Secrets of Small-Space Decorating
Abundant natural light transforms a room's feel. Create the illusion of larger windows by hanging curtains higher than the window frame. Extend drapery rods well beyond the width of the window, so curtain panels don't cover any glass. Lightly dress windows with sheers or tailored panels that avoid a heavy, confining effect.
White, neutral or pale wall colors reflect light, visually "pushing back" walls. A flat paint recedes more than gloss.
Light-colored fabrics unify furniture, which prevents your rooms from feeling jumbled and crowded.
Pictured: Light colors allow the bedroom furniture to blend into the subtle background. Curtains hang well above the French doors to add height and maximize light.