Bathrooms are a popular room to hide. I get it; you don't like to share your loo. (Can't say I blame you.) An ornate mural like this one is a great way to camouflage the entrance from snooping guests.
Pay no attention to the rectangle inside the mural! Even if it's just a coat closet behind there, it instantly becomes cooler by going incognito.
Ian Fleming never mentions James Bond doing laundry. Probably it's because 007 is too busy on covert missions, but maybe, just maybe, it's because he keeps his laundering facilities cleverly sequestered behind a pair of sliding bookcases.
Nothing to see here folks...
Sneaky! The space under the stairs is prime real estate for a hideaway.
I like to think that up those stairs is a comfy armchair, just right for escaping with a good book.
This grand library has a secret: The shelves at the lower left of the image are actually a door to the home's master bedroom. What a clever way to outsmart the boogeyman!
The left panel of this built-in actually opens up into an ensuite bath.
This handsome cabinetry may look ordinary enough — there's a TV inside, right? It's actually a doorway to a home office beyond.
Curtains closed, it looks like a window. Curtains open, and you're gazing on your own walk-in closet and seating area.
Every office should come equipped with one of these. Close the pocket doors and it's all business. Open them up and get ready for the weekend.