This is another mirror idea either on the wall before the kitchen or in the small living space with the bookcases. This is a great trick if you have an extra foot or so of space. Pull your sofa out from the wall, and place a piece of furniture behind it. Lean a large piece of art and add accessories and even lamps. This gives some nice depth to the room (and if you’re a renter, you’re not committed to nail holes in your wall).