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If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s how important space is for our mental health and wellbeing. So, we have to get creative when it comes to making our homes feel more sizable. But before you consider knocking walls down to open a space up, there are plenty of stunning interior design elements that have the power to completely transform a room in a way that makes it feel bigger and brighter than ever before. And wallpaper is one of the best. In fact, it can be an absolute game changer

When it comes to making a space feel bigger, many opt for simple white and neutral walls, but this can often make space feel bland and washed out – there’s so much lost potential. Wallpaper can bring subtle yet powerful elements like texture, patterns, reflection and contrast into the mix, adding a whole new dynamic to play around with. Alex Whitecroft, Head of Design at I Want Wallpaper has put together some essential tips, tricks and advice on how to use wallpaper.

Combine natural lighting with reflective designs



One of the most powerful elements we have in interior design is natural lighting, particularly in how it can interact with a space. And with wallpaper, the rich variety of materials and textures that define certain designs interact with natural light in a way that can make a room feel bigger and brighter in a truly dynamic way.

When it comes to reflective wallpaper designs there are so many options to choose from. Embossed foil wallpaper combines texture and light to great effect, adding a sense of warmth without sacrificing the light feeling of the room. Light metallic wallpaper is brilliant for adding a layer of sophistication, while shimmer effects are great for catching the summer sunlight, which can make any space feel light and airy.

Dynamic patterns can change everything



Wallpaper has in many ways, always been defined by its capacity to incorporate patterns into a space – and for good reason. Not only is it a great way to establish a theme or a striking visual, it’s also an excellent way to create depth and scale.

Geometric designs are a perfect way to draw attention across the room, and with its engaging symmetry and angular lines, it can make a room feel significantly bigger and help create a dynamic sense of drama. Repeating patterns are another great illusion of making something look bigger than it actually is.

If you want to incorporate a theme into your interior design, patterned or motif-led designs are a great way to get your vibe across, either as a subtle touch or with a punchy edge.

 Go big with a dedicated wall mural