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Making A Big Impact In Small Spaces

Tami_Smight_HeadshotJust because your space is small, doesn't mean you have to shy away from bold design.  On the contrary, bold design elements will visually expand your space, and provide the fun design element to your home that you deserve.


Large scale: Wallpaper makes a dramatic impact on a space.  The eye is instantly drawn to it.  That can be desirable, or undesirable.  In order to avoid competing with other focal points in a large room, consider using it in smaller spaces such as an entry way, powder room and dining room.


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Bold Color: Deep red is dramatic for a dining room and makes guests want to linger.  Powder rooms look stunning in a chocolate Venetian plaster, and paint a deep purple in a small private entryway and see what drama it adds to the space.

Strong Texture: Woven wallpapers; Venetian plaster and textured paint finishes all create a warm feeling in small spaces.  Don’t be afraid to be bold, these low traffic spaces are just perfect for turning up the drama and the design.

Large space or small, or anything in between, sometimes the help of a professional designer is just what you need to complete your design project.  I have a passion for great design. Please call so we can discuss your design project.  (661) 430-0127

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV "Your Home Inside And Out" section.