Living Room Tile Design Ideas


Tile can be a stylish way to add personality to your living room. It’s durable and easy to maintain which makes it a sensible choice for your high-traffic areas. Carpet has become an outdated look, and advances in wood-look tiling has made it a fashionable, cost-effective alternative to the real thing. Our associates at The Tile Shop are expertly trained to help you find the perfect tile for any décor.

living room design with wood floor tile

Since it’s available in a variety of shades, wood-look tile flooring is able to match the color palette of any living room.

2018 Living Room Tile Design Trends

A living room trend that we love is installing tile in creative and artful ways. Make a bold statement by adding a textured surface or a distinctive geometric pattern. Mosaic tile is a modern approach to an ancient art form that brings a vivid sense of style to your space. Get creative with a tile design that adds excitement in the form of an accent wall, a border or even a framed area that turns your tile itself into a work of art. Mix and match materials and colors to infuse your living-room area with your personal attitude and energy. New printing techniques have created a wealth of aesthetic options that can create a look that truly stands out.

dark wooden tile floor idea

Installing dark wood-look tile can add some modern, dramatic flair.

contemporary design with floor tile

We love how this wall’s long lines make the room feel contemporary.

Living Room Floors

Whether your living room is large or small, tile is an exceptional choice for flooring. It is more aesthetically pleasing and easier to clean than carpet and more durable than traditional wood floors—without sacrificing warmth or beauty. Our wide assortment of tile choices means that we’ll have a suitable option for the specific style of your home. We offer an array of pattern designs, from subtle to bold and neutral to busy. Stop in to your local store to explore our selection of marble, porcelain, travertine, ceramic, stone, slate, granite, quartzite and more. Wood-look tile is a trend with lots of momentum, as it’s a faux alternative that provides the benefits of the real thing without any of the drawbacks. Want something unique? Create a border around a center tile design to establish the look of a rug.

white tiled livingroom idea

Having a modern décor doesn’t mean you can’t add interesting tile patterns.

contrasting tile design idea

Notice how this room’s contrasting patterns actually work together to establish a similar tone.

wood floor tile idea for living room

Here’s a great example of how wood-look tile establishes an authentic feel by using realistic grains and knots.

Living Room Walls

Tile is also an outstanding way to add personality and style to your living room walls. Make your space beautiful with authentic texture or an artful mosaic design. With our natural stone families, you can customize your walls in a way that’s unique to your home. Use marble, slate, quartzite or granite to establish a bold accent wall or add trim to create a frame shape that’s a contemporary alternative to hanging paintings. Add some depth to your space by installing our striking three-dimensional tiles. Whatever your personal taste, our experienced associates at The Tile Shop can help you set the right mood in your living room.

living room wall tile idea

Turn your fireplace into an accent wall by installing a tile pattern that makes a statement.

natural stone wall tile in family room

Natural stone adds tremendous texture to this modern living space.

modern white tile on walls and floor

Installing polished white tile is a very effective way to keep your living room bright.

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Design Tip: Choosing Materials

Since your living room is a high-traffic area, it’s important to choose a material that is durable and easy to maintain. Our selection of tile offers a natural appearance and timeless character that won’t show much wear. Porcelain and ceramic materials are versatile, decorative and less expensive than natural stone. The tough surfaces are impervious to spills and won’t trap bacteria and dust. Wood-look ceramic tiles are a popular style because they can be printed to look like many different species of hardwood flooring. Faux wood is less expensive, easier to clean and retains its appearance over time as it’s less vulnerable to water damage and scratches. From traditional designs to cutting-edge contemporary styles, tile offers a winning combination of form and function.

glass tile in living room

Mix and match glass wall tile patterns in similar colors for a sharp contrast.

faux wood and stone tile idea

Natural stone fireplace tile and faux-wood flooring pair well in this family room.

ceramic tile in family room

Because it’s made from heat-resistant ceramic, wood-look tile can create a striking installation above your fireplace.

Design Tip: Choosing Colors

When deciding on a tile color, it’s important to consider how that will influence the entire room—your walls, furniture and artwork. Don’t be afraid to let your personality show with vibrant, contrasting colors and a mix of different shapes and designs. Natural stone and textured tiles add more drama to your space, and neutral-colored tiles can tie elements in the room together. If you like the look of white carpet, consider a clean white tile instead: you’ll get the same eye-catching effect while removing any danger of spills and stains.

white marble tile floor

White tile is a popular choice in living rooms with a modern décor.

glass tile mosaic accent

Glass tile patterns can add a lot of personality—even in small doses.

natural stone with wood tile floor

Add elegance and glamour with a fireplace surround made from natural stone.

modern wood tile floor

This shade of faux-wood flooring looks right at home in this woodsy living room.

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