What are some decorative tile ideas for semi-outdoor areas?
- Light and breezy
- Vibrant and whimsical
- Mosaics and structures
- Wide and spacious
- Summery and refreshing
- Intricate and elegant
- Crisp and à la mode
- Stark and Scandinavian
It’s time to soak up the sun’s rays, feel the summer breeze, and relax with a cold drink in hand. No need to hit the beach or even leave the house—simply bring a chair and some reading materials to the semi-outdoor spaces in your home for a day of lounging in the hot summer sun.
If you’re like us, then you love an exquisitely-decorated semi-outdoor space. At Machuca Tile, however, no design is truly complete without our artisan tiles to prettify the space. So without further ado, here are 8 decorative tile ideas for semi-outdoor areas that will take your breath away!
Light and Breezy
Make the most of the wide outdoors with a space that allows the breeze to pass through and your guests to take in all of nature’s sights. Just like this semi-outdoor area in Sefriya Farm and Vintage Orchard that utilized our Tile BW 035, obtain lots of natural light with high arches and clean colors, then add a splash of intricate detail with patterned floor tiles!
Keep the colors distinct and crisp by opting for a tile from our black and white collection. They’ll give your space an elegance and beauty you won’t want to miss!
Vibrant and Whimsical
On the other hand, if you’re after a different kind of aesthetic, a semi-outdoor space is also good for injecting a summery, colorful vibe with a touch of whimsy!
It isn’t hard to imagine that Happy Nest in the Tropics is exactly what this resort’s name says it is—a little Mediterranean oasis with these funky throw pillows, hanging lanterns, and ethnic-patterned rugs. To complete the look, they used Tile 150 in a custom color that makes the whole spot look like it’s floating on a pool. How delightful!
Mosaics and Structures
Another take on the summery and colorful aesthetic, if you have structures in your semi-outdoor space, why not tile them with geometrically patterned tiles? Fountains and walls never looked better!
The photo above by Mr. Anton Ortigas at Mrs. Saldo’s in Cavite incorporates not one, not two, but three of our Machuca Tiles in one place—Tile 023 and Tile 016 for the wall, and Tile 160 for the floor. You’d never guess by looking at these tiles that they all come from different style categories, but their shared geometrical trait gives them cohesiveness and symmetry, while their varied colors give them variety and spice.
Wide and Spacious
Take full advantage of the great outdoors with a spacious semi-outdoor area like what La Via Parisienne in Cebu did. With tables and chairs pushed to the side and lots of free space in the middle, the space looks even more expansive thanks to its white walls and Tile 116 lining the floor.
This scenic spot also has an air of classic style, with its grayscale furnishings and muted tile colors. Bask in the freshest air you’ve ever inhaled, and be one with nature in this intimate setting—just the right backdrop for a day spent among the clouds!
Summery and Refreshing
What summer home would be complete without a swimming pool? See how the lovely shade of Tile 047 at the Esquivel residence, in this photo taken by Jen Magno, complements the turquoise blue of the water right below it. Not to mention its intricate design perfectly offsets the blank white walls and sparse greenery. Doesn’t it make you want to take a swim?
Another example can be found in our article’s featured photo, which harnesses Tile 078 in a custom blue and white color scheme to be the background of the cute kiddos playing by the pool at the Zubiri residence. They look like they’re having fun—we want to join in!
Intricate and Elegant
Welcome guests into your humble abode or prolific establishment with statement furnishings right at the front door! In other words, do what Antonio’s in Tagaytay did. Thanks to their large potted plants, flourishing greenery, polished wooden staircase, and Tile 053 lining their floors, they’ve created a space that makes guests feel right at home—if the home is a classy, vintage-style restaurant with some of the best dishes in the Metro, that is!
Beautifully-handcrafted tiles are sure to make a statement in any setting, simply because they’re a wonder to look at and people always love to see artisan masterpieces brought to life. They’re an immediate attention-grabber and conversation starter; isn’t that great?
Crisp and à la Mode
And speaking of beautifully-crafted artisan tiles, the crowd favorite Tile 115 in an equally favored custom color scheme takes center stage in Althea Esteban’s photo above. Perfect for offsetting the crisp white walls and wooden furnishings, this tiled panel is a quick reminder of the best parts of the outdoors: nature and its lush greenery.
The modern design and unique idea also make it very chic and à la mode—a cool and modern sight in an area with the bare necessities intact.
Stark and Scandinavian
Finally, one of the rising trends in decor these days is minimalist, with clean-cut lines, lots of wireframes and blank furnishings, and neutral beige or cream tones. We’re talking about the Nordic or Scandinavian style that’s been gaining traction in the Philippines as well as all over the world.
See how Tile BW 018-A completes the look in the photo above by Patrick Cuison, its stark lines matching that of the mesh-and-wire furniture and even the little lamp decor. It’s a semi-outdoor space anyone would surely appreciate!
As you can see, our Machuca Tiles aren’t just for the cozy indoor spaces of your home. You can put them to good use in semi-outdoor areas as well!
An important note—make sure to maintain your semi-outdoor tiles properly, since our cement tiles develop a certain patina in places that see a lot of foot traffic, especially when under the sun.
Contact Machuca Tile today for a quote on some tiles for your next project. Our tiles can be part of your home or establishment, adding a touch of century-old history and craftsmanship to your space!