Think 3D Tile for Bold Interior Accents

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One of my new favorite trends in tile is the move towards 3D. I saw more than my fair share of examples at this year’s KBIS in Las Vegas with styles ranging from geometric shapes to others that mimicked the movement of water. 3D tile is great way to add depth and texture to an interior room and are guaranteed to capture attention, I know I had a hard time keeping my eyes off them.

Geometric shapes are desirable when you want to add a focal point to a room, you can often create your own multi-colored display or play with the pattern and intentionally leave spaces open.

I love the bold hexagon tile in honeycomb pattern as an accent wall in this dining room; the wall becomes the focus of the room and is a great alternative to hanging a picture or piece of art here.

Harvard Square Renovation(Photo Via Hammond Design)

This black stud-like backsplash is another great example of how geometric tile can add drama and attitude to a space.

St. James(Photo Via Brooke Wagner Design)

For a subtler approach, when you want to add something unique to a room but don’t want to steal the show, try 3D tile that mimics movement. Like this wave tile that homeowners installed vertically in their master shower to play up the theme of water.

Homes of Distiction - Gig Harbor house(Photo Via Chown Hardware)

This fireplace surround is another great example of movement, I love how your eye follows the tile to the ceiling, as well as how similar the waves look to flames.

Ham Lake - Rocky Mountain Contemporary(Photo Via Bob Michels Construction, Inc.)

If subtle is not your thing try using wave tiles horizontally, like they did in this bathroom, wrapping the walls for one dramatic statement. Is your eye following the movement?

Mueller Residence(Photo Via KGA Studio Architects, PC)

Next time you’re looking for that special thing to make your interiors stand out, look no further than 3D tile.


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Jesse is a full time project coordinator for residential custom home builder, Selle Valley Construction (, in Northern Idaho where she manages the construction schedule and dabbles in design work. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.A. in English, Jesse moved to NW Montana where her passion for building and interior design blossomed. She also has an extensive background in marketing, social media management, writing, and non-profit work. When she’s not managing construction projects or writing she can be found curled up with a book or out exploring the mountains.