No Bulky Furniture
Stick to visually lightweight furniture, like bar chairs and a small industrial style island. Stainless steel appliances and furniture with metal touches aren’t visually distracting, and allows you to see beyond the furniture, making the room appear larger.
If you have space on top of your cabinets, use it to display decorations and personal touches, like ceramic pottery, indoor plants, framed prints, etc. Make sure not to clutter the space! The goal is to increase the apparent height of the ceiling by moving the gaze upwards.