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6 Tiled Rooms That Take Things Beautifully Beyond The Backsplash

10/12/2014 08:00am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

It's not often that tile takes center stage in a room. Sure, a bold painted wall or a beautiful piece of statement art can really start a conversation, but stunning tile is a definite rare occurrence.

But thanks to the talented designers who submitted their work to our friends at Porch.com, we're beginning to see tile in a whole new light that's completely free from bathroom floors and kitchen backsplashes.

Check out the stunning rooms that get it right below, and get inspired to re-think tile in your own home.

Using tile as bold, colorful accents brings new life to a basic bathroom.
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Bathroom Improvement by Normandy Design Build Remodeling
Going beyond the cabinetry and up the wall with brick tiles makes any kitchen feel bigger (and cozier).
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Lake House by Walker Woodworking
Tiling an entire bathing area immediately transforms a space into a spa-like retreat.
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Via Palermo by Phil Kean Designs
Creating a tiled mosaic gives the space a permanent focal point without having to add any art.
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Dream Home by Rottmann Collier Architects
Swapping striped wallpaper for a tiled design isn't just chic -- it's practical in rooms like the bathroom.
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5000 Home by Graciela Rutowski Interiors
Forget a "pop of color" -- using tile works just as well when creating an accent wall.
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