Turning a Living Room into a Bedroom

Here’s our guide to turning a living room into a bedroom including a variety of designs and creative ideas.Contemporary living room with frosted sliding doors to bedroom space

Living small is a big trend right now and it isn’t going to end anytime soon. Whether you are part of the small house movement, trying to save money in a studio, or cramped in a tiny dorm apartment, here are some tips of the trade to get the most of your small space.

When faced with a tiny space, do what the designers do, measure your room and make a basic sketch, include a list outlining what you want that space to do. Turning a living room into a functioning bedroom requires more than just slapping a sleeper sofa into the corner. You want it comfortable, inviting, practical, and beautiful. Consider what you want to use for your “walls”, where you will store your clothing, and whether or not you

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36+ Stunning Family Room ideas with Fireplace

A fireplace is a stunning addition to any home but with so many fireplace designs to pick from finding the proper style may be a small challenge. Regardless of the design style it is the heart of the home and deserves some attention. An easy fireplace is made up only of a firebox, leaving out a surround and mantel, allowing the specifics of the stonework to genuinely shine.

Since it’s the room at which you would spend the majority of your time, you ought to be very concerned about its design and decoration. The living room is one of the principal rooms in any home. Arranging a little living room is a trying job, and that task can grow to be even more daunting when the little living room comprises a fireplace.

There are many ways of painting a room. Your living room is among the most lived in rooms

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47 Open Concept Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room Floor Plan Ideas

We cherry picked over 47 incredible open concept kitchen and living room floor plan photos for this stunning gallery. All interior design styles represented as well as wall colors, sizes, furniture styles and more. You’ll love this gallery.

Tear down the wall.  Many contractors these days have been told that by homeowners as the first order of renovation business.  Many homeowners want to turn older homes into contemporary open concept kitchen, living room, and dining area floor plans.

I can’t blame them.  Our home was built in the 1980s and it’s not an open concept.  My wife and I often wished it were.  It’s a great layout; makes your home feel bigger without adding square footage.  It’s a great way for everyone to hang out together without being on top of one another.

To that end, we cherry-picked over 50 open concept kitchen and living room floor plan photos to

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The grand design of Professor Jeff Entwistle of UW-Green Bay, part 1


It turned out to be a grand design, but it’s not entirely what Jeff Entwistle had in mind.

First, singing was his thing.

Then, acting was his thing.

Then, a theater director saw different.

Today, Professor Jeffrey Paul Entwistle is two weeks away from retirement from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty.

Thirty-six years.

His forte: Scenic design for theatrical performances.

Thousands of people have seen his set designs for plays, musicals and operas. Two things have been hidden in his creations.

One. The name of his daughter, Taylor.

Two. Ebenezer Scrooge.

Scrooge from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens?

Yes, this way:

“When he changes, you realize that when you start thinking about humanity, it changes you from the inside. That’s what theater is always trying to do. I remember early on when I realized this is what I’m going to

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how to transform your garden into an office, classroom, kitchen and more

 Grow an educational veg garden

My children are nurturing various plants at the moment; potatoes in black plastic grow bags; sunflower seeds sent to them by their grandparents’ neighbour, and a stone planter filled with thyme and rosemary.

For inspiration, mother-of-two Anna Burles, founder of design house Run For The Hills, suggested logging on to Studio Cultivate, which is running virtual kids’ gardening lessons during lockdown. “We’re cultivating tomato seeds in the airing cupboard which we’ll plant in the garden,” she says.

Adults can create a more sophisticated cutting garden or veg patch in large pots on a balcony, windowsill or terrace, says Wakefield. She grows herbs, lettuce, tulips, cosmos and zinnias in terracotta pots from Pots and Pithoi (potsandpithoi.com), along with chrysanthemums, which are having a moment this year.

Don’t forget to add some scented shrubs to your cutting garden, she says; the pink flowered Syringa ‘Red Pixie’ or

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Beige, Brown & Gray Living Room Furniture & Decorating Ideas

Auburn Hills Living Room Set
Beige supple leather sectional with convenient console, accented with brown and gray pillows, brown leather ottoman and a gray rug.

In the living room above, the deep brown ottoman serves as a focal point, while a beige sectional gives the entire space a more relaxing feel with its soft, light color. Acting as an intermediary, the taupe gray rug draws these contrasting colors together.

Cindy Crawford Living Room SetBeige leather sofa set with black track arms and baseball style stitiching, brown table set, and a brown, beige and gray rug.
Contemporary beige top grain leather sofa set accented with brown end tables on a beige, brown and gray rug.

While the color of the sofa set above is the focus of this interior, a gray, brown and beige rug pulls the room together and establishes the main three hues for the surrounding decor.

Cindy Crawford Living Room SetBeige reclining sectional with brown accent pillows and gray lamps on a beige, brown and gray rug.
Beige sectional with padding from head to toe, accented with brown pillows, a brown table set and a

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Home design inspiration: Going glam, with a Gwen Stefani edge

It’s not often that clients cite Gwen Stefani as inspiration for their decor. It was certainly the first time Lisa Buyuk had heard the request. “She said she wanted to embrace her ‘inner Gwen Stefani,’” the Boston-based designer says of her client, who works in finance and lives in the South End. “She told me, ‘I have the brain of a nerd, but the heart and style of a wannabe glam punk.’” Buyuk’s response was to create a dynamic space filled with quirky, irreverent things. Fuchsia and gold accents reflect the owner’s edgy sensibility and optimistic attitude. “She is consistently a happy human being,” Buyuk says. “The room radiates her point of view on life.”

1. “I would have specified a more user-friendly sofa, but she wanted a structured style,” Buyuk says of the Jonathan Adler Hollywood Regency-inspired piece. “She didn’t want guests to overstay their welcome.”

2. Geometric wire

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20 Amazing and Unbelievable Basements Ideas (With Picutres)

These aren’t ordinary rec spaces. From bowling alleys to to fully-stocked bars, these basements and rec spaces are finished to the nines. If you’ve always wanted an adult play space in your home, gather a few ideas from these inspirational, luxurious recreational spaces. If you incorporate just a few ideas from these rooms into your very own basement, you will no doubt have the funnest basement in the neighborhood.


Image: Keystone Remodeling Grp, LLC

Equipped with a theater, this highly-functional basement offers a little bit of something for everyone.


Image: Dream Home Remodeling

Furnished with surround sound and the finest theater equipment, this basement theater seats up to six in complete luxury and comfort. There’s also a fully-stocked bar in this space.


Image: House of L Interior Design

Ideal for quiet, romantic evenings spent in front of a gently blazing fire, this posh basement offers additional living space for the

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There are SO MANY reasons t use luxury vinyl tile flooring! It’s my go to flooring of choice! Read why here –>

Oh my goodness. I just realized how much time has passed since I posted about the plans for our laundry room redesign. We completed this room makeover a few months ago, and I’m just now sitting down to write the reveal post (can’t wait to share the dramatic Before and After photos on this one!).

But before I pull back the curtain for this particular reveal, I wanted to spend a bit of time zeroing in on one particular design choice we made for this project — selecting luxury vinyl tile flooring.


This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny

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Design Of 12 Square Meter Room

Is it possible to decorate a room of 12 square meters so that it is comfortable and attractive? Professional designers say that such a task is actually feasible.

Of course, working on achieving your goal in this case can be quite complicated, and therefore, requires enormous investment, including emotional and creative investment. Nevertheless, if you put in effort and remain patient, you can achieve impeccable results.

What to begin with?

As you probably understand, a small room needs to have all the necessary items that residents need for comfortable living, but it doesn’t have to stop there.

All those wishing to elevate a 12 square-meter room have to do everything possible to make it seem more spacious. Speaking in the language of modern designers, you need to visually expand the room.

Furniture and accessories

When choosing furniture for a 12 square meter room, you realize the furniture is characterized by

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