For those of us who love colour and detail and, are uninspired by plain, geometric walls, a patchwork tiles pattern can be a great way to add colour and interest to a tiled wall. In this blog we will look at some patchwork tiles patterns and ideas, to inspire you to create your own unique interior design masterpiece!
Patchwork in Home Decor
There is evidence that patchwork was used in ancient Egypt and as long as 5,000 years ago in China. Patchwork quilts began to be used in homes from the 11th century onwards. In more modern times, patchwork creations have been a way to recycle old textile into warm quilts. Nowadays, patchwork is popular as a design style in home decor and accessories, from traditional style quilts and cushion covers to wall-hangings and even sofas.
So patchwork has been popular for centuries, has shown longevity as a design style and is here to stay.
Because of their traditional nature, patchwork patterns look great as part of vintage decor, in a period home or in a country cottage. In fact, they can add a touch of interest, colour and nostalgia to any type of home. Patchwork patterns can add warmth to a room and make a space feel cosy and inviting.
For fans of vintage style, or those who love lots of detail, interest and colour, patchwork tiles are an excellent choice.
Conveniently, tiles are often made in similar geometric shapes to patchwork pieces and placed together in a similar fashion to create a larger pattern. This makes a tiled wall an ideal place to create a real design statement.
Patchwork quilts are traditionally hand-made, taking time and care. They are sometimes handed down through families to younger relatives. They are made to last and can last a lifetime – another parallel with tiles.
Flowers are ideal to use as designs on patchwork tiles because they are naturally colourful, full of detail and timeless. There are so many types and colours of flowers that there are a huge number of potential floral tile designs which can be placed together to create a beautiful patchwork tile pattern.
If you are looking for a way to create a stunning feature wall, patchwork tiles are a great way to do this. You can be really creative with the pattern and, with the huge number of possible combinations, it will almost certainly be one of a kind.
We have just a few potential patchwork tiles ideas here, to illustrate what could be achievable. Some are based on a particular flower and some around a certain colour or pattern style. If you’re not sure where to start with creating your perfect pattern, my advice is to choose your favourite individual patterned tiles and make a patchwork pattern with them (I have a go at that later on – so you can decide for yourself whether you think it’s a good idea!).
However you go about it, I’m sure you will adore* your creation
*please note you may experience reduced productivity due to time spent admiring your wall!
Patchwork tiles based on a type of flower
Patchwork tiles patterns based on a colour theme
Patchwork Tiles Patterns by Style
The great thing about flowers and enjoying eclectic style is that almost anything goes – it’s almost impossible for things to clash if you enjoy lots of colour and detail. If you’d like more tile-based inspiration, you can find more tiles ideas blogs here. All of the tiles in this blog can be found in our online shop here.
I hope this will help you design a beautiful patchwork tiled wall that you will admire and enjoy for many years to come. We’d love to see your creations, please send us a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.