Remove all your interior doors, besides those that lead to bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets.
If your windows are hiding behind cumbersome drapes and other coverings, now's the time to take them down.
5. Use only one color
Painting every single room the same color isn't an artistic cop-out—in a small home, it actually serves an important purpose.
"It prevents your space from feeling choppy, and gives it more of a continuous feel."
6. Put away your prints
Similarly, if you've got an affinity for wild and colorful designs. To avoid making buyers feel claustrophobic, “keep prints to a minimum and offset them with solids drawn from the same palette,”
7. Take down your artwork
Don't be afraid of blank space! Resist the temptation to cover your walls with artwork or other hangings. Blank space "gives a room a chance to breathe,"
8. Let there be light
Add the highest possible wattage bulbs to all the lights in your home.
9. Cut out the rugs
The more you break up the flow of your flooring, the smaller your space will feel.
10. Max out your use of mirrors
They can brighten a dark room and make a small space look much bigger by reflecting natural light.
11. Watch your corners
Leaving the corners of a room open extends the buyer’s view into a space,
12. Display glass and metal furnishings
When it comes to furnishings, materials like glass and metal—which reflect light and feel more airy—give more sense of space than dark, heavy wood pieces.
13. Streamline your linens
You don’t want a red bedspread with orange pillows and faux fur throws, all mixed together, in a tiny space.
14. Go high
Wherever you can, you want to raise the bar—of your shower curtains and window treatments, that is. Hang them as high as you can!