I use many tricks to fool the eye and make you think my house is larger than it is. One of my tricks is painting a red accent wall. I have two of them in the house. One is in the entryway and the other is at the end of the hall. The red catches your eye and makes you turn to look. The dark color makes it look like the wall is further away. When I first painted this red wall I kept thinking there was another room to the right as you come in the door. There is not!