Spare rooms are usually the smallest in the home, so often get overlooked and end up becoming dumping grounds for household clutter.
However, with a little bit of creative thinking you can transform your spare room into a space that serves a real purpose and adds a greater sense of character and style to your home.
To get you inspired, here are four fantastic ways you can use your spare room.
- Guest bedroom
A guest bedroom might seem like an obvious option but it’s a great choice for those of you who have regular visitors because it saves you the hassle of having to give up your bed or set up the sofa bed at the last minute.
If your spare room is small, choosing a bed with storage space is a good idea because you don’t have to buy additional bulky items such as a chest of drawers or wardrobe.
Once you’ve chosen your bed, head to a bedding store like Crane & Canopy and choose a high-quality bedspread that will help give your visitors that luxury hotel experience.
- Meditation room
If you’re someone who enjoys relaxation activities such as meditation and mindfulness, your spare room is the perfect place to practice.
You can start by painting the walls neutral colours such as white, beige or grey, as these have a calming effect on the body.
So far as furniture is concerned, soft items such as beanbags, cushions and throws are fun options that will allow you to meditate in comfort. But even if meditation isn’t your thing, this space can simply be a place to unwind and escape from the chaos of the outside world.
- DJ studio
Lovers of music can let their passions run wild by turning their spare room into a DJ studio that’s kitted out with decks, speakers, subwoofers and other cool equipment.
Music themed wall stickers are a nice touch that can enhance your theme – they’re easy to apply and can be removed without making a mess of your walls.
And no DJ studio is complete with a retro vinyl clock hanging on the wall – clock store Vinyl Clocks has a superb selection.
If you’re lucky enough to have a job where you work from home or you’re an online learner enrolled with an institution like Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning, you should definitely consider using your spare room as an office.
You should start by getting a desk and office chair and ergonomic furniture is best, as these products support your posture whilst you’re working – find a good selection on office furniture site Humanscale.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of your wall space by putting up a whiteboard where you can mind map ideas and make a note of important deadlines.
There are so many fun and fantastic functions for a spare room – what will yours end up as?
What other ways can you use your spare room? Share your thoughts in the comments section.