A whole new decade is in full swing and we’d be remiss if we didn’t dedicate some space — literally and figuratively — to the latest tile trends.

Bold patterns and colors, and natural stone dominate the scene. There’s truly a tile for every homeowner’s personal taste and style.

Whether you’re building a new home or updating your favorite space, you’ll find tile that’s functional and fabulous all at the same time.

Here are some of our favorite ways to tile with style in 2020.

Up a wall, on the floor, or both


Tile is one of the most functional, durable materials for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, or any other space in your home. How you install it (think patterns and layout) and where you put it (think floors, walls, and even ceilings) sets the tone for the space.

Choose bright, bold patterns for lively, large rooms, and muted, natural tones for smaller, quieter areas of your home. The reverse holds true as well, so you can personalize any room — large or small — with your favorite selection of tile.

This Victorian bathroom tastefully combines a bold, colorful design with traditional white tiles for a beautifully, dramatic, unpredictable configuration.

Unexpected artistry


Of course, you think of bathrooms, kitchens, and even hallway floors when you think about where to lay tile, but what about a staircase? Create an unexpected artistic statement with colorful tiles to decorate the risers, and combine with natural wood treads for an earthy element. The accent walls tie this eclectic design together to give this home a whimsical, beachy feel.

Cozy kitchen comfort


Oversized tiles are popular this year, and we expect to see more of them being used like they are in this cozy kitchen. This contemporary kitchen design has a natural warmth that begins from the ground up.

The large slate tiles are a wonderful way to set the tone for all the other colors in the room. Notice how the color scheme goes from dark to light as you work your way upward. The natural texture of the tiles perfectly complements the “branches and sticks” lighting fixture overhead.

A natural garden oasis


We love how the tile in this bathroom perfectly melds the inside room with the outdoor space. Natural pebbles underfoot in the shower and around the soaking tub provide the texture and aesthetic appeal of being outside. In fact, the pebbles continue in the garden area just on the other side of the floor-to-ceiling windows, so it’s hard to tell where the room ends and the outdoor space begins.

Who wouldn’t love to spend time getting ready in the morning, or unwinding after a busy day in this peaceful room?

Exceptionally aesthetic entryway


Entryways and hallways are another excellent place for custom tile patterns and designs. Not only do these floors look beautiful, with their inlay accent color and rectangular border framing the hexagonal tiles in the center, but they’re also durable and easy to clean in high-traffic areas. This is a great example of “casual elegance” as the tile floors seamlessly transition into the adjacent rooms with natural hardwoods.

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