Introduce some greenery and plant-themed elements into a house is by opting for lush green wallpapers and leafy wall mosaics!
Mosaic tiles are wonderful materials for interior decorating
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 […]
This beautiful mixed media mosaic wall art has now sold but I can create a similar piece as a made to order item. The piece is an abstract exploring the colours, shapes and reflective qualities of water. I am fascinated by how water interacts with light and I used mirrored glass, metallic elements, iridescent tiles and pearlescent abalone to create different effects in different lights. The design features flowing lines with swirls and circles, created with stained glass, mirrored glass, traditionally made art glass tiles, glass forms, iridescent and textured matt vitreous tiles, iridescent and opaque recycled glass tiles, translucent murrini and metallic tiles, in shades of blue, silver, petrol, teal and peacock, combined with silver coloured metal beads in different shapes and upcycled abalone shell jewellery. The piece is intricately detailed, with a mandala style in the round elements. It has a tile frame and is finished with sea grey coloured grout. I handmixed the colour of the grout to get exactly the right shade. It is mounted on silver painted exterior grade hardwood ply and has D rings for hanging securely. Dimensions: 35.5 x 22 cm (14 x 9 inches approx)
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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!
Enliven your home by decorating with lush greenery and fresh blossoms. Plants help make a space feel bright and welcoming, and our ceramic planters are a gorgeous way to display your favorite sprigs. Whether you want to freshen up your bathroom tile, brighten your kitchen backsplash, or perhaps cover an entire statement wall to create a vertical garden - we have some amazing ceramic planter ideas for you. Our planters are simple customizations that we will add to your easy-to-install mesh sheeting. Because it's a custom option, you can dream beyond these amazing options - just give us a call and let us know your idea on what ceramic wall planters you want to add to your tile. 1. Pretty in Pink Planter There's no need to overthink your tile design when adding these planters. You can continue to re-style and decorate them with new foliage based on your mood, the season, or what's fresh outside. While this single-toned pink backsplash is simple, its color adds a bold and bright pop to any space. We also love how the pink is a perfect complementary color to green leaves. In this example, we used some colorful dried flowers from an old bouquet to style our planter. Get more ideas for this beautiful pink glaze color with our blog
One of the most common side effects of Mosaic obsession is the desire to create new pieces like DIY mosaic coasters. Do you keep looking at our mosaic art supplies? Are you getting inspired to try out new designs? Don’t worry. Hopefully, you were able to try out some DIY mosaic art projects after reading our recent blog on holiday activities, and you’re ready for a new one. Let’s get you started on some new DIY mosaic coasters! Mosaic Art is Entertaining! Image Source: Pinterest Mosaic coasters are like small pieces of art that light up your gatherings. What’s more appealing: A plain slab of cork, or a mosaic design that brings a little more joy to your festivities? Mosaic tile, and glass mosaic tile, are made for entertaining. They’re tough, they resist water, and they’re attractive. Combine that with a little creativity, and you’re all set for a fun DIY project. How to Make Mosaic Coasters? The process is simple. First, you need to select the design. Sometimes, you need to outline the design on the coaster base before adding the tiles. Then, cut the tiles into their respective shapes and glue them to the base of the coaster. Finally, once the glue is dry, all you need to do is grout the coaster then adding a marble sealer. Let’s discover the process in more details. 1. How to Select a Design Before you begin, let’s look at some ideas for your coasters. We’ve included examples that use different types of tiles and that are suitable for beginners. How about serving drinks on these mosaic medallion shapes? If you’ve ever appreciated glass mosaic wall art, you know how it’s beautiful in the light. These would be great in sunshine or illuminated by candles. Image Source: Pinterest 1.1. Relaxed Designs This style of coaster uses black grout and fairly large tile pieces to create their bright heart in a blue field. This is a great project for small hands – the tiles are easy to pick up and place. Image Source: Pinterest Here’s another set of coasters that combines terrific colors, simple shapes to work with, and a relaxed approach to tile placement. No stress – just a set of pretty coasters. Wouldn’t these go well with some multicolored patterned dishes? Image Source: Pinterest This is a style that’s great for leftovers from a previous mosaic art project. The individual pieces are all roughly rectangular and have been set up in horizontal lines. Image Source: Pinterest 1.2. Geometry 101 Adding a bit of structure to the design is another way to add little bits of art to your entertainment. These coasters can look like modern art, quilting blocks, or even remind you of Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Mid-Century Modern for your mugs? This pattern has all the colors of the time period, and would love to be paired with your Fiestaware collection at your next dinner party! Image Source: Pinterest We can’t decide if the greens in this set of mosaic tile coasters remind us more of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz – or a Frank Lloyd Wright kitchen backsplash. Either way, they’re deeply satisfying. Image Source: Pinterest Need a little glitz at your next soiree? The use of gold glass mosaic tiles in this well-organized pattern gives them quite a sophisticated air. Image Source: Pinterest Charming as a handmade quilt, and cheerful as summery blue sky, this is a fun introduction to the art of tile placement. The space between the pieces provides a little more room to work with. Image Source: Pinterest 1.3. Just a Bit of Planning Required Some DIY mosaic coasters will need a small amount of preliminary planning, and probably a rough design worked out on paper. Even so, the following ideas shouldn’t require much trimming of tile pieces – just a desire to have fun. Radiating color bands and a small budding branch is a totally attainable goal for coaster art. Image Source: Pinterest Working with leftover wood scraps can make your design evolve organically. Broken tiles and square border pieces end up being a great set of coasters! Image Source: Pinterest These designs work with 4 coasters that are lovely on their own – and a surprise piece of larger mosaic art when placed together! Image Source: Pinterest Image Source: Pinterest Last, these round celestial-inspired coasters use glass and regular mosaic tile scraps for a heavenly result. These will be glorious additions to your home, even when not in use. Image Source: Pinterest Getting to Work on Your Mosaic Coasters Image Source: Pinterest Other than your mosaic tile pieces, you’ll want to have a selection of coaster bases on hand for your project. You can find blank ones online. Wood and cork-backed MDF boards are easy to work with. You’ll find both round and square shapes available for your use. Image Source: Pinterest Image Source: Pinterest Before using any wood, make sure it is sealed and dry. Mosaic tile is great around water spills and condensation – wood, not so much. Another option is to paint the wood in a complementary color, as done on this coaster. Image Source: Pinterest Do a test run without any adhesive to begin simple designs. For more elaborate art, you might want to trace the pattern out first on paper. Using an appropriate adhesive, apply the tiles to your coaster. Make sure that the glue is totally dry before the next (optional) step. If you don’t want to use grout, you may begin enjoying your new coasters as soon as the adhesive has set! If you do use grout, consider using a color other than white. Colored grouts can help make your coasters look very finished, and highlight the tiles better. After applying grout as directed on the packaging, be sure that it is as smooth and level as possible in relation to the surrounding tiles. You’ll want a stable surface for any beverages! Are you tempted by our latest DIY project? Which design would look the best in your home?