Here are 5 ideas from Libby Langdon of HGTV's Small Space, Big Style:

1. De-clutter- What makes a large elegant house feel big is because its open and uncluttered. A small space that is organized can feel the same way.

2. Paint- This is on of the cheapest ways to open up space. Be bold with colors and not just go with white.

3. Lighting- Dark corners make a room feel small. Buy three-way bulbs and tall skinny lamps.

4. Mirrors- Postion a large mirror opposite a window or door to reflect the light.

5. Go Up- Look at extending tot he ceiling to draw eyes up... higher draperies and closet doors can expand your room.