Walls of the kitchens and bathrooms are usually tiled, to keep them clean. These are places that get wet faster and take a lot of spills. A lot of spills and grime are sprayed on kitchen walls. Wall tiles will protect the walls from staining. In the bathrooms and shower areas, water gets sprayed constantly.
To maintain the walls in perfect condition, tiles are used in different colors and shapes. Many options are available to make these walls beautiful. Interesting patterns in laying the tiles are used by decorators to make the wall unique. Ceramic, slate, marble, clay, stone and glass are different options to create wonderful walls.
Ceramic ones can be used in combination of various colors to accentuate a wall. It is preferred for both kitchen and bathroom. Combination of green, blue, peach, yellow and many other bright colors is used to create unique patterns.
Small and large ones are laid alternatively on the walls. Rectangular slate and clay tiles are laid in different patterns for interesting walls. Glass and pebble varieties are used by many decorators to form interesting murals on walls. Different shades of the same color are laid on the walls in unique designs. Some other different patterns are the checker board, herring bone, etc. By laying simple tiles differently, the beauty of the wall is enhanced.
Porcelain variety is used extensively on kitchens walls to create an antique look.
Rustic kitchens display these on their walls and backsplashes. Traditional kitchens have patterned porcelain with intrinsic paintings and etchings. Limestone is another popular variety for the walls. Limestone surfaces need sealing as they are porous. They give an amazing rustic feel to the bathrooms when used in combination with darker grout. Modern homes are using a lot of travertine.
Newer variety of travertine looks very similar to marble. This is quite affordable and thus preferred by many. Mural designs create artistic walls. The backsplashes are ideal to display murals of Nature, gardens and landscapes. Combination of textures is used on bathroom walls for a wonderful effect. Glossy wall tiles are usually used in many bathrooms as they are easy to clean and can maintain the shine for a long time.
Wall tiles are quite easy to install. People, who are remodeling their houses, prefer to do it as a small home project. This can be an easy process, if proper research is done and the person is equipped with all the necessary tools. Tips can be taken from various tile websites or magazines. Once everything is installed, grouting should be done effectively. This will ensure the durability of the tiles.
Other methods of changing the wall decor in the bathrooms are by repainting or re-glazing them. This is done when the tiles are not damaged, but have lost their luster or glaze. Decorate the kitchen or bathroom with matching accessories so that the wall beauty is accentuated.