Make the Most of Multifunctional Spaces.
Well-designed rooms offer flexibility and comfort.
Whether you’re working with an open floor plan, optimizing a smaller space or just spending more time at home, multifunctional rooms can provide the flexibility you need while still offering a clean, streamlined design.
Evaluate the use of your space.
Start by considering what you’ll use the room for and how often. For instance, if you’ll use it as a home office 80% of the time and a guest room 20% of the time, you’ll want to prioritize the office part of the space, using perhaps a sleeper sofa that can double as a guest bed.
Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:
Use lighting to define spaces within a room. A chandelier over a dining room table or bedside lamps around a bed can create zones within a room.
Storage is everything. To keep your space from looking cluttered, invest in furniture with storage for smaller items.
Don’t overlook vertical space. If you have tall ceilings, think about how you can use vertical space for storing anything from books to a media center.
Think multifunctional or fold-away furniture. Folding chairs or a murphy bed can be easily put away when not in use, or a large computer screen could double as a TV.
Interesting Room Ideas
When using your creativity, the ideas are endless:
A tub in your bedroom: By properly distancing the tub from the bed, you can pull off this look.
A music corner in your living or dining room: Downsizing your furniture can create space for playing your favorite musical instrument.
Your child’s playroom in the bedroom: With plenty of storage, you can keep the bedroom neat and organized when it’s time to sleep.
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