Creative Ways to Include Tile in Your Home

For years, tiles have been a versatile staple in East Coast homes as floors, walls, and backsplashes due to their beauty, durability, functionality, and so much more. While tile has a myriad of unique qualities to offer homeowners, you may associate this useful material with aforementioned conventional uses, and Cape Artisan Tile is here to change that! Tile offers a wide world of unique possibilities that add elegance, personality, and creativity for homeowners everywhere, so why not get inspired? Let’s discuss some imaginative and unconventional ways that you can incorporate tile into your home and its decor!

At Cape Artisan Tile, we have a long history of taking on unique and otherwise “crazy” projects that push our skills and imaginations to their limits. Reach out to our crew for a free in-home consultation to fully plan and conceptualize your ideas. Dial (781) 620-7943 or fill out a contact form to get in touch with a professional tile contractor today!

Accent Pieces

With the variety that tile installation provides, it is extremely easy for home and business owners alike to create an accent piece for their property that sets them apart from the rest. Often, these unique accent pieces are included in:

  • Backsplashes: Kitchens and bathrooms are often created with a clean, often white, styling. Incorporate a vibrant, unique backsplash that instantly enhances the space and reflects your personality. Porcelain, ceramic, and glass materials offer a myriad of possibilities for any backsplash tiling project.

  • Countertops: With a unique design or material (and our professional expertise), your countertops will stand out from the crowd. With functional materials at your disposal, you are sure to find a tile that perfectly compliments the rest of the living space.

  • Fireplace Surrounds: Your fireplace and mantle are the heart of the home, and it should reflect the relationship you have with your loved ones. Light from the fire can transform a room and the right tile can enhance that glow. Often, mosaic designs are chosen for their eye-catching visual effect that ensures that the fireplace is the focal point of the home.

Furniture and Art

Let your creativity shine through your styling choices by incorporating customized tiles into furniture and art pieces around your living space. Often, homeowners will utilize beautiful tile in a variety of art, including:

  • Mosaic Designs: With the vast color and material options that come with tile, artists often create intricate mosaic art pieces using small tiles. These can then be framed and hung as wall art, used as tabletops, and so much more. Mosaic art can be highly detailed and colorful, making them very sought-after.

  • Furniture Accents: Tiles can be used to create decorative accents on furniture, like dressers, cabinets, and bookshelves. This incorporates a unique flair to your furniture and can add a layer of durability to your favorite pieces.

  • Tile-Inlaid Tables: Create a custom, eye-catching table top with a custom design and professionally sourced tiles that you love. Breathe new life into your dining room, kitchen, study, or living room with glass tiles displayed in a unique mosaic design or increase the functionality of your heavily-used tabletops.

  • Sculptures: Talented artists can use tiles to create intricate sculptures, both for indoor and outdoor use. These pieces are very unique and visually striking, giving you an unbeatable conversation starter and work of art.

Outdoor Designs

We have already discussed the beauty that tile can add into your home, but what about the outside? The wonderfully unique properties that tiles offer will often encourage property owners to incorporate tile into their outdoor living space, creating a distinctive experience. When it comes to outdoor living spaces, tile is commonly used in:

  • Patios: Tile patios provide a clean, elegant look and are easy to maintain, no matter what the elements throw at you. Non-porous tiles are ideal for New England homes as the intense weather and seasonal changes are no match for tile patios. Often, patios have to withstand heavy equipment and frequent foot traffic, which is why tile is an excellent choice.

  • Garden Paths: Create charming garden paths with tile stepping stones that lead you and your guests along your beautiful property. They add a whimsical touch to your landscaping and can set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood. Durable tile garden paths also increase the usability and utility of your property.

  • Pool Surrounds: Tiles are an excellent choice for pool areas due to their slip resistance, durability, water-resistance, and cleanliness. These unmatchable benefits are all thanks to the water-resistant properties that non-porous or impervious tiles offer. Water-resistance prevents water from being trapped within or around the tile, and consequently, prevents mold and mildew growth.

  • Outdoor Art: Tiles are weather-resistant and can gracefully withstand any weather, making it perfect for outdoor art installations. Mosaic garden tables, stepping stones, pool floor, and decorative tile murals are all wonderful features that will add a touch of your personality and style to your space.

Creative Tile Installations and Applications

Creative Outdoor Tile Uses

DIY Projects

For the DIY enthusiast, there are plenty of small projects that can introduce tiles into your home decor without requiring professional-level skills. Often, these projects become a method of upcycling that improves and personalizes pieces that would otherwise be trashed or forgotten. Some of the most popular projects are:

  • Coasters: Cut tile is often the perfect size, shape, and color for a cup to sit on, inspiring many homeowners to turn single tiles into coasters. Using a small tile, cork backing, and an adhesive, you will have personalized coasters that compliment the rest of your decor without damaging your tabletops. You could even use the leftover tiles from your latest renovation to tie in the beautiful decor you have chosen with functional use. These tile coasters are both functional and decorative.

  • Mirror Frames: Often, mirror frames can be boring and play a minimal part in home decor. By adding tile to the outer portion of the mirror, that once dull frame can be transformed into a focal point and an essential element of your decor. Whether your mirror stays in your room, bathroom, or front entry, you are sure to transform the space with this beautiful DIY project. Create an inimatable element in your home and enhance your mirror today!

  • Decorative Trays: Make your own serving trays or decorative display trays using new, used, or found tiles. You can choose tiles that match your home’s theme and color scheme or ones that will introduce an accent color. Personalized decor improves the aesthetics of any home, regardless of your style or needs.

  • Wall Clock: Create a unique and personalized wall clock by incorporating decorative tiles as the clock face. Whether you use nonsensical symbols, roman numerals, or no markers at all, your clock will reflect your personality and creativity. This can be a statement piece in any room and is often touted as the conversation starter.

Express Yourself!

For years, tiles have stood as a versatile cornerstone in a variety of homes and lifestyles, gracing floors, walls, backsplashes, and so much more. As a New England property owner, you deserve a space that is tailored to your needs, wants, and tastes, no matter how unconventional. Take advantage of the space you have and incorporate a unique tile piece that serves as a conversation starter, focal point, and expression of you. Whether you’re looking to enhance a mirror you love, add a patio to your back lawn, or add colorful color coasters to your living room decor, tile is the ultimate material for any project!

At Cape Artisan Tile, our history is punctuated by embracing unique projects and ideas throughout New England homes. We have the tools and proficiency to visualize and actualize your “outlandish” ideas, so do not hesitate to reach out! Contact us for a complimentary in-home consultation that will jumpstart your next project. Call us at (781) 620-7943 or fill out a contact form to connect with a seasoned tile professional at Cape Artisan Tile today!