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How to turn your living room into a bedroom

When you have a small home, the living room is often used also as a bedroom. This means you have to find a way to use that room as a living area during the day and as a bedroom at night. However, this is not the only reason why someone would want to turn their living room into a bedroom. There’s also the possibility that the layout of the apartment is not exactly how you want it. In this case, maybe the living room would be more apropriate to serve as a bedroom and what was formerly a bedroom can be turned into an office or maybe a games room.Whatever the reason is, let’s see how you can successfully transform this room.

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If the transformation needs to be complete, meaning that you want to permanently turn the living room into a bedroom, than the process is very simple. Just start decorating it as you wish in order to obtain a bedroom decor of your choice. If, one the other hand, this room will have to have a double function, than things are a little more complicated. In order to be able to preserve the living room-like look during the day but to also be able to use the room as a comfortable and cozy bedroom during the night, some of the furniture pieces will have to fulfill a double function.

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The sofa, for example, should be a convertible bed. This way you can have a sofa and a bed, all in one. The coffee table can then be used as a nightstand. This function can also be fulfilled as a side table. Anyway, the idea is to have multifunctional convertible furniture. As for the rest of the decor, you should try to make the room as inviting and relaxing as possible. Some curtains would be a very good idea. They will keep the sun away in the morning and they also have a stylish look.

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Finally, you should consider painting the walls in a soft, maybe pastel color. It should be something that will work both for the living room and the bedroom. Tones of beige, white, peach, light blue or even yellow would be nice choices. Also, consider including some plants in the decor. They will create a fresh and airy atmosphere.{picture sources:1,2,3,and 4}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 10, 2012

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