If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room then don’t let that extra space go to waste! Whether you use it as a guest room, a home study, a walk-in wardrobe, dressing room or a library, we’ve pulled together some fantastic ideas for you.
Be our guest
Are you a social butterfly? If you love having friends and family over to stay, then transforming a spare room into a guest room is the perfect solution for you. Make a home away from home for your guests with a comfy bed and plush bedding, plus, add a touch of luxury with freshly-laundered towels folded neatly at the end of the bed. Other small touches such as fresh flowers and a couple of magazines also go a long way to making your loved ones feel welcome.
Work from home
Turn your office into a stylish and comfortable space that will inspire you to get your work done in time! If your home office is crying out to be made over into a calm and productive environment, but your budget isn’t stretching to a full-out refurbishment, then simple measures, such as updating your room with a new rug, will transform any space from drab to fab! Giving the walls a fresh lick of paint and having a good sort out will also help to make you feel organised and calmer.
The goal for so many: your very own dressing room. The perfect indulgence, barely a day goes by without an Instagram snap of someone’s dressing room. Our top tip? Organise your clothes into category, then by colour. Also: display your favourite shoes and invest in a statement mirror for that touch of luxury. Speaking of luxury, why not treat your feet to a super soft Saxony carpet?
A beautiful home library is the dream for any book-lover; your own quiet sanctuary in which you can read and re-read your favourite paperbacks over and over again. And if you’ve got a room sitting empty, or an unused garage, then why not turn it into your very own library? Just think; floor to ceiling shelves filled with books, squishy cushions to lean against and a super-sized chair to curl up on. If you fancy something a little different to carpet, then how about engineered wood flooring? Classic, timeless and simply beautiful, it will certainly add that something extra special to your home.
How does a room bursting with board games, pinball machines, air hockey tables and retro arcade machines sound? A fun and indulgent space that is sure to make your friends green with envy, go for bright and vibrant colours on the walls, complete with retro references and lighting for a fun scheme. Flooring-wise, we’d suggest hard-wearing LVT to keep sound levels to a minimum, as well as being easy to keep clean!
Carting a heavy sewing machine from room to room is no fun at all. Keep everything in one place by converting a spare room into a crafty heaven. All of your cardstock, ribbons, threads and fabrics can be stored in one tidy and organised space for good, and you’ll finally have that much-needed space you’ve been after for your sewing machine! A good solid laminate or vinyl floor will be ideal for keeping your room clean and tidy, as well as being budget-friendly.
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