These days, one of the growing trends are feature walls. A feature wall, tiled accent wall, or centerpiece, however you wish to refer to it - is one of the simplest ways to make a dramatic statement in your home without completely renovating the entire space. Treating your tile like wallpaper can be the best approach as you think of new and unexpected places to install it.
Maybe you'll just make a simple accent strip with a single line of tile rather than the entire wall, maybe you might even allow it to extend onto portions of a connecting wall or ceiling. Use multiple tiles and create patters or even separate the wall into sections. Use shapes to draw the eye across the room or to specific elements on your wall.