If you have a studio or other multi-purpose space, consider floating a bookcase as a functional room divider. This helps partition your space into zones—creating more distinct bedroom and living room spaces. And as an added bonus? It adds storage to your space—which for most studio apartments is at a premium!
The task of decorating a mix-use space can be daunting if you need to combine two rooms in one but don't want to skimp on style. An excellent solution to creating an area that is functional and fashionable is selecting light-colored furniture with slender and or simple silhouettes. These simplistic forms will give the space an open and modern chic feel and allowing you to bring two room types together seamlessly.
This TV room is a stylish and comfortable place to relax by day, and when you have guests, it effortlessly becomes a sleeping quarter. The futon pulls down into a full bed for convenient and comfy place to get a restul nights sleep!
Many people don’t have the luxury of separate spaces for a home office and guest bedroom. But this room is proof that a multi-purpose space like this can be quite chic! Tucking your desk under built-in shelves creates a distinct workspace. And opting for a daybed rather than a traditional bed makes the space feel less dual-purpose when not hosting guests.
Do you and your partner both need at-home work stations? And space to host guests? And only have one room in your house to spare for all these uses? Relax — you can create a multi-purpose room that suites all these needs. For hosting guests, opt for a daybed for day-to-day versatility. Then place desks across the room from each other so you each have your own workspace — but opt for matching chairs for a more cohesive look.
It seems more people are working from home than ever before. That means many people have to share a workspace with a partner, child, or roommate. To ensure you and your new office mates get off on the right foot and stay there, try picking a common interest and incorporating it into your decor. The vintage-inspired wall art in this space looks great with the shiplap. It could also be a wonderful reminder of shared interest for two science buffs or history lovers. Keeping the atmosphere at the office light and friendly.
One challenge for a mixed-use space is zoning it in a way that allows for separate functions to not interfere with one another. For example, in this room, we needed to have both an office and a living space, but we didn't want to worry about work when watching a movie, or dream of the couch when we were hard at work. To solve this dilemma, we simply placed a shelf, slightly taller than the desk, between the two spaces and Voilà, out of sight out of mind.
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