USE COLOR WISELY – Keep it light, especially when using a dark flooring material. Dark colors make a space feel a lot smaller but a light wall color will make the space feel open and airy.
HANG TALL CURTAINS – Place a drapery rod really close to the ceiling to make the ceiling appear higher.
ADD A MIRROR – A full-body mirror adds dimension and makes any small space appear much larger.
PULL FURNITURE AWAY FROM WALLS – Leaving a few inches between the wall and the back of your sofa, will make your living room look more open.
BRING IN A PLANT – Greenery makes even the smallest spaces feel fresher and lighter. If you don’t have room on the floor, try a hanging plant.
THROW IN SOME METALLICS – A shimmery lamp, light fixture, or object will have a similar effect as a mirror.
INVEST IN DUAL PURPOSE FURNITURE – Look for multiple uses in everything you buy. An ottoman is cozy, but one with hidden storage is even better.
OPT FOR AIRY PIECES – Instead of a solid-wood coffee table, choose a see-through acrylic one or a table with an open base.