How To Drastically Transform Your Space With These New Tile Patterns?

For getting a refreshed space, one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways is to introduce new tiles. Tiles can help you alter the structure of the space visually by making the space feel brighter, more prominent and providing it with a much needed focal point. In fact, if you want some extravagance, you can always go for pattern tiles that can have a significant impact on the space. Ultimately, your choice and method of using tiles play a key role in deciding whether the impact is subtle or dominant.

For instance, large and long tiles create an illusion of spaciousness in smaller rooms, while glossy tiles can reflect more light and help make a dark room a lot brighter. Certain patterns add depth to the space, while others create a natural focal point for the eye. 

It’s understandable if the process of choosing a new tile for a space appears daunting. After all, there are so many things to consider and so many options available in the market that it is pretty easy to get confused! To assist you with your tile selection process, here is a guide showing how a tile design can drastically alter any space.

Tile Patterns That Can Help Transform The Look Of Your Space

Whether you are going for plain tile designs and innovative patterns, or vice versa, there is enough scope for amazing work if you carefully consider the tiles and your space. With that in consideration, here are some tile design ideas to transform your space

Classic Yet Chic

As tiles are a long term investment, it is sound to opt for designs that are timeless. Tiles and patterns, like subway tiles, hexagon tiles, and the herringbone pattern, have stood the test of time. In fact, you can also go for the latest 3D floor tiles that can give your space a classically chic look.

For instance, the subway tile, inspired by the New York subway, has captivated the attention of homeowners since 1904. These subway tiles can be laid in various patterns for their inspiring and familiar looks. While they can be installed regularly, you can also lay them in a classic straight pattern for a fine canvas for the highlight tiles used behind bright colours. This particular pattern suits kitchens, although you could try it out anywhere.

You can also select the different shades of grey and white for a chic yet classic look. This gorgeous floor pattern, besides its eye-catching appearance, also has a soothing effect on the space. This combination of such classic colours works well with light wood shelves and counters for a harmonious space.

Another way to get this balanced combination is to use a gorgeous herringbone floor, which can serve as a focal point for bedrooms or any other completely white place.

Subtle Patterns For Big Impact

Tiles can be subtle and need not be loud to draw eyes. A subtle pattern will stand out in a simpler space as it gives the eye something to focus on. Subtle patterns work well in simple spaces compared to complex ones, as the former lacks other elements that compete for attention.

A crucial aspect here is that you can get subtle patterns with both plain and heavy design tiles. While the tiles with exquisite designs may look busy by themselves, their gorgeous design stands out in space. Pairing them with simple white walls, wooden countertops, and white accessories can create a backsplash that is the star of the show!

Another excellent method of using these tiles in kitchens is to deploy them to form a gorgeous single-toned backsplash tile, which is so subtle that it may even escape your notice at first! With its hexagonal shape, the tile can help add some definition to the room without overwhelming the space.

Geometric Patterns For A Seamless Look

Clean cut geometrical shapes can give your space a modern and energizing feel. With their repeated designs, the tiles can have a subtle or a dramatic impact on your space, depending on your choice of the type and deployment of the tiles.

The beauty of such gorgeous geometric patterns lies in the fact that, besides adding a visual depth to the porch, these tiles aptly give the space a modern touch.

It is normal to visualise square or hexagonal shapes first when the term geometric pattern is used regarding tiles. However, you can move beyond those with several new shapes available out there! You can, for instance, find fascinating triangular patterns that help create a focal point behind the bathtub area. Whenever paired with simple floors, the geometric pattern of the tile is the most eye-catching feature of the space.

Depth With Three Dimensional Tiles

3D visuals have become increasingly popular due to their ability to bring to life any magnificent scenario. The same effect is now visible in tiles, thanks to the latest technological innovations. However, it is crucial to understand that you can get the three-dimensional effect even with cubic patterned tiles that make it possible by adding a layer of depth to it.

Such tiles of patterns give another benefit as they are able to form a uniform yet creative design. If looked at from different angles, this may appear to pop out in an attractive manner. If you go for subtle shades in such tiles, they look great, especially outdoor. Their prominent design always ensures that your eyes are drawn toward the tile.

Waves For Unique Designs And Texture

Wavy patterned tiles can have a great impact on the space by giving it a visually enhancing texture. The tiles can help highlight specific areas of your room – backsplash area, area behind the sink or mirror, or even be used to create highlight walls. Their wavy design gives a flowing feel to the space, enhancing its relaxing vibe besides the appearance.

While waves are generally seen horizontally in most of the designs, you will also find the vertical wave design in tiles, which is a modern take on the traditional wave design. And these vertical waves come with their own benefits as well. For instance, if you go with gorgeous vertical blue waves against a white backdrop, they actually help elongate the space and make it seem taller.

Patterned Tiles For A Contemporary Feel

Patterned tiles are great choices if you want a focal point for your space in a modern and affordable manner. In such cases, simple tiles can be used to highlight certain aspects of your space or create the floor to ceiling accent walls.

An excellent idea to try here is to use natural stone tiles behind the fireplace area in a room. These tiles, bringing the classic stone look with the durability of a tile, create a space where you cannot help but look again and again! These tiles also leave the scope for pairing with wood accents, which, combined with the subtle colours of walls and floors, give the space a relaxing vibe.

In fact, if you want a plain yet exciting bedroom, you can also use such tiles to make eyes pop all around! A gorgeous mosaic tile headboard goes a long way in providing a fun and playful effect on an otherwise simple space. It also helps inject some colours into the space – without going overboard.


It is now indisputable that new tiles and patterns can give a new lease to an old space. With such a multitude of options, you can now go for both bold or subtle effects with your tile selection – all depending on your choice. Besides experimenting with tiles, you can also play around with shapes and laying patterns for really unique ornamentation. Just remember: With tiles, less is more. So avoid using more than three different tiles in the same space. Otherwise, you will end up with a cluttered space having an excess of focal points.

Author Bio:

Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.

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