Ultimate Combinations: Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Textured Soft Furnishings

As you’ve probably gathered, here at Tile Mountain we adore tiles – ceramic, porcelain, glass, and of course, Luxury Vinyl Tiles too. We’re always looking at ways of combining textures and surface finishes, so that’s exactly what we’re gonna do in this here article! Read on to learn how to pair vinyl tiles with textured soft furnishings…

Rock’n’Roll With It…

Our Frisco Luxury Vinyl Tiles are designed to look like real stone tiles fashioned from metamorphic rock. Something with such a strong look, especially when combined with Underground black wall tiles, will need a something soft underfoot to make the bath time experience really luxurious. Underfloor heating is a must – take a look at our Ezewarm cabling kits and mats so you can ensure the new bathroom stays warm and cosy all year round.

Catch Those Drips

Bring texture into the bathroom with one or two bath mats, such as the striking black and white Chevron Turtle Mat, available from Hurn & Hurn, which will soak up all the splashes and damp footprints. On a style note, one of the most effective and dare we say, easiest, ways of updating a bathroom colour scheme is to re-paint the exterior of your tub. Always use appropriate paint, of course – acrylic eggshell is generally a good choice, and go for bold!  We also like the curlicue-style patterning on this Souris Textured Cotton Bathmat from Abode Living, which also comes in other colours, including bright mustard and dark coral.

Under The Weather (Not!)

You’ll definitely feel cheerful with a brand new floor laid with our Pasadena Luxury Vinyl Tiles, designed to look like weathered stone, and which are far, far easier to install and maintain too. Stone tiles, whether ceramic, porcelain, LVT or the real thing, often need brightening up though, so we suggest a bunch of bright cushions, a jolly rug or contrasting colourful paint or wallpaper.

Diaz, Reagan, and Coates cushions | Habitat

Diaz, Reagan, and Coates cushions | Habitat

Snuggle Up…

So, may we suggest a trio of cheerful cushions to vamp up the colour and texture in your new living room. We think that this selection, from the latest range at Habitat, fit the bill perfectly. From left; Diaz, with multi-coloured symbols and varying textures; Reagan with multi-coloured tassels; and Coates, with hand-woven textural stripes.

Spacious Style

A lovely spacious room can accommodate some eye-catching features, such as dark feature walls – we’re in favour of two feature walls, rather than just one! Create a contrast with a large stretch of pale timber-style flooring, such as our Amarillo Oak Luxury Vinyl Tiles. They are also suited to bathrooms and kitchens, and feature a drop-click installation system and built-in moisture resistance. See some installation hints and tips here.

Check These Out

The beauty of pale, oak-look flooring is that you can go to town with colourful accessories. Keep it cosy with some pure Shetland wool cushions and throws from Bronte by Moon. Left, the Tutti Frutti cushion has a fringe and buttons – so cosy looking! The Hampstead Hanging Nest Chair from Groovy Home has also been cosied-up with the addition of a throw – but in fact the whole room is a lovely combination of texture – from the plants and pots to the cane and rattan and blanket. And lastly, there are several more Shetland throws in multi-colours and checks from Bronte by Moon to perk up a living or bedroom colour scheme with both pattern and texture.

Sleek & Sophisticated

These are our Portland Oak Luxury Vinyl Tiles, and are such a fantastic choice for an open plan space – they work within a kitchen-dining scenario, and can also be continued straight through to a living/family room too. Keep the business end of the kitchen clear of rugs (unless they are the washable or woven vinyl sort) but add warmth, colour and texture with rugs, a squidgy sofa and cushions to identify and focus on the relaxing areas. We love the idea of kitchen cabinets and work surfaces that blend in in with the flooring – the concept of creating a cool, calm and collected scheme that allows for the addition of colourful textured accessories here and there is very appealing.

And Finally…

Here are a few ideas for injecting texture and colour into your living rooms. The Pudding Sofa in Teal from Loaf has to be perhaps a perfect example of contrasts, it’s shown here as the star turn against a very pale background – we think it would look great sitting on our Portland Oak tiles too! The House by John Lewis Show Wood Sofa Bed is a streamlined modern design, and is part of a collection of designs that are contemporary and sleek – and which would look very at home with some of our tiles.

Does your interior design scheme combine elements of tiles and textures? If so, we’d love to see your creative concepts – share on Twitter @TileMountainUK or tag us on Instagram !

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Linda has worked as a freelance interiors writer and blogger for many years; she has written for most of the major home and design magazines, including KBB Magazine, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Period Homes and Good Homes. She made the break and moved from London back to her home town of Shrewsbury three years ago and has just finished renovating her house. She also works in an interior design studio, produces copy for brochures and website, tries to tame her garden, aims to finish all the home furnishing projects she has on the go … and loves walking.