San Francisco Chic VictorianContemporary Living Room, San Francisco
The den features a custom velvet sofa set against a wall of graphic orange and grey wallpaper. A large, white coffee table, Moroccan-style area rug, and vintage, silver side tables compliment the overall look.
Photo: Caren Alpert
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Brown and orange. This was a go-to color combo in the '70s, but it often made rooms dark and depressing. On an accent wall balanced by light neutrals, this bold floral wallpaper from Osborne & Little evokes a far-out feeling.
Wallpaper your walls. A bold wallpaper in a small living room draws attention away from the size of the room and injects instant personality. Tip: Wallpaper has come a long way in design and application. Removable wallpapers are easy to find — but do your homework, as some work better than others. Applying two different wallpapers on adjacent walls can help make a room look bigger, too. Make sure the two papers are similar in color or pattern so the look doesn't feel too disjointed. Wallpapering just the ceiling is another clever visual trick, although you may want professional help for that.