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How to use tiles creatively in your home

The days of selecting one or two matching tiles in the bathroom are over. Now, it’s all about embracing variation and being creative by pairing texture with patterns.

While it's good to think outside of the box, your choices do have to complement each other, rather than fight for visual attention.

In the master ensuite in Corinda, QLD, we went with a mismatched tile pattern on the floor and splashback behind the vanity.

To ensure they remained a consistent feature throughout, we stuck with the same size, shape and colour palette.

If budget is an issue, invest in fewer tiles to use in a feature area and make use of cheaper tile options in the remaining spaces.

Image: The main bathroom in Corinda used two different, but complementary, tiles to create a feature in the room.

Image: The ensuite used a real mix of patterned tiles, but because they were all from the same colour palette, they worked together.

Tiles don’t have to be used exclusively on walls and floors either, and we used them to great effect on the staircase in this house, creating a stunning focal feature.

Using textured and patterned tiles together can be rewarding and give your home that bespoke look we all crave.

Lead image source: Meir

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