Use Fewer Colors in a Small Room In this family room, the white coffee table, rug, and bookshelf wall unify the room, while a dark sectional frames one end of the space. Then, a few colorful accent pieces, such as pillows and decorative accessories on the shelves, add personality. Blue, with an occasional pop of pink, is repeated for consistency.
Use Fewer Colors in a Small Room
Downplay Contrast in a Small Space - Architectural focal points can make a small space feel choppy by causing the eye to stop and focus in on that area. By painting the brick fireplace white in this compact sitting area, the fireplace stopped distracting from the room and now the wall nearly disappears into the neighboring bank of windows.
Downplay Contrast in a Small Space
I really like this room!!! from: Effortless Style blog posted 8/5/11