Multifunctional Master Bedrooms

Transform your master bedroom into a harder-working haven by adding a seating area, reading nook or home office.

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Urban Chic

When planning a multifunctional bedroom, take notes from the best downtown hotels. What makes them work? A magical combination of style and function. HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 replicates the look with a master suite that encompasses a closet, bathroom and TV in one, easy-to-live space.

Table En Suite

Add a gracious seating area, perfect for leisurely breakfasts or afternoons working the crossword puzzle.

From: Fernandez & True Interiors

Vanity, They Name Is ...

A small dressing table is a classic bedroom fixture, creating a relaxing spot for applying makeup or even doing bills.

Murphy's Law

In this nursery-slash-guest room, designer Brian Patrick Flynn covered the Murphy bed with wallpaper that coordinates with the fabric and furnishings.

Murphy Bed, Revealed

Even foldout beds deserve a dose of style. An orange blanket and pretty pillows make this small room feel cozy and inviting.

Work/Life Balance

Tuck a desk in a nook or under a window for a private work area. If you want to hide the desk when not in use, drape a pretty pashmina or throw over it, or slide a folding screen in front of it.

Saarinen Style

For modern appeal, add a sleek, Saarinen table to a child's room or guest room.

TV Area

If you like watching TV in your bedroom, but don't want it in front of the bed, add a small seating area. This allows one person to catch up on the latest episode of Property Brothers while another reads or naps in bed.

Can You Spot the Desk?

In the High Low Project, Sabrina Soto took the challenge of recreating this high-budget bedroom, which includes this $2,700 custom walnut desk.

Functional and Charming

Pull up a chair, pay your bills and then close the door to hide everything away. See how Sabrina got the look of this high-end desk for only $300.

Custom Built-Ins

If you have the budget, building in a bed and slide-out tables can solve a multitude of space problems. Designer Laura Stein tells how she conquered this basement's special design challenges.

Create Space

When designing a multifunctional room, use furniture, like this four-poster bed, to help define the different areas. See this amazing guest-room makeover

There's Always Room

Even if your room is small, you can create an office area, simply by using a desk as a bedside table. Bonus: See 10 Double-Duty Nightstands

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