This retro DIY tiled table trend has taken over TikTok by storm – here are our top 5 picks for your inspiration

TikTok is a gold mine for dance challenges, beauty hacks, and food recipes but lately, we’ve discovered that DIY furniture is trending hard on the platform too.

One that especially caught our eyes is the tiled coffee table, which is giving us major retro vibes. The tiled furniture is reminiscent of the tables and benches you would find at your HDB’s void deck but with a modern twist in the form of pastel-hued squares.

The best part, we feel, is that you can make them easily yourself in any size or colour that you fancy! Keep reading to find out how – we’ve even thrown in some #inspo pictures to get your creative juices flowing. You’re welcome!

How to make a retro-looking tiled table

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Whether you want it as your bedside table or as a coffee table in the living room, the sky – or rather the size of your table, in this case – is really the limit for the tiled table.

Let your creativity run free and choose whatever tile colours you want for your DIY project. You can also decide on the tile size you want, and also go for just a single colour for the overall table or mix and match your tile colours.

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To create the tiled table, you would firstly need any table of your choice – just make sure it’s strong enough to support the weight of the tiles because the end product can become pretty heavy after tiling. You will also need mosaic tiles in your preferred colour(s), tile adhesive, and finally tile grout.

To begin the process, cut and glue down wooden planks the size of the table, this helps widen the area for the tiles to rest on.

Next, begin to visualise where you would want to place your mosaic tiles by laying them down on the wooden planks. Apply tile adhesive onto either your wooden surface or the tiles themselves, then stick the tiles down onto the wooden surface.

Let the adhesive dry for 24 hours before applying your grout mixture. To get the grout mixture, mix tile grout with some water until it has a peanut butter-like consistency.

Then, use a tile float to spread the grout into the lines. Lastly, once the grout is spread, use a damp sponge to wipe off the grout. Give it another 24 hours to dry and voila! You have a retro-looking tiled table.

If you need more in-depth instructions, click here.

Top 5 tiled table inspirations

1. Monochrome tiled table

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For all minimalists, this white tiled table with black grout is the perfect addition to your living room.

With this colour combination, this table will complement your furniture while remaining a statement-making piece in the space.

2. Sage green cube-shaped tiled table

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Almost every shade of green is trending this year, so why not give your home a pop of colour with this sage green coffee table?

Sage green is also said to have a calming effect on people due to its slightly muted hue and seeing that we’re all so high strung now with all the uncertainties that revolve around us, we think it’s the best time to invite a little bit of calm into your house with this table.

3. Baby blue-tiled dressing table

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Unlike the other tables that use smaller mosaic tiles, this dressing table uses larger square tiles in a dreamy baby blue shade.

We can only imagine how zen we would be getting ready on this gorgeous vanity table!

4. Pink-tiled coffee table

Photo source: @wear.is.sam/Instagram

With this pop of pink to your living room, we’re certain you and your guest won’t be able to get enough of this unique piece of DIY furniture.

5. Turquoise tiled table

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Need your coffee table to pull double duty with storage space to boot? Try this cube-shaped design that’s hollow in the middle so you can keep your magazines and books all in one place.

If your original table design doesn’t come with legs, be sure to add them (preferably metal ones or any material that can withstand the weight of the tiles) so that you can easily move the table around if you need to!

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