3. Declutter once a week
Doing a major clean every week may seem like overkill, but you’d be surprised at how quickly junk can accumulate in a small space. Choose a day like Sunday to get rid of clutter, and be ruthless with this: no, you don’t need that pair of sneakers from high school!
4. Let the light in
When you can, make sure the space feels as bright as possible by going drape-less and letting the natural light in through the windows. If you do decide to add some curtains to dress the windows, make sure they’re sheer or light-coloured so they don’t make the room feel dark and heavy.
5. Choose furniture pieces with sleek frames
Instead of picking chairs, couches and tables with thick, bulky legs or ornate details, opt for pieces with a more modern and compact aesthetic to make the room feel lighter and less bogged down with stuff.