(9) Utilize Light Window Treatments

This is one of the best-kept decorating secrets. Nothing makes a room look larger like natural light. If you have big windows, make the most of them. Avoid using heavy drapes and curtains and look to sheers. When you leave your windows open, you allow natural light to freely flow into the room. You connect the indoors with the outdoors and create a sense of depth. Complex window treatments visually divide a room and make it feel enclosed. They also draw a lot of attention. Make use of sheers that match the color of the walls to create continuity.