Talavera tiles are beautiful, durable, and practical. They come in many designs and styles. Check out these fun ways to use Talavera tile in your home! 

Before I begin, I just want to give a quick shout-out to my mom for giving me this idea! So, Talavera tile - what is it? You may recognize Talavera tile by its colloquial name - Mexican tile. Talavera pottery is a type of artwork that originated from Puebla, Mexico in the 16th century. In its beginnings, the Mexican pottery was traditionally painted with only two colors: blue and white. For the sake of this blog post, I will just talk about the Mexican Talavera tile. Today, many Talavera tiles include bright and bold colors alongside the original blue and white designs. Usually, the Mexican tile designs vary; many of these tiles have designs that portray aspects of nature, such as the sun, moon, and flowers. Talavera tiles are gorgeous, and they can easily provide the pop of color that you want in your home!

As I mentioned, my mom gave me the idea to write about Talavera tiles. She’s a huge fan of the artwork style and has used it to decorate many rooms in our house. Just like my mom, you can incorporate Talavera tiles into your home in so many ways. In fact, the options are endless! You can use it in your kitchen, bathroom, as an accent piece, etc. Here are some of the many ways that you can use Talavera tile to decorate your casita.

The Kitchen | La Cocina

Talavera tiles are very commonly used in the kitchen as backsplashes. Because there are so many different designs, the possibilities are limitless on how you can decorate your kitchen using the tiles. You can use them to create a simple, small Talavera tile backsplash like the one in the image above or you can use them to make a huge backsplash that is from wall to wall between your counters and cabinets. Also, note the picture on the right! Because Talavera tiles are usually made to be extremely durable, they can be used to make a beautiful countertop. From a pop of color with a backsplash to a durable and beautiful kitchen island, there are so many ways to use Talavera tile in your kitchen!

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The Living Room | La Sala de Estar

Talavera Tile Accent Wall in Dining Room Living Room Hardwood Floors Mosaic Tiles

Via Home Art Stickers

Talavera tiles are perfect if you decide that you want an accent wall in your living room or dining area. Just look at how gorgeous this accent wall is! It will be the focus of any room, and your house guests will surely take note and tell you how beautiful it is. To create an accent wall using Talavera tile, you can decide to use a mix of different styles or you can use tiles that have the same pattern to make a more cohesive look, like in the next photo.

Talavera Tile Fireplace Outline Simple Blue and White Style Hardwood Floors Indoor Plants

Via Dreams + Jeans

If you decide that you don’t want to create an accent wall, but that you do want an accent piece using Talavera tile, check out this image of a fireplace. This fireplace uses Talavera tiles with the same pattern. Using Talavera tiles to line the fireplace contours and silhouette its shape, is a great way to have a pop of color and incorporate patterns into your living room. Even though the Talavera tiles used to decorate this fireplace are more simplistic, the tiles create a very classy and elegant look. So, you can use a similar design to the tiles used in the fireplace above - classic blue and white - or you can use tiles that are vibrant and bold to fit your style, like the ones in the accent wall above! Find tiles that best fit your style and your living room decorating goals. No matter what you’re looking for, there are so many Talavera tiles for you to choose from!

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The Bathroom | El Baño

Talavera Tile Shower in Bathroom Backsplash Blue Yellow and Red Mosaic Tiles

Via Mexican Tile Designs

Just like you can in your kitchen, you can create a mosaic in your bathroom using Talavera tiles. Instead of regular shower tile, you can do something like in the image above or you can tile your entire shower walls using Talavera tile. There are so many different ways to use Talavera tile in the bathroom. You could even use them to make a Talavera sink! Talavera tile flooring, shower tiles mosaics - so many great ways to use them to create your own Talavera bathroom!

Other Uses

Talavera Tile Address Numbers Plant Pot Outside Mosaic Tiles Outdoors

Via Tierra Y Fuego

So, what if you’re not ready to take on the task of creating a backsplash or an accent wall, but still want to use Talavera tiles to decorate your home? No worries - there are so many other ways to incorporate them in your home! Check out this image of a plant in a concrete pot. You can use Talavera tile to label your address on the pot, and then you can place it right outside your front door so that guests know what house they are at! This is a simple but clever way to make use of Talavera tiles.

Another cool and simple way to use Talavera tiles is to create a mosaic using the tiles or even tile shards. You could also create fun and different tile murals! This is a fun way to use up any remaining Talavera tile you may have left over from a bigger project. Small Talavera tiles and tile shards can be used to repurpose and decorate items (like the tray in the picture above). There are so many different ways that you can use these small pieces. Just have fun with it!

Talavera tiles can serve multiple functions. They can be used solely as decor or for practical purposes, such as a countertop or tile flooring in your bathroom. No matter how you want to decorate using Talavera tile, there is a Talavera tile design and style out there that is perfect for you and your home! Let your friends know about this post and comment on how you plan to use Talavera tiles in your home!

**Thanks to The Met for providing background info on Talavera tile. Featured image via 1Decor