider the existing elements of your room and work with what you’ve got to guide you. Do you have wooden furniture? Maybe a terracotta-look tile with earthy tones would complement it. If you’ve opted for metallic accents, a glossy ceramic tile might just be the perfect match. By ensuring that your tiles work well with your existing design features, a cohesive vibe will naturally follow. 

The Art of Choosing Tile Colours, Patterns and Sizes

Part of the fun (and power) of tiles is how many style options you have to choose from. Across colours, textures and sizes, you’re bound to find different tiles that suit every possible design vision you have. Once you’ve got your desired aesthetic down, finding a tile to match is a piece of cake. 

Soft, pastel-coloured tiles, for instance, can transform a bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary. On the other hand, a kitchen backsplash with vibrant, patterned tiles can become a design centrepiece to be proud of. And it's not just about colour — the size of your tiles plays a pivotal role too. Large-format tiles can make a space appear bigger, while smaller tiles can add intricate detail to specific areas.

Mix and Match: The New Norm

Who said you have to stick to one type of tile? Lean into mixing and matching — perhaps a patterned tile for the backsplash paired with a solid colour tile for the countertop. Or different shapes, like hexagonal tiles on the floor transitioning to rectangular subway tiles on the walls. This approach allows for creativity and breaks the monotony, giving each area of your home a distinct character.

Transitioning Between Different Tile Areas: Seamless Integration Tips

One of the challenges in open-plan homes is defining different zones without walls. Tiles can be your ally here. By changing the tile design or orientation, you can separate areas like the dining zone from the living area. This subtle transition ensures that while each zone has its own identity, there's still a cohesive flow throughout the space.

Experiment with layout patterns. The herringbone pattern in your living room could lead to a staggered brick layout in the dining area, creating visual interest while maintaining flow. And don't forget the grout. It might seem like a minor detail, but the right grout colour can elevate your design, whether you're aiming for a monochromatic look or a contrasting pop.

Experiment With Details

There are also ample opportunities to make a statement through your tile installation. From alignment to spacing, these details can all convey (or enhance) the certain aesthetic you’re going for. Before you commit to a layout, do some experimenting — a dry run playing around with different styles and spacing could unlock a whole new look for you to fall in love with. If you’re experiencing grout-induced decision paralysis, don’t fret — we’ve curated personal grout recommendations for every tile on our site, so you don’t have to sweat it.

Need Help? Consult the Experts

While personal preference plays a significant role in tile selection, consulting with design experts can provide invaluable insights. They can introduce you to the latest trends, help you understand which tiles work best for your needs, and even provide installation tips for that flawless finish. At TileCloud we not only offer a vast range of tiles but also offer design appointments at no cost to you, ensuring your tiling project is a resounding success.

Tiles, with their myriad designs, colours, and textures, offer a world of possibilities. But the true beauty of a space emerges when these tiles work in harmony with the existing décor, creating an environment that's both stunning and cohesive. Ready to embark on your tiling journey? Start exploring our range and let your imagination run wild!

Layla Sawyer
Layla is a creative at heart, with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design and being the Senior Marketing and Ecommerce Coordinator here at TileCloud she has a passion for staying up to date with the latest trends within the industry. Known for going down a rabbit hole on Pinterest and being a sucker for a good mood board to kick off any project.