Perhaps the easiest way to completely change the appearance of a room is through the use of creative painting and wallcovering. A small room can appear more open when everything in it, including the walls, are a lighter shade than was previously used. Light colors reflect light and create an open feeling to even the tightest of spaces. To enhance the lighter feeling of the room, it should be furnished with couches, chairs and floor coverings that are also light in color. The furniture should not only be light in color, but must not be bulky in structure. Bulky, over-stuffed seating may be comfortable, but their size tends to overpower the room and make it appear smaller.
Home improvement and interior design stores offer an incredible array of paint colors and wallpaper designs. Anyone wishing to update and improve the interior space of their home should first consult an interior designer for advice. Their best option may be to hire professionals to create an attractive living space in their home where they will feel comfortable. In the instance where the homeowner has the ability to do a professional job on their own, they are likely to be more pleased with the results when they have accomplished the update through their own efforts.