Hydraulic tiles or, rather, imitation tiles to hydraulic tiles are a very versatile resource to decorate any part of our home. They are a coating that offers us a huge range of decorative and aesthetic options, it is extremely resistant, does not require maintenance and the cost is minimal. But to get the most out of this type of tiles, you have to develop a good design to make them look and combine them correctly, and if you need ideas for it, follow me that we are going to see 15 ideas to decorate with very attractive hydraulic tiles and for all the rooms that will help you choose your design and tile.
FRAME THE BATH
Freestanding bathtubs have become very much in vogue lately. If you have space in your bathroom to install one and you also want to add a hydraulic tile to cover your walls, look what a good idea to do it.
As you can see, it is about covering the bathtub area, both the floor up to a height, as well as the hydraulic-type tile wall, to highlight the bathtub area by creating a very stylish contrast area.
If you don’t want to add wood or other material, you can also do it by covering the entire floor, as we see just below:
In this case, the floor is covered with the hydraulic type tile and it is extended to the wall, covering it up to the ceiling with the same tile with the same placement.
FRAME THE SHOWER
f you don’t have a bathtub, you can always use this type of tile to cover one or more walls in the shower area, framing and highlighting it from the rest of the bathroom, and adding a most attractive contrast.
Let’s see more ideas for decorating with imitation hydraulic tiles in the bathroom:
CREATE A BASE AND COMBINE MATERIALS
Another good idea to cover the bathroom using this type of tile is the one we see above these lines, where the floor has been covered with a hydraulic type tile in blue and white tones, combined with a ceramic frame imitation wood, and it has been extended said covering up to half height on the wall of the bathroom cabinet.
The rest in white and wood, so as not to overload the space, and a very modern bathroom has been left; magazine.
CREATE AN ACCENT WALL
Without resorting to elaborate designs, without making life too complicated, you can also create a powerful and striking design, simply by adding an accent wall covered with this type of tile in the bathroom.
In the bathroom that we see above these lines, the hydraulic tile Urban Alba by Cifre ceramic has been installed that, if you like, you can see more details or buy it here.
Leaving the bathrooms aside, another very appropriate space to show off this type of tile is in the kitchen, where we can create beautiful decorative compositions, like these that we see below:
BLACK AND WHITE WITH MATCHING FRONT CHEST
Black and white is always the right combination when looking for a current aesthetic. An appropriate aesthetic for modern kitchens. If this is your case, see what a good solution to decorate it with this type of tile.
The floor has been covered with Chez Coco Star porcelain tile, and then the front or sill of the kitchen has been covered with the same tile, resulting in a modern, up-to-date kitchen with personality. You can use any other color if you don’t like black and white, although these are always successful in modern spaces with white furniture and straight lines, like most contemporary kitchens.
CHECK FLOOR, FRONT AND WALLS
If you liked the previous idea, you can take it even further to the limit, and create a plinth on the walls in addition to the front or sill and the floor, with the same tile, creating an original kitchen with personality.
CREATE A HYDRAULIC IMITATION TILE RUG
If you have noticed, hundreds of vinyl rugs that mimic hydraulic tiles for the kitchen have been on the market for some time. Well, don’t do it, don’t buy it. It is a dirty thing that after 3 days you have it full of dirt. It is professional advice. You are going to spend the money on a vinyl rug that you are going to throw away a week after you have it.
If you are going to put a carpet in the kitchen, make it real tiles, not imitation. In this case, not only are you going to have a “carpet” that adds decoration and adds style, but it is for life, and does not need any maintenance beyond sweeping and mopping the floor.
DETAILS THE KITCHEN ISLAND
The concept of open kitchens or the famous open concept is here to stay. From my position as an interior designer, I can assure you that this phenomenon has grown like few others. Opening the kitchen to the living room is practically nowadays a must have.
That said, a great solution to decorate the kitchen with hydraulic type tiles is the one we see in the kitchen above these paragraphs. The idea is to define the kitchen space with a hydraulic tile, dividing and separating the spaces without the need for another element, and adding a nuance that adds decoration and defines the aesthetics of the space.
DELIMITES THE DINING AREA
Just as we can define the area of the shower, the bathtub or the kitchen, we can also use this type of tile in a contrasting color to define the area of the dining room table.
Basically it is the same idea as when you put a rug under the table, but in this case the rug is perennial, and does not need maintenance. Leaving the kitchen and bathroom aside, we have many options to decorate the house with this type of imitation tile to hydraulic tile.
CREATE A BASE
Another resource that is used a lot lately to decorate the interiors is the classic plinth. Although it must be recognized that paint and wood are used more to create them than tile.
But using some powerful and modern tile like this model that we see above these lines called Barcelona Cube by Kernalic, we can create a decoration with character, full of style and personality, and design a magazine corner.
A CARPET IN THE RECEIVER
Another good idea would be the one we see above these lines, where the entrance of the house has been covered with imitation hydraulic tiles, making it look like a doormat. Beyond the decorative side that this solution can provide, it also has a practical advantage, since if you have natural wood flooring, it is more susceptible to deterioration at the entrance of the house, since it is where it is colder, more humid and dirty. we can leave that in the rest of the house.
If this is your case, by covering a small area as if it were a doormat, you can rest easy since tile is one of the most resistant and durable materials over time, which withstands humidity without any problem.
DECORATE THE RISE OR THE VERTICAL OF THE STEPS
Another fantastic idea to use hydraulic type tiles to decorate the house, is to cover the riser of the steps of the interior staircase with them.
It is a simple and quick way to decorate the staircase, adding subtle touches of color or patterns with these tiles.
PLAY WITH THE ENCOUNTER AND THE MATERIALS ON THE FLOOR
Not only does the tile itself add decoration, it also does how we place it and next to what. And, if you have noticed, lately it has also become fashionable to create original encounters between different materials, especially between wood and tile. This option is very striking and creates spectacular results.
CHECK THE FIREPLACE
Another very interesting focal point that we can create using hydraulic type tiles is that of the fireplace, creating a mosaic to match the decoration or contrast with it, making the fireplace the focal point of the living room or space where it is located. If you liked this idea, here you can see more ideas to decorate the fireplace with tiles.
A HYDRAULIC-TYPE TILE RUG IN THE LIVING ROOM
It is not the usual, truth be told, but the idea is terrific. It is about creating a kind of carpet that frames and delimits the area of the sofa, armchairs, etc., to create a defined corner within the living room. It is a definitive solution, since it is not a carpet that we can change whenever we want, but if you like it and you find a hydraulic-type tile as beautiful as the one we see above these lines, you can create an extremely attractive space with a decoration of the same more original.
As you can see, you can put and cover any space with this type of imitation hydraulic tile and achieve a fantastic finish. In this case the limit is set by your imagination.