If you’ve been thinking about a kitchen or bathroom remodel lately, then chances are the topic of backsplash ideas and designs has come up more than once or twice. Backsplashes are becoming integral components of both bath and kitchen design. From elaborate murals to understated metal-accented simplicity, backsplashes come in a variety of options, with tile being the top choice of homeowners. No longer a boring afterthought, we're seeing backsplashes used as focal points, accents to tie together room elements, and for simply as touches of personal style. Below are a few backsplash tile ideas to get those creative juices flowing!
Murals & Mosaics
Murals and mosaics, while having the reputation of being one of the more time-consuming backsplash designs available, are also among the most popular with today’s homeowners. Instantly becoming the focal point of an area, this tile design idea can be achieved with natural stone, glass or ceramic tile; the only limit is your imagination. Take a look around your space and use complimentary colors in your mural or mosaic. Get daring and go for a mixed media mosaic utilizing different tiling material for a contemporary kitchen or give your bath a Grecian spa feel with a Mediterranean-styled tiled mural.
Metal Accents & Titles
Adding metal accents to ceramic tile patterns can draw attention to the backsplash and compliment other metal elements, such as countertops, without the need for a full stainless steel backsplash. Metals like tin and stainless steel make bold backsplash statements. Stainless steel is growing in popularity and is particularly well-suited to placement in wooden, contemporary and yes-- even in stainless steel kitchens. Pressed or embossed tin is a durable and elegant option which hearkens back to the Old World and 19th Century America. Available in many patterns and finishes, tin makes an excellent choice for homeowners looking for more traditional backsplash tile ideas.
Glass & Stone
Glass tile backsplashes are equally at home in bright, airy kitchens as well as an area that could use a little opening up. Sure to be a major focal point in the room by drawing in light, glass tile backsplashes can be brought into other tile design elements or as a standalone tile feature. Stone tiles pair well with glass and together they can make for wonderful ocean or natural-themed backsplashes. Both are extremely durable and come in a variety of shapes and colors. If you are a collector of curios, place items around the space and tie them into a theme with carefully chosen glass and tiles.
Whether you’re deciding on a mural or mosaic, between glass or stone tiles, rest assured that whatever your choice, the addition of a well-planned backsplash will provide an undeniable wow factor to any room it's in. Do-it-yourself folks and weekend project warriors will delight in knowing there are many backsplash kits available to help you create your own designs. Backsplashes not only can transform your kitchen or bath in very little time, they’re also not terribly difficult to change should the need arise. Now have fun and get creative!