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Incorporating Wallpaper into a Small Space

03 Oct 2018
Incorporating Wallpaper into a Small Space


With minimalistic living on the rise, more and more people are embracing smaller living spaces. 

Decorating small homes and apartments can easily go from artfully-embellished to overly-cluttered. The key with using wallpaper in small spaces is less is more. By covering just one wall, you can make a strong statement without overwhelming your space. An added bonus, you can splurge on the paper that you want while avoiding the expense of covering an entire room!


Metallic Patterns Reflect

Metallic patterns, such as Jazz Age - Sterling, are a great way to make use of limited light. The shine of metallic wallcoverings can brighten up a room and add extra dimension. To heighten the effect, consider placing a mirror on the opposite wall to reflect the shine, making the most of your limited space. For a more dramatic look, consider this Kamakura mural printed on silver mylar. The beautiful areas of gold sheen catch the eye and provide a lovely backdrop to furniture and decor.

Vertical Patterns Make a Room Seem Taller

Designs with vertical patterns or elements, such as our Topanga - Pine, are a great way to make a room seem taller. The neutral color palette and natural aesthetic of this digitally-printed wallpaper would be right at home just about anywhere. 

Faux Surface Wallpaper

Faux surfaces, such as designs from our Surface and Surface / NYC collections, add interest and texture without overwhelming a space. Wallcoverings with urban textures come in a variety of styles and fit well into even the smallest of spaces. For a nuanced look, consider our faux concrete mural Mulholland - Haze, which adds subtle depth to any space. 

Most importantly, when decorating your space choose a wallpaper that you love! You want a wallcovering that not just compliments your smaller space but will bring you joy every single day. And as always, our staff is ready to offer helpful suggestions and samples to ensure you find the wallpaper that's perfect for you.