Designing a home that exudes unity and sophistication requires careful consideration of every element, from floor to faucet. In this exploration of unified luxury, we delve into the art of creating a cohesive look using tiles, taps, and other design elements that transform your living spaces into a seamless tapestry of elegance.
- Embark with a Unified Palette: Tiles as the Foundation
Begin your journey to a harmonious home by selecting a unified colour palette that spans across different areas. Whether you prefer muted neutrals, earthy tones, or a combination of bold hues, the key is to establish a foundation that ties the entire space together. Consider large-format tiles in a consistent colour scheme for a sense of continuity, especially in open-concept living areas. We love using Coolors to find colour palettes, and even to use their tools to create colour palettes from lifestyle images . Here’s an example of one of our results, generated from an image of the Aquamarine Blue Polished Porcelain 1198x2748mm:
- Textures and Finishes: Adding Depth and Dimension
While a unified colour palette sets the tone, incorporating varied textures and finishes adds depth and dimension to your design. For instance, matte-finished tiles in the bathroom can seamlessly connect with polished tiles in the living room, creating visual interest without sacrificing coherence. Experiment with subtle contrasts to keep the design dynamic and engaging. We’d highly suggest you play around with the Tile Visualizer on the Lifestyle Ceramics website to see how different textures work in different spaces (you can even upload images of your own room!) Here’s an example of a room we tried a few different tile textures in:
- Tap into Elegance: Coordinating Taps and Fixtures
Elevate your design by ensuring that taps and fixtures share a common design language. Consistency in finishes, whether it’s brushed bronze, matte black, or polished chrome, ties different spaces together. Consider selecting taps and shower fixtures from the same collection to maintain a unified aesthetic throughout your bathrooms, creating a spa-like atmosphere that resonates with luxury. Did you know that you can filter your search on our website by colour? Scroll down and select the colour you’d like on the left, and you’ll get all the options matching your criteria, like in this search for all black tap options we have currently available:
- Spatial Flow: Connecting Spaces with Flooring
Seamless spatial flow is a hallmark of a well-designed, unified home. Extend your flooring choices strategically to create a sense of continuity between different areas. The transition from porcelain tiles in the living room to coordinating tiles in the kitchen or hallway fosters a natural flow that unifies the entire space. We love a versatile tile like Shale Dark SQ Slab Matt 1200x2800mm for this:
- Accent with Purpose: Tiles as Focal Points
While unity is the goal, strategically placed accent tiles can serve as focal points, adding personality to your design. Consider creating an accent wall in the living room with patterned tiles or adding a backsplash in the kitchen that complements the overall colour palette. These carefully curated details punctuate the design, creating visual interest without compromising unity. Accents can be created through contrasting colours, patterns, or textures. Differently coloured, textured tiles make a particularly impressive impact, like in the image below featuring Fap Milano Flower Blu 500x1200mm.
- Lighting Magic: Illuminating a Unified Design
Lighting plays a pivotal role in showcasing your unified design. Ensure that light fixtures seamlessly integrate with your overall aesthetic. Whether it’s pendant lights in the kitchen, chandeliers in the dining area, or sconces in the bathroom, choose fixtures that complement each other while aligning with the overarching design theme. Chat to an electrician for recommendations on the type of lighting that will best compliment your tiles, taps, and sanware. Some tiles lend themselves more towards rustic light fixtures, while others require a more industrial look fixture, like the Valmalenco Bianco Matt Slab 1200x2400mm:
- Artful Reflections: Mirrors and Tile Play
Mirrors strategically placed in conjunction with tiles can enhance the perception of space while contributing to the unified design. Consider incorporating mirrored tiles in specific areas, such as kitchen backsplashes or bathroom walls, to create a play of light and reflection that ties different elements together, creating an artful synergy. We love the Gio Round Sensor Led Mirror below.
- Green Harmony: Plants as Natural Integrators
Introduce the vibrant greenery of plants to harmonize your design. Plants act as natural integrators, connecting various design elements with a touch of nature. Place potted plants strategically in spaces like the living room, bathroom, or kitchen to infuse life into your unified design, creating a serene atmosphere. This space, tiled with Borba Oxide and Borba Blanco Matt 600x1200mm, is the perfect example:
In your pursuit of unified luxury, remember that each decision contributes to the overall aesthetic of your home. By carefully curating tiles, taps, and other design elements with a mindful approach to colour, texture, and spatial flow, you’ll create a home that is not just a collection of spaces but a cohesive masterpiece of unified luxury. Make sure you use our design tools available on our website – the tile visualiser and tile calculator – to help you envision your design. Once you’ve got a better idea of what you’d like, feel free to get in touch to find out about our available products and our complimentary 3D design service when you purchase with us.