Creative ways to use tiles that you won’t have thought of

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  • Mix up your tiling talents this year with these quirky designs and vibrant colours

    Sprinkled over the floor like decorations on top of a cake or stacked up the walls like a towering Jenga, tiles are in and they’re here to stay.

    Go against the grind and try new laying techniques, experimenting with different sizes and clashing tile patterns.

    They are the interior jigsaw for adults so see what unusual pictures you can create…

    Mismatch your designs

    Clash your floor tiles with those up the walls and on the top of surfaces to form an interesting Arabic-inspired design like this hallway.

    Lay bold floor designs

    Lay your floor with traditional tiles to add some character and colour whilst putting a spring in your step.

    Design a heavenly headboard

    Opt for a wall of fabric tiles or make a metallic headboard to shape a statement wall in your bedroom.

    Assemble a mosaic

    Mosaics tend to frequent our bathroom walls but try switching it up and cover your floors in the design instead.

    Make a rug of stone

    Instead of covering an ornate floor with a rug, cover a plain floor with giant slabs to create a quirky floor design.

    Be bold with your layout

    Bold bathroom tiles are set to be a massive trend throughout 2016 so jump ahead of the curve with a statement piece like this zingy chevron wall.

    Make a fireplace feature

    Tile the wall around your fireplace in order to set the hearth at the heart of your living room.

    Plate the exterior

    Tiled houses are creating a buzz this year as the bricks look more fresh, modern and glossy than regular bricks.

    Flash your splashback

    Opt for a bold splashback beyond your industrial looking hob to add vivid patterns and vibrant colours to your kitchen.

    Cobble your carpet

    Try your patterns out with strips of carpet to create a statement floor piece much more interesting than a beige carpet.

    Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Mirrored tiles add a contemporary twist whilst also making the room seem bigger and reflect light in to the dark corners.

    Refashion the worktops

    Cover your bathroom surfaces and kitchen counter tops in tiles for a completely unique design in your favourite colours.

    Try out a different shape

    Pentagons, triangles, circles – whatever shape, opt for something other than the classic square or rectangular tile.

    Opt for an original style

    Restore your bathroom with uniformed Victorian tiles in bright cobalt and geometric prints that are long lasting and hard wearing.

    Lend a hand to herringbone

    Add a twist to the metro tile fashion by laying them at a herringbone angle rather then horizontally for a wow wall.

    Cover your cupboard interior

    Line your cupboards with old school metro tiles and cover with glass doors to admire you talents and create a cool kitchen.

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