Bec Judd of blog Rebecca Judd Loves is helping renovators make changes with her online styling series. Here are her small-space tips.

For Bec Judd, The Style School online video series is all about helping the thousands of people following her on social media who love what she did with her home. “I started it in response to the constant questions I’d receive on Instagram about every single item in my house – from cushions to wall colour, plants, furniture, door handles or timber stain. You name it, I was asked where it was from,” says Bec.

With that in mind, she wanted to create a digital series where she could share that information both in still images and videos. Teaming up with stylist Julia Green, the series explains how to style a space and where to buy everything seen in the rooms. This time around, a small unit gets a makeover.

Compact areas require playing with proportion to create an illusion. Bec and Julia went with “lighter timber furniture with tapered legs to add a sense of space”.

“You can’t go wrong with a round table in a small space. It’s only one metre across but comfortably seats four people – I reckon I could squeeze six, though!” says Bec.

What’s key to a limited kitchen floorplan? “Functionality as everything needs to be there for a reason; great design, such as some cheeky space-saving cabinetry contraptions; and a little flair thrown in,” says Bec.

Bec’s advice when it comes to the big surface decisions is to keep it neutral and earthy, and add colour with accessories and furnishings. “It’s much cheaper and you’re less inclined to change your mind,” says Bec.

“I chose the overall colour scheme around the mint AGA oven, which blew my mind. I wanted the rest of the room to complement it while keeping its place as the hero feature of the room,” says Bec.

“This corner was dead space before we had these corner shelves made by Aarden Design. It creates the functional space of a study without taking up an entire room. It is a two-bedroom unit after all,” says Bec.

You can watch The Style School series 2 every Wednesday on Bec Judd’s blog,

Check out the rug Bec designed in this gallery:

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