We’ve been told for years, if you want to make a small space feel bigger, you paint it a neutral color. Maaaybe add some subtle colors in your accessories. Other than that, though, you keep it pretty basic.
But, as strong advocates of beautiful and sometimes daring (read: removable) wallpaper, we find spaces decorated in monochromatic boredom just a bit blasé — which is why these bold small spaces are just really speaking to us.
Powder rooms are the perfect spaces to experiment with some color and daring prints. And while our Handwriting Removable Wallpaper in Merrick’s Art’s bathroom could be considered “neutral” in palette, the cursive script gives a bit of edginess that really makes this little space pop. Plus, black and white is always a great combination when wanting to go bold in a room because of their stark contrasts with each other.
If you’re really wanting to make a statement in your tight living area, a lively pattern helps bring drama and interest to your walls. Amy of Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins brought the pizazz with our Painted Magnolias removable wallpaper in her half bath.
If wallpapering an entire room seems a little daunting, start small. You can still make a statement with accent walls!
Feminine doesn’t have to mean dainty. We love the edginess Kirsten of Simply Grove brought to our Helen removable wallpaper. Keeping the rest of the elements in the room simple and neutral will help bring the accent wall to the forefront and prevent conflicting or competing design elements within the room.
Stick with one color palette. Again, too many elements within one room is crazy on its own, but add a eye-catching print to your walls and you’ve got chaos. Keeping with one color palette ensures that your design stays cohesive and fabulous – like Emily A. Clark‘s playroom makeover. She built her color palette around this removable wallpaper.
The Bold and the Bohemian. Mixing a more traditional and ornate pattern like our Victorian Peacock in Red removable wallpaper with more laid-back designs and fabrics creates a cozy, eclectic vibe in your small space.
Simple patterns on a larger scale can make a high impact without overwhelming your wall. Scaling the pattern up allows the design to breath and prevents the room from becoming busy, which is the exact opposite of bold. To recreate this look from The Merrythought using our Banana Leaf removable wallpaper.
Truthfully, there is no right or wrong way to go bold. The best spaces are the ones that make you feel at home.
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