Narrow room: A horizontally striped wallpaper will visually broaden the room. The horizontal line will also "bring down" a high ceiling.
Low ceiling: Pick a wallpaper with vertical lines to make the ceiling seem higher.
Oddly-shaped room: A patterned wallpaper, like a floral, will remove attention from strange angles and odd shapes in a room. It will also hide imperfect walls.
Small room: Classic design theories call for small patterns in small rooms. However, many designers today claim that big design motifs visually expand a room.
Make a narrow room seem
wider with horizontal stripes.
Big, impersonal room: Try a wallpaper with a big pattern in a darker, warm colour and with a rough texture. This will visually make the walls "come closer" and create a more cozy feeling.
The sheen and vertical pattern of
this wallpaper make it a good
candidate for a smaller space
with a low ceiling.
A floral or any other patterned wallpaper
will camouflage imperfect and oddly-shaped