Laurey W. Glenn
Small rooms have big problems when it comes to furnishing and decorating. How much furniture is too much? Should I hang one large painting or several little ones? Does this color make the room look smaller? Calm down, and take a deep breath. Chances are, the solution is right above your head.
Moving On Up Think in 3-D. Take advantage of your space’s height. This petite breakfast room has a lot more headroom than footprint, thanks to a cathedral ceiling, but the area still could have seemed claustrophobic. The shelves on either side of the fireplace draw the eye up into the space and add interest with books and display items. The trick here is having shelves that don’t go completely to the ceiling. That would have visually pulled the ceiling down into the space.