Wallpapered room

Photo: Michel Arnaud; styling: Carlos Mota

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What do I do in rooms with low ceilings?
"Check out some of the dip-dyed wallpapers that are now available," says Ashlyn Gibson, owner of the design and clothing store Olive Loves Alfie. "They have intense color at the bottom, then fade out to white or neutrals at the top, giving the magical illusion of taller walls." Vertical patterns like stripes create a similar effect, says Becker. "Consider painting the ceilings white or another light color, such as pale yellow or blue, to add extra height."