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The Tiny Room Where You Should Have Anything but White Walls

One way to quickly transform a plain vanilla powder room is with vibrant wallpaper. Chango & Co. creative director Susana Simonpietri used a red print to update a client's guest restroom instead of adding expensive fixtures or replacing the white sink. The geometric pattern creates the illusion of more space while drawing attention away from slight imperfections. To decide whether to go with light or dark wallpaper, "pay close attention to the space and colors that surround it," Simonpietri says. The red print pairs well with the lavatory's deep-chocolate oak stained floors—and complements the orange accents in neighboring rooms. "Just make sure the scale doesn't get out of hand so there's ample space for a wallpaper pattern to repeat at least three times," she says.