Choosing wallpaper for small rooms

Updated: Mar 22


If you have a small room to decorate, you might think that painting is a better option than printed wallpaper, which could threaten to engulf the entire room if chosen wrongly. Yet this doesn’t have to be the case if you choose the correct wallpaper to suit the room. If you have a small room within your house and you just don’t know how to achieve your desired look with wallpaper, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure you choose the correct design: 1. Go light If you use dark colours, the room can become very enclosed and dingy, which will make it appear smaller than it already is. Choose colours that are bright and reflect the light to allow the room to appear spacious. Pastel colours would be a good choice. You must take into consideration the natural and artificial light and how this will be reflected on your wallpaper. Metallic prints would be a good option to achieve a good light balance, as the light will bounce off it. 2. Choose appropriate patterns Although there may be patterns you really like, it is important to think logically about what will work within the room. For instance, the scale and fussiness of the pattern must be taken into consideration when working with small spaces. Choose small-scale patterns instead of large designs and try and opt for basic designs that don’t draw the walls in too much. After all...less is more.

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