A clever decorator is like an illusionist. A masterful spell of colour, composition, texture, material, patterns and light can trick even the most educated eye into thinking something is more than it is. Often working with the bare bones of a space, professional decorators have the indulgence of starting from scratch.
Unfortunately, most DIY decorators are not afforded the same luxury - working to tight (or non-existent) budgets, pre-existing furniture and small spaces. Fortunately, there are many tricks of the trade that are easy, cheap, high-impact that can be imitated to maximise your space and this paint idea is one.
It is straightforward and helps to make your space feel more significant and less cluttered than it is. We are calling it Feature Wall 2.0, and all it entails is painting adjoining furniture, bookshelves, décor in the exact colour as your wall(s).
The ingenious idea turns stand-alone bookshelves into recessed shelving, cupboards into built-ins and furniture become one with the room.
The clever trick minimalises attention, meaning your room looks and feels much more spacious than it actually is. It is also a design trend that renters can jump on board without changing the permanent paint job.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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