Tiled perfection: 5 of the best handpainted tiles

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  • 5 great ways to pep up your kitchen and bathroom schemes with artful tiling

    From traditional Dutch Delft tiles featuring country scenes to whimsical motifs and patterns, handpainted tiles are a great way to inject personality into a kitchen or bathroom scheme. The beauty is that no two tiles are exactly the same – this is the charm of all things handmade.

    Past perfect

    Take inspiration from the past by adding some classic Delft tiles to your scheme. A blue-and-white colourway is a traditional approach that would suit an otherwise simple, white kitchen scheme or a compact country bathroom. Fired Earth offers plenty of options like these.

    Choose a motif

    Why not opt for a delicate motif like this pretty Painted Lady butterfly tile, arranged in a repeat pattern? Perfect for an en suite or to add a whimsical touch to a children’s bathroom. You’ll find tiles like these at Original Style.

    Get chirpy

    Ideal for laidback country schemes, birds are a popular choice for handpainted tiles. Try making a focal point by arranging them among plain tiles around a range or as part of a tiled splashback. Find tiles like this one at Tiles of Stow.

    Head to the farmyard

    Take inspiration from the farm and opt for a light-hearted handpainted example like this Chicken tile from Art on Tiles. Their Farm Animals collection includes sheep, pigs and cows, ideal for a country kitchen setting.

    Man’s best friend

    Immortalise your pet by choosing a tile like this Daisy tile from the Dogs Collection by ceramic artist Maggie Mumford, whose classic Bristsh tiles are maufactured using the same traditional methods as those used in Victorian and Edwardian eras.

    Like these ideas? Find more inspiration at Housetohome.co.uk.


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