Spare room ideas
Make the most of that extra room in your house with our spare room ideas and furniture picks.
What to do with a spare room?
Want to make your spare room a more functional space? Here are six ways to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Off the peg
Use coloured wooden pegs to create your own DIY hanging space. Great for those 'where's the hairdryer?!' mornings.
Ditch the wardrobe and go for open rails instead. This will help to keep your room feeling airy and bright.
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.
One lump or two? Assemble a hotel style drinks station with tea and coffee for the morning.
All snuggled up
Place cosy comforts like cushions and throws near your guest bed for chilly nights.
Scrub up well
Your guests will never want to leave with little luxuries like toiletry miniatures.
More help and inspiration
Small space ideas
The best space-saving products for your spare room.
Kit out your space with our flexible furniture options.
Bed size guide
Find a bed frame or divan bed for your guest bedroom.
Choose a wardrobe to maximise your storage space.
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