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Spare room ideas

Make the most of that extra room in your house with our spare room ideas and furniture picks.

Spare room ideas.

Room to snooze

Secret beds make hosting overnight guests a breeze. Store extra bedding within easy reach - just don't forget the obligatory morning cuppa!

Jay-Be Value Folding Bed Rebound e-Fibre Mattress - Single.

Foldable guest beds

You don’t need a full room to get 40 winks. Instead, opt for a lightweight, portable and foldable bed. They’re easy to tuck away and comfortably unpack when needed.

Argos Home Reagan Left Corner Fabric Sofa Bed - Natural.

Sofa beds

Make room to stretch with a sofa bed. Pick between your choice of styles to match your décor, and subtly solve any sleeping and seating arrangements.

Argos Home Silver Stars Chair Bed.

Chair beds

Foldable and compact, these comfy little numbers can work in any room. A gaming chair, an extra seat around the TV or conveniently flip out for an emergency bed.

Helena Springfield Blush Arken Bedding Set - Single.

Extra bedding

Stock up on pillows, duvets and sheets so you’re ready for any extra visitors.

Top picks...

Guest room comforts

Habitat Roxy Set of 4 Mugs.

Coffee break

One lump or two? Assemble a hotel style drinks station with tea and coffee for the morning.

A selection of cream and grey throws and cushions.

All snuggled up

Place cosy comforts like cushions and throws near your guest bed for chilly nights.

Argos Home Ribbed 6 Piece Towel Bale - Dove Grey.

Scrub up well

Your guests will never want to leave with little luxuries like toiletry miniatures.

What to do with a spare room?

Want to make your spare room a more functional space? Here are six ways to do it.

Argos Home Hanna Stacking Guest Bed - Single.

1. Guest bedroom

With the addition of a sofa bed, single bed or futon, you can turn a spare room into a bedroom for overnight guests. Fill it with little comforts like a basket of towels at the end of the bed or some extra blankets for if they get cold.

2. Office space

Turning a spare room into an office space is a great idea, especially if you need a quiet place to work. All you need is an office desk, a chair and a filing cabinet or set of drawers for sorting out your paperwork and clutter.

Argos Home Scandi Play Table - White.

3. Craft room

Have a hobby? Then why not use this space creatively. Try to incorporate a mix of different storage boxes and baskets, so you can keep all your craft tools and supplies organised and ready for when you need them.

4. Playroom

A spare room can be easily converted into a play space for kids. Decorate it with kid-sized furniture, stuffed animals and shelves of picture books. Get them involved in the decorating too - it'll make the space feel more like their own.

Gaming room.

5. Gaming room

If you love video games, then you might want to set up a dedicated gaming area in your spare room. Kit it out with a purpose-built gaming desk, a comfy chair and some cubby storage for your games and tech gear.

Argos Home Wilderness Dressing Table & Stool.

6. Dressing room

With the help of shoe racks, shelving units and hanging rails, a spare room can be transformed into a walk-in wardrobe. In this space, you can organise your outfits and get ready in front of a full-length mirror.

Work around it

Office, box room, guest space... your spare room needs to work hard enough for all scenarios. Pick multifunction pieces like a fold-away desk or super-practical shelving unit to maximise space.

Spare room steals

Shop all storage

Because they matter just as much too!

Off the peg

Use coloured wooden pegs to create your own DIY hanging space. Great for those 'where's the hairdryer?!' mornings.

See-through storage

Ditch the wardrobe and go for open rails instead. This will help to keep your room feeling airy and bright.

Picture this

Add some personality to your spare space with a gallery wall full of prints.

More help and inspiration

Small space ideas

The best space-saving products for your spare room.

Modular furniture

Kit out your space with our flexible furniture options.

Bed size guide

Find a bed frame or divan bed for your guest bedroom.

Wardrobe ideas

Choose a wardrobe to maximise your storage space.

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