Most people tend to think of tiles as this very utilitarian thing that is mostly used as bathroom floor, bathroom walls and kitchen backsplash. Tiles have an opportunity to be so much more. In fact, they have the potential to transform a room and add excitement to boring surfaces around your home.

Here are 3 creative ways to use tiles in your home:

Add flair to your living space

Neutral colored tiles may never go out of style. If you are looking transform the look of your home, you can turn to tiles to jazz up your interiors. Tile floors come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Some even come with intricately designed patterns. By incorporating border tiles to your floors or walls, you can easily make a bold or subdued statement that is sure to add elegance, interest and excitement to a room. The possibilities are endless.

If you are looking to spruce up your family room or living room, consider installing a special border just for this area. Then, pair them with neutral-colored tiles and install the inside the border. For your entryway, we suggest that you use small square tiles to create a round frame design in the center of the floor. This will make an impression on any houseguest.

Liven up your kitchen

Gone were the days when the kitchen is solely used for preparing meals. Today, this is where most homeowners socialize and entertain guests.

Feeling blah about your kitchen? You can use tiles to liven it up. Use tiles with intricate patterns to frame a section over the stove. Another option is to get creative with your backsplash. Simply add a trendy, modern border to your backsplash. A beautifully designed kitchen will make spending time in there much more enjoyable. Or better yet, install tiles on your kitchen flooring. Not only are they beautiful, they are also durable, water resistant and can shrug off stains.

Create an accent wall

An accent wall will add beauty and textural impact to your home. You can use a variety of materials like ceramic, glass or mosaic tiles for your accent wall.

For the living room, the best place to install an accent wall is behind the fireplace. For the bedroom, it is best to position it on the wall facing you as you enter the room. This will also act as a magnificent headboard, so we recommend that you position your bed on the accent wall.