These 7 Tiles Ideas Can Make a Tiny Bathroom Feel Bigger
Check out these tiling patterns that can trick the eye into seeing a bigger space
You might think smaller tiles would work best in a compact bathroom, but in fact larger designs are a great option. Wide-format tiles result in fewer joints, and therefore show up less fussy grout lines, so the room feels less cluttered and more spacious.
Here, the designers have laid large marble tiles on the floor and along the walls and surfaces to create a clean finish.
Similarly, a layout that creates diagonal lines can help the room to feel more spacious. Here, the grout lines and yellow stripes go from one corner to the other, encouraging the eye to sweep along the surface and read the space as larger.
Patterned tiles are beautiful, but too many of them could make a small bathroom feel even more compact. This can be quite effective if you want to create a cosy feel, but not if you’re hoping to make your space look larger.
Instead, use patterned tiles wisely by introducing them on smaller surfaces. Here, the geometric design is featured on the floor and in the recess, while the rest of the surfaces are clean white. There’s just enough pattern to add interest without making the room feel cluttered.
Although pale colours give the impression of space, that doesn’t mean you have to rule out black altogether. Lay dark tiles on the floor, as the designers have done here, and contrast them with bright white walls.
The black colour is recessive, and makes the white above it feel lighter. The eye is drawn upwards to focus on the spacious feel created by the walls and ceiling.
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Create a visual impression of space by choosing tiles that reflect the light. In this bathroom, the designers have gone for a standard grey tile colour, laid out in a conventional brick-bond pattern.
The surface of the tiles is key, however, as the glossy, mottled finish helps to reflect the light and bounce it around the room.
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