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If you're remodeling or installing a bathroom, you'll want to browse small bathroom decorating ideas. While the blueprint for your bathroom won't change based on how it's decorated, you can "expand" the space with a few strategic decorating ideas, creating a space that's elegant, attractive and efficient.

 

Even when space is limited it needs to serve numerous functions. Besides the obvious utilitarian functions, homeowners want a soothing escape from hectic daily life, as well as a good environmental partner that conserves water and energy.

 

Your master bedroom should be a place to close the door at the end of a day, shut out the world and unwind in private. But it’s also a place where you want to wake up energized and refreshed with everything you need at hand.

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How you decorate this room, even when small, can make a huge difference in your mood. Every bedroom isn’t just about being beautiful and inspiring relaxation. It should provide good storage, though that can prove tough once you carve out space for a bed, nightstands, a chest of drawers and a comfortable reading chair.

 

There's another challenge. Many homeowners spend most of their money outfitting the living room, dining room and kitchen. "I think it’s practically impossible to waste money on creating the perfect bedroom because it affects you more than any other room in your house," says Karen Carter, author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness.

 

Many design experts suggest starting with this room, maximizing the layout and dressing it up to suit your mood.

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Your master bedroom should be a place to close the door at the end of a day, shut out the world and unwind in private. But it’s also a place where you want to wake up energized and refreshed with everything you need at hand.

 

How you decorate this room, even when small, can make a huge difference in your mood. Every bedroom isn’t just about being beautiful and inspiring relaxation. It should provide good storage, though that can prove tough once you carve out space for a bed, nightstands, a chest of drawers and a comfortable reading chair.

 

There's another challenge. Many homeowners spend most of their money outfitting the living room, dining room and kitchen. "I think it’s practically impossible to waste money on creating the perfect bedroom because it affects you more than any other room in your house," says Karen Carter, author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness.

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Many design experts suggest starting with this room, maximizing the layout and dressing it up to suit your mood.

 

Invest in Space-Saving Furniture

To meet many needs, choose furnishings that serve multiple purposes. Whenever you can, incorporate mobile furniture on casters that swivel to face different areas and roll into other rooms.

 

Ottomans. These multipurpose pieces can be a place to rest feet, provide seating, and open to hide files and other belongings, says New York designer Libby Langdon, author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions.

 

Tables. Use nesting tables as end tables, since they can be placed around a room for casual meals. Some coffee tables have been fitted with a lift that raises to dining table height or lower to display books and decorative items.

 

Rolling carts can work double duty for art supplies by day and bar paraphernalia at night. Make the top a practical surface rather than something delicate.

 

Seating. Many couches and chairs can be seating by day and comfortable beds at night. Smaller sectional sofas work well because their configurations can vary, and many have sleeper mechanisms.

 

In some cases, the same chairs can function for sitting in a living room and at a dining table, so you don’t have to hunt for extra seating at different occasions. Benches work for seating and can be stacked against a wall.

 

Retrofit furnishings. Use pieces in other ways than how they were intended; an armoire can open and serve as a desk. Entertainment units with doors and drawers can be fitted to conceal and hang clothing, as well as TVs and sound systems.

 

Lighting. Avoid floor lamps that take up valuable floor space and go with track, can or wall lights, advises Chicago designer Leslie Markman-Stern. To optimize natural light, don’t use heavy, old-fashioned window treatments that visually shrink space.

 

Create a Livable Layout

Besides having the right furnishings, arrange them to suit your living style and traffic pattern.

 

Pick furnishings in scale, preferably sofas without big roll arms and overstuffed cushions that physically and visually take up room. Include some pieces without arms such as a slipper chair.

Don't automatically place a sofa against a wall, with two easy chairs flanking a coffee table. Place two small sofas opposite each other in the middle of a room, especially when there are several windows, doorways or a fireplace focal point.

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Forget sofas and group three or four chairs camp-style around a table for intimate conversations, says Chicago designer Tom Segal of Kaufman-Segal Design. Chairs also open a space more than a skirted sofa will, says Sue Pelley, with Decorating Den Interiors.

Display functional items artistically to avoid storage. Katie and Ruben Gutierrez of

Errez Design

like to display surfboards on walls. "Consider doing so with bicycles and kayaks, too."

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With so many homeowners wanting to stay plugged in to work from home, everyone's hunting for a place to set up an office.

 

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