One Hour Wows: How to Make a Dramatic Room Statement in 60 Minutes

One Hour Wows: How to Make a Dramatic Room Statement in 60 Minutes

Dabney Frake
Jun 17, 2015
(Image credit: Megan Pflug)

Changing things up can be a laborious process, and we tend to lose steam before the end result nears. Instead of petering out, set yourself a limit of one hour, and make the biggest statement you can in that time period. It’s easier and quicker than you think.

Fake a Feature

Megan Pflug's Moroccan-inspired paint job calls to mind grand stone-carved architectural archways, but is actually just a quick paint job. Tape off a design, and paint in a contrasting color.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Hang Multiples of One Item

Everyday items gain more power when they are grouped together on one wall.These folding chairs (seen on Design Sponge) provide extra seating for a party... but they also provide a huge sculptural element and color injection in the room.

(Image credit: G-Rough Hotel)

Hang a Large Tapestry or Rug

You can cover a huge amount of real estate with a single piece of fabric, or rug. This tapestry from the G-Rough Hotel in Rome makes a room feel complete without having to fill the room with a lot of furniture or accessories.

(Image credit: Chris Stout-Hazard )

Lean a Large Mirror

Buy the largest mirror that will fit in your space and lean it up against the wall. Roger and Chris created a major statement behind their living room sofa — the mirror reflects a lot of light and makes the space appear much larger than it is.
(Image credit: Jacquelyn Clark)

Paint a Basic Pattern on One Wall

Adding a basic but graphic pattern to a small accent wall packs a punch without the time commitment. The broad black and white stripes in Jacquelyn Clark's office space feels dramatic and glamorous.

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