Choose Paint Wisely
If you’re allowed to paint your apartment (some landlords are out to squash your design dreams with strict leases), do it: A fresh coat of paint not only makes the space feel clean, but if done right, can also make a room feel bigger. When we asked a few of our fave designers about their favorite size-multiplying paint colors
, the overwhelming response was white.
A suggestion? Choose a crisp, simple shade like Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White.”
And for a bit more color that won’t make your living room feel tiny, designers also love painting walls gray, blue, and even of-the-moment lavender