Guest room- Create a nook like this by suspending curtain rods from the ceiling. Put a daybed to be the bed in a small bedroom. Closing curtains allows you privacy to maximize all space for lounge and storage- its ok to have chairs right up to the bed!
If you are new to decorative painting, sponging is a great place to start. Sponge on glaze or sponge off glaze to create the custom look perfect for you. To cover a larger area in less time use a sponge roller in place of the natural sea sponge.