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Treat Windows Simply No matter their size or style, windows enlarge the feel of a room if they're allowed to transmit light. If possible, leave windows unadorned with clear or frosted glass. Mini blinds, matchstick blinds, or shades that can be drawn to the top of the window are other sleek solutions. Or cover the lower half of the glass with sheer fabric that will admit light but maintain pivacy.
Colorful kitchenware on open shelving. And electric kettle, the one glorious thing that American kitchens lack!