Maybe in your dreams, you live in an 18-room mansion, complete with a billiard room, guest room, home office, conservatory, and bedroom-sized walk-in closet. But in real life, you live in a two-bedroom apartment, and there's just only so much space. The solution? Make the rooms you do have do double duty. Here are 11 clever combinations.
Above: From IKEA, a combination living room and home office. The bookcase cleverly helps to define the office area and distinguish it a bit from the rest of the room.
From Design Sponge, a living room/dining room combo. Pull a table up to a banquette-style sofa, and suddenly you've got a place for the whole family to eat dinner together. (Pedestal tables work especially well for this.)
Spotted on Domino, a kitchen with a convenient built-in office space.
An oversized bathroom, from Design Sponge, doubles as a closet.
Another way to get more out of your hallway? Add bookcases and turn it into a home library. From HomeBunch.
Spotted on Architectural Digest: a bedroom that doubles as a home office.
Why do you need a separate kitchen and dining room when one room can do the trick? Spotted on SF Girl by Bay.
If you're like most people, you probably don't use your dining room all that often, anyway — why not turn it into a cozy library? From Ralph & Julie's Spacious Altbau in Berlin.
Ok, so I saved the weirdest one for last. Is this room (from Lolitas)... a bathroom slash home office? Bathroom slash dining room? What it is, it's definitely inspiration to think outside of the (room) box.