1. Paint smaller rooms with lighter colours to create the illusion of space.
Smaller rooms have the tendency to seem a little cramped, but using a light coloured paint on the walls and the use of mirrors will not only reflect the natural light, but it also gives the illusion of space, this makes the room seem much larger than it actually is.
2. Decorative mirrors can add light to any room.
As mentioned in the last point above, mirrors are great to make a small space feel larger. But in larger rooms, or any room with limited amount of natural light, mirrors can be placed across from windows to add more light.
3. Use area rugs to soften hardwood floors.
Rugs can give a real warmth and can add texture, colours and personality to your space. Wooden floors are very beautiful and quite simple to maintain, however they lack the comfort of a carpeted floor, especially in winter. Rugs can add functionality to your space.