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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.

What to do with a spare room?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Spread out

A sofa bed makes hosting overnight guests a breeze. Store extra bedding within easy reach - just don't forget the obligatory morning cuppa!

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

Because they matter just as much too!

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Off the peg

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

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See-through storage

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

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Picture this

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

Guest room comforts

Create a home from home with these top tips.

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Coffee break

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

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All snuggled up

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

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Scrub up well

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

More help and inspiration

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Small space ideas

The best space-saving products for your spare room.

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Modular furniture

Kit out your space with our flexible furniture options.

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Bed size guide

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

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Wardrobe ideas

Choose a wardrobe to maximise your storage space.

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