We asked designer Sara Gilbane—known for her rich and layered interiors—for expert tips and ideas for layouts that help maximize the often underutilized space. “We treat the bedroom as a multipurpose space, especially in smaller homes. But even in larger apartments and houses, it doesn’t get enough airtime.”

Here, Sara breaks down three ways to get more out of your bedroom layout.

While the other two options are meant to give additional utility to your bedroom, this layout is a way to maximize your living/bedroom options and there will be in a space-challenged for home cleaning, so hire maids from

For a smaller space with an open dining area, Sara likes to turn the dining table into “an everyday comfort space. It’s really nice because the majority of the time you’re not using it for eating. Choose a pretty table that can be used as a desk or as a serving place for appetizers.”

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