Living Room

Five ways to maximise small space living

Expert tips to help you make the most of a small living area

Short on space? It’s the modern conundrum – the great Australian dream of a quarter acre block is increasingly out of reach for many. But don’t despair – while your living room may have a tiny footprint, it can feel spacious with some clever decorating.

According to Home Beautiful Style Editor Fiona Michelon, it is possible to create a serene retreat that doesn’t compromise on style, where you can rest, revive and restore before facing the outside world. The small living room featured here is beautifully styled with cushions, throws and accessories from Tara Dennis Store, and demonstrates how a little can go a long way.

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There are many ways to create a calming living room, no matter the size, from keeping your colour palette simple to making the most of available light.

“Bright colours and lots of pattern will make the space feel busy and crowded,” explains Fiona.

In this video, she explores these and other ideas that are set to make tiny proportions feel spacious.

Research: Imogene Abady Presenter: Fiona Michelon Styling: Drew Lewis

Watch below for more ideas on how to make the most of your small living room:

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