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Small bathroom...tiles or paint?

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Gingerbics · 06/01/2010 17:15

I know we'll need tiles around the shower and sink splash areas but can't decide whether to tile the whole bathroom (with large tiles as I understand the smaller the bathroom the bigger the tile) or use lining paper and bathroom paint to make it feel cosier.
Was just worried that it may feel a bit cold if it's completely tiled.

Any thoughts much appreciated X

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LowLevelWhingeing · 06/01/2010 17:21

I personally like tiles for their lovely cleanability and also, wallpaper can lift in the moist atmosphere of a bathroom. What about tiles up to half way up the wall, then painted wall for some colour/warmth?

Gingerbics · 06/01/2010 17:42

Thanks LLW, was wondering about that option but wondered if it would make the room look smaller with the half and half effect, food for thought though, Thanks !

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Rollmops · 06/01/2010 17:53

I'd go with light large tiles all over and use the same tiles for the floor as well.
Makes the small room look larger.

Tillyscoutsmum · 06/01/2010 17:56

Large, light coloured, rectangular tiles with the longest edge running horizontally will make the room look biggest

Tillyscoutsmum · 06/01/2010 17:57

Oh - and laid like house bricks rather than directly above each other iyswim ?

Gingerbics · 07/01/2010 14:15

Thanks everyone, does laying the tiles like house bricks also make the room look bigger?

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Tillyscoutsmum · 07/01/2010 16:19

Apparently so - makes the walls look longer. It seemed to work in our teeny bathroom

Gingerbics · 07/01/2010 17:05

Ahaaaa I see. Right then, large rectangular tiles laid like bricks it is then!

Thanks so much for being DIY doctors X

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