Earthly Riches: Ceramic tile is the jewel of cottage style

With their promise of low-maintenance, natural colors and rustic feel, it is not surprising that ceramic tiles from Tile of Spain companies are the perfect compliment “Cottage” or “Country Chic” inspired homes. Recognized by its rustic feel and inclusion of romantic and subtle elements, this style seems to imitate nature, creating environments that feel relaxed and natural.

floor tile - IBERO Native

IBERO Porcelanico, Native series floor tile

 

This style was first created in the country houses of Europe, particularly in England, where it was based on the classic English style blended with the rustic style and elements from the Victorian era. It became popular in the United States during the colonial period and has been seen a resurgence in recent years in contemporary décor.

 

Nowadays the trend is more than just a decorative vogue, it is a new lifestyle, healthier and more relaxed, to enjoy with friends or family. While it may be a privilege we do not all have access to it on a daily basis, it is something we can always enjoy on the weekend, which is why the many examples of the cottage style are to be found in second homes or vacation homes.

 

Spanish ceramics add to this style with their natural aged look, strong emphasis on earth tones and curvy lines, as well as distressed effects. Here’s a few examples of the Tile of Spain manufacturers with cottage style products:

Techlam Deco, Colonial series

Techlam, Colonial series, Deco collection

Oneker Alsacia tile

Oneker, Alsacia series

Mosavit IRATI tile

Mosavit, Irati series

This story was originally published in Ceraspaña 38, a journal published by ASCER / Tile of Spain to promote the use and benefits of Spanish ceramic tiles in contemporary architecture and interior design. Read the current issue HERE.

 

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