There are many pros to living in a smaller space; they’re cosier, easier to heat and are more affordable. But there’s no denying the bright and airy appeal of a larger space. What if we told you there was a way to have the best of both worlds?
If you’re looking for ways to rejuvenate a small space, turn your attention to walls and floors for a truly fundamental transformation. When used effectively, new wall tiles or floor tiles can completely alter the appearance of a room.
How can I use wall tiles or floor tiles to make a space look larger?
There are a lot of elements to consider when choosing new tiles to make the most of your space. Factors such as colour, size, finish and even tile formation helps in making the room feel airy and more roomy.
Fortunately, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of useful tips and tricks to create a larger-feeling room using tiles. Consider the following ideas when choosing tiles to renovate your space.
Use highly reflective tiles to brighten up a space
A proven way to introduce more light in to a space is to create very reflective surfaces. You can achieve this by using high-gloss tiles and, if possible, hanging 1 or 2 wall mirrors.
High-shine and glossy finishes give a sleek and smart aesthetic to a room, they make the most of the light in your space.
Mixing and matching tiles would help in breaking up the space
You’ve heard of open plan living, but you can use mix-and-match tiles to create one of the latest home design trends: broken plan living.
It’s better to use multiple tile designs for dividing areas. This gives rise to an illusionary space. For example, if you have a kitchen-diner shared space, you can mix and match tiles to designate ‘zones’. This is also a clever tile technique if you have multi-purpose living space.
Bring the outdoors indoors with this tiling hack
If you have an outside-facing room, you can elongate it by matching your interior and exterior floor tiles.
This is trick works particularly well if you’re lucky enough to have a patio or floor length windows. When you co-ordinate your outdoor and indoor tiles, you draw the eye beyond the threshold of the room. This is a crafty way to make it appear as though the room extends beyond its borders.
Natural stone tiles are perfect for creating this look; not only are they a beautiful indoor design feature, they’re sturdy enough for outdoor use.
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