Using pattern in the home can be one of the most exciting aspects of interior design, they have a remarkable ability to add interest to any home; highlighting architectural detail, and can create an interesting feature in an otherwise blank room.
But, should you lose your design inhibitions and find the confidence to use bright and bold patterned tiles then you will be rewarded with a space you’ll love.
The key to using a patterned tile is choosing one that works well in your home. The design of pattern should directly reflect the look and style you want for the space as it will very much define the room and become the dominant feature. Everything else will work to enhance and complement the patterned tiles. As a general rule of thumb, the more striking the pattern of floor tile you choose, the more neutral other areas are needed to give the eye somewhere to rest and to give the pattern a stage from which to shine.
Identifying features and motifs that are already echoed in the architectural elements of your home can help you choose the patterned floor and wall tiles that will have the best effect. For instance, a modern home or a plain boxy space with little embellished detail will suit geometric style patterns, whereas a room with rounded detailing in the coving will work better with rounded, more organic pattern.
It can be difficult to envisage a patterned tile within a room, but the first step is to understand the impact a pattern will have in your home. This can give you confidence to put together a scheme where patterned floor tiles are at the very heart of the design – to create a unique and stunning interior that you will fall in love with.
If you’re using pattern for the first time, visit www.tileflair.co.uk, where you can see a selection of patterned tiles. Our helpdesk will guide you through every step of your tile project, you can also order samples online. Tileflair are an independent tile specialist who have been selling tiles and tile-related products to the trade and public since 1972. Visit us on Stand K79.