Try This: Match Furniture to Walls to Make a Room Feel Larger

Try This: Match Furniture to Walls to Make a Room Feel Larger

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Taryn Williford
Oct 9, 2015
(Image credit: Common Bond Design)

Stuck with a small, cave-like space? You can make a room feel larger by removing some of the furniture, of course. But that's not the only way. You can keep your stuff right where it is and still visually expand the space with the right coat of paint (or strategic placement of wallpaper).

Take a look at the photo above from Common Bond Design. The blue bedside console would be easy to miss, at a glance, because it closely matches the color of the wall behind it.

When you have furniture pushed against the wall, you can camouflage it by giving it the same finish. The resulting effect makes it seem like the piece isn't there at all, giving you back a few feet of visual space in that corner of the room.

For extra credit, and to extra effect, try out the look with wallpaper. The pattern offers an even more impressive camouflage, and multiplies the result ten fold.

Have you tried the visual camouflage effect at home?

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