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11. …or balance moody hues with lighter tonesAre you a decorating rule breaker who wants to dress your small apartment in moody hues? The trick to pulling off this look successfully and ensuring your space looks chic and cocoon-like, but not claustrophobic, is to paint your walls a dark dramatic colour and lighten the look by keeping your ceiling crisp white, then use lighter tones for your furniture and decor. While your interior will have a cosy vibe, the bright white ceiling will give the illusion of height and ensure the space feels light and airy overhead and not too closed in. This dramatic look may be too overwhelming if used throughout a whole apartment, so I’d suggest sticking to one room.