Which tiles should you choose if you have a small bathroom? As part of our celebration of The Great British Bathroom, we’ve put together some handy tips and tricks to help you with your small bathroom tiling ideas.
This is one of the more obscure things you need to consider when planning a small bathroom. However, your choice of tiles can make or break the look of your entire space.
In this blog post I’ll share with you all the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years working with small spaces to make them appear larger. Check out these 10 small bathroom tile ideas, complete with inspirational images of bathroom tile ideas.
Small bathroom tile ideas
1. Use lighter tiles
It may seem pretty obvious, but many people could make their small bathroom seem much larger and brighter by using a lighter tone of tile. Darker tiles will only make your bathroom appear small, gloomy and depressing.
2. Matt or shiny?
This is certainly up for debate. Gloss tiles with reflective properties work slightly better in small spaces as they can add a sense of depth to your bathroom. But matt tiles are also ideal for small bathrooms because they provide definition. It’s simply a matter of personal preference.
3. Mirrored Magic
Using mirrors to create the illusion of space is a tried and true trick passed down through generations. So why not apply this to your tile selection? Mirror tiles are an excellent choice for reflecting light, but it’s worth using them sparingly.
4. Small format in key areas
My fourth tip for these small bathroom tile ideas is small format tiles. Generally measuring around 100mm x 200mm, designs such as the hugely popular Metro tiles can be used to enhance the appearance of a small bathroom. However, they should be reserved for important areas such as the inside walls of your shower stall or behind your sink. I wouldn’t recommend using them extensively in a small space.