The best way to fake space is to use lucite in a tiny apartment. Here are some of my favorite examples.
Model Apartment from Domino Magazine
Vanessa De Vargas hom
Deborah Needleman's livingroom
Philip Stark's ghost chair photo Elle Decor
From First Dibs via Material girl blog
Ilaria Mareli studio . I love the hidden draw that comes in white but is highlighted in black to give you an idea.
Greek Key Side Table by Allan Knight