A tip from Kensington Design ... always check which way your door swing opens before planning a new layout at home...

Interesting fact: Why do bedroom doors in older houses often swing into the room?

Answer: Bedroom doors often swing in as it allowed the person whose bedroom it was to "tidy themselves" before anyone came into the room.

However, aesthetically this blocks a room - and ideally the door swing should be moved to open against the wall and not into the room.