If you have a small bathroom, it can be a challenge to make the room look and feel larger. One way to make your bathroom seem bigger is mosaic tile. Mosaic is an artistic term referring to an assemblage of small pieces of stone, glass or other types of material. Most tile of this type is made of tesserae, small, flat pieces of stone or glass in different colors. There are many ways you can use tile to create the allusion of a larger, roomier bathroom.
Accent Walls Don’t Always Have to be Painted
Instead of painting one wall a different color, a trick that often makes small rooms look larger, use mosaic tiles instead. Since most small bathrooms have little wall space, you can create a tile accent wall sometimes for less than it would cost to paint it. Use light colors on the non-accent walls, add larger mirrors and use lighting to enhance the larger feeling even more.
Borders and Backsplashes
Creating a continuous border or backsplash in mosaic tile is another way to make your bathroom look bigger. One way to use tile throughout your bathroom is to use tiles in the backsplash or in a border and use larger, inexpensive tiles for the rest of the surfaces. Fill the area around your sink and mirror with tile to create a bold, bright look in your bathroom that will make the room feel larger.
Place Tiles Vertically on Walls
Thin tiles can be placed vertically on your bathroom wall rather than horizontally. Run the tile from floor to ceiling to give the appearance of a higher ceiling in your small bathroom. Your eyes see height instead of width when they see narrow tiles attached vertically. You can also use vertical tiles around your vanities, sinks and mirrors to provide a unique look that pulls your eyes both horizontally and vertically.
Large Patterns or Mirrored Glass
Choose a mosaic tile with large, bold patterns that will give the appearance of wallpaper at first glance. The large pattern makes a small room look larger because the grout joints are less obvious so you see fewer lines that indicate spacing. Adding mirrored glass tiles can reflect light and magnify the features of your bathroom, making it appear larger. Add white accents and large floor tiles to make the room appear even bigger to the human eye.
Mosaic tiles are a great way to increase the size of a small bathroom, but the tiles can be used almost anywhere to give the appearance of more space. If you are considering a bathroom remodel or want more tips to make your bathroom look bigger, contact one of our experienced customer service representatives today by phone or online to learn what options are available for you.