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How to Use Tiles to Create Space in The Home

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Atil Kum
Max Rahubovskiy

Home is where the heart is, but it is also where all of someone’s stuff is too. In a western world that is focused on consumption and having more and more of whatever it is that is currently wanted, it is a wonder that everything has a place to go. For many, it doesn’t.

Space in the home can be elusive, and when you do not actually want to get rid of your collector items, or your children want to keep hold of the toys that they no longer play with, it can be a little frustrating to see everything pile up around you.

Because of this, this piece is going to take a look at how you can use tiles to create space in the home – or at least the illusion of it!

Read on to find out more.

Bigger is Better When it Comes to Tiles

The size of the tile on the floor can make a massive difference to how big a room is perceived as. As a rule, the smaller the tiles, the more compact the room looks. So, if you are looking to create some visual space, bigger is better! Not only are bigger tiles much less visually noisy, but they are much easier to keep clean than small ones, and do a great job at blending in seamlessly with each other – depending on the style.

Choose some stunning light porcelain tiles from https://www.mystonefloor.com/collections/porcelain-tiles to create a spacious and high-quality look that will last for any room.

Stick to Light Colours

As a rule, dark colours will make a room look more compact and snug, whereas light colours inspire an illusion of more space. This means that when choosing tiles to create space, you absolutely want to avoid a darker colour palette in preference to light, neutral colours that will open up the space.

The same idea works for walls too, as the light is able to bounce off the surfaces and reflect back on each other – lighting up the room.

Keep the Patterns Simple

Tiles come in such a variety of patterns and styles that it can be easy to get swept up in the fun of it all. That being said, if your goal is to create space, it is time to step away from the novel and unique designs and focus on something more classic. Patterns can make anything look busy, and the last thing you want is your room to be visually noisy, if you are looking to create the illusion of space.

This is why it is important to choose simple patterns over the more complicated and ornate styles. You want it to compliment the room, not detract from it and make it seem even more cluttered than it is.

There you have it – these are just a few ways in which you can use tiles to create space in the home without actually having to make more space. Give it a try!

By Liliana Alvarez

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