Hot Looks for a Tiled Fireplace
So you’ve decided to reface your fireplace, and you’re leaning towards tile because it’s durable, easy-care, and generally affordable. But beyond its functional benefits, tile offers beautiful possibilities that span the whole design spectrum, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Here, 14 ideas for tiled fireplaces to help you hone in on the style that’s right for your own space.
1. Lower-wall tile installation
Think outside of the box when installing tile! This living room features a sapphire blue arabesque tile (available at The Home Depot ) that extends well beyond the width of the fireplace, posing a nice alternative to tiled fireplaces that usually extend vertically up the wall. A neat line of chair rail molding caps the whole thing off nicely.
2. Metal tile
This brushed copper metal tile (available at overstock.com )is a modern alternative to classic ceramic subway tiles, especially when installed in a vertical grid. Since the grout lines are non-existent, the color-blocked look makes even a minimalistic fireplace a focal point.
3. Dramatic slate wall tile
4. Oblong limestone tile
5. Large geometric tile
6. Navy tiled wall
Tiling every inch of the fireplace wall in navy blue creates a dramatic backdrop for a marble fireplace surround. The contrast of the modern 2-by-8-inch tiles (available at fireclaytile.com ) against the vintage fireplace makes it even more eye-catching.
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Design and photo by Studio Muir
7. Small-scale herringbone tile
8. Cement tile
9. Faux marble tile
10. White arabesque tile
11. Mosaic tiled wall
12. Triangular tile
13. Star-studded cement tile
This blue and white fireplace tile would make anyone starry-eyed. The geometric pattern is carried down to the hearth for a striking statement in an otherwise stark space.
14. Moroccan-inspired tile
Tile can be a fresh alternative, even for a fireplace.
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