Flooring has seen a surge in popularity in recent years thanks to the versatility of new materials and designs available.
This rise in demand includes tiles, which are becoming a sought after staple piece for homes across the interior design world. Choosing a tile for your wall or floor can help your home to look sophisticated and modern as well as proving to be more hardwearing than carpets and more cost effective than a hardwood floor.
Tiles not only look incredible, they are also extremely practical too. Tiles are easily cleaned, needing only a cloth or mop and therefore need little long-term maintenance. Tiles are also completely waterproof, so are perfect for using in high traffic areas such at kitchens and bathrooms where exposure to water and spillages is common.
With this in mind, here are some key trends for tiles in 2017 that can help your home to look stylish and on trend.
Herringbone and Metro Tiles
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Metro tiles have become massively in demand this year. Similar to the rise of the herringbone floor style, metro tiles give a similar effect and looks stunning when replicated with a tile. The metro herringbone look uses brick tiles laid in a style similar to the look of chevrons, this is undeniably modern and can add some interest to your wall or floor. The metro style is also in keeping with the vintage and rustic trend that currently shows no signs of slowing down.
Patterned tiles are huge this year, any kind of patterned tile that can give your home a great sense of depth and texture. The patterned tile helps to add some character to a room, and allows you to work with accent colours that can hugely compliment the tiles to create a great sense of fluidity to a room.
Another modern tile trend are hexagon tiles. These six sided tiles are creating waves in the interior design world thanks to their fresh and eye-catching look. Hexagon tiles can help to instantly modernise your home and work great in any room. Hexagon tiles can also create an even bigger impact when paired with a grouting of a different colour, which really helps the shape of the tile pop.
With its deep orange colours, terracotta tiles are set to be huge this year. This trend focuses on warm, natural colours coupled with wicker and woven furniture pieces to create that truly authentic look. Whether you use terracotta on your floors or walls, it will be sure to set your home apart from the rest.
If you’re looking to redecorate your house, these trends will guarantee your home looks stunning and fashionable. This is something to especially consider if you’re moving out of your property in the near future.