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Using wall art to make a room bigger

Want a few hints and tips for making rooms appear bigger and roomier?

Here are a few tips on how to use wall art to make any room look bigger than it actually is

Light colours

Light colours make a room look bigger and brighter, so selecting wall art with lighter touches will continue to add depth to the room.

Look for art pieces with a lot of white space or with bright shades that are contrasting to the other colours in the room. This way the designs will create focal points around the room while the light colours still enhance that feeling of space.


Create a visual balance

You can really make a visual statement by placing art in clusters (like a gallery wall), but be aware of how you are balancing them if you are trying to make a room feel bigger.

 The largest prints should be placed on the bottom or on the top, then surrounded by smaller pieces to complete the cluster look. This allows the focal point to start at the centre and fan outwards, adding depth and a sense of space to the area.

You can also use this as an opportunity to contrast the colours in the cluster, which enhance visual impact and unity of the design.


Wallpapers with patterns and colours that work with the ceiling will really expand the room. Using bright colours that allow light to bounce, wallpaper is a great way to not only make a room feel more open but also help turn your whole wall into an art piece!

Using patterned wallpaper allows you to layer with decorative framed prints, while photography is best on its own against furniture.

Go Big

Use just a few large, simple pieces of furniture, art or accessories in place of several smaller pieces, which sometimes makes a small space look cluttered. With open space and large blocks of colour, the room will appear to be more calm and comfortable.

Choose your frame style and colour wisely 

Once you’ve chosen a colour palette that speaks to you, make sure to take into account the effect your frame will have in your space. Again, think of the colour of your walls and the print you’ll be pairing it with. When aiming to open up a small space, we recommend steering clear of frames that are too dark. For instance, we love our classic black gallery frame, but the stark contrast of a black frame on a white wall can “cut off” the image prematurely, instead of allowing it to blend into the rest of the space. However, this doesn’t mean you must be limited to white! We do love a natural wood frame as well, and the warm tone pairs perfectly with so many natural images.

But most of all we can use art to make our house a home, create a special space and so that we have a place we love and feel at peace in. Don't forget it is your place to find comfort and good vibes.

We hope you find huge joy in creating and spending time in your special place. 


Team totalposter 

        wall art wonders since 2000    



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  • Jul 05, 2022
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