Adding colour, interest and plenty of style to your interiors, mosaic tiles are a fantastic way to elevate your home’s aesthetic, while proving to be hard-wearing and simple to maintain too.
Though the style, patterns and colours may have evolved over time, the art of mosaic has been around for thousands of years. From a temple in Mesopotamia to our bathroom floors, mosaics have made quite the evolution over the years, and though we use the bare bones of these elaborate constructions in everyday use, there’s no denying the artistry involved is what makes them so appealing.
Small ceramic tile pieces – usually 2-inch or smaller squares – are glued onto sheets of mesh fibreglass to create the modern mosaic tile that are used in our homes, and when it comes to texture, pattern and colour, this can vary greatly. Also how are where tiles are laid can vary, depending on what they are being used for, meaning that there are a wide range of options to consider when planning how to use these decorative items in your home.
For some interiors inspiration, look no further as we have outlined five ideas on how to make mosaic tiles look beautiful in your home.
Brighten up your boot/utility room
Add style and sophistication to an otherwise functional area with mosaic tiling and you will no longer see this space as just a gateway to the outdoors or a room that is used solely for cleaning laundry. Every room in your home deserves to have a sprinkling of style added to it, and you can do so here with a colourful mosaic tile along a wall where a sink sits or perhaps by adding a pattern and colour within the flooring.
Make first impressions matter with an entrance for your guests to remember and one that will put a smile on your face every time you pass through it. Mosaic flooring has been used in this area for centuries and perhaps the most notable style is the Victorian for an entranceway. Exuding class, sophistication and style, the uniform pattern and often monochrome palette makes for a pleasing-on-the-eye look. But you can mix it up with a more modern aesthetic if you live in a more contemporary abode. Dark, sleek styles add impact and opt for an uneven pattern or hexagons rather than the typical small squares for this look.
Get creative by adding a personal touch with your tiles, it’s an art form after all! Spell out the initials of the residents (unless you’re thinking of selling up in a few years), pop the number or the name of the property in the entrance hall floor or make a pattern that is significant to the location in which you live or your interior décor. Do you live by the water, or you want to add some flair to your bathroom? How about a nautical touch with an anchor or boat image within your tiling? Think outside of the box here and use your imagination to create something unique to your home.
A graceful garden
Head outside and get creative with some mosaic tiling in your garden and add some personality and charm with pops of colour and pleasing patterns. There are a wide range of options here, from creating a decorative pattern on the ground with a subdued colour palette to decorating the front of an outdoor bar in contrasting bright tones to designing an inviting dining area surrounded with tasteful tiling and, of course, lining your pool with these versatile items.
A beautiful bathroom
One of the more popular rooms in the home to use mosaic tiling has to be within the bathroom, and thanks to the creativity of others, there are now a myriad of ways in which you can brighten up this otherwise rather functional space to create a chic retreat. Why mosaic tiles work so well in the bathroom is largely down to the fact that this is often a brightly decorated space and one that responds well to the use of tiling for their easy to maintain and waterproof nature.
You can get creative by adding pops of colour to a statement wall, perhaps around the bath or within the shower space; you can mix up mosaic flooring and wall tile styles; or have fun with the differing textures and sizes to spice up an otherwise blank canvas.