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You've Never Thought About Using Tile Like This

We spend so much time focusing on the inside of our homes, that sometimes we overlook our outdoor space. But in the summertime, our patios, backyards and balconies become extensions of our living space and deserve a lot of more our attention. So how can you turn your standard lawn into an outdoor oasis? In their 2017 summer entertaining report, Pinterest found that searches for outdoor tiling are up over 30 percent—which inspired us to see just how everyone's using ceramic to update their outside spaces.

Step by Step

Photo: Emily Henderson

Photo: Emily Henderson

Carry over a tiled floor onto a staircase for a really cohesive and impactful look. Opt for bold geometric tiles in a bright and inviting color, then balance out the color with neutral furniture.

Tile Tipsy

Outdoor Bar Studio Atelier

Photo: Studio Atelier

A backyard bar is always a good idea. Contrast the bold colors of nature with black and white

tile, industrial bar stools and black ceramic planters.

Wonder Wall

Tile Wall Grey Crawford

Photo: Palm Springs Style

Break up the blank space of your home's exterior with a stunning tile accent wall.

Area "Rug"

Area Rug Frans De

Photo: Decoholic

Nix those pesky outdoor rugs and replace them with large patterned tiles underneath your patio furniture.

Room With a View

Balcony Felix Forest Alexander Co

Photo: Alexander & Co.

Whether you've got a massive veranda overlooking the water or a tiny NYC balcony, tile takes the style factor up a notch.

Outdoor Oasis

Shower Fella Villas

Photo: Fella Villas

Say goodbye to those dingy wooden stalls and hello to spacious open-air showers.

Want more summer entertaining ideas? Check out the original article via The Nest's or this fun Pinterest summer entertaining board.


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