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5 creative ideas to use tiles in home decor

Asha Bogenfuerst Asha Bogenfuerst
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Tiles can be a great asset to home decor if used appropriately. Although the most common uses of tiles are for the bathroom and flooring, there are many other ways tiles can be used both functionally and aesthetically around the home. Tiles are also more easy to clean and maintain compared to other materials such as wood or metal. In today's article, we will guide you through 5 ways of creatively using tiles for home decor. We hope you will be inspired to try some of these ideas in your home. Please follow the links for more information related to this article and to browse through various designs available on homify. 

1. Kitchen tiles

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U- Shaped Kitchen Design Layouts In Bangalore


Although the kitchen is one of the more common spaces for tiles, it's a good place to start thinking about how tiles can be used creatively to decorate the kitchen as well as protect the walls and make for easy cleaning. As you can see in the example pictured here, the irregularity of the tiles and the detailed pictures on just a few makes the kitchen more visually interesting. You can also opt for a mosaic of multi-coloured tiles if that's more of your style. The tip is basically to use a few different types of tiles. You can also experiment with combining different textures of kitchen tiles together. For more inspiration, check out our article titled modern tiles for a contemporary kitchen.

2. Use tiles to decorate your custom-made cabinets

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Urban Shaastra

The Staircase—1

Urban Shaastra

If you feel like you're short on space at home, making more storage space available can be a great space-saving technique if done in the right way. A great way to make space-efficient storage available in your home is to use the space under the stairs. And since you're going to be making a custom-made cabinet anyway, you can partly make it out of tiles so that the cabinet is decorative as well as useful. 

3. Wall tiles for the entrance

Nahata Residence. Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by In-situ Design Modern
In-situ Design

Nahata Residence.

In-situ Design

The entrance of a home is one of those places that often gets very dusty. This is why it's a great place for wall tiles as the tiles will protect the walls from getting dusty and they can easily be cleaned to give your entrance the bright and shiny appeal it deserves. Wall tiles are also a great way of getting some pattern and texture on the walls, and it lasts much longer than wallpaper or paint. For more ideas, please also read 18 ways to decorate with colourful tiles.

4. Tiles for the pooja unit

Although wood is a lovely material to use, it may not be the best for a pooja unit, where oil lamps, incense sticks and candles are used because it may be damage the wood. On the other hand, tiles can be easily cleaned up in case of any accidental spills. Another great idea is to get custom-made tiles with pictures of deities or various traditional patterns can also be bought easily to be used for the pooja unit. 

5. Create a niche space with wall tiles

Last but not least, wall tiles can also be used to create a niche space in the living room for example, as pictured here. As you can see, it also creates a visual separation of two different areas that share the same space with the niche area being the pooja space and the rest of the room being the living room. 

We hope you've been inspired by the home decor ideas here. For more articles like this, please have a look at North India inspired decor for the home.

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