DO Find furniture pieces that do “double duty”.
Check out places like Ikea that cater to smaller spaces. Use a storage ottoman as your coffee table. A bookshelf makes a great room divider and adds tons of storage space.
DON’T Think you need to use only light colors.
We’ve all heard that dark colors can make a room appear smaller. Wrong! Deep, rich colors add warmth and depth to a space. To make a space seem larger, paint a dark tone on the farthest wall.
DO Use proper lighting.
Overhead lighting from chandeliers always makes a room feel bigger and brighter. Choose crystal for even more illumination.
DON’T Over-stuff with furniture…or use overstuffed furniture.
Think clean and simple when it comes to decorating small spaces. Using items that are too large will only make the space feel smaller.