A Touch of Tile
with Bert & May
This season, we’re all about the little touches that make a home. It doesn’t take much to make a space sing! Adding small doses of warmth and intrigue can bring a characterful boost to your interior without breaking the bank. We especially love using tiles to get real bang for your buck. That’s why we connected with British tile brand, Bert & May to glean their wisdom on the most effective and original ways to incorporate this tried and true decorative delight into your home. Read on to pick up designer, Annie McIntyre’s favourite tips…
What are the most impactful ways you’ve seen tiles used in the home?
When including tiles within your space, you don’t have to limit yourself to floors and walls. We’ve seen patterned tiling laid on ceilings in the past, creating a beautiful feature in a subtle but effective way.
Do you have any suggestions of how to use tiles if you want to keep costs down and buy a more conservative number of them?
A cost-effective way to incorporate tiles is through mixed media. Consider combining two contrasting materials to create a bold feature. That reduces the amount of tiles required, while making a strong impact with an original look.
Can you offer some guidance on selecting tiles that will jive well with an existing scheme?
The designs and colours of our tiles are complementary to any environment. Our range is incredibly inclusive to all interiors. Whether your home is more contemporary or a period property, adding tiles brings a whole new element that can provide a transformative boost. Though, because tiles are a time-honoured decorative medium, they tend to fold into most schemes well. So, go with what you’re naturally drawn to!
What are a few of your favourite statement tiles?
Our Split Shift range has become one of my favourite statement tiles. The geometric tiles come in three variations and can create a standout setting on any scale.
What’s your favourite way to create a statement fireplace?
Rather than simply choosing a patterned tile to create a statement, consider trying out a plain option in an interesting format. There are so many gorgeous choices! Take our bejmat tiles, for instance. By altering the layout from brick to herringbone to stacked within the area, you can completely transform the impact one tile gives off.
Intrigued? Explore Bert & May’s range of fine tiles and get creative with your scheme! Plus, if you’re looking to pack a bigger punch and incorporate new furniture, too, now’s the perfect time to take your pick from our range. We’re offering little extras on top of every order to sweeten the deal. Act by midnight on 13th March and you’ll enjoy both TLC Delivery and Staingard, free of charge. So, get exploring and bring home a fresh look for spring with some lucky strike extras, to boot!