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Decorating Small Spaces - 5 Great Tricks To Use Your Wall To Transform Your Space

The traditional way we treat walls in small spaces to keeping them white...or very plain and simple, so that they appear to make the room feel larger. But the alternatives to this is much much more interesting, it just requires a bit more work. It is about using wall paper, mirrors and art to create depth in a room. 
1. Focus on Art
It may seem odd to add a large piece of artwork in a small room but having this as a statement piece can draw the focus away from the size of the space and toward the art itself. The same principle applies to empty walls in odd areas of you home (foyer, powder room, or even hallway), try add some large scale art pieces to take the focus off the area and onto the art. 
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2. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are a very very common way of making spaces seem larger. Hanging mirrors opposite one another creates the illusion of even more depth, and placing one on a wall opposite a window will help catch and reflect light.
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 And if adding one large mirror is too expensive, you can group smaller ones found at thrift stores to create the same effect. 
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3.Go Dark, Not Light
Adding a darker color on your walls and decorating a small room with bright or mettalic objects like cushions or gold leaf framed paintings and white accents can create depth and take the attention away from a small room. 
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4. Add prints and bold colors
Add prints and bold colors on your walls, not only does this add wow factor but again takes the focus away from room itself. Just take a look at this living room of entertaining guru Lulu Powers. To keep the room from being too overwhelming , stick to a limited palette for both the wallpaper and the furnishings. 
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5. Create Areas of Beauty 
 
“Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” William Morris Add shelves on the walls and create small vignettes with pieces you collected from your travels or items of interest. These become great conversation pieces and again drives attention away from the size of your space. 
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