The Cheap Way to Tile Your Home (Without the Commitment)
Chasing Paper’s newest collection will change the way you view wallpaper.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 4:38 PM
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Tiling a home is typically expensive and time-consuming, and as a result, probably ranks up there with dentist appointments in terms of fun weekend activities… which is why Chasing Paper’s newest collection is such a great idea. We love the company for their peel-and-stick wallpaper, and even better, they just launched a line that mimics the look of tile. All the aesthetic appeal, without the hassle.
Available to shop online today, the Tile Series collection comes in 2 x 4 foot panels, each of which retails for $40. The color palette is simple, featuring a blend of blue tones and black. But the thing that really makes them pop is the graphic prints: 3D-inspired blocks, a starburst design, and more geometric shapes are ideal for adding a statement to any room.
Chasing Paper founder Elizabeth Rees was inspired by travel for the collection.
“In August and September of last year, I traveled to Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and was so inspired by all the beautiful tile there. I took hundreds of pictures of the color combinations, the simplicity of some and the complex nature of others—they all felt like a piece of history,” she tells Domino.
The Italian tile, in particular—just one of the six patterns available in the Tile Series—references this global influence. The pretty design looks like something one might find at a Sicilian villa—and it (along with the Starburst tile) is actually one of Rees’s favorite styles from the entire line.
Other patterns include the Porto tile, Farmhouse tile, Simple Stripe tile, and Navy Blue tile. Some are more modern than others, some more neutral, and you can go as big or as small as you like with this series. Rees recommends using your preferred design as a stylish backsplash, or as an easy way to update a neglected mudroom or bathroom.
The governing idea behind the collection—besides transporting the decorator to Europe via chic wall coverings—was a sort of democratizing of style. People might be hesitant to undertake a project like tiling a kitchen or bathroom without the help of a decorator (which, as mentioned, is hardly the most budget-friendly option).
And as this might preclude people from trying trends or styles they would otherwise like to, Rees wanted to take away the cost factor in order to encourage people to have more fun with their decor.
“[Making tile accessible] has certainly been top of mind, as cement tile has been becoming more and more popular in the home space, but can be a big and expensive project,” says Rees. “I loved the idea that you could get the look for a fraction of the price, and could tackle the project yourself.”
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