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Customise your kitchen tilesDecorations May 10, 2014 - 10:38 am 1 Comment
There are many ways to decorate your kitchen, from giving it a lick of paint to replacing the old kitchen clock. One of the less explored areas is decorating your tiles in order to give this room a bit more character. Here are our favourite five ideas sure to inspire you.
Tile stickers can be used over a plain coloured kitchen tile in order to make a pattern such as a mosaic. You might think it sounds a bit cheap and tacky, however there are plenty of elegant and original options available if you go for this option. What’s more stickers are easy to fit, all you need to do is stick them over the tile and distribute them in order to make the desired pattern. It is, however, a good idea to map out the design before applying the stickers to the tiles, to help prevent disaster.
Painting your Tiles
If you are artistically minded, you can paint your tiles. Tile paint is widely available and is easy to use. Tile paint is a particularly good option to consider when your kitchen tiles are white. Decide on a design and isolate the tiles that will not be painted with masking tape and carry out the required amount of coats.
Use different coloured tiles
Tiles on your kitchen wall do not all have to be the same colour; use different coloured tiles to add depth to your room by creating a pattern. Likewise, you can select different coloured tiles in order to create a mosaic. You can use as many different colours as you want and give your kitchen a quirky edge, but thoroughly plan in advance to make sure that end result will be to your liking.
Multiple texture tile design
You can use a variety of different materials to decorate your tiles from stickers and paint to a variety of decals. Opting for a selection of different materials and textures in tile decoration will provide increased originality and will offer a completely unique visual effect. However, it is important to plan out what materials you are going to use as poor planning can result in a design that is too busy.
Mosaic tiles are very much the trend these days; the different coloured tiles used to draw a pattern provide a Mediterranean like atmosphere. What’s more mosaic tiles are available in a huge variety of colours and materials. Mosaic tiles can be fitted to the kitchen wall or to the kitchen floor. You can however create your own mosaic by using different sizes and colours of tiles or by using a stencil to paint them. Otherwise if you are a dab hand at DIY you can also create a mosaic pieces of chipped tile.
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