No drapes and simple blinds let the the light shine in!
When we moved into our little Jewel Box® not only were we overwhelmed with the tiny size, but also the tiny rooms. The small house, only about 1,200 square feet was divided up into little tiny rooms. The first thing we did was knock down the wall between the living room and kitchen to create one large space. Then we added light.
Just enlarging small windows can also have the same effect. Our living room originally had two separate, small windows. Another messy project, but again totally worth it! What was once two small holes is now one large, lovely picture window.
Dressed or naked windows and doors are lovely. But I encourage you to throw open your drapes, tear down the mini blinds and let the sun shine in today!!