5 ways to make use of your spare room

by Sophie Iroegbunam February 09, 2022 3 min read

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If you currently have an unused spare room in your home, it is likely that it has been turned into storage for the rest of the house - intentionally or unintentionally. In today's blog read on for tips on how to make the best use of that spare room. We believe that spare rooms deserve some love just as your main bedroom does. If you have upgraded your bedroom with a beautiful upholstered ottoman bed, using the tips on our other blogs, this one will be sure to give you even more ideas!


A spare room doesn't always have to be just a bedroom - with some creativity the opportunities are endless. Let's look at 5 ideas on how to make sure your spare room does not go to waste!



Your spare room can be a guest room

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Who will it benefit?

  • You - A place where you can have some quiet time 
  • Friends - Somewhere for them to crash and hang out
  • Family - Impromtu visit from your in-laws - sorted!

You never know when you will have visitors, so having a guest bedroom is always a fantastic way to put your extra space to good use. This space can be well-used by purchasing a sofa bed that can be used as a sofa and a luxurious bed at the same time to conserve space. The pull our mattress will provide a comfy place to sleep for whoever comes to stay there.



Your spare room can be a dressing room 


Who will it benefit?


  • You or your partner - gone are the days of complaining about storage. Whoever needs the most space can go wild in a dressing room. It will be a personal showroom every day. 

A walk-in closet and a dressing room is the dream of anyone who loves clothes, This type of person normally has a lot of them and requires a lot of space to hold all their key items. For a variety of reasons, it's sometimes desirable to get ready in a place other than your bedroom. Also, if you share a bed and need to get dressed sooner than the other person does, having a dressing room will will cause less disruption to them. Another benefit is that the clutter from an abundance of items will stay out of your bedroom and create a more tidy environment. Having a clean and organised bedroom will help you to have a better nights rest, so it is a win-win situation.

Your spare room can be a cinema room

 

Who will it benefit?


  • The kids -  An easy way to save money. You don't need to go to the cinema anymore 
  • You or your partner - A space for much-needed quality time together

Why not create a cinema room if you enjoy watching movies and binge-watching Netflix? Purchase some comfortable bean bags, pillows, and popcorn, and you'll have your own personal cinema. 



Your spare room can be a workout room 



Who will it benefit?


  • Anyone - A space for anyone to stretch, do cardio or strength exersises. The extra space means you can also invest in equipment that can be kept in this room for you to use. 

The past 2 years in a pandemic has taught us new ways to approach health and well being. With all the time being stuck indoors many have resorted to using their living room floor as their personal gym with many establishments being shut. Due to this, it's become a new way of life and if you enjoy working out at home, having a designated workout room will motivate you to maintain a workout routine; without having to pay for a gym. When you have your own personal workout room you can easily participate in a variety of home exercise videos on YouTube, and you won't have to wait for other people to complete using your favourite pieces of equipment - a common pet peeve for many gym-goers!


Your spare room can be an office room 


Who will it benefit?

  • Anyone who is working from home - Just like our previous point, with more hybrid and working from home jobs becoming the norm, it is likely that you will need a designated place  to work away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life 

Even if you don't work from home or use your laptop regularly, it may be worthwhile to set up a tiny office area. You never know when you'll need to spend a few hours researching or taking a few hours to unwind and read your favourite book.

Sophie Iroegbunam
Sophie Iroegbunam


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