A mosaic is a pattern of irregularly shaped pieces all fitted together to cover a surface. Mosaics can make distinct pictures or shapes out of thousands of smaller pieces, but they don't have any discernible pattern. This fantastic form of artwork can be added to dull spaces, but on what surface can you add a […]
Resembling a fine carpet, the vast, spectacular mosaic at Hisham's Palace covers nearly 9,000 square feet and includes a scene of 'the Tree of Life,' with animals representing both war and peace.
From the core of a sunflower, to mosaic patterns and the many mathematical equations that try to decipher natural forms of life, patterns are everywhere. Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated by patterns. And we built our lifestyles around it. Simply because we are creatures of habit and order who seek answers to one simple question: What is our purpose? You might be wondering how would our understanding of patterns answer this question. Well, that is because the smaller Why’s unveil the path to the bigger picture. Patterns have become so important to the extent that we incorporated them into our lives vividly and subliminally. In art, patterns reveal a lot about the painting or the artwork. In the world of mosaics, mosaic patterns are captivating creations of meaning, luxury and beauty within your interiors. What are Patterns? Humans started noticing patterns in nature. Since prehistoric times, we see danger from rustles in a bush. We know someone is around from footprints. And the list goes on. Then, as humanity evolved, we observed patterns in weather, seasons, and even the core of sunflowers or the spirals of a wave. Waves Pattern from Unsplash Nature has its own order and it was clearly trying to convey a message of meaning. As we progressed, it became important to uncover the sequence of these patterns to understand the order within nature. And to replicate them in order to automate many aspects of our lives. From there, theories like Fibonacci’s sequence and many others arised. You might also recall the study of patterns from Alan Turing, the mathematician who uncovered the code of Germans in WW2 who was featured in the movie “The Imitation Game”. Simply, a pattern is a repeated design or model. The Evolution of Patterns As our desire of self expression evolved, art progressed. And patterns became an essential part of decorating spaces. At first, designers derived their inspiration from nature. Consequently, designs like floral patterns, leaves, animal patterns, and so on flooded interiors. Surely, we can’t oversee the Victorian patterns that ruled interiors for decades and still are. That’s simply because patterns, like anything in design are a trend. It’s true that “ Everything is old is new again”.So, if you are contemplating spicing up your spaces with some mosaic patterns, the time is now. And we are here to show you the old, the new, and the forever luxurious mosaic patterns to choose from. 1. The Classic “Sea Shades” Mosaic Pattern “Sea Shades” Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico Waves are classic nautical mosaic patterns. They will never die. Not only because of their beauty, but also because they are one of the most fascinating patterns ever known to man. We are always amazed by the mysteries of the oceans and the power it beholds. Hence, it is always a great idea to add such mosaic patterns to our interiors to remind us of the power we hold within. Also, this mosaic pattern is so simple that it goes with any interior style. 2. Cymbidium Flowers Mosaic Pattern Cymbidium Flowers Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico Nature is still the main inspiration when it comes to patterns. It will always add a refreshing touch to your interiors. This floral mosaic pattern can be added as a mosaic mural as shown below. For any corner in your room, especially minimal ones, a floral pattern will liven up the space with an immortal natural feel. Cymbidium Flowers Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico 3. Roman Floral Astract Mosaic Roman Floral Astract Mosaic by Mozaico This petal mosaic pattern will create your own small jungle in the comfort of your own home. Our Roman Floral mosaic pattern is perfect as a durable, elegant, and reviving wall art. Say goodbye to those wallpapers that you need to change every now and then. Now, you can welcome nature in your bathrooms and kitchens as well with this artwork as a mosaic backsplash. 4. Circular Arabesque Flower Pattern Circular Arabesque Flower Pattern by Mozaico As you can tell by now, nature is still dominating the world of interior designs. This floral mosaic rug comes with a twist. It combines natural elements with those of classic arabesque patterns to create a mosaic rug that will steal the show. Imagine this as a centerpiece instead of some mundane tiles in your entryway. 5. “The Spiral” Mosaic Pattern “The Spiral” Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico Remember when we talked about Fibonacci’s sequence and the perfect spiral pattern? This mosaic pattern is inspired by exactly that. It displays a mesmerizing optical illusion that will always make you scratch your head about the secrets of the universe. Similar to the pattern of the galaxy we exist in, The Spiral will always represent your own universe hanging on your walls or simply displayed as a mosaic floor insert. 6. Stella – Geometric Mosaic Pattern Stella – Geometric Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico Flowers (again) clash with geometry to give birth to this intricate pattern. With a splash of refreshing colors and details, mosaic patterns like this one will never fail to amaze. Besides, you can adjust this custom mosaic to suit the colors of your liking. This way it will be the exact artwork you need to complete the look in your living room or any space really. 7. Rectangular Spiral Mosaic Pattern Rectangular Spiral Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico The perfect maze doesn’t exist? Wrong! This spiral is one that you will never get bored of. With endless combinations of sizes, colors, and patterns, it will forever capture the essence of life within it’s lines. There’s nothing better than an artwork that makes you wonder. 8. Samara – Abstract Geometric Mosaic Samara – Abstract Geometric Mosaic by Mozaico Often, we need a simple touch to grace our spaces and maintain a relaxing mood. Samara is here for you. Inspired by lotus flowers and geometrical symmetry, it will always add elegance to your surroundings. 9. Lallana – Floral Mosaic Patterns Lallana – Floral Mosaic Patterns by Mozaico If you are into complex and eclectic designs, Lallana is definitely created for you. This mosaic pattern will add a touch of life to your spaces. Keep in mind, it is a classic that we‘ve always seen in palaces and castles. It is fit for royalty, and now you can enjoy the beauty of such design that harbors Victorian elements within it. 10. Stellar – Abstract Floral Pattern Stellar – Abstract Floral Pattern by Mozaico We decided to end our list with an eccentric pattern that displays a clash between celestial and floral elements. Such mosaic patterns are a tribute to the point where all patterns started: nature. With royal colors, and a harmonious combination of patterns like checkers, sun rays, and floral elements, this one is the epitome of royalty. There’s nothing more beautiful than appreciating the beauty all around us. The evolution of patterns, as we stated, evolved with us and our understanding of the natural elements around us. Hence, it is safe to say that mosaic patterns are a great way to decorate our interiors with. So, why not surround ourselves with the marvelous mysteries of the universe and the secrets they harbor. Let alone the elegance these patterns will add to one’s style. Which one of these mosaic patterns is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Are you working on a mosaic project? Maybe you are wondering how you make it waterproof. We've researched the techniques and materials you can use to waterproof mosaics. By using the proper sealant, you can make any mosaic piece waterproof. Typical grout sealants used for mosaic pieces include penetrating, membrane-forming, and concrete types. Apply several […]
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics? Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks? In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws. In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
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Adding a mosaic to your outdoor space can make a bland garden, patio, or pool into something extraordinary. Whether it's a piece of art you craft yourself or something you've purchased, the beautiful colors and patterns that go into mosaics are absolutely timeless! But how should you properly adhere to the pieces or the tiles? […]
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There are a gazillion ways to take stock of inspiration in the art scene; critical reception, popularity and competency are the most common paradigms among them. As the art world continues to swell up, it sometimes gets the knickers in a twist. Countless observers have attempted to make sense of the last century, a time of widespread technological change, wild economic fluctuations, two world wars and two remarkable Roosevelts. Nevertheless, some great art scenes were flourishing in São Paulo, Singapore, and Istanbul, creating a similar alliance around the global financial capitals of New York and London. Thus, inspired the core contingency of the art world to make a yearly journey, crisscrossing the globe to witness the greatest art cities! Numerous mosaics have been created to pay tribute or memorialize a certain epoch or movement. Mosaic art is increasingly global in the art scenes of today, with a larger population, wider territory, and greater number of nationalities than ever before. The art form prevailing debate, however, has yet to appear in the Art Cities of the Future. In this article, I’m going to take you on a brief walkthrough through the 5 mosaic art cities of the future:
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Ememem is an inventive artist who fills potholes in his home city Lyon, France with beautiful mosaics to brighten the days of anyone who spots them during the day. The street artist decided to draw people’s attention to the deplorable condition of roads and sidewalk safety in France. You could say Ememem is set on a mission: patching up his city’s broken pavement by filling potholes with colorful works of art—mosaics that turn eyesores and traffic hazards into things of beauty.
Join us as we share how mosaic artworks and mosaic designs fit your Bohemian Interior design making it an memorable and stunning interiors.
Entry walk and entry gate I designed and built for a home in Arroyo Grande, California, in 2005. These rocks mostly came from beaches in southern Oregon. and these basically are their natural colors. But I wet them down before taking this picture to show the colors better and my digital camera added a bit too much saturation. So in real life these are the actual colors but just not so bright.
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Bohemian home interior style is popular, no doubt about it. It lends itself to the multi-cultural world we live in, and reflects a more relaxed aesthetic that appeals to just about anyone. It’s also positioned on the opposite end of the spectrum from the modern homes we’ve also looked at here in our blog. Mosaic art is totally compatible with the colorful, funky feel of boho style. In a home where pattern is celebrated, it can add another layer of texture and shine that fits in perfectly. On the other hand, it can be used to make certain design elements really pop, providing just the right background, or enhancing one or more colors. It can also be used to cool things down a bit, using softer tones and textures to complement wood, pottery, or other rustic pieces. It even roams right on out into the garden, looking zesty among the foliage. You don’t need to embrace the look in every room – even smaller accents will add a lot. Let’s check out some of the most inspiring ideas to bring mosaic art into your life. Look Down For Mosaic Style Inspiration The rich details and colors of Oriental rugs provide a lot of the overall look in this footloose world of free spirits. There’s no problem with stacking colors and patterns. The rugs you see may be well-loved, hung on a wall, or even spread out on a lawn or patio. Image from Pinterest The blues of the Mediterranean sea are woven into this mosaic tile pattern that’s inspired by Persian carpets. Here’s a perfect example of adding just one big accent to keep the boho style going from room to room. The bed linens stay simple. Image from Freshome Here, the concept of a rug runner is used to center the bathtub on a field of terra-cotta and blue tones. All the effect of an intricately woven piece is still there but in a water-friendly environment. Image from BCT If you’re not quite ready to haul one of your favorite wool rugs out into the elements, you can also get the look with mosaic rugs. Here, a pebble mosaic piece provides a visual gateway into the patio area. With its sturdy construction, it can handle rain, foot traffic, and the occasional washing down with a hose. Image from Pinterest You can easily get this look in your sunroom or pool area with one of our flower design carpet glass mosaic artwork. Here, brilliant Chinese reds and have all the casual opulence of a luxurious carpet, but without the worries about spills, shedding, or stains. Flower Design Carpet Glass Mosaic by Mozaico Home of Many Colors A concerted effort to bring color into every corner of the home is a big part of bohemian style. There might be an unspoken goal to have the look of a gypsy caravan or to incorporate all the hues from a beloved tie-dyed t-shirt. With the unlimited range available in mosaic designs, it’s perfect for accenting any room. This kitchen uses a wide range of colors to cheerful effect, as it complements a collection of Fiestaware dishes and blown glass artwork. The larger tiles provide functional countertop space, while the accent tiles provide a sense of movement along the backsplash. The colors contrast, but are all in harmony with the red accent wall. Image from HGTV This Moroccan-inspired bath throws a lot of colors at you, but it’s quite glamorous. There are several notable examples of mosaic wall art here that can be used for inspiration. Note the smaller tiles on the countertop, the arch-shaped inlays in the shower stall, and the fine details of the wall insets. It’s a fun space that would make any morning cheery. Image from RSYnews Here’s another room with no fear of color. With the brightly painted woodwork, it could be a caravan out on the road. Although the walls have wide sweeps of color, notice how the bathroom mosaic tile details pull it all together and bring out the careful chosen pottery pieces on display. Image from Pinterest Out in the garden of another home, this totem accent is a creative way to use old flowerpots for a piece that provides a focal point. The free-form style of the mosaic designs references mosaic flowers and trees, and mosaic butterflies and birds. Having an eclectic piece like this definitely indicates to visitors that the garden owners have a sense of fun and whimsy that’s essential to bohemian style. Image from Pinterest If your sense of boho style loves color, but your living space is small, there are some crafty ways to sneak a sense of adventure into your home. Here, this mosaic wall art enlivens a simple alcove area with a shelf in a mudroom. The simple small basin on the natural wood doesn’t take away from the fun of the wall art. Image from Pinterest Icons of All Kinds There are a few elements in the big, diverse world of bohemian style that tend to pop up. Sometimes an artist, sometimes a pop-cultural reference, but they just keep appearing from year after year, with no regard for room or decade. Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist, has grown only more famous since her untimely death. Her striking appearance and unconventional life still inspire new generations in their decor. Image from Pinterest So, it’s not that unusual that she’s a fixture in human figures mosaics. Her image is seen here on a mosaic tile tray, supporting all the needs for the type of festive occasions she painted. Image from HGTV Frida can grace your home in a piece of mosaic art that captures her rebellious nature and charisma so well. She’d be a great host for any of your outdoor activities on the deck. It’s not surprising that the Fab Five made the list of celebrated boho icons. The Fab Five lived the lifestyle before many decorators were even born. Their style and musical catalog are still classic elements in the happy eclectic style we’re celebrating. In this amazing bath, the Yellow Submarine makes an appearance, with a floor-to-ceiling mosaic art extravaganza representing the Ocean Blue. Image from Pinterest You can set up your own homage to everyone’s favorite singalong with the right underwater scene and some yellow fixtures. All you need is the right nautical mosaic art. Wabasso Coastal Beach Mosaic Art by Mozaico Or, honor the legacy of John Lennon with the simple message taken from his song “Imagine”. Imagine II Modern Mosaic Medallion by Mozaico Seeing Patterns in Everything The prevalence of patterns in this decorating style is what makes it so interesting. It’s not just the swirl of paisley or the intricacies of woven tapestries and complicated motifs. It’s the way it’s mixed with easy generosity, creating comfortable spaces. The right patterns can evoke faraway places and inspire conversation. This glorious conservatory in Istanbul is a master class on pattern mixing. The tiles, upholstery, pillows, and pottery all have their own motifs – but it all works together. This has been accomplished through a well-coordinated color palette that carries through all the different patterns. The terra-cotta floor pavers and the white marble water feature and tabletop are key to grounding it all with neutrals. Image from Deringhall Here’s another example of a wild pattern that works. The entire wall of this Mexican resort is covered in a crazy quilt of tile motifs. It removes any doubt that this space is meant for serious business – it’s all about the eclectic, relaxed vibe here. Image from Freshome This bathroom needs no further embellishment. There’s just a simple sink, and a groovy lantern to set off the red in the checkered floor. Both easy to care for and bursting with wild abandon, it reminds anyone bathing that they just might be on a holiday in Marrakesh. Really, this form of escapism and wanderlust are a key part of this sort of style. Image from Pinterest You can get the same feel of exotic escapism by outfitting your room with a groovy motif like a paisley mosaic pattern that looks like it was plucked from the wall tapestries of a Raja’s palace. Paisley Handmade Mosaic Pattern by Mozaico Just Leaf it to Mosaic Tiles No self-respecting modern gypsy soul would have a home without plant life. From exotic foliage to vines and flowers, it’s all a key part of the aesthetic – indoors and outdoors. It’s no wonder that the love of the natural world has crept into the mosaic art choices in bohemian style homes, as well. Greeting anyone who walks by, this wonderful use of mosaic wall art highlights the unique octagonal shape of the window. It looks fantastic against the neutral stucco of the home’s walls. A variety of tile shapes gives it a handcrafted feel that is appealing. Image from Pinterest A loose and flowing style is the hallmark of the bathroom mosaic tile used around this tub. The backsplash portrays a garden done in a charming naive style, and the theme is carried out on the smaller tiles that rim the tub. The ficus tree looks perfectly at home in this little corner of paradise. Image from Pinterest This unique bench is outside, and exemplifies several parts of boho style, in addition to its bright flowers that line the back. The colors are blended together with exuberance, the setting looks comfortable and inviting, and the pattern mix continues onto the patio tiles and the end table. Who wouldn’t want to sit down for some relaxed conversation in this spot? Image from Urban Gardens Web The sunny kitchen here brings on the boho with natural wood counters, the relaxed look of open shelving, and a floral motif as a kitchen mosaic backsplash. It’s a great counterpoint to the soft eggshell blue tones of the paint and the fresh herb plants enjoying the light. Image from Housessive Adding the botanical motif to your boho design plans is easy. There are hundreds of options, but you might want to start with a large piece like this olive tree mosaic art. The colors will blend with your succulent collection and vines, and inspire your decorating choices in the rest of the room. Olive Tree Mosaic Art Tile by Mozaico Just remember, Bohemian style is about eclectic choices that share your personality and life with the world. There’s no particular color scheme, no limits, and no end to the fun that you’ll have put it all together. Just think of any theme you’d like to explore, and you’re sure to find it in our online mosaic art catalog!
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