decorating in a small space can often seem crammed and full. i should know, KJB and i live in a one bedroom apartment, share a closet, have a kitchen that used to be a closet, and have one room to act as our living room, office, and dining room. a classic color palette to use throughout the space is one way to make the space look bigger. blue + white + dark wood can span a lot of different styles from modern to traditional, so it works whatever your taste.
another tip? furniture with legs where you can see under & through to the other side of the room keep the room looking and feeling light. and just look how that bold blue + white rug looks! like what we saw yesterday.