Sunday, 10 April 2016

Room Tiles Makeover with Tile Mountain

A few weeks back, whilst browsing on Twitter, I came across a competition from the chaps and ladies over at Tile Mountain to win a room makeover. It suggested a kitchen or bathroom makeover, but I opted for something a little different for my entry. 
Since moving home, and renting, not owning my own property (yet!), it's hard to adapt indoor spaces. The bonus; during my move, I got pretty lucky with the interiors, the bathroom above having pink marble tiles... 
... and the kitchen being brand new, retiled and a gorgeous cream and oak theme to it. 
 spot the Orla Kiely jars. 


So, for my entry, I thought I'd opt for a garden makeover. I'm incredibly lucky that this house has such a huge garden, and already lovely features including decking, different levels, outdoor lighting and an out house down the bottom.
 It does however need sprucing up! The outhouse at the moment is being used as a sort of outdoor loft, but I would love to renovate it, and the brickwork, to make an area to socialise and sunbathe in! Next, I went to the Tile Mountain website to browse some different tile designs. The first design that caught my eye was the top image of this post, which was London White Wall Brick; in the house there are lots of exposed walls (if you follow me on Instagram or check out this post you can see my love of bricks is real!) , I felt these tiles would brighten the outhouse, as well as fit in with the theme of the house. Also, being totally truthful, the customer images submitted on the website swung me, as it featured my favourite Delonghi kettle & toaster set!

One that really caught my eye were the Mosaic tiles... when I was younger, I remember always wanting a mosaic kit (along with a Dairy Milk mini vending machine, cringe!) ... there is something so pretty about mosaics. I was thinking of mosaic plant pot DIYS for the garden, and maybe a feature centrepiece such as a bird bath/box.

Another favourite tile was the Pecan wood effect floor tile. This would make for lush flooring in the outhouse, and is also the perfect aerial backdrop with many different tones.

My next port of call was to turn to Pinterest for some inspiration. I added all of my pins, including the tile pins to my existing board nest. (all images here taken from Pinterest) 

 Inspiration for tiled plant pots - a tiled vase. This image came from Tile Mountain's Pinterest page, where they have many different themed boards (very easy to navigate for specific themes!) 
 This picture made me wish I had steps in my garden... maybe I could build a balcony?
Such a gorgeous bathroom! 
 I absolutely adored that pathway, and flowers... if only my flowers grew like that!
The wall and floor tiles are the first step to decorating the outhouse and garden, but then I figured it would need some lovely interiors. I loved the electric blue theme above. And I think succulents would make a lovely addition! I'm leaning towards this or going completely the opposite way and going for a tiki theme, with a bright pink hammock!
Tile Mountain's competition ends tonight, so if you fancy a chance at winning a voucher of up to £1000, get pinning quick! Good luck folks!


P.S: to get you started, see the Nest board below! Happy Pinning!

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