If you want to decorate an expansive wall area consider using large sections of stone. It will match the wall’s scale as well as create greater visual interest. In this living room, oversized sections of slate were installed and uplit to enhance the stone’s natural color.
One of the best attributes of fieldstone tile walls is that they have the ability to make a room feel warm. Complement the room with bronze or brushed chrome fixtures and plenty of soft, glowing lights for a truly lodge-like atmosphere.
We love how the white grout lines make this dark navy subway tile stand out.
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Glass tile is a natural fit for bathrooms because it reflects light and is easy to clean.
To create more visual interest and a timeworn look try exposing certain areas of genuine stone wall. Take a random approach so appears to be natural decomposition. Start where the wall meets the ceiling—it is typically the first area where plaster fails on aging walls.
In a living room with a masonry accent wall like old Chicago brick, it’s a good idea to bring in furnishings to continue the color palette. Reds, rusts and browns complement the brick and make the space feel warm and inviting.
The quintessential modern living room would be remiss without a dramatic solid slab fireplace. It is an excellent way to show off the natural color and movement of quarried stone. This modern stone surround is the focal point of a thoughtfully designed space.
Choose from stacked stone, whole slabs, river rock, fieldstone, ledgestone or brick to get just the look you want in your living room. Whichever you choose, architectural stone comes in a wide variety of organic shapes, surfaces and shades that will work with virtually any interior color palette. Or maybe you’ve uncovered a historic stone wall hiding beneath a layer of plaster. Exposed stone is a design statement that can stand on its own to create a look and textural feel unmatched by any other type of interior wall surface.
If you are undecided about which stone to use, consider brick. Brick has been popular for decades and is featured in a variety of residential styles. In this contemporary living room brick is used to flank the fireplace and the niche above. The actual fireplace surround is exotic granite that coordinates with the brick.
This living room is cool, contemporary and sophisticated—perfect for entertaining or chilling out with family. The gorgeous limestone fireplace is the focal point, with a low tile hearth and super high wraparound mantel. The white mantel is the perfect complement to the stone and white elements throughout the space.
The right tile can add function and style to your exterior spaces.
I also knew that I wanted to do grey cabinets to keep with the color scheme of my home, so we ended up choosing a larger than normal scale (4 x 8) matte white subway tile for the shower surround. It comes in both a glossy and matte finish and after getting both samples we are going to go with the matte.
Lately I’ve been up to my ears in choosing bathroom tile. We’re smack in the middle of renovating the kids bathroom and I’ve also been helping my aunt who’s completely renovating all three of her bathrooms at (almost) the same time.
The tiny black tiles in this bathroom’s wall pattern coordinate effectively with the light fixtures and faucet.
Multi-color ledgestone runs from floor to ceiling in this living room. However, the wall is not actual stone, it’s a veneer product. If you plan on taking a stone fireplace wall all the way to the ceiling, consider using stone veneer—it’s much lighter and installs quicker than the real deal.
Textured tiles are a powerful way of injecting some life into your walls. Whether you’re looking for subtle surface texture or bold, embossed tile, introducing a tactile element is effective in adding character and personality anywhere in your home. Explore our wide selection of tile textures by stopping into your nearest store and checking them out in person.
I love the idea of going with a really fun tile on the floor of a bathroom and keeping the rest of the space neutral.
Inside: Learn some easy ways to narrow your choices with these 5 tips for choosing the right bathroom tile for anything from kid bathrooms to your master bathroom.
The sheer versatility of tile makes it a stylish, logical fit for anywhere inside (or outside) your home. Installing fashionable tile designs on your dining or living room walls can work in tandem with your flooring to complete the room’s look. Tile is also a great option for your outdoor projects, offering a lasting design solution that comes in a wide variety of styles. You’ll be able to give your home’s exterior a look that’s both beautiful and easy to maintain.
These interior walls could fool you into thinking this is a stone house. However, the home is new construction with drywall over stud framing. The stone is actually a limestone veneer that matches the stone accents on the exterior!
In this high-rise living room, a dramatic stone fireplace design helps break up two banks of windows. The designer decided to give this floor-to-ceiling fireplace more prominence by using a chunky stacked stone effect.
Installing wall tile is an effective way to change the look and feel of your home. A blend of durability and style, tile is available in a variety of materials, patterns, shapes and colors, making it a perfect fit for any room. Our experts at The Tile Shop can help you decide on the tile that works best for your interior and exterior walls.
Get creative with your tile design to bring life to your interior walls.
Sometimes stone surfaces can seem too hard in a casual space. In this inviting family room, the homeowner softened the look with a carved mantel, rich wood flooring, warm wall color and supple leather furniture. The wall of windows also helps to flood the room with light to keep the feeling cheerful and bright.
This combination of subway and diamond tile patterns achieves an elegant look in this bathroom.
A subtle pattern adds some distinctive character to this white wall.
The natural stone wall in this living space makes it feel spa or resort-like. The furniture is comfortable and is upscale in its fabrics and finishes. The atmosphere is definitely conducive to rest and relaxation. Something we can all strive for in our own homes.
No matter your personal taste, there’s a tile material that will fit with your home’s décor. Wood-look tile is very popular due to its easy maintenance, durability and range of styles. It’s now available in a variety of authentic colors, grains, finishes and knots that will be able to match any tone that you’re aiming for. Our extensive selection of porcelain, marble, ceramic, stone and glass tile allows you to stretch your creativity to fit your individual space. Whether you want a rustic feel in your kitchen or a contemporary wall design in your entryway, our experienced associates at The Tile Shop are excellent resources for your next project.
The luminous limestone accent wall contrasts with the espresso plank flooring in this modern living room. The floor-to-ceiling stunner dominates. The homeowner chose an oversized white sectional and neutral rug to give the stone wall center stage.
So here are my 5 tips for choosing bathroom tile… 1. Pick your must have tile first.
With the advent of ultra-thin stone veneer, it’s never been a better time to get the look of real stone in your living room. Covering a wall is a fairly straightforward DIY project that is easy on the eyes and the pocketbook. This fieldstone wall install spanned several weekends, but the results are worth the effort!
Having exposed stone or brick in your historic home or loft is like winning the lottery. Without much effort on your part, the place probably looks amazing. Exposed stone adds character and organic elegance to any living space. With a few stylish furniture pieces and lighting your room can take on almost any personality—from urban rustic to ultra modern to gritty industrial.
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In today’s fast-paced, high tech world, the interiors of houses and apartments are beginning to look more like the inside of a space shuttle than the cozy havens human beings once called home. While some people prefer sleek mod designs and complete simplicity, others crave the authenticity of a more rustic dwelling. If you’re looking for a way to satiate your craving for old world charm without infringing on the modern conveniences you know and love, consider the beauty of fieldstone tile for interior walls.
If you want the wow factor of the fieldstones but with a much thinner cut, you may want to opt for a manufactured variety. These stones are generally made at just a fraction of the thickness and density of real fieldstones and are usually also much lighter and often better suited for indoor use.
We love how this tiled fireplace surround is a focal point in this dining room.
Natural stone tile comes in a wide variety of materials, colors and shapes.
Natural slate has always been a fashionable flooring choice, but it is also becoming a favorite for covering walls. The variations in the slate tile can add elegance to a living room. The good news is slate can be installed directly onto drywall using thinset and standard tile installation techniques.
That means that in the last few months I’ve selected tile for 4 bathrooms. One in my own home and three in my aunt’s home. Selecting tile for someone else has taught me a lot about how to explain how to select tile for your bathroom. I’ve come up with 5 tips for choosing the perfect tile that I hope will help you if you ever decide to tackle your bathroom.
Proper lighting will further enhance your living room’s stone walls. Without illumination, the texture, color and beauty of the stone is lost. In this space a combination of an overhead fixture and wall scones give the stone walls the attention they deserve.
Typically when we start a bathroom renovation we have one tile that we dream of including in our design. Sometimes it is a really special or unique accent tile and sometimes it is as simple as knowing that you want white subway tile. Either way, take that dream tile and use it as the starting point for the other tile you will choose for your bathroom design.
Now that we’ve peaked your interest, here’s an extensive gallery of living rooms featuring stunning stone walls. Each one is a unique work of art that will leave you breathless!
What makes a rustic vacation home so appealing? It’s all about the natural elements. Follow the example of this cozy living space by incorporating natural wood and stone in your living room design. The rugged exposed wood beams and stone accent wall translate into a “you’ll never want to leave” mountain retreat.
Your backsplash is one place where it’s common to add a bold contrast with color and pattern.
How heavenly is this newly remodeled country French farmhouse? The stars of this show are the 300-year-old stone walls and the rustic ceiling beams. The entire structure is authentic. The contemporary wood flooring, sconce lighting and the comfortable seating are the only modern touches in the romantic living space.
There’s no denying stone fireplaces enhance the appearance of a living room. If you love the Old World character of cobblestone, use it to frame out your fireplace wall. The smooth texture and varied shapes of the stone are a natural when paired with traditional or rustic furnishings.
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Typically you will choose a floor tile, a wall tile for the shower/ tub surround or even all of the walls in your bathroom, and an accent tile that will be used as a focal point. This is just a guideline. Don’t be afraid to break the rules a little bit.
Dress up accent walls with stone or stone veneers. These columns and the feature wall would be all but invisible without it. The application of stone gives this living room warmth and character that painted wall surfaces just can’t match
Fieldstones are large, round stones that have formed towards the surface of fields. Generally, these stones are pulled out of the ground to improve the effectiveness of agricultural land. While today it is most commonly used as a garden feature, such as a retaining wall, or in the façade of a home, it can also make for a unique attribute in the interior of a home.
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Create additional texture and interest by incorporating a fun color into your focal wall. While a subdued color scheme would be beautiful, the addition of orange stones enhances the overall effect. It also makes easy work of selecting colors for the room.
Again the colors in this bathroom are pretty neutral, but the focal point is definitely the back wall of this shower.
It’s important to keep in mind is that fieldstones are extremely heavy – both physically and in appearance. When using this material on the interior of your home, it is most effective as an accent wall – not as a replacement for all the drywall in your entire living space. Too much of the fieldstone look can make a room feel smaller and will detract from all other home décor.
When using a hard surfacing material like stone, don’t forget to warm up the space with color, upholstery, carpet and pillows. In this living room the designer used plush upholstery fabrics, an oversized wool area rug and an abundance of pillows to create a cozy atmosphere.
You can maintain the wonderful texture of natural stone and defuse the color by painting it out in bright white. It still has the same visual impact, but now works with the other furnishings and accessories in this stylish living room.
Ceramic tile is available in a vast number of colors, shapes, sizes, finishes and textures.
If you didn’t already know, here are some of the benefits of having a stone wall like this ledgestone example. It gives a space a natural look with its rich color variations and textures. It’s extremely durable and low maintenance. You can choose from a wide assortment of materials to suit any budget. Stone walls also provide extra insulation.
What’s more dramatic in a living room than a stone wall backdrop? It’s amazing how something so hard and cold can translate into such a warm and inviting interior feature. Stone is a natural element possessing textures and colors that merge well with many design styles. A stone wall is a great choice for adding rugged good looks to a sleek, contemporary living room. It’s also a perfect match for a rustic gathering space. A stone wall adds movement to a room and is also a genius way to conceal damaged drywall or plaster surfaces.
I plan to add color with paint and accessories and I’m excited to have a bathroom that my kids won’t outgrow.
Taking your first (must have) choice as a starting point, use it to make the decisions for the other tiles you will include in your design. If your must have is a really unique color or pattern and is going to be the focal point of your design, pull more subtle colors from it to use in your accent tiles. If however your first choice is really plain (like a white subway tile) you may want to add an element of interest with a colorful accent tile or even a smaller scale white penny tile to change it up and add interest.
The good majority of this bathroom is done in pretty basic white tile, but they added a wow factor with this beautiful tile at the top.
A living room stone wall goes with almost any décor style if you choose the right material. In this space, the uniform look of brick looks great in this contemporary condo. An irregular-shaped stone wall would spoil the symmetry.
Use an eye-catching pattern in your recessed shelf to add a fun focal point above your bathtub.
For the kid’s bathroom I wanted to go with something classic and something very light and airy. There are no windows in this bathroom so I wanted something that would bounce around as much light as possible. As soon as I saw this tumbled hexagon tile at The Tile Shop I knew we had to use it on the floor. This was my must have tile and would also act as the show stopper since it is a little bit unexpected and has a lot of pattern.
For small spaces consider using stone on only a portion of a wall. Applying stone to an entire wall can be overpowering in a diminutive living space. This partial stone wall is just the right amount of texture and color for the small condo. It looks great and is much less expensive than a full wall installation.
There are so many beautiful tiles out there and a bathroom is a perfect place to show off some of your personality and take a risk with a fun color or pattern on your tiles. However, if you are going to go for it, keep it to one show stopper. This will make your look timeless and really create the wow factor that you are going for since it won’t be competing with the other elements in the room. (Many of these super special tiles can be pricey, but if you are working in a small area like a bathroom, they might just be the splurge you need since you won’t need very many square feet.)
A stone wall stretching to the peak of a cathedral ceiling is definitely eye-catching. Adding to the drama are white ceilings accented with dark wood beams. A sense of cohesiveness was created with a consistent color story.
This living room is the perfect combination of traditional and modern. The colors and wall texture complement the classic furniture pieces and the neutral color palette. A mix of soft and hard surfaces gives this room an exciting look and feel.
This stone tile installation uses color and pattern to create a striking wall design.
You should consider installing tile as an opportunity to make an impact in your living spaces. Use interesting colors, textures, shapes and unique patterns to make a bold statement. If you’re set on white walls, maybe opt for an unusual pattern to add some much-needed personality. For a modern spin on subway tile, give them an edgier feel by choosing tiles that are longer and texturized. Mix it up by pairing them with a dark grout or take them up to the ceiling for a fresh look. We also love how penny round tiles in pastel shades can give smaller bathrooms a softer feel than the stark-white alternative. Don’t forget that tile is also great at enhancing the outdoor appearance of your home. Several materials can withstand the elements while maintaining their beautiful colors and designs, making tile a smart way to add long-lasting character and style.
I don’t like to clean. I especially don’t like to clean the tub and shower so when choosing tile for these very wet areas you will probably want to go with porcelain or ceramic tile since they are virtually maintenance free. (You will want to double check to see if they need to be sealed.) Tiles make from natural stone require more maintenance and do have to be sealed. They are definitely more pours so they tend to hold on to dirt and grim more. If you are wanting to add texture with stone, it may be a good idea to use it on the floor or in a less wet area. Lastly, glass tile is so pretty and makes a great wall or accent tile. It is super slippery, so it doesn’t work well on the floor.
Large scale tiles are definitely on trend when it comes to bathroom floors right now. If you choose to go that direction, you can use the same tile cut in smaller sizes in a different area of the bathroom. For example if you use 12 x 24 tiles on the floor, you can use the same tile on the bathroom floor in 2 x 2s to continue the color across the entire floor, but creating a more slip free shower floor.
Don’t be afraid to use your walls to showcase a unique style that stands out.
Wood-look tile is able to mimic the authentic look and feel of the real thing.
We ordered all of our tile from The Tile Shop and the thing I loved most was that I could shop online, have samples delivered right to me and then place my order.
Feature walls are a way to liven up your space and experiment with patterns and colors. An adventurous design can make a bold statement in your room, but even a subtle pattern can add interest without overwhelming the space. Choose a wall that you’d like to act as the room’s focal point, like your fireplace surround, behind your bed’s headboard or where your TV is mounted. If you opt for a daring design, just be sure that your wall still complements the rest of your room.
Reclaimed wood architectural tile adds a rustic element when installed on exterior walls.
The variety of brown tones on these walls set a warm atmosphere in this room.
Stone walls are the perfect material choice for a fireplace wall. This colorful river stone treatment spans the entire length of the wall, but only tops out at 5 feet. The long, low stone wall is a unique design element in this minimal living room.
A rugged stone wall adds loads of character to this traditional living space. The dark gray slate is an ideal complement to the warm wood flooring, rich upholstery and gild wall frames. The look is elegant and quite befitting a sprawling country estate.