How to Make A Space Feel Larger Using Floor Tiles

You might think that if you have a small kitchen, bathroom, hallway or other space within your home that there’s no real way to make it appear bigger. However, we have a few simple tips and tricks to share with you regarding how floor tiles can make your space look bigger and more appealing. When it comes to creating the illusion of a bigger space, the perfect choice of tiles really can make all the difference. Read on to find out what you can do to make your space bigger using floor tiles…

How to Make A Space Feel Larger Using Floor Tiles

Choose Large Tiles in a Pale Shade

The main (and easiest!) way you can make your room appear to be bigger than it is, is by choosing tiles that are larger rather than smaller. There are several reasons for this. The first is that the smaller the tiles you choose, the more of them there have to be and therefore the busier the space looks. The second is that the smaller tiles you use, the more grout lines there are and the busier and more cluttered the space will feel. Another tip for this is to choose grout that matches or complements the tiles you’re using. This will help the grout lines blend in with the tiles you’ve chosen, rather than frame them.

Another thing to consider when choosing tiles that’ll make your space feel bigger is to choose tiles that are pale in colour. Pale colours help to reflect light, which has the effect of opening up the space visually. Darker colours will absorb light and make a space feel smaller, so they’re best avoided in small spaces.

Choose Plain, Glossy Tiles

Our next tip for choosing tiles to give the illusion of a larger room is to choose tiles that are plain and simple and without pattern, or very little pattern. This is because heavily patterned tiles tend to draw the eye and as such can dominate a space. This makes a room feel busy and smaller, so it’s best to stick to tiles that have little or no pattern.

Another thing to think about is choosing glossy tiles as these reflect light. As we’ve already mentioned, the more light there is in a space, the larger it will appear. Glossy tiles bounce light around and create more of it, whereas matte tiles will absorb the light in a room and can make a space feel smaller.

The last thing to think about is the colour palette of your tiles and the rest of your room. Choosing a simple, neutral colour palette that uses similar tones throughout the room will also help to make your face look larger. Using bold and contrasting shades in any room will make the space feel busier and therefore smaller. We recommend if you’re using both wall and floor tiles in one small room, to choose tiles in complementing, neutral colours to create a harmonious style and the appearance of a bigger room.

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