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Geometric Design with Tiles

Posted 2 November 2013 12:00 AM by Arizona Tile

Featured Image Above: Marte Azul Bahia - Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

If you're thinking about creating a focal point with tile, chances are you immediately think mosaic. After all, it is a simple and elegant way to create a focal point. Take for instance this kitchen backsplash… 

Soh Smoke Glass & Stone Stack Backsplash Tile Soh Smoke Glass & Stone Stack Backsplash Tile

It is a gorgeous design that most likely draws the attention of all who enter. Inlaying a medallion into a floor is also a great idea to create a dramatic focal point. 

Estes Waterjet Stone Medallion Estes Waterjet Stone Medallion

However, what if you like the look of glass tile, or you want something very modern and sleek? If you wish to create a focal point in any room – kitchen, bathroom, great room, or dining room – often times the average person isn't sure how to do it.

Why not take a cue from commercial design?

Restaurants, salons, and other public spaces use design to create a mood, add design punch and even direct traffic. If you love a particular store, restaurant or spa, take a look around the next time you are there and really look around to decide what it is about the space that you enjoy. Is it the color scheme or do they really have a cool design element that draws you in? Is it something that you can recreate in your own home?

Whether it is a beautiful floor design… 

Inca Gold Limestone and Crema Marfil Marble Inca Gold Limestone and Crema Marfil Marble

A clever combination of tiles to create a geometric pattern… 

Marte Bronzetto Marte Bronzetto

Or a great combination of pattern and color that really sizzles … 

Shimmer Abalone Glass Tile Shimmer Abalone Glass Tile

These designs add a lot of wow factor. Creating a focal point on one wall or floor is a great way to use a tile or layout that is very dramatic. Containing the design element in a small area adds pop without overwhelming the room.  It's a great way to add pizzazz to any room.

The next time you are in a commercial space that you really love, snap some pictures to create a “design wall” or inspiration board. Once you have a collection, you can bring them into the Arizona Tile store with you when you shop to use as inspiration. Chances are you will find one element that can be recreated in your own space. This is a great way to find a look that you will love.

 Try out our Just Imagine™ Visualizer Tool and let us know what you think?

Better yet – pin your finished projects to Pinterest and put “@ArizonaTile – Tile Install” in the comment section so we can enjoy your creative handiwork too!


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