The hottest trend this year is hands down beautifully tiled floors. Portuguese tiles and antique ceramic tiles in striking patterns and vivid colours give a space pizazz, while the more subdued tiles in shades of grey add sophistication and depth to your room. And then again you can also opt for patchwork flooring to get the bohemian flair, or a symmetrical placement that will create an optical illusion of your space being larger. I’ve seen spaces where people chose not to tile the entire hallway for example, but just a few rows which created the illusion of a runner or carpet.
At floorz.nl they have a wide variety of patterns and colours to choose from. I can literally spend hours browsing the different tiles. Because the tiles are real artisan work, they are always unique and therefore add extra charm to your interior. Whether it be a modern, country, or ethnic interior, your hallway, bathroom or kitchen, floor tiles are always chic and pair well with any decor style.
At the San Giorgio Hotel on the Greek island Mykonos, where I stayed earlier this year, the bed and bathroom have these gorgeous grey and white Portuguese tiles. Paired with minimalist design furniture and rustic wood pieces it fits in well in a coastal interior.In March I photographed the interior of Aletta and her family who had a black and white home. They had Portuguese flooring in the kitchen and bathroom.
On Pinterest I found a lot of gorgeous examples of tiled floors.
Below is another home I photographed earlier this year, of Dutch author and journalist Sanne Bloemink. I love how she used the tiles as an inspiration source for the colour scheme of the bathroom.
Naturally, Portugese and antique tiles are also beautiful as wall covering in your kitchen, bathroom or hallway. Again you can choose to cover the whole wall or just add a border.