Trend Alert: Distressed Tiles

While some interior trends come and go, some go-to styles stand the test of time. One such trend is the distressed look. Evolving from the hugely popular shabby chic craze, this new interpretation is subtle in style and far less gauche than its predecessor. With a greater focus on adding texture and variety to your home décor, the new distressed look features rich, rustic finishes that are reminiscent of bygone years. Translated into tiles, this interior trend is rich with wood-effect tiles in a variety of shades, finishes and feels that will work equally well in both contemporary and traditional style settings. Furnish with sheepskin rugs and chunky knit throws for a real cosy Hygge vibe. Another quirky way to interpret the new distressed look is with artisan style tiles that offer that old-style handmade feel. These characterful tiles will not only add a quaint background and texture for this interior look but will also inject a sense of individuality and playfulness to your home décor. Most commonly used as a feature wall, border or splashback, artisan style tiles can also make a bold statement on floors, too. Another more subtle way to add a naturally distressed feel to your home is with natural stone and travertine effect tiles. Available in a multitude of neutral colours – think greys, off-whites, beiges and taupes – and a variety of sizing formats, the charming rustic feel of natural stone effect tiles will add plenty of character to both walls and floors in any room in the home.