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GOT TREND: Is Tile the New Wallpaper?

While we’ll always be fans of wallpaper, we are also on board with a new design trend that’s been growing in popularity: tile. Tile is usually exclusively found in kitchens and bathrooms, but this versatile material also looks right at home in living rooms, mudrooms, and outdoor spaces. Below we’ve included a few tips and inspirational looks that will have you wanting to give tile a try.

Is Tile the New Wallpaper?


Tile and kitchens go hand in hand. Tile is a great option for kitchen spaces due to its durability, easy maintenance, and endless design options. So whether you're tiling the floor, backsplash or island, there is an unlimited variety of tile to choose from, from bright vibrant colors to muted tones and everything in between.

Is Tile the New Wallpaper?

Living Room

A living room's fireplace is normally the focal point of the room but if yours is feeling a bit blah it may be time to give it a face-lift. Adding tile to a fireplace surround and hearth will make the space feel fresh and personal.

Is Tile the New Wallpaper?


The bathroom is another space where tile is usually the main ingredient. There's a place for bold patterned tile and we think the bathroom may be the perfect space for just that. From the walls and floors to inside the shower, the options are endless and the versatility of the material makes it easily customizable.

Is Tile the New Wallpaper?

Wet Bar + Butler's Pantry

Tile is ideal for spaces such as a butler's pantry or wet bar because of its strength and resiliency to staining and wear in high traffic areas. These locations also offer another great opportunity to add a small but impactful pattern, color, or texture.

Is Tile the New Wallpaper?

Creative Places

If you want to add tile to your home but aren’t ready to commit to a large space or main room, there are still plenty of places to mix it in. A few of our favorites include the laundry or mudroom, a staircase, or an outdoor patio.