With the arrival of Spring and with Summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outside area with a fresh new look. Whether you’re renovating your exterior to get it ready for entertaining or making it the perfect place for the family to enjoy, outdoor decorating has become increasingly of interest over the past year as we’ve all realised how important our outdoor spaces are!
Outdoor tiles are an important design consideration with many homeowners looking to extend their homes into the garden. Here at CTD Tiles, we have a wide selection of sleek and stylish 20mm tile options that will complement a variety of schemes. We understand it can be difficult to know where to start, which is why we’ve pulled together our top outdoor styling trends and ideas to inspire your garden renovation.
Dark and Contemporary Outdoor Styling
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If you glanced at Pinterest or Instagram last summer you will have noticed a huge trend for incorporating black and dark colours into the garden. A black or dark shade on fences, tiles or furniture will act as the ideal backdrop to greenery and will create a beautifully contemporary and indulgent look. Darker shades blend beautifully across bright, sunlit spaces allowing the area to appear cosy and inviting.
You can embrace this look by opting for a darker outdoor tile. Portraying the authentic appearance of natural slate, our elegant Minster Black tile is perfect for bringing in dark natural stone textures. With its slip resistant surface, Minster will transform exteriors, providing an outdoor space perfect for summer dining and entertaining. Consider finishing off your interior scheme with striking painted wood paneling, beautiful potted plants and hanging greenery for an on-trend finish.
Modern and Natural Gardens
View the full collection: British Stone (Indoor & Outdoor Tiles)
The desire to create that indoor/outdoor experience has become immensely popular in the interiors world. Using the same flooring inside and out is the perfect way to achieve a visually beautiful connection between the indoor and outdoor areas whilst delivering a seamless continuity from your home into the garden.
An ideal tile choice for this look would be our British Stone tile collection. Available in a variety of finishes, this natural stone-effect tile works beautifully to create an uninterrupted view for a much larger visual space. You can create the ultimate scheme by bringing in bi-fold doors to open up the area or surround the tiles with pebbles or smaller stone materials to add a simple but effective landscaping look to the garden.
Luxurious and Sleek Exteriors
View the collection: Burlington | Veined Stone
Having a luxurious outdoor area where you can enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and greenery is an amazing perk, especially through the warmer months. With a few simple updates you can create a sleek terrace or courtyard that will put even the most luxurious of hotel grounds to shame!
Our beautiful Burlington Silver and Veined Stone Grey tiles are ideal for achieving that true sense of luxury. They work beautifully as a surface option for outside lounge and dining areas thanks to the natural stone appearance. Pair with upholstered seating, wood dining tables, sophisticated lighting and minimalist designs for an outdoor space that exudes high class and glamour. You can even create different zones for different areas by separating your seating area from your dining space - the options are endless.
We hope our blog has inspired you to take the plunge this summer and consider all the different ways you can transform your garden with tiles.
For more inspiration, take a look at our entire outdoor tile collection. Whilst you’re browsing, why not head over to our Customer Gallery to see how our customers have designed their outdoor spaces using our tiles!