Diagonal tiles, large tiles and light-colored tiles are three excellent tile ideas for small bathrooms. Diagonal tiles make small bathrooms appear larger because the unusual placement tricks the eye into believing that there are less tiles present than there truly are.
Light-colored tiles make a small bathroom appear larger and airier than dark-colored tiles. However, a mixed pattern of light and dark tiles works well in small bathrooms when accessories, shower curtains and fixtures match the light color of the design. Large tiles require less grout, which makes them more suitable for small bathrooms than smaller tiles. The presence of grout interrupts the continuous tile pattern, making the room appear smaller.