The wallpapers: Fashion returns!

When decorating a home, we focus a lot on the choice of furniture, style or lighting and very often the walls are neglected.

Furnishing papers are an effective alternative to paintings or the classic white wall and, if included in a design concept, they give the space originality and panache.

The wall is no longer a secondary and banal element but acquires importance and vitality becoming a decorative component of considerable impact.

In the 1970s, wallpapers were all the rage and now they have made a strong comeback to be the protagonists of contemporary interiors. The geometric designs, the floral motifs, the bright colours and the realistic prints, combined with the latest generation supports, give a touch of contemporaneity to the houses. Choosing the perfect wallpaper, however, is not a simple exercise, in fact it affects the appearance of the entire home.

“Black Hearted Love” wallpaper by London Art

The materials are many, and range from raffia to silk, from fabric to vinyl and depending on the desired effect, you can opt for natural fibres or materials such as gauze or linen. Each of these will give unique tactile and visual sensations, which will make the wall absolutely exclusive and original.

The ceramic companies have also applied the graphics of the wallpapers to the porcelain stoneware tiles, creating a unique effect on the exceptionally resistant and versatile support of the porcelain tile.

Tile from “Milano mood” collection by FAP Ceramiche

There are also high-resistance, washable wallpapers on the market that are absolutely perfect for covering even humid environments, you only need to inquire if the chosen paper model is waterproof and washable.

Another trick is the adhesive, which is suitable for environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. If you have fallen madly in love with a specific reason, you can always apply a protective sealant to preserve it. One aspect definitely in favour of decor papers is that if after a while you want to renew the look of the wall, you just need to opt for a different paper, totally changing the appearance of the room, always keeping up with new trends.

The decor papers allow you to deceive the eye, they can make a room different, bigger and brighter or, depending on the type of print, they can also make it optically smaller.

The colours can be coordinated with the color palette chosen for the renovation project, or be totally in contrast. To make the most of them, they should be placed in the most visible place in the room.

Wallpapers are perfect for any type of style, and in such a vast market, all that remains is to make a choice.

Whether it is material, vintage, damask or geometric, the watchword must be “balance” in the project.

The colours chosen for the walls modify the visual perception of a room. Light colours, for example, give the eye the illusion of having a larger and brighter space, while more original prints can give the room a greater visual impact.

It is necessary to avoid the shapes and colours that weigh down the eye and the furniture of the room, but opt ​​for a paper that can emphasise the style of the room, becoming the perfect setting.

Be inspired by our selection of wallpapers, choose your favourite, and give a new life to the walls of the house.

Porcelain stoneware to cover the backsplash of the kitchen area, the top and the island.

The kitchen is the nerve center of the house, where not only dishes are prepared, but you have the opportunity to spend time with your family or loved ones.
The kitchen space has been subject to modifications and changes, because the way of living the house has changed.
To give character and uniqueness to this space, the choice of the correct materials is essential.

During the drafting of the project, time and attention are invested in various aspects: materials, finishes, appliances, to ensure that everything is taken care of down to the smallest detail.
An absolute mistake to avoid is to neglect the backsplash, the choice of kitchen coating is not an accessory.

Tiles: Beton collection by Casalgrande Padana

In Italian, it is commonly called, the para sketches, and the market has progressed to offer a vastness of coverings to make the house more welcoming, practical and suited to your needs.

Numerous sources of inspiration were presented at CERSAIE 2022. Where the new trends in the field of marble were exhibited.

In the past, mosaic was often used, but now the kings of the kitchen are the continuous slabs. These are sheets of 3 meters high and 5 millimetres wide.
With a thousand shades, glossy or matte finishes, they are also the best solution, as they are extremely resistant to even the most stubborn stains.

Tiles: Doria collection by Pamesa

A suggestion is to create it in porcelain stoneware, a highly performing material, but above all practical, due to its impermeability. Because it is extremely important for the function that the coating performs, which must be optically pleasing, but first of all it must be efficient to protect the wall from any stain. The most creative can also opt for the coloured porcelain stoneware, which can be decorated with digital graphics, recreating various effects.

The size of the tiles or slabs also matters.
Depending on the desired effect, on the market you are spoiled for choice, you can choose between different shapes and sizes, from large formats, to classic tiles, from hexagonal to slim tiles, they can be in the same color as the kitchen or become the vibrant and characteristic element of the house.

Tiles: Heritage collection by Level by Emilgroup

If you want to achieve a refined environment, and a promising result, and if the spaces allow it, a good solution is the combination of the peninsula with the backsplash.
In this way a concordance of elements and materials is obtained, which will optically give a harmonious result. This solution combines aesthetics with practice, as it is an additional support base.

Tiles: Niro collection by Pamesa

We offer you various examples of backsplash to make your kitchen unique.

A small corner of physical and mental well-being. Create a home spa.

Creating an oasis of well-being at home, where you can relax and release the tension accumulated during the day, is the dream of many.

When designing a bathroom, relaxation becomes a fundamental aspect to consider during the decision-making project. Beautifying your home, carving out a space to regenerate the body, is possible through a few tricks.

To create an elegant environment, the choice of materials is a fundamental element. Erroneously building a home spa can be considered expensive, or impractical due to limited space, but with a few tricks, it is possible to make this dream come true.

Tiles: Mineral Collection by Ariana

What are the steps to designing a home spa?

First of all, it is necessary to carry out an evaluation of the most suitable environment to host your project, whatever your idea of ​​relaxation is, harmony is the key, in fact the mixture of materials and furnishing accessories must adapt perfectly to the home environment. The color of the coverings and furnishings are the elements that will give character to the spaces.

In wellness centres, the materials and coatings are carefully chosen to ensure the best technical performance in terms of thermal insulation, resistance to steam and humidity.

Tiles: Boostmix collection by Atlas Concorde

Being an environment where water is sovereign, there is a need for the resistance of the materials to be high; an optimal solution are porcelain tiles, which represent the most practical and versatile choice.
Porcelain stoneware is obtained from the processing of ceramic clays, sand and natural materials, which are finely ground and fired at temperatures above 1000 °.
Its properties make this material unique and make it perfect for various types of environments.
One of the main features of porcelain stoneware is the lack of porosity, which guarantees almost zero water absorption, which makes it waterproof and extremely resistant.
The countless solutions on the market ensure an excellent aesthetic result, able to achieve the desired style.
The choice of tiles for the wet area flooring is crucial and may seem difficult, due to the wide variety of options.

Tiles: Klas collection by Kronos Ceramiche
Tiles: Klas collection by Kronos Ceramiche

Once you have chosen the style and format, given the infinite range of textures, you can meet your design needs.
To promote mental relaxation, you could also opt for a wood effect, which gives your rooms warmth and naturalness, guaranteeing technical performance.

If you are looking for inspiration, on Tilelook you can find many original ideas to create your home spa.

How to choose the covering of a small bathroom and make it graceful.

When the time comes to renovate the bathroom, one of the most recurring questions concerns the finishes and in particular how to make a small bathroom cozy.

We often read that a small bathroom needs light colours or that a small bathroom must be paved with small tiles. This is not always the case.

Light colours can reflect more light, that’s true. But it is also true that the lighting of the bathroom can be designed through the use of led headlights positioned so as to illuminate indirectly with natural light temperature. In fact, the bathroom is used at all hours of the day and, for those who work outside the home, especially in the early morning and evening, therefore the artificial lighting must still be studied appropriately.

Tiles by Atlas Concorde

Returning to light colours, they do not always add space because if the walls are completely white or cream, the effect obtained is a flattening of the volumes and a decidedly banal appearance.

Using neutral colours but with darker tones or bold colours, with paints, resins or tiles, character is given to the environment. Darker tones convey a sense of elegance and luxury. The bold color can be used on a single accent wall while keeping the others a more subdued tone. Or on all the walls and why not on the ceiling, creating the “box” effect that makes the environment very special. In this way the small bathroom, especially if it is the one in the living area that is also used by guests, will be elegant and refined and will remain impressed!

Wall tiles from Boheme collection by Novoceram

Let us now deal with the theme of the floor. It is not true that a small bathroom should be tiled with small formats. In fact, the small surface to be covered lends itself perfectly to being paved with a continuous surface in Ecomalta or resin or with large-format porcelain stoneware slabs with a resin or concrete effect, in order to minimise the presence of joints.

We will deal with the theme of light finishes in the bathroom in a future post: how to make it chic and non-trivial.

Play collection by ABK
Play collection by ABK

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