With the pace at which residential areas are expanding and apartment blocks being built; whether you’re in a loft apartment or a townhouse, you crave space.
You don’t need to smash down your walls to make your home interior appear larger than it really is. Sometimes, all you need to do is trick the eye in creative ways. And the best creative way involves the floor.
Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right tile for your smaller area.
Choose the right colour
Light and neutral colours give a room an open and airy feeling, making it appear larger, whilst also drawing in the natural sunlight from outside. Think natural and neutral toned tiles, and whitewashed or light wood-look tiles.
Create a seamless look
Installing one type of tile throughout the home will create a seamless look that will help one room flow into another. This makes smaller spaces within your home appear larger and part of something bigger. Many tiles come in multiple finishes – such as polished, honed and non-slip – which means that you can have the same look throughout, and an even flow from the indoor to outdoor space.
Parallel or Diagonal flooring
Believe it or not, the way your flooring is installed can make a huge difference in the appearance of your space. A good trick is to install flooring such as rectangular tiles parallel or diagonal to the longest wall in the room. This will instantly make the room appear more spacious.
Try larger tiles
Making your space feel bigger and giving it that seamless look is easily achieved by installing bigger (1000×1000) or large format tiles (2400×1200), and reduces the amount of grout lines. This popular trick works really well, not only for small spaces, but for open plan areas as well.
There you have it, four of the most effective tricks to make any room feel larger. If you have any other tricks on making your space feel bigger that we didn’t share in this blog post, feel free to share them with us in the comment section below.
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