If small space is a constraint, opt for furniture with slim, sleek lines. Their light proportions will lend the illusion of more space, and hence a larger room. Use dual-purpose pieces, such as the DUO swivel bench - which doubles up as a dining and living room bench. Instead of crowding the room with colour, try to stick to one or two colours in varying shades to reduce ‘noise’. Consider using strong accent colours like navy or green, which liven up the area.