When living in a small home or space, there are several ways you can make a small area more comfortable. Here are several ways that will help:
Keep Looking Up - You can do a major reno by raising the roofline to make more space, or you can do a small change like adding vertical beadboard on the walls to draw your eyes up.
Keep the Scale Smaller - Getting smaller furniture pieces instead of chunky ones will help a small space feel larger. Use a love seat instead of a full size sofa or smaller chairs and side tables. In the kitchen, use a smaller sink or maybe some smaller appliances.
Keep the Colors Light and Bright - Use neutrals and whites and then use subtle color in accessories. This will give the appearance of a larger room as well.
Keep it Clever - Use smart storage solutions, like a vintage trunk that works as a coffee or side table, or a small chest of drawers as a decorative statement table. Use the foot of the bed or the back of a couch, as a desk area with a small, narrow table and some seating. Any ways you can inventively use objects with dual purposes will help keep the space feeling larger.
Love the Little - Small spaces can be better for conversations and intimate settings. So learn to love the space you have. This will make the space feel more cozy to you and to your guests.
Use the Outdoors - When you absolutely have to have more space, move your entertaining outdoors or to another spot entirely. No need to stress and try to make everyone fit. It's nice to use the outdoors or another location for a change of pace as well.