3 Tile Ideas for Luxury Living Rooms

Although living rooms have evolved and shifted toward less formal decor, you can still use tile to infuse a sense of luxury. Designing an elegant yet comfortable living space where your family can spend time together is possible. A mixture of stylish furnishings, your favorite art, accessories, and the right materials will give you a personalized room to enjoy. Here are three tile ideas for today's luxury living rooms:

1. Elevate Your Design with Natural Stone

In times past, you may have been afraid to even touch anything in your home's formal living room, let alone relax on the sofa and enjoy the roaring fire. However, today's luxury living rooms are spaces where you and your guests should always feel at home. To achieve a high-end atmosphere without a feeling of stuffiness, choose a stone-look tile that incorporates a modern take on natural stone. For understated elegance, choose Perseo, a porcelain tile that features the distinctive look of marble in a modern 24 x 24 size. With this stone-look tile, you'll benefit from the easy maintenance and durability of porcelain paired with the most updated interpretation of marble's beauty.

2. Use Dark Wood-Look Tile for a Rich Look

The look of dark, polished wood adds richness along with texture and warmth to your living room. Treverkchic comes in darker tones of walnut, and is one example of a wood-look tile that fits well in luxury living rooms. Also consider the rustic, knotty look of Urban District: STX--one of Marazzi's newest wood-looks. An advanced three-dimensional printing technique places the texture and natural grain of wood on a porcelain tile to create a material that works perfectly in your most elegant of living spaces. Wood-look floor tile also fits in well with a range of decor styles. It can be used to complement darker furnishings and grander window treatments, especially if you want to convey richness and luxury. Additionally, wood-look tile in a deeper hue can be used to provide contrast to lighter-color upholstered sofas and chairs.

3. Incorporate Patterns and Accent Tile for Elegance

To set your luxury living room apart from the norm, incorporate floor tiles that have updated designs. Look for new shapes, such as larger-format tiles or linear planks. Today's extended tile shapes and sizes go beyond the classic square style and allow you to create exciting patterns to add contemporary flair. For instance, the Haven Point line offers both a chevron and a honeycomb pattern to add drama to your high-end flooring design. For a more artistic, handcrafted appearance, consider mixing multiple sizes of tile within your living room—on both the floors and accent walls.

Today's definition of luxury style is changing. If you're designing a living room, you'll want to aim for understated elegance over creating a flashy design. When selecting flooring, natural stone and other rich materials elevate the look of a room without the need to revert back to the Gilded Age.