Whether you live in a cottage or just hanker after a country style kitchen, you can get that cosy rustic look by a combination of tiles and accessories.

Team rustic tiles like Bellagio or Corato with a traditional wooden kitchen to create that country feel. Recently 10 x 30cm tiles have been taking over from 10 x 10cm or 10 x 20cm tiles, but whichever you choose, they look gorgeous used with deep glossy glazes on a dimpled or bumpy background.

Patchwork tiles are also great for creating a homely feel and can be used on a feature wall with coordinating plain tiles in the rest of the kitchen.  Team them with stone effect floor tiles for a farmhouse kitchen look, or wood effect porcelain for a warmer feel.  Then why not add underfloor heating for real warmth underfoot.