In the current market with such a large inventory of homes for sale homeowners need to do everything they can to make their home be the one that buyers want. If you are dealing with a small home it is important to make sure that the rooms appear as large as possible. One of the most inexpensive ways to make a room look larger is through paint.
We all have heard that lighter paint hues make a room look larger and that dark colors make it look smaller. However we do not necessarily have to resort to pale colors. If you do want to use a darker color try covering it with a coat of clear satin polyurethane to add some shine. Or use white trim with your deeper paint color to give a crisp feel.
Another thing to do is to make one wall a focal point and paint it in a deep color. Then paint the other three walls in a lighter neutral tone.
You can give an illusion of space through painting the room in thin vertical stripes in two similar tones. Or try a faux finish to give the walls a feeling of depth.
After painting be sure to declutter. Also surfaces that reflect light such as glass and mirrors can help make a room look larger.