Playing with perceptions can transform a small living room. One of the oldest tricks in the book is the strategic placement of mirrors. When used effectively, they can virtually double the perception of space by reflecting light and surroundings. Transparent or acrylic furniture pieces also create the illusion of a roomier space by allowing the eye to travel freely. Choosing vertical or tall furniture pieces can draw the eyes upwards, emphasizing room height over its limited floor area. With these tricks, even a compact space can feel expansive.