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Small but Mighty Bedroom

If you're like most people, you probably have a guest bedroom in your home that is not only small, but must serve more than one purpose. It may double as a sewing room, an office or a perhaps a private retreat in which to relax.  If well decorated, a small bedroom can be inviting and cozy.

A sofa bed with a full size mattress is the most practical for a small bedroom.  Keep the center of the bedroom open so the bed can be pulled out unobstructed for convenient use.  A decorative chest is a great idea because it provides storage for linens, pillows, etc.  Consider installing a closet system which will eliminate the need for a dresser.  Use the empty wall for a television, stereo, desk or wall unit.  A small easy chair with a table and lamp may be all you need to finish the room for guests.

Now to personalize the bedroom!  If you want a cozy or dramatic feel, use deep color tones such as charcoal grey or luxurious plum like above.  If you are going to use the room for task work, use lighter tints of color.  Wallcovering is another option. Try a heavy texture such as is found in the expanded vinyls, or perhaps a grasscloth or string.  All are usually fairly neutral in color but make a strong statement and richen the bedroom with their texture.

Add a small area rug, swing - arm lamps on either side of the sofa, and a few well - chosen accessories.  With a little decorating know - how, your once small and drab guest bedroom can transform into a welcoming space!

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