To say I’m a big fan of cement tiles is an understatement. I’ve been trying to find a way to use them in my own house but I realized there are so many places you can use them it’s almost overwhelming! So today I’ve listed my 10 tips for how to incorporate these beautiful tiles into unexpected, unique places in your home.
1. Kitchen Island
The underside of kitchen islands tend to get overlooked. However, I think it’s the perfect place to make a bit of a statement without overpowering the entire kitchen. Since its a small space and only visible from one side don’t be afraid to go all in with the most colorful and intricately patterned cement tiles! A geometric pattern would work great here too.
I think when done well, mixing patterns can be very successful and add a lot more texture and interest to a room. If you already have an intricately patterned couch or rug in your living room that’s totally fine, you can still add cement tiles to your fireplace, just keep the pattern more geometric with simple, bold colors. Also, if you have an older fireplace covering it with cement tiles is a great way to make it look a lot more modern and stylish!
3. Kitchen Backsplash
Gone are the days of subway tiles and stone, cement tiles have become the newest go-to for kitchen backsplashes. I love this trend because the matte finish of the cement tiles really makes your kitchen look modern and eclectic.
4. Small Statement Wall
If you have an awkward, narrow wall in your hallway or bathroom this is a perfect place to add cement tiles. Instead of trying to hide it, play it up and make it into an accent piece!
When designing, the details are really what can make a room special. Create a unique moment in your kitchen or any room in your house by lining the inside of a shelf with colorful cement tiles. It will create a lot more depth to the shelf and you won’t need to style it too much because the tiles are doing the job!
6. Mixed Media Floor
This trend is a great way to incorporate irregular shaped cement tiles and make two rooms blend seamlessly into one another. I love that this look is super unique and is guaranteed to have your guests saying WOW!
7. Laundry Room
If my laundry room looked like this I’d be washing clothes every day – just sayin’. Unfortunately my washer and dryer are in my garage, but that doesn’t stop me from day dreaming about this gorgeous cement tile floor. There’s no reason your laundry room should be boring and drab and cement tiles are a super easy way to give it a bit more life!
8. Table top
One of the reasons cement tiles are so popular is you can use them for literally anything. Placing them on a piece of furniture instead of on floors or walls is a perfect example and makes for a gorgeous accent table. This is great if you’re in a rental apartment or house but still want to incorporate cement tiles into your space!
Cement tiles are taking the main stage in lots of bathrooms these days, however, instead of using them on the bathroom floor (predictable!) have a little fun and use them in your shower. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy a long hot shower, but in my opinion these gorgeous patterns would make getting clean so much more enticing!
Take a cue from traditional Mexican homes and add cement tiles to the front of your stairs. You can really have fun with this one and choose a bunch of different cement tile colors and patterns to alternate on each step!
What do you think of this trend? Comment below or tag me on instagram @sabrina_soto, I would love to hear your thoughts! xo Sabrina