Use a bedroom as a living room? An extra office space as a den? A closet as a bedroom?! Yes — though rooms come with "historical precedent" of how they were used in the past, it doesn't mean you have to use a space in your home the way it was intended. Not only do you have permission to use your home any damn way you please — it just makes sense to do so. Why not craft a home that functions just the way you need?
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/rule-breaking-tips-for-room-layouts-245919