I’m sure you would all agree that having a roaring fire during winter really appeals to the senses – from the warmth of the actual fire right through to the smell.
A great way to add extra warmth and depth is by surrounding your fireplace with textured tiles. It creates gorgeous accents and provides endless opportunities to enrich the interior style of your living and dining area.
If retiling your chimney or fireplace area seems a little tricky, try adding a textured wall nearby.
When the colder months come rolling around, everyone will huddle around the fireplace when it's on, and stare longingly at it when it's not.
Embrace your fireplace becoming such an important focal point for so much of the year and choose some bold fireplace tiles that are as joyful to look at as the heat is to bask in. In this fireplace from House Rules, gloss black geometric tiles with a tumbling block pattern have been used to create a feature that ties in with the style of the room.
Natural tiles are a great way to bring the beauty of nature indoors. Not only can it be used as a flooring solution, but the texture, hues and patina is a perfect way to create a luxurious feature wall in any room. Pair it with a beautiful rug, and wooden furniture and you’ll have created an elegant rustic space.
And trust us, in 2014 looking aged has never been so stylish. This year is all about aged appearances where distressed and tumbled surfaces create a rustic, almost rural look and feel.
Mosaics are one of the most popular choices for decorative tiles or a feature. Small tiles, often square, are laid together to create a larger effect. This is usually either a picture or a block colour for a high visual impact.
If you’re not ready to commit to a high impact block colour with your fireplace tiles, why not try different shades of grey to add something extra to a natural colour palette. It’s still a neutral colour, which allows you to layer when styling your room.