Turn a hallway into a makeshift mudroom: If your home doesn't have a designated room for storing shoes, coats, backpacks, and the sort, built-in storage in your entryway will do just fine and make better use of the space.
Cozy chairs by fireplace (squee!), sort-of bow window. To turn your bedroom into the perfect retreat, stick to a neutral color palette. Gray is a great choice for walls because it's a trendy color and works well with most other shades.