EXPERIMENT WITH COLOUR
While white might be the ultimate space creator, certain colours and combinations can fool the eye and make interiors seem more spacious than they are. Pale blues and greens create a calming atmosphere that simultaneously enlarge and brighten a space. They also combine well with other colours. Sea-foam greens and soft tones of yellow are equally versatile. plums. Reds, greens and mid-tone blues can call too much attention to the walls, making a room feel smaller. Accessorise with blankets, artwork, rugs and furniture in similar tones but different textures, and include pops of bright colour with cushions or lamps. brighter. Glossy surfaces which reflect light are ideal for small rooms, particularly when using darker paint. Use a higher gloss finish on kitchen cabinetry, builtin shelving and fireplace surrounds, but keep the walls lowsheen. Placing a mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors is especially effective at visually expanding a room. Mirrored wardrobe doors and cabinets, glass tables and acrylic chairs are ideal for small spaces.