We’ll admit- this isn’t the most feng shui Thursday Trick you’ll see from us. Unfortunately, small spaces require compromise. Sometimes, the only option for the bed is against a window. We love how Tamara Honey “faked” a sturdy wall with matching wallpaper, window treatments, and headboard. Since all of the pieces blend together, it creates the illusion of a solid backdrop and entirely changes the room. With a window on the adjacent wall, Tamara didn’t have to compromise natural light to make this trick work in her client’s home.

Of course, if this pattern is too bold for you- you can recreate the look using continuous colors or a more subdued print.

Image originally appeared as part of our May/June 2012 issue here.