My #1 small tip - USE MIRRORS. An old trick that creates a sense of depth and space in your small space. Mirrors can hang or can lean against a wall to create reflection and capture light throughout a space. A few small thoughts when using this tip:
- Hang mirrors at a usable height. Even though the main idea is to create an illusion of more space, the mirror should also be able to be used practically in one's home.
- Use mirrors in hallway entryways to really open up the space that may typically feel narrow.
- Place tall leaning mirrors inbetween furniture already placed against the same wall to create a room divider.
Ikea, Design Within Reach and Z Gallerie have some great large leaning mirrors. Also, check out Michaels to find inexpensive smaller mirrors that you can hang and group together to create a larger size.