Keep It Light. To make your space appear larger, avoid using dark hues. This eclectic living room features a gray focal wall for a punch of color but keeps the rest of the space light and open with crisp, white furniture and white built in units..These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house..To keep order in his small Brooklyn studio apartment, window designer Zach Motl came up with an innovative storage solution. “Those baskets under the bed are for electrical supplies and a hammer and glue gun,” he says. “It s a toolbox, but spread out.” Large photos by Alex O Neill small trio by Irving Penn..