Use light colours.
If you have a compact home or small rooms, you might like to also consider using light colours, they give the illusion of spaciousness and height.
You don’t have to go completely colourless, unless you are trying to sell your house. Then it’s advisable to choose pale, soft, warm, neutral colours or whites. Have a look at the number of 1/8th tints and different whites available in your favourite paint brand range – it’s astonishing!
Add touches of colour or contrast with smaller items, decorations and soft furnishings.
Even the palest home will still look cramped if there’s too many pieces of furniture, or they are too large for the space.
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