Spring is definitely in the air here at Naturally Tiles! We’re excited about the summer months ahead with those long, warm evenings. And what better way to celebrate better weather than with our top picks for your outdoor spaces for this summer? If you’re in the mood for an update or creating a whole new space, or simply love a bit or exterior inspiration – hold onto your sun hats as we blast out fabulous ideas to make the outdoors an inspiration.
Dominating the trends this summer are Wood-look tiles. These outdoor tiles bring a warm feeling to a small patio, large terrace or interior courtyard. Another use for these types of tiles is their use to build garden paths, walkways or just as stepping stones. Just like you would drop stepping stones over the grass to build a pathway, you can now use 20mm thick porcelain tiles to do just that. An added bonus with using porcelain is that it won’t need any maintenance or fade under the hot New Zealand sun. Just mop it once in a while.
Naturally Tiles loves a bit of mix and match when it comes to tiles and patterns, so this is a trend we’re totally onboard with! Simply take two different tiles to create an appearance of an outdoor rug. This look can be created with a choice of different colours, patterns, finishes, even sizes to add extra character or a subtle contrast for spaces.
Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Flow
Here’s a trend that improves both your lifestyle and visually increases your space! We’re seeing many new tile options that are perfect to create a cohesive flow, allowing for simple of living, durability and ease of cleaning. We’ve already been designing transitional living spaces for clients and this option gets a big thumbs up from everyone.
If you’re loving any of these ideas and want to find out more, our superb team of designers, Heather and Patsy are here to help you. Whether it’s advice on technical aspects, design solutions or liaising with building contractors, we’re committed to getting the perfect tiles for you. Interior designers, architects or self-creators are all welcome – so get in touch with us today to talk tiles.