Small Space Solutions: Make One Piece Oversized

Small Space Solutions: Make One Piece Oversized

Abby Stone
Aug 29, 2008

atla-082908-oversize.jpgThe other day, BethZ highlighted 5 tricks to making a small space seem bigger. There was one trick that seems counter-intuitive: make one piece oversized. In this case, in this spread from Domino, it's the ginormous lampshade that brings the rest of the room into sharp focus...

In your own home, a large swath of sofa, one overstuffed chair, a bed with a commanding canopy or a tall tree in the corner might be the pieces of choice. If you're unsure about taking our advice on this one, a lamp might be the easiest way to go. This example is from the CB2 catalog which is showcasing quite a few oversized lamps this season. Below, a tall bed in a small room draws the eye to the ceiling and, rather than feeling cramped, brings the room majesty.

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