How to Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger with Tiles

Ensuring all rooms throughout your home feel spacious can be a tall order in modern households. So it’s no surprise that many people are searching for ways to maximise the space of each room throughout their home.

In this blog, we’ll take you through a few steps you can take to ensure your bathroom feels considerably larger than it actually is, simply by using tiles.

Choose Large Format Floor Tiles

Our top tip for making a small bathroom look bigger with tiles, is to opt for large format floor tiles. Using larger floor tiles is a great way to trick the eye and make a room look bigger than it actually is.

Larger tiles used throughout the bathroom look a lot less ‘busy’ than with smaller tiles, which therefore make the room appear larger; the lack of grout lines also makes the whole space appear more expansive.

If you’re looking to make your bathroom appear even larger, you can go one step further and opt to use a grout that is the same colour as the tiles you’re using. By keeping the colour uniform, you are creating a seamless transition throughout your bathroom.

Check out our full range of large format tiles or extra large tiles for some inspiration.

Use Light Coloured Tiles Throughout

Have you ever noticed that a bathroom which has lighter-coloured tiles throughout appears to be larger than one with darker coloured tiles? If not, you’d be surprised just how much larger a room can feel by simply opting for light-coloured tiles.

Utilising light shades of bathroom wall tiles and bathroom floor tiles will reflect light and will visually open up space. The opposite can be said of darker tones, which will absorb the light and make your bathroom feel considerably smaller. And don’t miss our guide on how to tile a bathroom wall with large tiles.


Install Tiles Diagonally

One of the most important things to remember when looking to make your bathroom appear larger, is that you need to try and keep the room flowing as continuously as possible. Installing your tiles diagonally can help to naturally do this.

Using this technique works best when the bathroom is very small, as having your tiles installed diagonally tricks the eye into thinking the room is longer and wider than it is in reality.

Choose Plain Tiles

If you’re looking to really make the most out of the space you have available in your bathroom, ensuring you choose both plain floor and wall tiles will give the bathroom a feel of being considerably larger than in reality.

The key to making your bathroom appear larger than it actually is, is to steer clear of highly patterned tiles as they will visually ramp up how ‘busy’ the room appears, therefore making it appear more cramped.

When choosing bathroom floor or wall tiles, we’d suggest opting for plain, lighter colours to really enhance that feeling of extra space in your bathroom.

Light Bathroom

Keep All Main Features The Same Tone and Colour

The final thing to consider is using the same wall and floor tiles throughout the bathroom, this keeps a sense of continuity throughout the room. If you’re looking to maximise the spatial feel of your room, steer clear from having dark floor tiles and light wall tiles (or visa versa) as this will chop up space and will make your bathroom feel considerably smaller.

If you’re looking to add some differing tones or colours to your bathroom, this should be done by introducing some objects with contrasting colours to the tiles. Furnishings like cabinets and light fixtures are fantastic at providing contrasting colours to that of your tiles, whilst not affecting the size of your bathroom.

Other Space Enhancing Tips

Aside from tiles, there are some other great techniques you can utilise to make your bathroom feel bigger. Here’s a few of our favourites:

  • Reflect the Space With Mirrors – A large mirror is a fantastic way to make your bathroom feel much larger than it actually is. A large mirror will reflect any natural light that spills into your room and will give the effect that the room is larger than in reality. If your bathroom doesn’t allow the space for a large mirror, try installing several smaller mirrors around your bathroom artistically to get the same effect.
  • Cut Out Small Accessories – An abundance of accessories scattered around the bathroom is the number one culprit for making a space feel even smaller than it is. Try and store all bathroom accessories in a cupboard if possible, only leave the absolute essentials out on display. You’ll be surprised how spacious your bathroom will feel after doing so.

Thankfully, there are many techniques and steps you can take to make a room feel bigger than it actually is. When it comes to the humble bathroom, making this feel larger than it actually is can be as simple as installing the right types of tiles.

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