Renovating your house can be an exciting project. It is a pleasure to search for new fixtures, furnishings, carpets, floors or other decorations to replace the old ones. However, you need to know what you are looking for, in order to avoid spending countless hours in home improvement stores. If you’ve done your homework before going shopping, things are going to be much easier and you are going to find all needed items without too much stress.
Decorative ceramic tiles, for instance, are one of the best possible flooring solutions, but you need to choose the type that works best for your home. If there are lots of guests coming to your house, you may need your tiles to be traffic-proof. There are some materials that have a very good resistance to the regular wear and tear.
If you need your decorative ceramic tiles to be easy to clean, you should pick a model without striations or other kind of texture. Textured tiles are more difficult to clean than glossy, smooth ones, so do yourself a favor and avoid them. In addition, consider choosing a dark color for the sealant between the tiles.
Match your tiles with the walls and the furniture. If you need tiles for the kitchen floor and you have red cupboards, you can consider dark colors such as black, grey and green. On the contrary, if your furniture is already black or dark brown, you should choose a light color in order to create a stylish contrast. If you get black tiles and your furniture is dark brown, your house is going to look creepy.
The best way to figure out what works best for your house is to see how others have done it. Go and buy all lifestyle and home and decor magazines you can find. Look at those interiors and try to figure out the elements that make them look so stylish. You can learn a lot from the pros without having to pay them. Moreover, you can consider going in furniture stores, as they usually showcase their products in a complete room
decor. You can also seek for inspiration online on photography websites or on social media networks. Pinterest and Instagram can be endless sources of inspiration, especially if you find and follow the accounts of some great interior designers.
Always keep in mind that tiles are difficult to replace, so you have to make an effort to choose them right from the start. Take your time, don’t rush, try to see multiple models and don’t be afraid to ask for samples. Samples can be very useful when you have to decide between two shades but you can’t remember the other colors in your room. It’s much better to borrow a tile or two, bring them home and see which is the shade that works best with the other decor elements. Most merchants are going to be happy to help you make the right decision. All you have to do is ask.