If you're thinking of updating your home this season, it's time to check out our run-through of the five most important trends in tiles.Metallic
If you want to add a beautiful new dimension to your walls or floors, you can't afford to overlook the metallic title trend. Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens, these shimmering tiles are available as mosaics or larger format tiles
. Take your pick from colourful, classic silver or gold, or something a little different with patterned
or metallic-effect stone tiles
. However you do it, a stylish touch of shimmer will lift your décor in no time. Crackle glaze
Vintage-inspired décor gets an update with this beautiful tiling effect. With a light-reflecting gloss finish, tiles with a crackle glaze
create an eye-catching uneven surface that's particularly stunning in pretty pastel shades - creating the perfect feature for a muted, tranquil room. Topps Tiles' Chic Craquele range is an exclusive collection of shabby chic-inspired tiles that are right on trend; take a look at the video here
for a very stylish introduction. Geometric
Are you looking for a décor style that's bang on trend now but won't date in a flash? This trend really offers the best of both worlds. Futuristic-looking enough to ensure a modern effect, geometric design has regained the limelight in recent months thanks to the catwalk's penchant for all things sixties, yet the mathematically-rooted style has been around for centuries. Emerging as the pattern of choice among the Greeks, Romans and Sasanians in Iran, it's perhaps most admired in its use in Islamic architecture. While history may prove its worth on a grander scale, geometric pattern can certainly rely on the stylish tiles here
to earn it a place in your home. Wood effect
Ignite your sense of adventure and conjure up images of beach huts and shipwrecks with rustic wood-effect tiles. Expertly created for an authentic look, these tiles
offer all the style of real wood with the low maintenance and durability of tiling. Homely and welcoming in winter, light, fresh and evocative of seaside days in summer, wood-effect tiles are an incredibly versatile décor choice that are well worth your attention. Wall art
Wallpaper isn't your only choice if you want to add some stylish patterns to your decor. Embrace the trend for layers upon layers of matching or clashing patterns
embraced in some of the most stylish homes by choosing wall art tiles
and picking out certain aspects around the rest of your room - whether that's a colour or a theme. On a practical note, tiles with artistic designs offer durability and longevity that easily outstrips wallpaper, meaning you can enjoy the look in your kitchen and bathroom without having to worry about premature wear and tear.
Which trend will you choose?