Put DIY on your to-do list. These re-positionable tiles have loads of project potential.
Are you a renter who wants to bump up the style of your apartment without making permanent changes, or a homeowner that isn’t DIY savvy? Would you believe you can customize your home fearlessly, even when it comes to seemingly tricky updates like tile?
If the idea of messing with grout makes you want to hide in a corner, consider trendy peel-and-stick tiles, like SmartTiles, as an option for classing up your home in multiple ways with minimal commitment and effort.
You can find SmartTiles through a variety of retailers, and they’re available in many color options and styles. These tiles are re-positionable and forgiving while you are installing them, but are also very secure once you get them in place and press down firmly.
They’re a great option for renters or non-tilers because they’re a snap to install, and easy to remove without damaging your walls.
All you’ll need for installing peel-and-stick tiles is a cutting mat, an X-Acto knife, and a ruler. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. (SmartTiles offers handy video tutorials and a pdf instruction booklet.) All you do is measure, cut, peel, and stick. It’s that simple!
Try using peel-and-stick tiles in these three ingenious ways to make your home classier in a single afternoon.
Make your fireplace a focal point
Builder-grade fireplaces in older homes can be unattractive. They’re often covered in unsightly, outdated tiles, or are even just surrounded with bare painted walls.
Make your fireplace the focal point of your living room in just minutes by adding peel-and-stick tiles to your fireplace surround. They’ll stick to any painted or previously tiled surface. Just make sure not to place them on any areas that will get really hot, as these tiles aren’t graded for intense temperatures.
Bump up your backsplash game
If you have an ugly backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, it can really drag your style down. But with peel-and-stick tiles, you can give your kitchen a complete makeover without ever touching a bucket of grout or a tile saw.
Simply cut the peel-and-stick tiles to fit around outlets, and press to stick. Your space will have a whole new look without the astronomical costs that normally come with a kitchen or bathroom reno.
Make furniture feel custom
You can even make your furniture appear custom and expensive with peel-and-stick tiles. Try filling in cabinet panels or lining the edge of a coffee table for an instantly posh look. Wrap boring boxy table legs or even cover a picture frame with peel-and-stick tiles to show off your favorite snap.
The sky’s the limit for using these versatile tiles to customize your furniture and home decor pieces.
So if you’re looking for a quick and easy (and temporary) way to embellish your home, check out peel-and-stick tiles. You can update your space in mere minutes — without all the hassle.
Posted by Erica Sooter on Zillow