While more commonly seen on bathroom floors in decades past, the mosaic tile has transcended time to become one of the most popular decorative tile trends today.
According to Beaumont Tiles Strategic Designer, Christie Wood while mosaic tiles have never really gone out of vogue, “what we are seeing now is a direct reflection of the runway like influence fashion has on home design and finishes.
“Creativity with mosaics has really shifted into a new space where shape, size and texture are the key focal points,” Ms Wood said.
“This reflects the resurgence of geometric patterns and Scandinavian influence in fashion and furnishings which has filtered through to home surfaces amplifying the application of mosaics.
Part of the mosaic charm is its versatility. Mosaics can be used in many home applications, from embellishing walls and floors to creating amazing counter-tops or luxurious and unique outdoor living spaces.
“Mosaic tiles are the perfect addition to any space, creating effortless elegance and flair” Ms Wood said.
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces have experienced a resurgence in Australian homes recently. This is partly due to their role as a favourable canvas for a mosaic masterpiece.
Another key trend is the use of mosaics in the bedroom – specifically, the bedhead, where the mosaic tile not only creates a visual feast and gorgeous out-of-the-box statement but is a hard-wearing opulent bedhead.
“Nothing says ‘wow’ more than a tiled mosaic bedhead, it can create zones and connect spaces in a genuinely majestic way,” Ms Wood said.
Shape, Style, Texture
Mosaic tiles allow you to be creative with size, shape and texture to transform the mood of a room. From marble to glass to ceramic in round, square or herringbone, mosaic tiles give instant luxury.
“Mosaics are powerful and best used with a less is more approach to create maximum impact,” says Ms Wood.
Using smaller scale mosaic tiles in areas of your home will create texture and depth.
“This is especially the case with slim, linear mosaic tiles which can fill the space with gentle movement,” she added.
Glass mosaic tiles allow home decorators to be bold with colours and are great to experiment with in any space.
“Whether it’s a kitchen splash back or a bathroom feature, it’s the texture of glass mosaics that gives the ‘wow’ factor,” Ms Wood said.
Find the perfect osaic
Re-tiling is one of the quickest and most effective ways to transform your home, but it’s important to understand your style and the type of space you want to create.
“Mosaics adapt beautifully to any surface. They can provide synergies in otherwise disconnected spaces or provide a juxtaposition of flamboyant colour to capture attention and draw in conversation,” Ms Wood said.
If you’re unsure of what style your project should be, Beaumonts online What’s My Style helps identify your style from the top ten global interior design trends based on your personal tastes and responses to a quick quiz.