How To: Make a room look bigger

How To: Make a room look bigger – Your room or office the size of a broom closet? Weblog freshome offers tips for “fooling the eye” and making a room look bigger. Strategies include picking the right paint color, reducing furniture (or replacing items with multi-function pieces), and the strategic use of mirrors. Glass tabletops help, too. 5 Tips for Fooling the Eye and Making a Room Look Bigger [freshome] [LifeHacker]
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Your room or office the size of a broom closet? Weblog freshome offers tips for “fooling the eye” and making a room look bigger. Strategies include picking the right paint color, reducing furniture (or replacing items with multi-function pieces), and the strategic use of mirrors. Glass tabletops help, too.

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