Here’s a trick I learned from my mother’s house in Tennessee: Mirrors and other reflective items, when used correctly, can give the illusion of a larger space.
Mirrors increase the visual space of a room, but any reflective surface will do.
I found a long frameless mirror at Wal-Mart and used a circle mirror kit from Target to embellish around it with a few smaller mirrors. I used the rest of the kit for other spaces around the room. My room looked larger instantly.
Decorating can get pricey, especially when it comes to wall décor, but it does not have to cost a fortune to cover bare walls. Most students don’t have a lot of money, so buying from thrift stores like Goodwill or consignment shops could fit into their budget, Ison says. Your wallet will thank you for it.
Dual-purpose items are the friends of small spaces. This type of wall décor mixes style and functionality, making them win-win purchases.
I am partial to analog clocks. I think it adds a vintage sophistication to my space — and it keeps me running on time.