5. Storage, storage and more storage. Living in small spaces presents two options: building up or building under. Consider using tall bookshelves for a more dramatic effect, or take advantage of the space underneath your bed to store things you’d love to keep out of sight.
6. Fabric is an easy and inexpensive way to combine all the elements of your room. Have fun by combining patterns, styles and different textures of fabric in everything from window treatments to accessories and furniture.
7. Fake architectural detail. This can be done in a variety of ways. Using painter’s tape, you can paint horizontal or vertical lines, which can make the room look bigger. You can also make shapes like rectangles and squares, creating a box on the wall for framing out furniture, sconces or your favorite picture. With molding, you can give the illusion of added depth and dimension to the walls. Like painter’s tape, making a small box with molding can create a look that’s certainly classic.