Style on a Budget: How to Create Sumptuous Rooms Without Breaking the Bank!

If you think that in order to have a stylish home, you have to have a lottery-win budget, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s simply not the case. For years on my own blog as well as here on the Tile Mountain blog, I’ve shared my tips on getting a stylish look that’s also affordable. The truth is that finding a bargain is possible as long as you’re willing to put the time in to find those items that are great quality with an equally great price tag. Today, however, I’m going to be saving you that extra step.

In fact, at Tile Mountain, there is a wide range of tiles that may look expensive but are actually incredibly cost-effective. These tiles form our Value Range – featuring on-trend aesthetics that won’t break the bank. Ready to add a sumptuous look to your rooms without it costing the earth? Read on.

The Kitchen

Now the kitchen is of course one of the most costly rooms to design in your home. From cabinets and hardware to appliances and lighting, there is a myriad of decisions to make, each one of which could presumably break your budget to pieces. Thankfully, you can save money on your tiles – both for your splashback as well as your floors – by checking out our selection of value tiles.

Let’s start by looking at a classic tile that simply never dates. Metro Tiles have a long history of use dating back to the early 19th century and you too can get a bit of this classic look in your own kitchen starting at less than £5 a square metre! Available in a staggering array of colours, saving money has never been so easy or so stylish.

For floors, consider another timeless classic; slate. However, this is not slate as you know it (which can be difficult and costly to maintain). Our Slateface Black Floor Tiles create elegance and character in your kitchen, all wrapped matt ceramic tile format. This means they’re exceptionally hardwearing as well as easy to keep looking beautiful. The best part? It comes in at just under £9 per square metre.

The Dining Room

If you are looking for flooring, especially for an open plan area that includes your dining room, then wooden or engineered wood floors can be a costly option. Not only that, you need to take into consideration the on-going care and maintenance that’s required of wood with scratches, warping or staining inevitable unless you maintain them vigilantly. If you are looking to save yourself hassle, time, and expense, you might want to consider wood-effect tiles as an alternative as these will give you all of the incredible style of wood floors with none of the upkeep.

Our stunning Tavola range comes in grey and a white variants, perfect for a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic and takes its cues from the bleached hardwoods found across Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The cost? Just over £1 per tile or around £11 per square metre. Value and style in one easy option.

The Living Room

Speaking of wood effect flooring, you might also want to have a look at our Lumber Mix Wood Effect Floor Tiles which combine a variety of distressed wood finishes in one easy to maintain hardwood porcelain effect tile.

The variety of surface pattern fosters an interesting and warm aesthetic in your living room, creating a natural texture that looks far more expensive than its price tag suggests (they’re less than £15 per square metre).

The Bathroom

For a bit of wow-factor, elegant stone is a hard one to beat. Except when it comes to maintenance and cost. While natural stone looks beautiful, it also means properly sealing the stone, especially when used in an area like the bathroom where excess water and humidity can damage and stain the naturally absorbent material. Instead, consider porcelain tiles with an authentic replication of natural stone as exhibited in our Stone Tierra Wall and Floor Tile.

These tiles are large format, and that means fewer grout lines and a high-end finish so you’ll probably be surprised when I tell you this gorgeous natural look can be yours for less than £12 per square metre. Create a feature wall as shown above or use it on both your walls and floors for a stunning uniform aesthetic.

Looking for something that will give you a clean uncluttered finish in your bathroom? Our Super Relief Bumpy White Wall Tiles feature a unique, undulating surface topped off by a high gloss sheen that refracts light around the room, making for a bright and airy feel. Finish off with a few green plants, some fluffy white towels, and a few natural accents for the perfect spa-like finish, and all for just £1 per tile!

The Hallway

And finally, if you want an on-trend look for a great value price, look no further than our Crossover Pearl Wall and Floor Tiles. These large plank format tiles authentically replicate the look of natural stone in a hard-wearing ceramic tile.

Their smooth matt surface is super easy to maintain (great for high-traffic areas such as hallways) whilst their grey or pearl colourways exude subtle, understated chic. These tiles come in at just over £1 per square metre, making them not only a stylish buy but a savvy one too.

So what are you waiting for, take a peek at our entire range of value tiles now and remember, we offer a free cut tile service to make your choice even easier!

A Social Media and Content Marketing Editor, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats, and continuing her love affair with gold spray paint.