Kitchen Tile Conundrums

Today I’m going on about my kitchen again. This time I’m looking at wall tiles for the kitchen as a splashback.

Yes we haven’t got around to doing the tiling yet, and after nearly five months we think its about time we sorted it out. You see part of the problem is we cant decide what we want!

I’ve a bit of a thing for tiles especially those of a Victorian persuasion- take me to Victoria Baths and I’m in tile heaven!

I’ve been turning to my usual place of inspiration- yes you guessed it- Pinterest, for some ideas. The thing is before we moved house I was dead set on having subway, or often called metro, tiles. I’ve always had a thing for the brick wall look (also known as the running bond pattern) so I was convinced this is what we’d choose.

Now we’ve had the kitchen for a few months I’m being really cautious about making a decision. I know subway tiles would look great- but I also know that they have had such a renaissance over the past few years that my kitchen would look like many others… Not a problem in itself- and they are a classic style. Well you can see my thought processes!

Anyway I’ve been looking A LOT at tiles and alternative ways of using subway tiles, or actual alternatives to the subway tile itself. I found these three ideas that I like at Tile Flair. The first is subway but with the added interest of texture, the second is subway used in a different way than I’ve seen recently and the third are the beautiful patterned square tiles that do have a Victorian feel about them.tileflair kitchen tilesWhat do you have as a back splash in your kitchen?

I’ve also been looking at alternatives to tiling? Any of you have any experience of this?

This image below is of vintage postcards behind a perspex sheet…via


Food for thought…

Disclosure- This is a collaborative post. 


1 Comment

  1. May 15, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    oh, I would love to retile my kitchen! I have these boring, generic grey-white tiles, blah. I love all your pictures, but especially the third! So fun.