Available in a dizzying array of colors, materials, patterns, sizes, and shapes, tiles are the incredibly versatile and durable decor tool that's been adorning interiors for thousands of years. Whether you're looking for fresh inspiration or overwhelmed by all the choices available, these 10 one-of-kind rooms narrow in on unbelievably bold and unique looks you can achieve with tile.
In Daniel and Diego's small Buenos Aires, Argentina home, they went BOLD in the bathroom. The space got a gut renovation when Daniel bought the apartment. Daniel chose this pattern inspired by Moroccan tile. Sadly, the local version was too expensive so he bought regular 6" x 6" tiles and had them cut into fours. He advises everyone to take risks and create "wow" moments in their homes.
In this opulent Barcelona home, each of the three children have their own bathrooms, and each bathroom is in a different color! The two oldest have a red bathroom and blue bathroom respectively. While that idea alone is adorable, it's how their mom color-coded the rooms that demands attention: Contrasting black and white tiles laid in a chevron pattern on the floor mix with extremely color-saturated, glossy tiles installed on the walls.
This remodeled Michigan house, originally built in the 1890s, features tons of bold decor ideas. But perhaps none so charming as the back TV/family den that surprises with an energetic patterned tile floor, from the Cement Tile Shop.
Another home with showstopping tile in many different rooms is James Conley and Kurt Heinrich's space in Chicago. Designed by Carly Moeller of Unpatterned, one bathroom features a gradient mix of shower tiles, where another space combines two wildly different shapes side by side. The color by Numbers 4x12 Satin Tile is Crossville Tile via Virginia Tile in the first shot, Color by Numbers 4x12 Satin Tile by Crossville Tile via Virginia and TileHex Matte Black Tile by The Tile Shop in the second shot.
Ruth Matthews of Design Soda already had some charming black and white checkered tiles in her London home's entryway, but here she adds boldness with a fresh approach to accompanied paint. She used "Oval Room Blue" by Farrow & Ball on the walls AND on a furniture piece. It modernizes the space and is quite lovely.
Consider taking a page out of this Moroccan home's book and use black and white tiles in different shapes and pattern configurations for a busy but beautiful composition that works.
Mixing this rich, saturated emerald green tile with a very affordable, "rough" material like OSB board is pure design magic. As seen in a Kip&Co Founder's stunning, modern Melbourne home.
Tile from the Tile Warehouse adds interest and excitement to artist Faye Campbell's UK home. But rather than installing on the floor or a wall like you might usually see, here they're placed on a kitchen island!