Recently a candidate for World Heritage status, Portuguese tiles have become increasingly popular this year in home decor. Full of history and style, these tiles are used as a source of inspiration to create cozy and welcoming environments, adding that final quality touch to any room. What’s more, they have even inspired some designers to create new and innovative products. Find out how Portuguese tiles can improve your home decor and enjoy!
Portuguese tiles to inspire upholstery
Portuguese tiles not only inspire those who wish to decorate their walls, but also those who want to spice their interior upholstery. Renowned interior designer Lazaro Rosa Violan has proven exactly that with his project Chez Coco in Barcelona. The beauty of blue and white Portuguese tiles was brought by the designer to his chairs’ fabric, creating a very interesting environment that matches with the tiled floor and hand painted floral wall art. A great inspiration for a sophisticated home decor!
Portuguese tiles as an innovative product
Have you heard about Portuguese cork tiles? If not, now it’s time to check out this recent invention. Combining tiles and cork, the Portuguese company Rui Matias explored the best of these two iconic materials, creating what they call the Cortilejo (mixing the words cortiça = cork and azulejo = tile). Last year the cortilejo was the highlight of the May Design Series in London and was also shortlisted for the Design Excellence Awards.
Portuguese tiles as a decor detail in the garden
Gardens have the potential remind us those magical holidays we spent in the Mediterranean. British landscape designers Cityscapers, created a very special set of tiles that can certainly add that warmth to any outdoors space. The Portuguese tiles were applied as a very rich detail, combining with the green vegetation and the wooden floors and walls.
Portuguese tiles as an inspiration for other home decor products
Portuguese tiles don’t necessarily need to be applied to your home decor in a traditional way. Our featured Two.six Tiles rug is proof of that. The inspiration comes from Portuguese tiles but the design combines modern patterns and fresh colours, reinventing the traditional tile.
Portuguese tiles to colour up your kitchen
If you are tired of the same old white walls in your home, maybe it’s time to spice it up with some colour. Why not cover your walls with some stylish Portuguese tiles such as the Walker Zanger range, or simply focus on a few spots to splash some colourful details on to your white walls.
Portuguese tiles to add some style to your bedware
If you are tired of your bedroom’s pale palette, why not try something new. Interior designer Andrea Schumacher created a stunning home decor set for bedrooms with drapey fabric and benches inspired by Portuguese tiles. What a fresh way to start the day!
Portuguese tiles as a detail on the home decor
The warmth and colour of Portuguese tiles can be brought to your home decor set by simply adding them to some details. Interior designer Alexandra Angle created a beautiful tiled fireplace with real Portuguese tiles, as a wall art mosaic that fills the living room with joy.