Talavera Tile Design Ideas

Using Talavera tiles provides the walls and work space in the kitchen or bathroom with a splash of color in whatever geometrical pattern you decide on. There are many different ways in which the tiles can be arrayed so that they provide a layout that looks interesting and effective.

Talavera design ideas are as diverse as your imagination will allow but there are some standard designs that may be commonly seen and are easy to apply. The following ideas are just a few very simple designs that can be easily achieved. They may use a combination of plain and decorated tiles to form a pattern that pops from the wall, they may initially appear complicated but are actually quite straightforward.

Take the variety of tiles used in each design into consideration when you go out to look for Talavera tiles for sale.

The first is a simple alternating pattern where the first tile is largely decorative and the next is either plain or predominantly white. Arranging them diagonally on the wall and providing a tiled border completes the look.

Grouping small clusters of, say, four or nine tiles, with a single design of tile will also create an interesting design. When each set of four is offset with a contrasting set of tiles the effect can look quite attractive.

It is also possible to go for something a little more random, yet still maintain that consistent pattern. The design that is presented here features a predominantly blue tile with a yellow flower featured in the center. Yet, it’s the small traces of terra cotta and green that have been picked up and used as the contrast tiles to break the design up.

Placing the decorative tiles themselves into more elaborate patterns is also an effective way to show off the various styles. The cross pattern displayed here is a simple example of using a single tile pattern and then forming a larger pattern that, when joined together will form a more elaborate pattern. The sixteen tiles placed together can be considered to be one large tile that is then replicated across the wall to provide a very attractive design.

Here is a final design idea that also creates a larger pattern using the colors and the ability to connect tiles together to form larger shapes and, when accent tiles are placed in between, contrast nicely between the patterned tile and the colors that may be highlighted.

When going through the various Talavera design ideas that are available to you, you are going to have the choice of which colors you wish to highlight, how you would like the patterns to be displayed and where the borders are going to become a feature of the design. The ideas shown above are some of the more standard that are commonly used. Obviously there are many more that you may feel are more appropriate for your tastes.

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Talavera Tile Tables

Talavera tiles are the distinctive hand-painted tiles that add color and rustic charm to the walls and benches of an old-style kitchen. But they can be used to decorate far more than simply the walls and mantles of your home. They can also be used to create furniture that will have unique appeal and style.

Just as you would with a mural that is created on the wall you can design an impressive looking table top using Talavera tiles with just as great a range of choices and colors to choose from.

Placing a Talavera tile table on the front veranda of your home provides a durable table top that is also filled with colors that will be sure to draw comments from your guests. It may be possible to draw inspiration from nearby lounge cushions or a rug that contains some exceptional patterns that you would like to replicate on the table.

Mexican Talavera tiles provide you with the opportunity to express yourself in either an outgoing fashion with bright and loud colors or you can be more restrained with a simple blue and white design that simply looks elegant.

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What is most commonly seen when a table is decorated with Talavera tiles is a darker tile used around the perimeter of the table as a border and then some kind of geometric design in the center. What may change is the color of the design or the way in which the tiles are arranged.

Rather than buying a pre-made Talavera tile table you might prefer to make your own. This will involve choosing a plain table to use as the canvas for your creation. A very effective type of table can be a wrought iron table with a wooden table top but the style of table will be completely up to you. Just imagine how good a Talavera serving dish would look on your Talavera tile table.

Once you have chosen your table you should measure it up to then work out how many tiles you will need and what their arrangement might look like. You can have some fun buying Talavera tiles because there is such a large range to choose from. Experiment with the various Talavera tile patterns to come up with something that is unique and maybe a little unusual. Lay the design out on the table in a dry run before you apply any adhesive or grouting.

When you have finished creating your Talavera tile table you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have created something unique and beautiful. It should become the kind of furniture item that you will want to use as often as you can.

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Creating and Displaying Talavera Tile Murals

Talavera tiles are some the most characteristic and eclectic you can find providing a splash of color where the wall might otherwise have been left blank. There are a number of ways in which these tiles might be used but certainly the most distinctive is to form a Talavera tile mural.

Talavera tile murals allow you to create a feature display within the wall itself, simply by the judicious placement of different types of Talavera tiles. To create one of these murals you may want to sketch something out on a sheet of paper first, or you may prefer to walk through the various tile displays looking for inspirational ideas.

There are so many different types of Talavera tiles available that it is possible to not only create the body of the mural from a selection of different types of tiles arranged in geometric or random patterns, but you can also use more tiles as a border around the entire design. Looking for Talavera tiles for sale featuring specific colors could be a long but profitable challenge.

The Talavera tile mural is a way in which these types of tiles can be used to create one focused display rather than as a more all-encompassing mixture of colors and patterns.

One of the cautions in using Talavera tiles is to ensure that you keep an editorial eye on the room into which the tiles are being installed. Talavera tiles are so distinctive that they will quickly become overbearing if too many are used in a small area.

As well as the randomly patterned Talavera tiles that can be clustered together to form a mural that is more geometric pattern than a picture there are Talavera tiles that, when combined together form a large image on the wall. Madonna and child is a favourite of this type of design and the tiles can be pieced together in much the same way as a jigsaw puzzle.

Designing your own creative mural from a selection of Talavera tiles can be a very satisfying task, particularly when it all comes together and offsets the surrounding décor. Many of the colors and designs that are found in the tiles can also be repeated throughout the room in other furniture and accessory pieces.

Creating and displaying Talavera tile murals is something that anyone can do. You don’t have to necessarily be artistic, as long as you are confident in knowing what you admire and what you would like to see on the wall of your kitchen or bathroom every day. They can be very useful in the kitchen when looking to create a functional but attractive Talavera tile backsplash.

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Decorating With Talavera Mexican Tiles

One of the more popular colourful types of tiles that you may find extremely useful to know about is the Talavera Mexican tile. Examples of these tiles are all brightly colored and hand-painted giving you one-of-a-kind tiles that can be used to create a stunning display.

Mexican Talavera tiles allow you to add small splashes of color or to create a large and decorative display. You may choose to repeat the same pattern and color combination over and over or you may choose to combine different patterns to give a more eclectic and busy result.

You will find that these tiles are most common as 4” x 4” tiles although it is also possible to buy them as 2” x 2” tiles and 6” x 6” tiles and they will be painted with all kinds of detailed designs. As single tiles they may not look particularly effective but when they are combined with similar patterns or broken up with a single colored tile the results are very dramatic.

With carefully selected Talavera tiles you can turn a modestly decorated area into something that is exceptionally eye-catching. The kitchen is a wonderful place to start, particularly around a large traditional oven or an old-style sink as a decorative backsplash.

These types of tiles can be used to accent the walls or they can be placed as an edging for a traditional clay brick floor. They can also be used to highlight certain parts of the room that you would like to draw the eye to.

Simply by adding Talavera Mexican tiles to the design of a room you are creating a rustic appeal to the room. They can be used in all kinds of situations such as creating a Talavera tile table with the tiles placed on the table top or you can find very attractive Talavera tile mirrors for sale.

Talavera tiles date back to the late 16th Century when potters from the Spanish city of Talavera de la Reina settled in Puebla, around a two hour drive from Mexico City. The styles that have come from these times may be broken down into different general categories such as the classic Talavera, colonial or baroque.

Either place a single Talavera tile on its own surrounded by whole block colored tiles or cloud them together to create a much more vivid display. This clouding process will enable you to turn your tiles into Talavera tile murals and can result in some spectacular visual displays. The thing about using these tiles is that it gives those who are prepared to be creative an opportunity to create a unique and appealing look.

By combining similarly colored and patterned tiles you can create som impressive larger displays on your wall or as a table top or counter top. You may be looking for some further inspiration, if you are you might like to visit the Talavera design ideas page.

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Talavera Tile Borders For Sale

Talavera tiles have been hand-crafted for hundreds of years with the aim of creating a design that is appreciated both as a wall covering and as an artistic display. Talavera tile murals are the ultimate in creative art built right on the wall. One of the key features of these murals is the Talavera tile borders. It is possible to buy Talavera tiles that have been made specifically as border tiles. Take a look at the selection of Talavera tile borders on display below.

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These border tiles are used in a number of ways either as a border around a mural or as an edging around benches, fireplace mantles or along the edge of splash backs.

These border tiles can be used on the wall or they may also be an appropriate tile to use to decorate a patio table or for stair risers.

There are many different uses for these types of tiles, you simply have to let your imagination run wild to come up with all of the ideas that can be put into practice. As far as Talavera tile interiors go there is nothing that can beat the stylish elegance that is created by border tiles that frame the featured wall properly.

Talavera Tile Tables For Sale

Entertaining on the front or back patio with a Talavera tile table will not only give you a piece of furniture that is bright and eclectic but will also provide you with a conversation piece. The bold colors and strong design of many of the patterns used in the creation of these tables means that you should be able to find a table that reflects your personality and blends in with the rest of the furniture. Take a look at the range of Talavera tile tables for sale below.

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The use of Mexican Talavera tiles in the creation of a table gives the piece of furniture instant old-world charm and appeal.

These tables can be unusual and difficult to find but this should make them more collectible. If you can't find a Talavera table that has been pre-made, you can take charge and do-it-yourself. All you need to do is browse through the range of Talavera tiles for sale and then buy a suitable cheap table to apply them to.

Talavera Tile Mirrors For Sale

An interesting use for Talavera tiles is as a border surround for a mirror. The decorative qualities of Talavera tiles and their adaptation into most surroundings make them a highly useful type of feature. Bordering these tiles on a mirror turns it into a focal point that the eye will be drawn to.

Take a look at the selection of different colors and designs with the mirrors displayed below. The tin frame provides a perfect way of showcasing the tiles and ensures that they are held solidly in place.

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Talavera tiles make very useful decorative tools that can be used in a number of different circumstances to brighten up a room. When renovating or redesigning a room it might be a good idea to consider the effect that Talavera tiles can have if added to the room in some form or another.

In some cases with Talavera tiles less is more. There is a temptation to add as many different types of patterns into the same room but because these tiles can be intricate in their design, it may be better to simply place similar designs next to one another for a more appropriate display.

Mexican Talavera Tiles For Sale

If you wish to turn your kitchen into a colourful room with a rustic feel or to replicate a Mexican themed style of kitchen you should take a look at the range of Mexican Talavera tiles for sale. Talavera tiles are hand-painted ceramic tiles that look especially effective when placed together in a large cluster. Their diversity also makes them useful as border tiles or as single small tiles surrounded by larger plain tiles.

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It is possible to create a uniquely decorated room by choosing your own combination of Talavera tiles and placing them in whatever pattern you feel in most appropriate. These tiles look particularly effective when viewed from a distance but can also be appreciated from close range.

Browsing the range of discount Talavera tiles above should help you come up with a design that will complete any kitchen that requires spicing up.