Unique Tiles To Jazz Up Your Home

To make a real statement at home, forget boring tiles. These quirky and unique tiles are sure to jazz up your house with a spark of creativity!

Decorative tiles
For those with an open-concept space, make use of eye-catching prints on the floor to define an area. These decorative tiles function just like an area rug by helping to demarcate the dining room from the rest of the home, all while adding oodles of visual interest to the space.


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Mosaic tiles
There are plenty of ways to play around with mosaic tiles – they come in an assortment of colours, patterns and finishes that allow for endless customisation possibilities. While mosaics are great for kitchen backsplashes, you can also create a subtle feature wall using colourful mosaic tiles for a Peranakan-inspired look.


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Colourful combinations
Decorating with colours can be an intimidating affair, but it does wonders in transforming your interiors when done right. Take cues from this Pantone-approved kitchen that comes clad in striking blue wall tiles, coupled with red appliances and pared-down white cabinets to balance out the whole look. The result is a bold yet cohesive space that’s full of character.


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Grey tones
Who says grey has to be all dull? Consider this understated palette of utilitarian grey tones that are made up of tiles inspired by concrete structures. While the idea of concrete may seem cold and harsh in a kitchen setting, you’d be surprised to know that this rugged material can actually serve as a neutral backdrop for almost any decor style – modern, industrial and minimalist, just to name a few.


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Denim tiles
Denim has been all the rage in home decor recently. We see denim-everything – from sofas to rugs to bedding, and even tiles! Similar to their textile counterparts, these jean-inspired tiles are an unexpected and unique way to bring texture and depth into any interior. Pair it with furniture in clean lines and matching tones for a sleek, uncluttered look.


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Black and white
You can never go wrong with the classic combo of black and white. Heighten the visual impact with monochromatic tiles, which work as a striking focal point that anchors the headboard area. Adorned with boho-style furnishings and a dash of greenery, this unassuming bedroom oozes an exotic Moroccan flair, thanks to the intricate use of geometric motifs.


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Textures and patterns
Feeling a little adventurous? Amp up the drama by experimenting with different textures and patterns for a high-impact, contrasting appearance. To prevent it from looking overly jarring, stick to a unified colour scheme while interplaying the various patterns. In this bathroom, a medley of marble mosaics, geometrics and glazed tiles come together in an organic and coordinated fashion.


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Hand-painted tiles
Fancy something more unique? Add a personal touch to your space by creating a gallery-worthy accent wall with hand-painted tiles. We are loving the quirky patterns of these unconventional fish scale tiles, which come dipped in cheery hues to break the monotony of the usual shades of blue.


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Wooden lookalikes
Enjoy a warm soak in the great outdoors by building your own rustic cabin bath! While it may look good in theory, using distressed wood in a perennially wet environment like the bathroom will probably not hold up well to frequent water exposure. Instead, opt for lookalike tiles that impersonate this weathered material to achieve that coveted rough-hewn appeal.


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Japanese tiles
If you’re a fan of the enduring style of Japanese settings, you’ll love this ryokan-inspired design that’s made up of curved clay tiles. A modern take on traditional Japanese inns, these unique tiles are laid out to form a unifying wave pattern throughout the apartment. Complete with light oak tones and textured accents, this home is the epitome of zen at its best.


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This post was adapted from an article originally published in the February 2020 issue of SquareRooms.