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5 Ways to Ditch the Bedroom -- but Keep the Bed

Yoga Room

Yoga is supposed to be relaxing, but doing it in the middle of your highly trafficked living room with kids and pets swirling around you? Not so much. Take your little-used spare bedroom and create a Zen-inspired space that will not only make you love your yoga time, but will make guests love staying at your home.

Paint the walls soothing colors like cool blues or sage greens, and bring in a small stereo and a DVD player if your practice requires music or a TV to watch videos. Your guests will appreciate having these items in their room as well. Futons make great spare beds that also mesh with the Asian theme.