Utopia    Guest Blog 03 May 2017

Peter Swain, E-Commerce and surfaces expert from Tile Trader gives his top summer styling tips


With the summer nearly upon us, now is the ideal time to think about creating a new style for your home. From dazzling metallics to flowing shapes, surfaces and design expert Tile Trader give a run-down of the latest interior trends…


  1. Marvellous metallics:

Create a fierce feature in your home with the cool metallic trend, which is tipped to make a big summer statement. The Iridescent Random Mix Mosaic from Tile Trader – with its blend of iridescent natural slate, shimmering metallic glass and metal pieces, can create a unique and contemporary style statement.

Durable and versatile, this style of mosaic can be used as a splashback or as a feature wall to create beautiful, dramatic effects, ideal for giving any room a modern and sleek twist. Or these can be combined with ceramic or porcelain tiles, providing subtle yet striking design possibilities for a contemporary interior that dazzles.


  1. Got it made:

Traditional patterns continue to be big news in the interior design industry, with tiles that replicate the look of traditional patterned tiles in classic designs. For anyone seeking this sleek and unique look for a kitchen or bathroom, Tile Trader’s La Fayette tile range is the perfect style statement to recreate this on-trend style in your own home. These beautifully decorative porcelain tiles are all based on traditional motifs from design hot spots around the world, which have been adapted to create stylish, contemporary interiors with a retro twist.

Blending shades of muted yellow, blue, grey and beige, the La Fayette tiles have a hand painted quality for a warm, Mediterranean finish. Used individually or in combination, these patterned tiles are bound to create real impact with your interior design and be a great focal talking point wherever they’re used.


  1. In touch:

Textured surfaces continue to flow into summer. Tactile and sculptured finishes add warmth and depth to a room. Natural stone effect tiles are one of the most popular textured styles, creating dramatic focal points and adding a touch of luxury to any design. The subtle textures of the Java range by Tile Trader would give your bathroom a striking finish, creating a premium look reminiscent of a high end boutique hotel.

The Java wave tile, with an undulating design, creates a textured statement that will really bring the look to life, perfect for creating a stylish bathroom with a designer feel. The gloss finish and wave structure reflects the light beautifully, creating an eye catching feature which exudes calm and relaxation, perfect for recreating a sandy shores feel to your bathroom.


“Tiles can entirely change the look and feel of the room; adding interest, space, colour and design to create a striking statement. With more shapes, sizes and designs to choose from than ever before, there’s a style and type to suit anyone’s room or budget.

Peter Swain, Tile Trader 


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