Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Classic ways to style your Hexagonal Tiles!


Design can be art, Design can be aesthetics, Design can be simple… This brings us to our classic Hexagonal tiles, which are an incredibly versatile pattern. From creating a quirky look to giving your space a luxurious feel, this pattern can do wonders!


This pattern forms a pleasing geometrical illusion, and in recent times the six-sided pattern is taking over the design world. You can use it in a single colour or multiple colours, or even with motifs thrown in. Any which way, hexagonal tiles can add depth to your floor design. Hexagonal tiles made by Bharat Floors are authentic replicas of the tiles made during the Minton era. Beginning with the smallest size of 10x10cm, Bharat has over time added the sizes of 15x15cm and 20x20cm to their range as well. Initially, this geometric six-sided hexagonal pattern was only available in one colour, but with the recent trend of exploring and coming up with new patterns, we came up with interesting variations to our range of hexagonal tiles. We played with the colour combinations, used the metal inlay to create a rich luxurious look and even created designs within the tile.

These tiles are great for creating an eye-catching wall or floor design in your home, restaurant or any given space without having to commit to bold patterns or colours.

Here are some ways as to how you can style the trendy hexagonal tiles-

1) Opt for illusion -

Creativity has no limits when it comes to this six-sided pattern! Our in-house designer experimented with this shape and created an elongated version – KONA, inspired by the possibilities created using geometric shapes and angles. The latest addition to our hexagonal range, these designs can be produced in all of Bharat’s colours and can be laid out in a variety of patterns when rotated and installed to create an illusion. The hexagonal tiles are a trendy pattern and can be used in commercial or residential areas. They also stand out well in a smaller room or in a powder area wall in different designs and patterns.

Our unique range of Elongated hexagonal tiles creates complex patterns across walls and floors. These designs particularly capture the eye and the imagination.

TWIN PEAKS

They are fun, playful and add an artistic effect to your floors or walls once laid. Not only can you customize the colours but the look as well, by using a different layout or tile orientation.



ENVELOPE

Create a style statement in your home with this pattern from the elongated hexagonal range. Right on trend – this pattern gives your home a concentric design and adds a 3D effect which helps you to achieve that striking look.



STEPWELL

This tile creates the perfect illusion for larger spaces with minimum décor and can be used in subtle or solid colours depending on the design and colour scheme of the space.



2) Use of different colour combinations - 

Hexagonal tiles offer great scope when you want to play with different colour combinations! One of the easiest ways to style a hexagon tile in your living room to create a sophisticated look, is to decorate the rest of the room in light, neutral colours and add a contrasting dark and playful colour to the hexagon floor, so that it creates a statement and the rest of the space doesn’t end up looking too loud.


You can customize your tiles by selecting any colour from Bharat’s colour palate. If you want to use two colours, make sure both the colours compliment each other, for example, one colour can be subtle like silver and one can be bright like a Jaisalmer yellow so that it doesn’t look gaudy. You can also use shades of the same colour to give your space a renewed look!


3) Create statement walls -


Let your walls do the talking! Liven up your space with interesting additions that act as highlights! Another way to use hexagonal tiles is by styling them on your walls. We have a hexagonal range called Shatkona - the newest addition to our Wall Cladding collection and Hexar.


Hexagonal is one of the most naturally occurring shapes in nature. Now you can use these tiles on your walls as they are available as part of our wall cladding range. This tile type stands out for its quirky six-sidedness and the pleasing pattern it creates across the walls.
If you’re looking to make a statement on your walls these Shatkona and Hexar hexagonal tiles will make a bold one!

These patterns can highlight dados, bedroom headboards, or even your dressing room wall instantly. They are an easy and fashionable way to break the visual monotony of your living area and can also be used to highlight a bar counter area.



4) A stylish dado arrangement -

Get creative with your layout and use hexagonal tiles on the lower part of your i.e. the dado area. The honeycomb effect will surely make your space pop with joy. When designing your dado, decorate half the area with hexagonal tiles and the remaining half with plain tiles to create a contemporary feel. If you have a neutral themed space, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a pop that will create a focal point.

Feeling inspired to use these trendy hexagonal tiles? Browse our vast range of hexagonal tiles and add a touch of modernity to your space instantly! Check out our patterns on – www.bharatfloorings.com

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Monday, 21 January 2019

How trendy office decor impacts business!

Office décor has never played as important a role in the success of a business in the past as it does today. With employees spending more and more time at the workplace, a well-designed office increases employee morale, productivity, efficiency and motivation. Today, good office design is vital to both employees and customers alike. For customers, good office design sets the tone for business and tells a story about the brand, professionalism, and success. And, so it is safe to say that your office décor plays a critical role in keeping your employees happy and customers interested in what you have to offer. Hence, you need to give it considerable thought at the beginning itself to ensure your design scheme is well aligned with the company’s philosophy.

Here are some of the key trends that are likely to have the most immediate and significant influence on workspaces.

1) Lighting -
When your office space acts as a storefront as well for potential customers, it is vital to design a visually attractive space to gain the customer's attention. Lighting can be a crucial component in this regard. It has a direct impact on sales and customer experience.
Lighting is one of the most important factors in creating an eye-catching effect.

It’s important to add bright lights right above a product shelf to create visibility, and soft warm lights in the reception area for the visitors to feel relaxed and comfortable. It’s the small things that make for a rewarding shopping experience.



2) Importance of clean design -

Good design and good business go hand in hand and it’s important to keep that in mind while designing the interiors of any workspace. A well-planned workspace which includes the layout of the space, decor and colour scheme demonstrates a firm’s commitment to the goal of fostering a healthy work environment that inspires individuals to produce their best work. One way to accomplish this is to use neutral colour schemes like shades of blue and grey as you can see in the image below. If you're opting for patterned and colourful tiles, go for relatively minimalistic furniture and office décor to prevent the space from looking too cluttered!

The colours, patterns and décor around us all influence our moods and brain function.So choosing the right colours and decor for your workspace can affect employee productivity. While designing an office or a creative co-working space, stick to minimalism, too much of anything can lead to distractions. The days of the dark, rigorous and serious offices have moved on to the new concept of greater work happiness, helping individuals to be more creative and productive.

Tip – The colours blue and yellow have been proven to have a good impact on productivity and creativity.


3) Breakrooms & Comfort zones -

To bring out creativity and to keep your employees motivated for the overall success of your business, it is essential that they enjoy some leisure time in between their professional commitments; for this reason, it is important to design a break room or common areas where employees can unwind and enjoy some downtime.

Few tips for designing this space –

- It can be colourful and lively with cosy cushions and chairs
- Can have a music system

- A big TV

- Few games such as foosball, cards and board games

Having these relaxed zones in offices really helps rejuvenate your employees physically and mentally so they can deliver the best results.


4) Bold Patterns -

The days of plain, single-solid coloured floors are in the past. Evocative, abstract patterns and geometric forms are making their way into the hallways, meeting rooms, and lobbies of offices everywhere.

You can create such an environment by using colour intensity to make spaces feel brighter. Lighter colour tones along with bold patterns can increase the amount of natural light reflection inside a room. Keeping your space open and prone to lighting plays a fundamental role in the office. While it is vital to provide adequate light to be able to perform tasks efficiently, it can become a key factor in creating vibrant atmospheres depending on the company needs and the image they want to convey.
Strong, bold lines and direct, focused themes with definite shapes are some key features that make the Geometrique and Heirloom Collection a perfect choice for commercial spaces.



The Phantom Office is a creative workspace located in the heart of Mumbai. The team believes in creativity and innovation and they incorporated the same ideas in the interiors of their office by opting for the bold 3D pattern from Bharat Flooring’s Heritage™ Range in shades of yellow and grey.




Desk décor elements

Your office desk says a lot about you. It is an extension of your personality. Accessorize it with our splendid range of cement objects, each one having a unique character and story. 

From paper stands to planters we have it all. They act as a great desk décor option and can instantly lift your boring desk.



The office world is adapting more and more to the current needs of employees and visitors, and the promotion of motivation and creativity is a key objective that is being reflected in the office environment. A comfortable and well-designed office space guarantees a productive and healthy work environment, which eventually leads to the success of any organization.

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