1. Use focal walls and vignettes to create "destinations" within your home. The impulse in a small space is often to keep things sleek and simple, which can be beautiful, but I urge you to consider going bold instead. Rich paint color and graphic wallpaper that can feel overwhelming in a large room actually looks glorious in a smaller space. Bonus: It won't take much of that fancy wallpaper you've had your eye on to fill a postage stamp–size room.Where to put that focal wall? Think about your space in terms of zones of use. For instance, you might have an entry zone near your front door where you open the mail, and a dining table tucked in the corner by a window. By adding an eye-catching element to each zone (a painted or wallpapered wall, interesting artwork, a unique chair shape) you can create the feeling of a separate room. Each mini-destination is another place for the eye to rest, creating a sense of more space.