Avoid using heavy furniture such as big stuff sofas, wardrobes or bookshelves that have closed shutters. Instead should you use sofas with sleek frame (like the one out of bamboo furniture) this will likely create more transparency and will help in perception of more space. Also storage units such as TV unit, book shelves if kept open will reveal more wall surface behind them and reduce the "bulky" look. In an interior space that is empty the thought of "small or big" is often decided depending upon the dimensions of the space. The quantity of the space defined by the boundaries of ceiling, walls and floor defines the space. The openings in the walls further help in lowering the bulkiness of the space.