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Rejuvenate With the Wallpaper Effect, Presented by The Tile Shop

Christina Najjar | May 16, 2019 | Lifestyle

People are constantly adding unique twists to their designs to give their home individuality. Think more colors and patterns instead of only neutrals and greys. A great way to do this is by adding wallpaper to your home! There are many reasons why people might use wallpaper. It brings in an alluring impact of character and color, and it increases the overall interest of the space. There has been growing popularity with wallpaper in design. It's a way to make a statement while decorating.

Something people may not know is that tile makes the same, if not better, impact than wallpaper. Tile gives people a chance to express their individuality. Here are a few additional benefits to using tile instead of wallpaper.


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Tile is more durable than wallpaper. There is no need to sacrifice beauty for durability. With tile, you can still have stunning design and sturdy finish. Tile is also long-lasting and very easy to clean.

Tile is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms. Having a wall that is easy-to-clean is almost a necessity. Tile is also extremely versatile.


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Styles and trends come and go. Display an accent backsplash with a timeless look. Pick a backsplash that can pair well with multiple trends. Of course, tile is also waterproof making it easy to clean and manage. You can use tile in wet areas where you cannot use wallpaper. This makes tile truly versatile.

Tile can seamlessly mimic the exciting patterns and designs of wallpaper. Using tile also creates more space to make a stunning impact with a wallpaper effect.


Design by Timber Trails Development Company LLC. Photo by Stoffer Photography Interiors.

Wallpaper is limited to where it can be displayed as it does not suit wet areas. Tile takes it a step further by being displayed in these areas that are frequently wet or need cleaning. You can also curate timeless designs in spaces that wallpaper would not usually be applied such as a shower wall or kitchen backsplash.

Some people might be afraid of displaying an eye-catching pattern all over because they think it is too bold. Our advice is to start with a feature wall. Feature walls create an opportunity to display a small accent wall without overbearing the entire room.


Design by Timber Trails Development Company LLC. Photo by Stoffer Photography Interiors.

Accent designs can be repeated in small spaces throughout the room to create a cohesive design and continue to express your individuality. Display a lively patterned encaustic tile. Or display a white subway tile throughout the rest of space to support the encaustic without taking attention.

Other places where tile will work better than wallpaper are places such as your child's playroom or basement. Some tile can be easily cleaned if drawn on or splashed on. Durable tile is great for spaces that have heavy traffic or need to withstand all of life's messes. Another place where you can put your tile wall is in a place where you want to express creativity or even create a source of inspiration. This is great if you have a bold personality and want to let your individuality show in your home.


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