Create an illusion of space
Place mirrors on at least one wall; it will add a sense of space. Hang a large mirror across from a window, so that it receives natural light and reflects it back into the room.
Use Venetian or Roman blinds instead of curtains.
Keep rugs, throws and small table-top trinkets to a minimum.
Avoid chunky lights, instead use small table and standing lamps or sleek hanging lights.
Keep walls uncluttered as much as possible. Put up only one piece of wall art – a large photograph, poster, painting or a collection of four to six photos framed in white.
However, you can place floating shelves to store curios and books.