Are you wondering how to create incredible accent walls with tile in your home? That's what Tile Outlets' Kate Spencer focused on in her latest visit to Suncoast View.
As Stephanie Roberts highlights, simple decorating ideas can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room.
Accent or feature walls are a perfect example. The idea isn't new, however, it has moved beyond just paint and wallpaper as Kate demonstrates with samples of four different types of tile that can be used to create incredible accent walls!
Sarasota's Suncoast View
Kate Spencer joined the Suncoast View co-hosts on Friday, February 23rd to discuss creating incredible accent walls.
Suncoast View is the locally produced hour-long Talk Show airing at 4 p.m. EST on ABC 7 WWSB in the Sarasota, Florida area. The program’s format is inspired by the ABC Network’s popular, long-running talk show, “The View”.
Kate has been a regular there and enjoys talking tile with co-hosts Stephanie Roberts, the popular Co-Anchor of ABC 7’s Good Morning Suncoast, ABC 7’s beloved veteran Reporter Linda Carson and Joey Panek, Senior Producer.
Kate Shares 4 Ways to Create Accent Walls with Tile
During this episode, Kate focused on accent walls created with these types of products:
- Split Face
- Wood Planks
- Tiles and Bricks
Although the idea of a feature wall isn’t new, the interpretations are. Thanks to a variety of tile products, we are now seeing people make use of tile patterns and textures to create incredible accent walls.
Here are four product ideas to use on your next feature wall project.
1. Ledger Accent Walls
Ledgers come in multiple colors and thicknesses. Since they are sold in prefabricated panels, they are also easy to install.
You can find a perfect ledger stone to coordinate with your décor and create feature walls inside or outside. Consider customizing the stone look with several varieties.
Below you see an example of an accent wall behind a bed. It coordinates with the headboard design and draws the eye to that side of the bedroom.
You can see how the depth of the ledger and the warmth of the wood floors combine these two textures together to make a nice warm cozy environment.
Here's a close up look at the Silver Travertine ledger panels.
In this next example, the ledger accentuates the cut out in the wall.
This is a white ledger panel which really stands out with the color pictures.
The look is very elegant and modern.
Similarly, in this kitchen image below, the grey ledger stone accentuates the long sleek modern lines of the cabinetry and the range hood.
These dark Silver Grey Ledgers look beautiful as a kitchen backsplash.
They also add drama and visual interest to a living space.
Don’t be afraid of dark ledger colors. This Silver Stacked stone ledger feature wall echoes the texture of the rug while complementing the overall decor. The white sofa looks, even more, inviting with the dark wall behind it.
Ledger panels can also be used outdoors.
Consider using ledger stones to feature a fireplace on your outside patio.
For more information about ledger stone, read:
2. Create Split Face Feature Walls
The next product to consider for an incredible accent wall is Split face product.
Split face is similar to a ledger but the stones are not as thick, the texture isn't as chunky, and it comes in a mosaic sheet. The end result makes for a great interior wall.
In the two examples below, the split face stone creates a dramatic backdrop for a flat screen TV and shelves.
Notice how the travertine split face mosaic below adds depth and texture to the wall.
Split face mosaics come in many different colors.
Look how effective the split face is behind the glass shelves in the cut-out. With the lights above, it really stands out in the space.
3. Wood Plank Tiles Look Incredible as Accent Walls
Our all-time favorite product to use in an accent wall has to be wood plank tile!
Wood plank tiles can be used on the floor as well as walls. We like the idea of having different textures on the walls. Given how many varieties of wood plank tiles available, you can imagine how many different design styles you have available to choose from.
Try installing the same style wood planks on the walls and floors, with a similar installation pattern or even with a contrasting one - say a herringbone on the walls.
Rather than a rustic barn wood look, you might opt for a hand-scraped look on the walls, combined with an eye-catching wall fixture. The end result is cozy and conversation-friendly.
These dark wood plank tiles give this space a really rich warm feel.
4. Get Creative with Tile and Brick Accent Walls
In addition to wood plank tile, you can find a wealth of tile options for your feature wall.
The example below shows you what's possible with a stone-inspired look on the walls.
This stone look porcelain tile creates a dramatic backdrop for these shelves. The baskets and curios echo the stone pattern of the feature wall.
Transform one wall with brick
Another tile look that makes for an incredible accent wall is brick or brick-look porcelain tile.
Simply pick a nook in your kitchen and frame it in brick.
The colors and textures combine to really make this space pop; they draw your eyes to the feature wall.
These porcelain bricks can be used on both the wall and floors, but we wanted to feature a brick wall installed with two different sizes.
>> See Brick Floor Tile Collection Creates A Timeless Craftsman Look since these products can be used on walls, too.
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If you'd like to see more examples of accent walls, check out Creating a Feature Wall with Tile: Inspiration from the Parade of Homes.
When you visit Tile Outlets of America, you'll find the perfect tile selection to create the most eye-catching accent wall. We hope you'll come visit.
In the meantime, you can watch the entire 5 minute Suncoast View segment All About Feature Walls with Tile Outlets of America! below:
Thanks for watching and learning about how to create your very own incredible focal wall.
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