DIY Photography is a site I read often. I’ve even written two articles for it.
Today there was a posting about utilizing a small space as a studio. A very good read. Much of it is similar to what we’ve been doing in the living room. The biggest difference is that he’s using studio strobes and we don’t have as many different light modifiers. The biggest item we do not have are grids to limit the increase the directionality of the light. I have been wanting to make some grids but have not fully settled on the best way to DIY that.
They key is to move the lights up close to the subject to take advantage of the fall off from the inverse square law.