How to Use Mosaic Tiles in Home Decor
The key to using mosaic tiles in your home is to choose the right size and color of tiles for the space that you are decorating. Think carefully about these two aspects of the tiles as well as to what the overall purpose of the room is intended to be and you should find that using mosaic tiles in the design of your home is relatively simple.
Mostly, though, just have fun with it. Mosaic tiles are relatively easy to install and they can really change a space so don't hesitate to play around a little bit to get the feel that you want to have when altering your rooms in this way.
This room shows how different colored tiles can really change the feel of the space. If you want something somewhat masculine then choose dark tiles but make sure that there is adequate lighting around the room. Rustic furniture and decor can help add to that masculine feel without taking away from the mood created by the tiles. The modern toilet here seems to be a mistake, though, doesn't it?
Most of the tiles that there are to choose from are square or rectangular but those aren't the only choices that you have. Choose tiles that are of a different shape and you can create cool patterns and designs in your home without a lot of hard work on your part. When making this choice, always go small with the tiles because it creates a look that blends together well without attacking the senses.
In contrast to the bathroom above, this is a serene example of how mosaic tile can add texture to a room without being overwhelming. Some homes just aren't meant for bright colors and bold patterns but that doesn't mean that they can't incorporate tile work to create a new look in rooms like the bathroom. What makes this work is the choice of color, the straight pattern of the tile layout and the fact that the tiles on the floor are covered with a rug so they don't change the perception of space in the room.
Going back to the bathrooms, this is an example of how mosaic tiles can be used to create a pattern that gives the illusion of a more textured room. The fact that the tiles are used on the floor as well as partway up the wall changes your perception of the space in the room. By using multiple colors here and laying the tiles out in a way that they don't create a traditional grid pattern, you get a really fun look that is great for the daring and bold designer.
This is an example of how floor space can be altered through the use of mosaic tiles to create an artsy and colorful look for any room. In this case, the tiles are in a bathroom. However, this floor could work in any room that you seek to add some color to for sprucing up the area. This two-color approach would be great in an entryway, for example.
Here we can see how a different choice in the color and size of tiles can really make a room look different. In comparison to the kitchen above, this one has mosiac tile walls that are really set apart from the rest of the cabinetry in the kitchen. Instead of blending in, these mosaic tiles stand out. If you want a kitchen that is modern and expressive, larger tiles that are set in a way that creates a textural pattern on the wall could be one way to go with your design.
The kitchen is another great space for adding mosaic tiles to enhance the decor of the room. Here, the tiles are also functional, since they serve as a backsplash for the kitchen sink. The tiles that you choose will determine how much they stand out in the room. In this case, the combination of muted colors along with the small size of the tiles makes them look artful without necessarily standing out.
The bathroom really is an ideal place to start playing around with the use of mosaic tiles in your home. This shows how tiles can be used around a tub as well as up the wall to create one cohesive space that becomes something of an enclosed haven for you to relax in. The addition of some flowers and candles enhances this enclosed space and makes you feel as though your personal bathroom is like a private spa. When creating a design like this, choose a soothing but bold color like blue.
This is another example of how mosaic tiles can be used in a bathroom to evoke the feeling that you are in the midst of nature. In this case, the bolder green coloring makes the tile really stand out and the feeling is more like being in a jungle environment. Exotic plants enhance that feeling. If you want a bathroom that really wakes you up and makes you feel as though the sun is shining right on you, tiles like these would do the trick.
The shower is the perfect place to start playing around with mosaic tiles because it's so hard to go wrong in this part of the home. Tiles add a natural feeling to the shower, as though you are out bathing in the nature of a waterfall surrounded by stones. Choose natural colors accordingly. Here we see that the addition of some natural soaps and some great shower curtains can really enhance the feeling of nature that you get when enjoying a shower in this bathroom.