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8 tips to double a small space as both a media room and guest room.
With some skillful organization, one small, stylish space achieves two pleasing purposes: a media room that moonlights as a cozy guest room.
1 Pullout sofa
A plush pullout sofa is a staple for homeowners who don’t have a spare bedroom.
2 Coffee table
Maximize space with a narrow, open-framed coffee table. It’s visually light on the eye, and you can display a few collectibles underneath.
3 Drapes and blinds
The woven blind offers privacy while letting light in when the family is reading, but thick drapes block the early morning sun from slumbering guests.
Simple seating that doesn’t take up much real estate, pouffes are a smart option to accommodate extra people in a small space.
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5 Ample storage room
A media unit that extends to the ceiling is a great stylish storage solution that offers ample storage room. Retrofit it with your own hardware for a custom look.
6 Hiding the television
If you can’t hide it behind closed doors, tuck your television into a framed nook and add a backing in one of your room’s accent paint colours.
7 Ornate box
Fancy yet functional, this ornate box on the coffee table hides remotes in plain sight and reduces the chance they’ll get lost.
8 Built-in organizer
The benefit of a built-in organizer: A drawer full of DVDs, organized and easy to find, stored directly under the only place you’d ever use them.