Long weekends are the perfect chance to kickstart that DIY tiling project you’ve been telling everyone about but haven’t had the time to even think about starting yet.
Whether it’s a fun laundry splashback idea, or adding a splash of colour to your traditional white kitchen, updating your interior design using tiles can be an instant way to transform any space - and it doesn't have to be as complicated as you think.
Take a moment to read these mini renovation ideas that are designed to fit into an Easter long weekend.
Laundries deserve to be beautiful too
Let’s start in the laundry. It’s not the usual target of any interior refresh - but that’s the point. Everywhere in your home deserves to feel fresh and interesting - even the wall hiding behind that stack of clothes.
Laundries are the perfect place to start because they’re usually tucked away and out of sight - so feel free to go all-in without having the added pressure that would come with altering a main space such as your living room. This also makes it the perfect ‘testing ground’ for laundry tiles ideas and any future DIY tile projects you may have planned.
Let’s take a closer look at what can be achieved this long weekend.
Laundry splashback ideas
For an instant facelift, try replacing your laundry splashback with luxury ceramic and porcelain tiles to create a more elevated appearance. Splashbacks serve an important purpose in the laundry - keeping your walls free from wetness and mould, but this doesn’t mean that they should be relegated to the bottom of the design chain.
For a clean crisp look, we recommend MG White Matt Subways for a laundry splashback refresh - these ceramic tiles aren’t super small, so you won’t spend all your precious long weekend time on this one.
If you’re after a more geometric look, opting for the Mini Rustic Penny Round or Pennyround Rosado are a fantastic choice to create textural interest on your laundry splashback tiles. These small, round penny-shaped tiles come on mesh sheets (don’t worry, you won’t be sticking them on individually), and creates an eye-catching, glossy finish.
Our Sixty Minibrick Talco Timbro porcelain tiles create a sophisticated and natural, handcrafted look. The tile's rustic appearance is forgiving when installed on a wall, leaving room for imperfections, which adds to the overall charm of the product. With its soft heritage feel, this tile is a perfect fit for older homes while also bringing a touch of modernity to the space.
DIY tiled kitchen splashback
Kitchens are a great place to unleash your creativity this long weekend.
Creating small splashes of colour, or re-tiling a kitchen splashback can immediately bring new life to your space and generate visual interest.
We recommend Cottage Sand - part of an amazing collection that pays homage to character-filled countryside homes. Perfect for splashbacks (or even floors), this tile is perfect for any kitchen application and will allow subtle, yet rustic hand-made tones to be the centre of your design. Or for a similar handmade look you could opt for Zellige White Matt which creates natural variation within the space.
For a more detailed and trendy look, Mini Pink Kitkat tiles are a great way to embrace texture and a lightly glazed porcelain feel. We simply love this look in the kitchen as a feature wall or even echoed in the bathroom for a more fun yet luxurious design.
Embrace colours and graphics
But simple whites and mattes aren’t everything. When it comes to redecorating and redesigning your kitchen, bathroom or even laundry tiles, stepping out of the traditional cloak of solid hues and opting for something more risqué is often just what the doctor ordered.
If you’re after this more fun, colourful and graphic approach, go for Mattonelle Margherita Corners. These stunning wall and floor tiles include graphic elements from artist Nathalie Du Pasquier and are ideal to inject bold colour into your DIY Project.
For a more earthy, grounded look, whether that’s in the bathroom or laundry, consider Coco Verd, a stunning Moroccan Bejmat style tile that brings a warmth and hand-made feel.
Small updates to revive your bathroom
Let us be the first to tell you that retiling a bathroom is a significant undertaking that cannot be completed in a single weekend. Nevertheless, if you're looking to rejuvenate your bathroom, there are other ways to do so. Simple yet effective methods include updating cabinet and drawer handles, painting or wallpapering, incorporating greenery, and refreshing towels and decor.
The use of matt black finishes and contrasting white cabinetry in this space by Silq Interiors shows how simple elements can elevate the space and highlight the tile choice. View the entire Second Avenue project gallery for more inspiration.
Source your materials before the long weekend
Long weekends may be the perfect time to make your renovation project happen, but they’re the worst time to go shopping.
Planning in advance is essential and will allow you time to get the right tools and materials needed for your DIY tiling project before all the major shops close for the holiday. While you’re out shopping, why not stock up on new tapware and door handles to give your entire space the facelift it deserves?
Sourcing the right grout and tile adhesive for your specific type of tile and your design is important. If you need any advice on tile cutters, tile choice, or any other DIY materials you may need for the job, our team of expert interior designers are ready to help.
DIY tiling inspiration with Myaree Ceramics
Knowing where (and when) to start with any DIY project can be difficult. When you work with Myaree Ceramics we can help to ensure that everything goes to plan - from your design to your final look and feel.
Get inspiration, and expert tips and secure high-quality tiles for your mini renovation project this long weekend with Myaree Ceramics.