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3 Ways to Add Character to Your Home with Tiles

Date: July 29th, 2021 CTD Tiles | Tags: metro brick tiles, victorian tiles, herringbone tiles, hexagon wall tiles

Looking for new ways to add character to your home? From rich encaustic options to traditional ornate styles, we love the interest that tiles can bring to a space. You may already have the type of look you want to go for in mind, but if not, do not fret. We’re here to help!


Bring it Back with Metro Tiles

Effortlessly timeless, metro brick tiles are still very much a go-to for kitchen splashbacks and bathrooms. They’re a popular choice due to their versatility and multiple uses throughout the home. Although always a classic when laid in a simple brick format, metro tiles can also be used in a number of fun ways to create a more affordable home update.

For a unique look, we would recommend a diagonal weave or herringbone layout. See our blog on how to lay herringbone tiles! When used as a backdrop, these formations are certain to turn heads, leaving a lasting impression for years to come. You can achieve this look with our lovely Poitiers tiles; they are perfectly proportioned to fit beautifully into both traditional and contemporary schemes.




Pictured left: Poitiers Azure Blue Gloss
Pictured right: Poitiers Rose Pink Gloss | Havana White Garden Matt

You can add even more interest by enhancing the tiles with a complementary or contrasting coloured grout. Whatever you go for, metro tiles will add a dreamy finishing touch!



Try it with Traditional Victorian Tiles

A timeless favourite for most interior lovers, the trend for decorative tiles in the home is still as fashionable today as when it first came into style in the 19th century. The original Victorian format meticulously combines hundreds of individual tiles into one overall pattern – making use of geometric shapes and colours to create an eye-catching statement surface.




Pictured left: Havana White Herald Matt
Pictured right: Havana White Flower Matt


With a wide range of tiles across our Victorian Tile collection, we particularly love how beautifully our Havana tiles fit into traditional schemes; the intricate shapes and swirling patterns offer a neutral take on patterned tiles and work beautifully with our classic Poitiers designs. The delicately textured gloss tiles sit wonderfully as a backdrop to gold brassware and classic kitchen cabinetry.




Modernise with Hex Appeal

Adding interest to the home, hexagon tiles make for a striking feature wall. The modern styling makes it a perfect tile option for renovating old homes or starting a fresh new one. Whether used across the wall or the floor, the hexagonal tile pattern adds instant style wherever it is placed.


Measuring at 228 x 198mm, our arresting new Varadero tiles work harmoniously within bathrooms. The ocean blue finish of our Azure Matt tile acts as an eye-catching backsplash to a stunning freestanding bath and can be beautifully complemented with statement brassware and a soft-toned colour palette for a perfectly pulled together scheme.



Pictured: Varadero Moonlight Hexagon, Varadero Rose Hexagon

We hope we’ve helped you on your way to achieving a characterful look with tiles. As with everything in interiors, there is no rulebook on how you should style your home, but we hope we have made the process a little easier with our tips. For more inspiration, take a look at our Metro Brick, Victorian, and Hexagon tile collections. Happy tiling!



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