Your kitchen is the social hub of your home – it’s where you serve food, sit down for coffee and entertain guests. Your kitchen comes into its own in summer, the season of garden parties, barbecues and summer soirees. You may be looking for ways to make your cooking space even more welcoming as we approach August.
Changing your kitchen tiles is one of the most efficient ways to give your cooking space an instant uplift. Whatever your aesthetic, new tiles are one of the most striking – and durable – changes you can make to your home.
Stunning kitchen tile ideas for an irresistible cooking space
1. Use patterned tiles to accentuate your kitchen island
The key to using patterned tiles to stunning effect lies in placement. Patterned tiles are ideal for accentuating design features in a room, such as alcoves, fireplaces and fittings. We recommend injecting some colour and character into your cooking space by placing tiles around your kitchen island. This will draw the eye to the centre of the room, and make your kitchen appear larger overall.
Using patterned tiles strategically brings an eye-catching accent to your room without overwhelming other design elements.
2. Bring the outdoors indoors with natural stone
One of the most popular ways to make your home summer-ready is to bring the outdoors indoors. We think that using a truly natural, long-lasting design material is the most effective way to do this. Natural stone tiles serve as a beautiful surface, and are a durable way to incorporate outdoor beauty in your home. With their unique patterns and colourways, natural stone tiles are ideal for bringing enduring beauty to a space.
3. Create a welcoming atmosphere with wood effect tiles
Your kitchen should be a warm and welcoming space. One way to create the cosy feel of a country kitchen is by using wood effect tiles. Porcelain wood effect tiles have all the visual charm of natural timber, with the benefit of being waterproof and stain resistant. This makes them ideal for a space prone to spillages and stubborn cooking stains. Lay these tiles in a herringbone formation for added personality.
4. Update your backsplash with metro tiles
The traditional option for French bistros and subway walls, metro tiles have become the kitchen tile du jour over recent years. Their brick-like shape lends metro tiles well to the industrial trend, but they are endlessly versatile. Available in an array of colours, sizes and finishes, they sky is the limit when it comes to styling metro tiles. We recommend using them to give your kitchen backsplash a chic update. If you have light-coloured fittings, choosing dark metro tiles will give your kitchen a stylish contrast, and vice versa.