Use whites and pastel colors in your room. The light colors will make your room appear bigger. Also antique your furniture and accessorize with other antiques. If you need anymore tips or ideas feel free to ask!
No I don’t usually do that. But after I dye it I rinse it in water with the rubber bands still on and then I let it dry for the rest of the day again with the rubber bands still on it. After that I unfold it and let it lay flat to dry completely.