If you are renting a place, it might be a problem if you want to paint the walls. But if the walls must remain white, then why not adding that color to the furniture?
Here I show you the renovation of a dining room I made some months ago. Short budget? not a problem!
Before the dining table was located against the wall. It did not even look as a dining table. The room in a way looked empty and cold.
As you can see, the walls are still white and the dining table and seats are even the same ones. Now the table its in the middle of the dining room. Can you believe that there was even space to put a couch?
The room not only looks bigger but it feels bigger. Before it was just a space to cook and eat. Now you can develop many more activities there.
Once again: Short budget? NOT A PROBLEM :)