Having a spare room is luxury that many people simply don’t have. But if we’re honest – in many cases, a spare room can just end up being the place where all your extra junk accumulates over time. Are you guilty of this?
Whether you’re trying to spruce up your old, cluttered spare room or you can’t quite figure out what to do with your new one, take a look at some ideas for getting the most out of that glorious extra space.
Organize, Organize, Organize
If you’re taking the “clean up this mess” route to make the room a bit more inhabitable (perhaps a guest room for friends and family to visit?), it’s time to tidy up. Depending on the type of mess, consider getting some organizational furniture like wardrobes, cabinets, and dressers to help store stray items.
To go the extra mile, consider the magic of custom closets and how a professional can take pretty much any space and make it organized and beautiful.
Have you ever thought of having a home theater? You don’t need extravagant technology and thousands of dollars to make your spare room a great place to relax and unwind with a good flick. All you really need is a TV and some comfortable furniture to lounge on.
Alternatively, try a game room. A nice, large table for board games, a ping pong table, a pool table, an air hockey table, a pinball machine, video game systems… just think of your favorites and mix and match!
Are you a crafty type? Set up your very own craft cave, a place where you go to get inspired and create masterpieces. Some may think that this is always an expensive endeavor, but with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can build a great craft room on a surprisingly tight budget. Take a peek at some Pinterest ideas to explore some unexpected possibilities.
Do you just love to get your hands on a good book? Turn your room into your own private library with some shelving and good lighting. Don’t forget a comfy couch for those lazy days where you almost literally only read.
What about gardening? If your spare room gets a lot of light, turn it into your own private greenhouse where you can grow plants and various types of herbs for fresh-cooked meals.
A spare room is a treasure, so make sure you’re getting the best out of yours! With a little love and creativity, you can have a spare room that’s not only beautiful, but nurtures your mind and improves your quality of life.
Guest Post by Amanda Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Amanda!