While sourcing tiles for a client I came across these stunning mosaic patterned tiles at Amber Tiles. They are a great mix of motif & colour and the perfect starting point for an inspired interior OR exterior.
It can be tricky to mix patterns and motifs so choose a colour palette and that pull your look together. Remember to use similar hues, repeat your colours and match your patterns in varying sizes and types.
If you are a brave decorator try adding a complimentary colour and contrasting patterns. It gives an eclectic look to your room - I love how the room below looks comfortable yet interesting at the same time.
For those that aren't quite as fearless try introducing your motif or pattern into a rug and work your way out from there...
For the insanely bold of you why not take it outdoors? How cool is this outdoor shower? Such a great idea - you don't have to look at it every minute of the day but it's a work of art to be adored when outside, it wraps summer and the great outdoors around you.
I think I would have to concur that mosaic tiles probably are for the more adventurous homeowner, you have to have supreme confidence to be able to use them with style but why not give it a go, keep your accessories and colour palette simple so the tiles are the star and you'll have one of those 'WOW' rooms that others can only envy!