2. Let the light shine.
White walls open up a small space and refresh a large room. Simple accents and other colorful items easily add interest. Glass pieces refract light and add subtle, soothing color, while a stack of books or collection of china lends personality to the space.
Small additions like a few favorite books or ruffled pillows make the clean, white spaces of this cottage feel warm and personable. An antique bureau gets an updated look in a pale neutral, while the collection within keeps it from feeling sterile.