1. Cooler colours tend to look airier. Paint walls, ceiling and woodwork all the same colour

2. The less floor you see, the smaller room

3. Decorate with glass table, sofa with visible legs and floating cabinets

4. Decorate your room with mirrors to create the illusion of more space

5. Don’t use curtains. Decorate your windows with some fashion blinds

6. Use double-duty furniture

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