What are subway tiles? A style of white glazed ceramic tiles used on the walls of New York subway stations in the early 20th century. Nowadays, these timeless tiles can also vary in color and size and are used throughout the home wherever you need them. I want to share some ideas on how you can use them in your kitchen to create a backsplash or even cover the entire wall. Let’s start
As I said above, subway tile is just one common type of tile these days, a rectangular one with usually a glossy surface. It can be any color and size so you can easily find what to match the style of your kitchen. White subway tiles are classics, but if they’re not your thing, check out colored versions like blue, gray, emerald, pink, and others such as marble. The size is also optional: smaller or larger subway tiles will look no worse than the original 3 “× 6”. It is also up to you to highlight the tiles with contrasting mortar or to use suitable grout: contrasting mortars highlight the backsplash and give the kitchen a pattern.
Subway tiles are pretty universal to combine with different materials that you can use: wood, marble, concrete, and others. They easily add color to your monochromatic space or keep the color scheme if you use a matching shade. You are likely envisioning subway tiles laid in the usual horizontal brick pattern. But did you know you can lay subway tile vertically – or even in a herringbone or geometric L-shaped pattern? There are so many possibilities! Give your kitchen a timelessly elegant look with a chic subway tile backsplash and enjoy!
Piggy banks have always been loved by kids, they are cute and offer a great way to save some money on cool toys. Here are some fun DIYs you can do yourself or with your children. A lunch or a shoebox can be a cool base for a piggy bank, just paint or decorate it in some way. If you want a real piggy, you can sew it out of felt, make a paper mache, or make a bottle pig. When you have a ready-made piggy bank, there is some way to decorate it - add a crown, paint it or a stencil. Read the tutorials below and choose!