REASONS WHY SUBWAY TILES ACTUALLY LOOK GOOD IN ANY ROOM
Originally made for New York City’s subway stations, subway tiles have made a significant impact on homes and although this trend is known for making a splash in the kitchen, it isn’t limited to any particular room. These tiles can be incorporated into almost every room in your home and this design trend works to bring multiple levels of texture and dimension to your home in unexpected ways. Subway tiles are great for home renovations because they’re durable, classic and affordable. Let’s take a look at ways you can bring tile patterns into your home.
BORN TO BE IN THE BATHROOM
Tiles are made for the bathroom and subway tiles look especially great in your lavatory. With so many ways to make the trend your own, the bathroom provides a vast amount of surface space for tiles. Wall tiles are essential in your shower, bathtub shower, or shower enclosure and tiling the walls from top to bottom makes your bathroom environment water-ready, easy to clean and more resistant to mold.
LIVES IN THE LIVING ROOM
Tiled elements added in the living room add textural contrast and dimension. You can go all out with a tile accent wall or add tiles in unexpected places like the fireplace. Tiles are an inexpensive way to upgrade your fireplace. A herringbone subway tile backsplash for a mantel, hearth or fireplace surround is a stunning way to incorporate this trend into a cozy or grandiose room in your apartment or house. Tiles can also be installed on the fireplace surround or the wall above it.
DINER-INSPIRED LOOKS FOR THE DINING AREA
Whether your dining area only gets used during the holidays or it’s a part of your daily routine, subway tiles easily add an updated design element. If your home has an eat-in kitchen and dining area, then a subway tiled wall is optimal as it makes walls easier to clean and provides a restaurant-like eatery ambiance. Aside from making your dine-in area feel food-friendly, it can also reflect light making the space feel more inviting and serene.