Interior Design Tips

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Spring Sparkle: Using, Mixing & Applying Glitter Grout

Grouting tiles once they’ve been fixed in place is an essential step in tile installation, but this all-important sealant material doesn’t have to be all about the practical side of things. Modern-day grouts come in a broad spectrum of colour options. But, if you’re looking for a finish that will add instant glamour to tiled areas, glitter grout additives are the way to go. Designed to add extra sparkle to even the plainest wall or floor tiles, glitter tile grout guarantees your tile space has a luxurious feel. If this... Read More

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The No-Nonsense DIY Guide: How To Tile A Kitchen

Table of contents Giving your kitchen an update is likely to be one of the more expensive home improvements you carry out, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. For one, cooking up a storm in a swanky new kitchen is a huge win in itself! But secondly, kitchens are still tipped as delivering one of the best returns on your investment for home renovations. If done well, that is! For homeowners looking to save themselves some cash, there is the option to carry out work like... Read More

Living Room Flooring Tile Ideas: Materials, Shapes & Designs

When it comes to tiling, the areas of the home that get the vast majority of attention tend to be the kitchen and bathroom – rooms prone to moisture and therefore in need of a practical, water-resistant material like tile. An often overlooked area of the house as far as tiling goes is the all-important living room. This hub of the home is, more often than not, decorated with soft furnishings and carpeting – but the truth is that some well-placed tiles on floors can have a dramatic style impact... Read More

Tile Edging & Border Ideas to Try Anywhere in the House

Border and edging tiles create striking boundaries throughout the home, adding clean lines that effortlessly soften tiled designs on walls and floors. Knowing how to incorporate tiled borders into your home’s design can be a challenge if it’s your first time experimenting with these unique tiles – and that’s where we come in. In this post, we’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of tile border ideas to help you master this niche artform and bring your living space to a new level of sophistication. Tiled trims In rooms like... Read More

En Suite Tile Ideas: Tiling Small Bathrooms & Shower Rooms

Tiles and bathrooms are a match made in heaven, thanks to tile’s renowned water resistance and all-round durability – two properties that are essential in an area of the home so prone to moisture. When it comes to tiling an en suite, however, finding design inspiration can be difficult with limited space – and therefore limited design potential – to play with. We’re coming to the rescue, though, with a selection of tried and tested en suite tiling ideas and hacks to help you maximise the potential of your small... Read More

Fireplace Tile Ideas: Tiling Your Hearth & Fire Surround

The fireplace is a timeless focal point in the home, bringing an instant atmosphere to any living space. But without proper care and attention, this would-be statement feature can lose its shine and detract from the overall aesthetic of a room – presenting a tragic missed design opportunity. If you’ve got a fireplace feature in your home that’s in need of some serious TLC, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’re breaking down a range of fireplace tile material, colour and design ideas to help you transform... Read More


3 Stylish Warm Floor Tile Tips That Add Warmth To Your Home

Tiled floors come with many practical perks, but there can occasionally be a concern around whether tiles will leave your interiors feeling cold underfoot. We’re here to remedy that. Yes, you can install an underfloor heating system to quite literally warm up the space and the tiles, but that isn’t your only option. With the right colour and texture, we’ll show you how your floor tiles can bring their own sense of warmth and character to your home without extra help from underfloor heating. Opt for warming tones Some of... Read More

Eco-Friendly Home Tips To Embrace In 2022

Looking for eco-friendly home ideas? Packed with handy tips and tricks, this post is full of eco-friendly ideas for the home. Whether you’re a devoted environmentalist or you simply want a more energy-efficient home, giving your home an eco-friendly decor makeover benefits you and the planet. That’s why we’re helping you put together a plan for achieving eco-friendly home decor that puts the Earth first without cutting corners on style. There are many ways to pull off eco-friendly decor in every room of the home. From introducing more plant life... Read More


Budget-Friendly Home Decor Trends You Have to Try in 2022

Whether you’re looking for a post-festivities pick me up or you simply want to get 2022 off to a positive start, a home interior refresh could be just what’s needed to combat those January blues.  For one, it gives you a welcome distraction from the cold, dark days outside. But it can also provide a fresh and invigorating living space that evokes a positive frame of mind to get the new year off to a great start. Of course, many of us will be feeling the financial hangover from Christmas... Read More

Dining Room Ideas: Inspiration For Spaces Big & Small (Ahead Of Xmas Dinner)

With Christmas fast approaching, we want to help you get your home ready for this important time of year.  Having recently shared some cosy living room ideas and Christmas decorating tips on the Tiles Direct blog, we thought it only right to continue on this theme and move into the dining room.  Whether you need kitchen-dining room ideas or design inspo for a separate dining room, we’re going to be dishing up a veritable feast of ideas to help you get your dining area ready for that all-important Christmas dinner!... Read More