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5 Tips to Make Tiny Rooms Work Double Time

One-bedroom apartments, studios, small homes, and houses with open floor plans all come with certain challenges. However, it’s easier than you think to create thoughtful flow within your home and have multipurpose rooms that make sense. With just a few tips and tricks, you too can create rooms with added function.

1. Choose the Right Combination

Just like you wouldn’t mix pickles and peanut butter (unless, like my great-grandma, you have a fondness for peanut butter and pickle sandwiches), there are certain room purposes that should and should not be combined.

A traditional combination, laundry rooms and mudrooms go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dirty clothes can go straight to the washer, and winter coats have a place to dry after returning home on snowy days.

Via Labra Design + Build

With no complicated rearranging, this daybed’s hidden trundle can transform a living room into a guest room in a snap. Throw on lots of comfy pillows to ensure cozy lounging in the day and sweet dreams at night!

Via Overstock

2. Divide and Conquer

For certain rooms, consider incorporating dividers. This works especially well when it comes to integrating a bedroom into a studio space or living room. You’ll want a bit of privacy to get the best rest, and bookshelves and curtains are innovative and inexpensive dividers (especially if you can DIY your own).

Via York Avenue

Via decor8

3. Roll Out the Red Carpet

Well, it doesn’t actually have to be red, or a carpet, but differences in flooring imply that you’re entering into a different area. A simple rug can work wonders in separating spaces!

Via Jennifer Brouwer Design

4. Rethink Your Room’s Purpose

Small spaces push you to come up with creative solutions. Lately, I’ve seen a couple small-space trends that pair well together. One: exposed clothing storage, and two: repurposed closets.

If you’re addicted to fashion, why not show off your perfectly curated collection of clothes?

Via Glitter Guide

Then, with your closet cleared out, add your own office!

Via The Cofran Home

5. Look Up

Little rooms call for using every spare inch of space. Consider creating a lofted area (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to look like a college dorm). Check out this chic bedroom loft if you need convincing.

Via Fantastic Frank

Unlock the potential in your home, and put those tiny rooms to use!

via BHG Style Spotters