What are the best tile options for small spaces?
- Symmetrical patterns
- Diamond tiles
- Monochromatic patterns
- Colorful tiles
- Monochromatic embossed tiles
- Neutral colored tiles
When it comes to designing small spaces, every detail counts. The biggest worry that people have is that the size of the room becomes too apparent. After all, no one wants to feel like the walls are closing on them. Don’t worry, because here at Machuca Tile, we give you some of our best tile options for small spaces.
We’ll dive into some clever tricks that you can do to make the room appear larger and more spacious than it actually is.
In small spaces, symmetrical tile patterns can work wonders in creating the illusion of a larger space. By incorporating tiles with designs that feature geometric shapes or repetitive patterns with neutral color schemes, you can achieve a harmonious and visually expansive atmosphere.
These tones add an element of elegance and tranquility, while the delicate symmetrical patterns create a focal point that enhances the spaciousness of the room.
Take, for instance, the stunning project by IDr. Martina Bautista. She utilized tile 020 in a simple and muted room with accents of beige. The chosen pattern is delicate yet impactful, perfectly complementing the overall look of the space.
The symmetrical pattern of the floor tiles provides an illusion that the floor space is bigger than it actually is. Rather than overshadowing the room, these tiles add a touch of architectural sophistication while still maintaining a sense of balance.
When it comes to enhancing certain areas of your home, such as kitchens, diamond tiles can bring an air of sophistication to even the smallest spaces. When you use diamond tiles on accent walls, you can introduce depth and visual interest to any space. The pattern of diamond tiles elongates the wall or floors that they are installed on.
Take a moment to draw inspiration from the photo and project above by the Drawing Room. In this kitchen, you’ll notice a simple yet elegant design featuring wood counters and cabinets. However, what truly sets the space apart is the addition of diamond wall tiles in a soothing dusk color. This accent wall makes the room appear longer than it is with the arrow-shaped patterns on the tile. Despite its color contrast, the color of the tile still complements the overall design. This thoughtful combination of materials and colors results in a well-balanced and inviting kitchen that exudes both warmth and relaxation.
Another effective way to make your room look spacious is by selecting tiles in varying shades of a single color or monochromatic patterns. This approach creates a cohesive and unified aesthetic while allowing specific elements to stand out without overwhelming the entire space. For instance, consider using monochromatic tiles to highlight the entrance floor or create an accent wall in a bedroom.
This project by Mr. Patrick Cuison features an entrance, designed with a blue and white theme. The floor tiles, our Black and White 018-A tile, were used to make the entryway appear longer by stretching the design out to the side. The result is a seamless integration of colors that adds depth and character to the space.
Another remarkable example of the magic of monochromatic tiles can be found in the photo above by Parque Espana Hotel. Here, the Tile 017 serves as a striking backdrop for a well-lit room adorned in black and white. The monochromatic tile choice adds a captivating element to the space behind the bed, infusing it with a sense of personality and vibrancy. The room, far from appearing dull, showcases a lively atmosphere that captivates the eye.
If you’re seeking to infuse a small space with vibrancy, colorful tiles are the ideal choice. With various hues and captivating patterns, they can add depth and personality to any room. However, it’s crucial to use them strategically, as demonstrated by Bernadette (@happynestinthetropics) in the photo below.
The colorful Tile 086 is expertly arranged in a way that complements the teal-painted wall. Rather than covering the entire wall with vibrant tiles, she opts for a focal point approach, creating a visually striking area that transports you to the tropics. By selectively incorporating colorful tiles in specific areas, you can evoke a sense of excitement and visual intrigue without overwhelming the space.
Monochromatic Embossed Tiles
White is a classic color choice for small spaces, and embossed or relief tiles can amplify its benefits. The best example of this is the photo below by Silong (@silong_dekor) where they flawlessly incorporated white with delicate gold accents, resulting in an elegant and spacious room.
By opting for white tiles on the walls, countertops, and cabinets, you can achieve a seamless and clean aesthetic. Silong’s design exemplifies the beauty of a cohesive white palette with subtle golden touches, creating a sense of sophistication and airiness. The use of embossed Tile 036 further enhances the effect by reducing the number of visible grout lines, giving the illusion of a larger expanse.
The light bouncing off the white surfaces illuminates the room, making it feel brighter and more spacious. This clever trick of using white tiles in a large format transforms the space into a welcoming sanctuary, where every corner feels open and inviting.
So, if you’re aiming to create a timeless and visually expansive look in your small space, embrace the versatility of white large-format tiles.
Neutral Colored Tiles
The entrance stairs of your home serve as the first impression, setting the tone for what lies beyond. Neutral shades such as beige, gray, or taupe work particularly well in small spaces, as they exude a sense of calmness and tranquility.
Take a moment to admire the project by Ms. Candice Iyog, showcased in the photo above. She has skillfully chosen Tile 051 in a cool and neutral tone. The choice of color not only adds warmth to the space but also contributes to the illusion of increased spaciousness.
By carefully selecting the right tile options for your small spaces, you can create a visually stunning and functional environment that maximizes the potential of every square inch. Don’t underestimate the transformative power of tiles—these small details can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetics and functionality of your small space.
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