Top 5 elegant looks for 2014

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In keeping with the affordable theme, we're voting in favour of "less is more" with this latest range of minimalistic tile designs.

Ostentious style is passe as back-to-basics rule this year.

Beautiful and exceptionally practical, tiles are becoming the preferred choice to lend fresh expressions to walls and floors.

Keep to the budget by dressing a feature area with these tile selections below.

5 most elegant interior trends for 2014

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Grey is the new black

This neutral shade is masculine yet soothing. In fact, many top designers agree that grey is the colour that will usher in a sense of urban sophistication to your interiors. Ideal for both cool and warm colour schemes, grey concrete tiles will prove popular due to their timelessness and versatility in providing a blank canvas of possibilities for your creativity to flow.

Weathered brown is in

Industrial vintage is one of the hottest trends in the design scene now. What better way to kick off the new year than to have your surfaces tiled in weathered brown. Pair this combination with mid-century furniture for a well-worn vintage look or blend it with a minimalist- inspired interior for an unexpected contrast of textures.

Wild safari

Introduce an edgier feel to your interiors with plush giraffe-print tiles which add a splash of the year's wildest trend. The quirky tile pattern will surely inject the "wow' factor into your home and make a great conversation starter. Best of all, save money by just dressing up a designated area with this wild look.

Unique denim dream

Can't live without your jeans? Now you can live in them, literally! Originally created for cowboys and miners, this classic favourite look is making its way into the interiors with the reminder that the time-honoured design cuts the grade everytime.

Wood is good

Medium shades of wood are the in-thing and they work well in complementing open plan living areas, creating that return-to-nature look.

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