Trick the eye

Struggling to create a feeling of space and airiness in a tiny room? The trick is to use different tones of the same hue throughout the room – by using just one colour, you remove all the visual boundaries of the room, making it appear bigger.

For a look that’s easy to accessorise, you could try using a warm, vanilla white on your walls and floor and brighten them with a fresh white on the ceiling.

Miracle mirror

A clever way of creating the illusion of space is to use plenty of mirrored surfaces. A strategically placed mirror will reflect and bounce light around the room, helping to make your space seem double the size. By leaning a large mirror against a wall, for example, you’ll give the impression that the room is expanding and opening up at head height.

Complete the look with a beautiful glass table that lets the light shine through.