Splashback style

These decorative splashbacks combine practicality and designer flair to give simple country kitchens an extra dash of interest.

Make it personal
Take advantage of vertical space above appliances using creative ideas, such as a feature print or local map framed behind a sheet of Perspex. Go for an image in similar shades to the room for a subtle, cohesive feel.

Alternative shapes
Sheets of tiny mosaic tiles are particularly suitable for narrow spaces such as between a worktop and low shelving. Scott Robson, designer at Original Style suggests trying shapes other than traditional squares. ‘Recent trends have seen brickbond shell, hexagon and circle mosaics come to the fore. And in gold and copper these add warmth and cosiness to a country kitchen.

Moroccan style
Patterned tiles are ideal for making a design feature out of a splashback in an otherwise redundant space such as inside a chimney breast. Tim Tatlock, Head of Buying, at Topps Tiles says, ‘Tiles are versatile and hardwearing. Choose an intricate geometric design to create a stylish statement that is also practical.’

Mix it up
Embrace the latest trend for combining patterns to create a unique patchwork style of decorative designs. Louisa Morgan, Marketing Director of Mandarin Stone, says, ‘A combination of exquisite vintage designs offers subtle impact, while a simple colour palette of greys and whites creates a fresh and contemporary feel.

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