It's becoming more popular for people to revamp their homes rather than move house and with that confidence comes personality; homeowners are now choosing to do up their interiors in their own taste rather than a neutral blank canvas ready for the next owner.
Tiles are becoming mainstream in all areas of the home with the rise in technology creating more sophisticated coverings like wood-effect and stone-effect tiles. The difficulty in more tiles is how to make them work with each other. We've got some handy tips for helping you decide what tiles to choose in your home and to be a little braver than the go-to plain white.
Always consider the use of your room when laying tiles and the direction of the light, a south facing white kitchen will look very different to a north facing space. For a smaller room try colour matching your tiles on the wall and floor to help your space look larger but introduce different textures to stop it looking flat and uninviting.
Larger rooms can cope with greater amounts of colour so be bold and pair with a neutral toned wood-effect tile to help keep the look warm and comfortable. If you're a lover of colour but only have a small room, introduce a bold pattern to inject some life into the space.
Opposite ends of the colour spectrum can look very harsh when using tiles instead of paint so try picking harmonious colours that blend together to create a more seamless flow around the room. Picking the right accessories and furniture can completely transform a tile and pull everything together. There's nothing wrong with using the same tile on the wall and floor, it works especially well with natural stone, but try to use different finishes on each surface to create depth and interest.
Monochrome is a classic however it can look a little cold if not done correctly, use a complementing pattern tile to help break up the monochrome and inject some pops of colour with a few accessories; pastels are a great choice for this colour scheme as they don't compete with the black and white.
Another great tip for tying two different tiles together is to use the same grout; a light grey can look striking against different surfaces but create harmony between wall and floor.
If you're struggling to picture your future room then try our Tile Visualiser and see what your favourite tiles will look like in-situ.