5 Ways the Right Tile Can Make a Small Powder Room Look Bigger
As the saying goes, “Good things come in small packages.” Just because you’re working with a small space doesn’t mean your powder room can’t pack a big punch! Make your powder room appear larger by taking advantage of a few of our favorite tiling techniques.
- Blending In
You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s true – the secret to making any room appear larger is to eliminate elements that visually divide the space. Avoid creating visual dividers by choosing the right color palette. Go with a palette that’s both elegant and monochrome (more on this later), or well-integrated.
To create a well-integrated palette, start by choosing several colors within the same tone. Pick one color for the walls and some of the tiles. Next, select two or three other tile colors to bring the look together. Using the wall color in your tile mosaic will create the illusion of the walls and tiles blending together, as a result your powder room will appear larger.
- Flooring Illusion
Our eyes naturally follow lines, so use this to your advantage when making flooring decisions for your powder room. Look for larger tiles with simple patterns and textures to make the room look more open. When it’s time to lay the tile, line it up with the longest elements in the room, think vanity, bathtub or shower enclosure, to create long unbroken lines and the appearance of a larger square footage.
- Go for Glass
When it comes to renovating lighting is your friend! Whether it’s natural or artificial large amounts of light makes a small space appear bigger. Add a little sparkle by incorporating glass tiles and mirrors to create the desired effect.
- Marvelous Monochrome
Go simple, sleek and classic by selecting a monochrome palette. White is a popular choice, but don’t be afraid to do beige, off-white, pale blue or any other light color you love. The goal is to use the same shade for both the walls and tiles. When done right, monochromatic bathrooms appear larger and more modern – a win-win!
- Take Out the Trim
When it comes to your powder room, forget about incorporating crown molding or trim. Instead, carry the tile all the way to the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings.
Keep these tips and tricks in mind as you make plans for creating a big, bright and beautiful powder room. If you need help choosing the right tile or with installation, call our team of professional designers here at Callier & Thompson.