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Out on the Tiles


There are several kinds of wall decoration with tiles in the starring role. How about travel photography? Look for some lovely images of stunning mosaics, or make some yourself, and have them framed.

 

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For maximum effect, why not dedicate a wall to a wonderful mosaic? It will take some time and money, but your home will have an exotic look and a permanent feeling of summer.

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These gorgeous handbags with tile prints are by Dolce & Gabbana. The designers were truly inspired by antique tiles and also designed wonderful dresses with the prints.

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If you’re looking for a grand makeover but are not ready to add tiles to your wall, you can try tile stickers. These vinyl ones by Home Art Stickers are made to last and will give your dining room the flair of a Mediterranean restaurant.


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Lisbon-based shop Home Art Stickers makes beautiful decals and wall art. These posters look great on their own, but as a group of six they have an even more fantastic impact.

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Doesn’t this set by Etsy shop Mokami look stunning? The patterns are inspired by the mosaics in the Alhambra, the famous Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain. The intense turquoise will bring light to any room.


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Artist Shelby Dillon is inspired by many different kinds of tiles – Mexican, Moroccan and Portuguese. Framing them in a broad white frame and mount will give the art prints a very classy look. shelbydillonstudio.com

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Textile designer Helen Rawlinson sells beautiful cushions, lampshades and gifts. There are several items inspired by Moroccan tiles, amongst which are these lovely cushions and even a very pretty apron.

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Images from: etsy.com, thedecopages.fr, vestiairecollective.com, pinterest.com, helenrawlinson.com

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Grey Scale


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A print of faded grey shapes is perfect for a monochromatic interior. Choose a thin black frame to keep it chic and simple. Hanging another work of art in the same kind of frame next to it will create a strong look.

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Artworks in faded grey tones work very well in industrial spaces. The soft shapes will soften any harshness and adding an earth colour will keep the artwork and interior from looking too cold.

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Offset angular shapes with a print that has softer outlines, like this dreamy water colour. The old fashioned poster framing makes for an even warmer effect.


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A painting on canvas adds warmth and depth to a white interior, because of the many different shades of grey and the textures of the paint. These paintings, with subtle flecks of colour, are by artist Nina Holst.


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Why not go all the way? Ask a painter to create a wall with a cloud theme in shades of grey. Or buy wallpaper, like this beautiful, sophisticated one by Sandberg Wallpaper.


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Make your interior look like a million dollars with a grey artwork in a classy black and gold frame. Of course, marble vases, coffee table books and antiques help too.

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Be brave, be bold and choose a golden frame. Together with the small table and gorgeous lamp it gives this room a luxurious feeling. The gold brushstrokes in the painting pull it all together.

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The faded grey theme works with dots, too. A gallery wall will look striking but like a unity when you only opt for black, white and shades of grey. That, and the same thin black frames for every artwork.


Images from: pinterest.com, decoist.com, plumprettysugar.blogspot.com, byninaholst.com, cocolapinedesign.com, hello.sukio.com, sandbergwallpaper.com, designasylumblog.com, l-e-m-i-n-i-m-a-l-i-s-m-e.tumblr.com