When you are placing furniture in your living room, keep the traffic in mind. It’s important that the furniture fits and that there is room to walk around. Not having enough room won’t allow everyone a place to walk. As to the paint on your ceiling, keep the shade of it twice as bright as the walls. If you paint the ceiling the same shade as the wall, the room will feel constricting. A brighter ceiling will make the room appear more spacious and inviting. If you home or apartment is small, pick light colors in enhancing it’s space. When lighter colors are employed, you can expand the perception of size of the room. Dark shades tend to close up spaces and make them seem smaller.