When you live in a small home where space is limited you will probably try all sorts of tricks to make your living space appear bigger than it is. This is the concept behind the use of strategically placed mirrors. Place a large mirror on a wall and, due to the reflected light being emitted from that mirror, you perceive a greater sensation of depth. A similar concept occurs when you use a glass coffee table, or a highly polished or lacquered surface - light is reflected off, back into the room, making it appear larger. Add crystal glass ornaments and, again, the sense of space is enhanced. Furthermore, you can buy paint that, when applied to your walls, also has a reflective surface. The overall use of each one of these home space saving ideas can go a long way to making a diminutive space appear to be larger than it is.