When one of your living spaces doesn’t leave you with enough wall space to decorate your home, get creative and make the most of what you have by thinking a little differently.
Here are some inspirational ideas I’d like to share with you to help get you started:
- When wall space is limited, learn to work with what you do have. Make the most of your furniture by choosing eye-catching pieces to dominate the design aesthetic, such as patterned and textured upholstery fabrics and bedding.
- Make the most of your ceiling space, too, for an innovative look in your decorating and lighting inspirations. Hanging light fixtures will reduce clutter and can also be suspended over areas of the wall that you may battle to decorate otherwise. When suspended in the air, decorative lighting helps add depth and detail to a room and will add a creative element to your design.
- Bedrooms are often the most problematic when it comes to wall space, typically because there are usually only two full walls… maybe less if you have a lot of furniture or large windows. If you only have a “little” wall space exposed, monopolize what you have by painting it a bold or contrasting color to help make it stand out. Patterned or textured wallpapers will also give you a more detailed look to your interior design with only a small amount of effort. For those who still want something a little more intricate and artistic, opt for a specialty paint finish in a pattern that complements the rest of the room.
- If your space happens to be very small and you would like to create a “larger” look, go for a lighter or neutral shade that will reflect light. If the limited size of the room makes it appear cluttered, or you have a lot of natural light and want it maximized, using the lighter, neutral shades will help create the look you want.
And there you have it! Ways to decorate a room with very little wall space. I hope they inspire you to create a more desirable space in your home. Give these ideas a try – and let me know how it goes… I’d love to hear what you’ve done in your place, too. Even post pictures if you’d like!
Leslie Sarmiento, “Your Personal Interior Decorator”
Interior designer, published author, speaker… and lover of beautiful spaces!