Is your home in need of a DIY SOS makeover? Help is at hand! Julia Kendall from DIY SOS talks Housetohome through a few simple tiling tricks to update a kitchen or bathroom for less. All you need is a bit of creativity and a dash of enthusiasm; Nick Knowles would be proud.
'With a little creativity, choosing a basic tile can be transformed simply by using a contrasting grout for a striking feature wall. Using a different grout colour is a great way to update your room and create different looks. I love white brick style tiles with grey grout, which are perfect for the shabby chic look.'
'For classic luxury, highly realistic marble effect tiles add character and sophistication. Marble and stone effect textures feature modern and traditional designs suitable for floors and walls so you can reduce costs without quality and style compromises. Choose from a wide range of beautiful, natural tones for a charming and beautifully organic scheme.'
'Tiling an entire room needn't be costly. Use a basic white tile as the main backdrop and create a funky accent with a decorative mosaic for an instant look of glamour that adds interest and doesn't break the bank. Enhancing a design scheme with a glass mosaic is not only on-trend, but also cost effective, as cutting sheets in half or using strips to create vertical features can have a real impact.'
Selection of tiles available from Topps Tiles