Inspired living based on Victorian perspectives is quite possible! Install decorative tiles on the ceiling and let the walls be wainscoted. Tall ceilings and metal installations would not really be necessary. Use metal tiles to bring radiance to the walls like in the bathroom and kitchen backsplash, the living and dining room.
As far back as the Civil War, pressed metal square tiles came into vogue. Instead of heavy plaster, these strong and light fireproof tiles were cheaper. They remained popular in geometric shapes through many decades until the Great Depression when plain white drywall ceilings spread.
Pressed tin is getting fancied again in old Victorian residences because of style and presence. Lofts look attractive in metal tiles and exposed brick along with timber. We recommend tiles be not used on the ceiling though.
If you desire the vintage look in the home, read on to discover a few ideas with metallic tiles to liven up the surroundings.
Get down to it in the kitchen
Install the Castle Metals for the old copper look. Build an elegant sink or stove backsplash Victorian style. If you wish for a nontraditional look, go for Metal Signatures combined with plain tiles on the backsplash. Copy the 1930s look with the Metallica series for an Art Deco backsplash.
Village Bend in Olive 6 x 6, 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 with 1 x 8 Torello
Metal Signatures in Aged Iron Trellis Deco 4-1/4 x 4-1/4
Chateau Ogee Liner 1-1/2 x 12 and Trellis Liner 3 x 12
Why not copy the tin ceiling look and install it on the floor? Study some old pictures and lay several motifs in the floor center with a border of plain tiles. I could be the reverse arrangement on the kitchen countertop.
It is time for the dining room makeover
While some people wish for white dining rooms, metal tiles Victorian style will turn it cozy but dark. Coordinate the colors esthetically while exotic carpets and dark wooden colors would be great. Metal embossed tiles will bring decorative touches like wainscoting on the lower wall. Lighting like antique chandeliers would work fine in a gray color scheme.
A bathroom to cherish
Bring a serious note with metal tiles in the frame of the shower space and on the shower backsplash. Other options are artistic strips with pewter and bronze tiles horizontally, and a border with embossed tiles enclosing a plain tiled center.
Do you fancy Aged Bronze Jardin floor/wall border, corners of Tumbled Natural Stone in Sand and Antalya Dark field tile on the floor?
Renovate the wet bar scene
Perhaps a brushed stainless steel hexagon mosaic tile backsplash would work just fine. The brushed stainless steel would contrast well with the light wood cabinets, white walls, and beige carpets. Wet bar backsplashes would also benefit from Metal Signatures Aged Iron Tumbled Stone, using the same tiles on the floor. Match it with the white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, and stools.
Metal tiles never really went out of style, dating to Victorian times. Enjoy the eternal quality for decades to come.