The patchwork trend has been gradually creeping up on us for a while and, while I’m always a little nervous of bright clashing colours, some designers have brought a more muted monochrome look to their work and that, I am loving.
These gorgeous floor tiles are from the Decorative and Glazed range at Mandarin Stone. They cos £143.33 a sq m and are sold in sets of floor, which will cover nearly 1.5m. If that seems a little steep for a whole floor, you could always buy a smaller amount and set them into the floor to give a rug effect.
The same effect has been created here by Armatile and is a great way to bring a little interesting detail to an otherwise plain room.
This is another image from the range. I love it against the industrial exposed brick wall.
Using tiles as a rug can also work really well in bathrooms. I wanted to create that effect around the bath in our en suite but what with one thing and another – yes budget mainly – it didn’t happen. One day …
Now, if you don’t fancy floor tiles then what about walls. I’ve been a fan of Louise Body for ages and I just love her patchwork tile wallpaper. It costs £20 a metre, and crucially, is easy paste the wall application which, as anyone who has ever tried to hang wallpaper will know, is much easy. To read the rules of hanging wallpaper click here.
Here is a collection of mismatched tiles used to great effect on a wall. It’s a great way of using up odd tiles – perhaps if you have collection of samples. As long as the colours tone, they can even be different sizes. To read a Guide to Tiles click here
And finally, how about this leather patchwork rug from Cox and Cox . It costs £700 and measures 230cm by 160cm and would lovely on my painted white floorboards.
What do you think? Will you be bringing home the patchwork any time soon? If you fancy a sofa, there’s a very cool one over on Home Girl London