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Tile Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Date: March 29th, 2018 CTD Tiles | Tags: small bathrooms, small bathroom ideas, how to, inspiration, bathroom tiles, tile ideas, marblestone, quarz, metro brick, kingston, arles, cliveden, polesden, marbles

When it comes to small bathrooms, it can sometimes be difficult to be inspired and see how you can really open up your space. Whether you’re restricted by architectural features such as sloping roofs or you’ve simply not got much floor space to work with, there are a number of small bathroom tile ideas that can help! Read on to discover our ideas and top tips on how to use tiles to maximise your small bathroom layout.

Collage of tile ideas for small bathrooms

1. Use the same tiles on the floor and walls

Collage of tile ideas for small bathrooms including British stone and marmori

A great trick to make a small bathroom look bigger is to reduce the number of distinct visual spaces in favour of a flowing continuous design. One way to do this is to use the same tiles on the floor as on the walls. Working particularly well if you go for a larger sized tile, this continuation of the surfaces will create the illusion of space and instantly make you feel as though you have more room. 

For those who are lucky enough to have the room to fit one in, tiling the side of your bath and the wall directly behind it with the same wall tile is a fantastic way to trick the eyes into making the room feel larger, as it makes it difficult to distinguish between where each area begins. You can also continue this feeling of never-ending space by using the same tile on the floor of your shower as the rest of your bathroom. Browse our collection of wet room floor tiles for suitable options.

Pictured above: Quarz, British Stone and Marmori

2. Keep it light

Collage of tile ideas for small bathrooms including Metro Brick, Kingston and Arles

Wall and floor tiles in lighter shades will immediately open up your bathroom and create a more pleasant and spacious environment. When selecting your tiles, consider pale neutral and white colours, or cool pastel hues such as blues and greens which will add a serene feeling to the room. Continue this idea with light furniture, make the most of any natural light available and add extra lighting if necessary. Bring a splash of colour to the room with accessories to suit your style. 

Pictured above: Metro Brick, Kingston and Arles

3. Add some depth

Collage of tile ideas for small bathrooms including Cliveden, Polesden and Marbles

To create a clever illusion which adds extra depth to your walls, try using tiles with a three-dimensional pattern. These tiles have elegant surface designs which create highlights and shadows which suggest your walls have extra depth and space. A 3D décor tile in the same shade as your other wall tiles will allow you to have the same flowing look, but with an extra visual feature which complements and improves the sense of space.

Pictured above: Cliveden, Polesden and Marbles

Final thoughts

Your furniture choices and accessories will also have a big impact on your bathroom as well. Save precious space by reducing the number of elements in your room and consolidate your storage space. Consider installing underfloor heating to reduce the number of visible radiators and to add some extra luxury. 

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