1. PAINT OR WALLPAPER THE CEILING TO MAKE THE ROOM LOOK TALLER.
Anything that draws the eye upwards makes a room feel bigger.
2. USE LIGHT COLORS ON THE WALLS AND THE FLOOR.
While darker colors make a room seem cozy, they also absorb light instead of reflecting it, making the space feel smaller. Opt for lighter colored flooring as well as wall colors to make the room feel airy.
3. PULL FURNITURE AWAY FROM THE WALL TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF SPACIOUSNESS.
Pushing furniture up against the wall makes everything look and feel cramped. Even just few inches in between the wall and your bigger items can make the space look more open.