I haven’t decided yet what kind of backsplash I wanted in my kitchen. The white subway tiles are my long time favorite and so are the penny tiles. I love the clean & classic look of them and they are very popular choices in the kitchen. However, kitchens with tiles look too much like a typical kitchen to me.
I wanted my kitchen to look like another beautiful room in the house. I don’t know why, but, I don’t like the typical looking like bedroom-like bedrooms, bathroom-like bathrooms and so on.
My current love for the kitchen wall (or backsplash) is this wallpaper From Thibaut. I love dots. I love animal prints. But I do not love their typical look. Picky, right? So this wallpaper is perfecto for me!! The only problem is… I have no experience installing wallpaper. It will be different than painting and a place like a kitchen has many tricky areas. So this idea (sigh) will be on my wishlist until I’m really ready & confident.
For now I just wanted to have some tiles on the back side of the water faucet. So I bought 12 of these square tiles(4 1/4 in by 4 1/4 in), which was perfect length for the space without cutting the tiles. Nothing could beat the price. It was $.13 each. I also bought this and this for the tile installation. So the total cost was less than $17.