When you live in a small house rooms need to function and function well. Often times spaces take on a few jobs like office/craft room/ playroom or dining room/homework center. I figure you have two options; you can either embrace the small space or sparsely decorate and keep things open. I choose to embrace the smallness of our home. Sure, it's small and each room serves a few functions, but our family moves well within these walls and we are happy.
Recently I decided I really wanted my antique Sellers table in my bedroom. This piece has been a favorite of mine for years and functions, for me, as a desk. Though we do have a small library/playroom/reading room the desk could not fit. This left me wondering if the desk could function as my nightstand and also give me a quiet place to write or answer emails when needed.