Secrets of Small-Space Decorating
Keep patterns to a minimum
Use fabrics with texture rather than pattern on larger upholstered pieces, such as this couch.
Add throw pillows to inject dashes of pattern and color without overwhelming the space. But don't overdo it; it's better to have one or two oversize pillows on a bed or sofa than several smaller ones.
Pictured: A large sofa and mirror give big impact to this room. Muted colors on the upholstery and one large patterned pillow keep the overall feel simple but dramatic.