Terrazzo isn't new (in fact, its origins go back to ancient Greece), but it's definitely having a moment when it comes to decor trends. It's commonly used in flooring and countertops because of its versatility, easy maintenance, and spunky personality.
What Is Terrazzo Tile?
Terrazzo tile is a low-maintenance material that's a composite made from types of stone such as marble, granite, quartz, glass, and more. The mixture is held together with resin or concrete. Terrazzo floors and countertops were popular in the 1920s, 1980s, and today. Contemporary designers have started seeing a resurgence of terrazzo in hospitality buildings and homes.
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Decorating With One of This Year's Biggest Trends
If you're hunting for methods of incorporating this vintage-inspired look into your home, there are endless ways to make it your own. Whether you want to renovate your bathroom with a finely speckled terrazzo countertop, as seen in this stunning room by Siren Betty Design, or you want something a little less committal, we've rounded up our favorite designs for ultimate inspiration.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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A Modern Terrazzo
This sophisticated shower stall from home_and_things features a subtle terrazzo wall that isn't overly busy but still adds a lot of texture and depth to the space. Not only are the specks small, but they are monochromatic gray and black, which maintains a minimalistic look that's perfect for modern or contemporary-style bathrooms. This subtle terrazzo also works well in an updated kitchen or as flooring in a mudroom or sunroom.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Add a Little Color
This adorable kitchen from ponysailor is just screaming to be photographed. Not only does it feature a medium textured terrazzo countertop that creates the perfect focal point, but it boldly uses pink cabinetry to create a fun, whimsical vibe. We love the blend of these two trendy looks—it's modern, but incredibly charismatic and makes a statement. Weave in bold colors in your terrazzo to tie your color palette together in any room.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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Go Bold With Terrazzo
One of the ways terrazzo is evolving is designers are experimenting with larger pieces of stone to create even more bold looks. This stunning kitchen by Cicada Company isn't shy with terrazzo—it uses large speckled stones with muted tones in both the flooring and the backsplash, creating a unified and cohesive look throughout the space. When experimenting with this bold terrazzo, keep the rest of the features streamlined and subtle, like the natural modern cabinetry in Cicada's kitchen.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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A double sink with terrazzo
Alone, the white iron vanity in this bathroom from tian_designs is minimalist and understated, but when combined with the bright beige and brown terrazzo wall, it becomes a statement piece. We love how easily terrazzo can transform a room—because it takes center stage, it instantly takes a space from standard to luxury.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Try Terrazzo Wallpaper
Who says terrazzo has to be in the form of tile? This stunning modern living space from Maestro proves this versatile pattern works just as well on walls as it does on the floor. The speckled background is the perfect accent wall for a living space or a bedroom and adds a lot of personality to any room.Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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DIY a Terrazzo Coffee Table
This functional and beautiful DIY table from Remodelista is the perfect accessory for any living room. The medium speckled terrazzo pattern pulls in colors from the room's primary palette, tying together the space's overall look and creating a cohesive feel throughout the room. Recreate this look on a bedroom headboard or a nightstand to bring terrazzo into every room in your house.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Create Terrazzo Wall Art
If you are looking for beautiful easy-to-replicate artwork for your gallery wall, why not create your very own terrazzo tile-inspired wall art? These framed prints from The House of Wood are DIYs that you can do yourself in an afternoon and easily create the perfect abstract art for any room. Plus, this is one way to get the terrazzo style without committing to a full renovation.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Terrazzo in a Minimalist Bathroom
This modern shower stall from The House of Wood features a large tiled terrazzo flooring that extends from the shower through to the rest of the bathroom. Not only does the terrazzo add dimension to the smaller bathroom, but by using the same pattern throughout the space, thanks to these teeny tiny tiles all the way into the shower, the room appears even larger.Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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A Beautiful Open Kitchen
This stunning modern kitchen designed by Caitlin Mociun and Tammer Hijazi uses a white marmoreal terrazzo designed by Max Lamb. This open concept kitchen is colorful without feeling overwhelming, and the bold, large terrazzo countertop perfectly accents the colorful exposed plates and bowls. This is a terrazzo that takes center stage in any room and instantly becomes the inspiration for the rest of the space's palette.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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Add Cute Terrazzo Accessories
This DIY candle holder created by Hester's Hand Made Home is proof that terrazzo can make a statement, even in a small package. Made with polymer clay, this terrazzo-inspired candle holder is the perfect accent for a coffee table, mantle, or a dining room table—anywhere you could use a little texture and color. One of the best things about terrazzo is that while it's a little bit vintage, it works in nearly any style of home and can be customized to your tastes.Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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Go Bold and Bright
This kitchen countertop from Play Associates doesn't shy away from color. Not only does it incorporate deep, rich hunter green cabinets, but it ties the look together with a rich terrazzo countertop that pulls in the colors from the rest of the kitchen. It's endlessly playful but still feels mature and modern. This inspiration can work on a bathroom vanity just as well as a kitchen.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Serve Dinner in Style
Another fun DIY that brings terrazzo into your home without taking over is this adorable little napkin holder by burkatron. It's the perfect touch for your next dinner party. Also made from polymer clay, these napkin holders are a great way to upgrade your table setting without splurging on all new dinnerware. Play with colors and weave in shades from the rest of your dining room.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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Monochrome and Geometric
There's just something about this bold kitchen from Sarah Akwisombe that inspires us to want to renovate ours ASAP. The rich navy cabinets and unexpected yellow faucet create a bright, eye-catching feel—but rather than incorporating colorful terrazzo, Akwisombe instead focused on monochromatic black and whites in the terrazzo backsplash. This keeps the kitchen grounded and allows the eye to focus on the bold accents first.