Handcrafted ceramic tiles can refresh the decor in any room in the house. Hand painted tiles can be used to create wall murals and decorative art. Tiles can be hand painted in any design or motif desired by the homeowner. Fish have been a popular theme, particularly bright tropical fish used in bathroom decor. In the kitchen, handcrafted ceramic tiles are often painted with herbs or other homey scenes and used in back splashes around the counters.
Not only can tiles be hand painted, but there are also handcrafted ceramic tiles with raised designs of different types. These rustic textured tiles can be in Celtic motifs such as knots and crosses. Glazes used on these tiles are earthy and artistic looking. Designs on these tiles can be extremely ornate, and the sizes vary with the design.
Some of the most beautiful of the handcrafted ceramic tiles are those that are used together in murals. Like any wall art, ceramic tile murals can depict any sort of scene or design you could want. Art deco looks are elegant and artsy above a fireplace, for instance. Painted or textured accent tiles used strategically in the bathroom can turn a plain tiled bathroom into an artistic expression. What about a herd of hand painted elephants traipsing around your kitchen back splash? It can be done with ceramic tiles.
When shopping online for handcrafted ceramic tiles, take your time and check out all the options. There are lovely designs that can be imported from Israel, for instance, that represent that ethnic look that is hard to find in products made locally. There are also Old World designs that are just breath taking.
Of course, the more ornate and unusual the handcrafted ceramic tiles are, the more they are likely to cost. It isn’t uncommon for a six inch square tile to cost $20 or more. A painstaking amount of time and skill goes into crafting these works of art. Because of the cost and the permanent nature of this kind of art, it makes sense to take your time and choose a design you are going to love for a long time.