Posted on by Danielle Hixenbaugh

Small Space Feel Larger with Wallpaper

If you're like many homeowners, you may feel as if you're constantly fighting a losing battle against small spaces. No matter how hard you try, it seems like your home just doesn't have enough room for everything.

You might feel like you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of decluttering and yet, still don't have the space you need. Plus, if you're on a tight budget, the thought of making your space larger through major renovations can feel downright impossible.

Don't worry, we've got good news!

There is one simple solution that can make your space feel larger almost instantly. Wallpaper.

Wallpaper can be used to create the illusion of depth and openness, which makes even the smallest spaces feel larger.

In this blog post, we will discuss eight tips on how to use wallpaper to create a larger space.

So, if you're ready to take on the challenge of making your small space feel larger, keep reading!

Tip #01: Choose a light and airy wallpaper design.

Choose a light and airy wallpaper design

 One of the best ways to make a small space feel larger is by using a light and airy wallpaper design. Heavier or busier designs can make a space feel cramped and cluttered, while light and airy wallpaper art creates the illusion of openness and space.

For example, with the Magnolia Blooms Wallpaper,  you can add a touch of simple elegance and sophistication to your small space. This light and airy design features unembellished sketches of blooming magnolias in pure white with gentle black outlines. With its delicate details,  this wallpaper will help to make any small space feel lighter than air.

Tip #02: Stick to one bold color.

Stick to one bold color

When it comes to using wallpaper to make a small space feel larger, less is often more. In other words, you don't want to overwhelm your space with too many colors or designs.

A simple way to create the illusion of space is by using one bold color in your wallpaper design. A simple monochromatic design can be very effective in creating the illusion of space. This will help to draw attention away from the surrounding area and towards the wallpaper itself.

Also, if you opt for a bold color in your wallpaper design, it's important to choose a color that will complement the other colors in your space. For example, if you have lots of neutrals in your room, then a bold blue or green wallpaper would be a great choice.

In bold gray hues, our Painted World Map Wall Mural is a beautiful way to bring the far-flung places of your life together in one space. The hand-painted colors and textures from Mary Clare Wilkie wash across each continent, bringing it alive with personality!

Tip #03: Use vertical stripes.

Use vertical stripes

With vertical stripes, you can help to create the illusion of height in a small space. This is because vertical stripes elongate the walls and make them appear taller. Here's a perfect example of a vintage-styled wallpaper that offers a taste of luxury with its simple layout. The Brighton Stripes Wallpaper features an elegant design of thin white stripes set against a light blue background. Not only does this homely wallpaper create a breezy atmosphere, but it also creates the appearance of a tall space.

Tip #04: Choose a large pattern.

 Choose a large pattern

It's ironic that an extensive and impactful pattern can make a small space feel larger, but it's true! Bold and gigantic floral-patterned wallpapers and murals can make a room look bigger, while small and intricate patterns can have the opposite effect. Choose a large, bold pattern that fits the personal style and aesthetic of your room.

Here's one we know you'll love! The West of Eden Wall Mural is a grandiose floral wall mural that will make any small space feel enormous. With its beautiful and intricate details and bold and dramatic colors, it can easily capture attention and add some life to any room.

Tip #05: Add wallpaper to the ceiling.

Here's one interesting fact that you may not know. Adding wallpaper to the ceiling is one of the simplest ways to add an instant sense of spaciousness and volume to a small room. Adding wallpaper on the ceiling draws the eyes up and tricks them into thinking that there's more height in the room.

Tip #06: Select scenic murals and wallpapers.

Select scenic murals and wallpapers

The power of scenic wallpaper is truly amazing. It creates an optical illusion that makes your room feel bigger and more spacious. It does this by pulling the eyes out into a 3D world, instead of being limited to two dimensions on either side with minimalistic designs or plain walls. Scenic wallpapers come in many different styles for every occasion so you can switch them out to refresh your space.

The Misty Mountain Mural is a popular option to consider. With this incredible mural, you can easily get lost in a magical world of lush greenery and misty mountains. This never-ending forest is surrounded by opaque clouds, making it feel like you're living in the cool mountain peaks.

Tip #07: Balance is everything.

When it comes to designing for small spaces, balance is everything. Wallpaper can be a great way to make your home feel like it suits you, but only if the right patterns are used in appropriate doses. Too many large pieces or bold colors will cause visual discomfort. Therefore, you want your designs and decorative pieces to create a calm atmosphere so the wallpaper pattern can shine without feeling overwhelmed or out-of-place. Pair bold colors with muted decorative pieces and light wallpaper designs with attention-grabbing decor.

Tip #08: Magically craft a large space with these simple tricks.

Small spaces can be a challenge to decorate, but with the right wallpaper choices, you can make your space feel larger and more inviting. By using light and airy designs, sticking to one bold color, using vertical stripes and large patterns, and so on, you can create an attractive and balanced look in any small room. Have you tried using wallpaper in your small space?

Ready to magically make your small space feel larger? Shop our collections of wallpaper and wall murals, and find the perfect design to help you maximize your square footage. With a little bit of creativity and some strategic placement, you can use wallpaper to stretch the boundaries of what feels like a small space. Let us show you how!

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