Ways to use leftover tiles
As we’ve mentioned before, there are no rules when it comes to tiles; they’re completely versatile (pun intended). Whether you’ve recently decorated, have old tiles in the garden shed, or just have some lying around, unused tiles can be up-cycled into beautiful pieces.
Why not make your leftover wood effect tiles into drinks coasters? If you have a wooden dining table, coffee table or simply want to add an element of natural charm to your home these are a great addition. Using wood effect tiles rather than real wood is highly beneficial, not only is wood hard to clean, it but also stains easily. Of course, you are not limited by a specific material, there are hundreds of options, any leftover or spare tiles are easily transformed. You are also not constricted to design, you can be as creative as you like, we love the hexagon shape. Be warned, eccentric shapes may be tricky to cut out.
Table and Desk Features
These are what Pinterest and Instagram interior dreams are made of. A beautiful slab of marble tile in a pretty shape, just because. Add elegance, add style and add a photo of your new tile feature on social media and watch those likes soar! These features have seen vast popularity online in recent years and really do add a touch of elegance to a table, desk or room. Again you are not restricted to a certain material, use any tiles you have, be adventurous. As well as enhancing the beauty of your own home, these homemade masterpieces make great gifts, your friends and family will love them.
You can add mosaic detailing to almost anything! We love the idea of covering plant pots and office pen pots. This adds a personal touch and is a fabulous relaxing activity for when you’re stressed. While you can use any tile for these inventive projects, brightly coloured tiles are a sure way to make your newly renovated items pop. There are infinite ways you can mosaic your unused tiles, impressive projects include a mosaic garden path, portrait art and even mosaic jewellery. Unleash your inner craftsman/woman and turn those tiles into works of art.
Paint old tiles
Tiles are a blank canvas, try painting them! You can choose an all over colour or you can add your own designs and unique flare, just make sure you use waterproof pain and undercoating if you want to use them around your home.
A playful and extremely useful bedroom tool is to use tiles to create little hangers for your jewellery. This is a great project is you only have a small amount of tile as it required very little material. You can use any leftover or spare tile for these, go bold with bright colours and patterns or go sleek and match your tiles to your bedroom walls.