Amazing things to do with your spare room

Are you lucky enough to have a spare room in your house or flat? Do you only have guests sleeping in there once a year? Imagine all the things you could do in that neglected room, 364 days a year – painting, relaxing, exercising, indulging in your shoe and clothes collection, playing the guitar, …

Why not buy a sofa bed and transform your guest room into a space you’ll enjoy spending time in all-year-round? Whether you want to have it all for yourself or you’d prefer to share it with your loved ones, there is a myriad of options available when it comes to decorating a spare room.

Here are some ideas we hope will inspire you to do amazing things with your spare room.

Entertainment room

Modern living rooms are usually decorated with a TV screen as focal point. This is great for spending evenings watching films and TV series; however, when inviting guests around, this layout can feel a little awkward. Why not convert your spare room into an entertainment room? You could install a bar and keep your party games there, ready for some action. Make sure to add a good stereo to your chosen decor, so you can play good tunes as you party the night away.

Walk-in wardrobe

If your spare room is located next to your bedroom, you could turn it into a giant walk-in wardrobe. You could even build a new door for it, so you can access it directly from your bedroom. This way, you’d be able to maximise the space in your bedroom by making it cosy and quirky with all your clothes now stored next door in a dedicated space.. The best of both worlds.

En-suite bathroom

Another option you have, if your spare room is located next to your bedroom, is to turn it into a luxurious en-suite bathroom. If the room is big enough, you could install a jacuzzi rather than an average bathtub to make it even more special. The en-suite could turn your spare room into a private, relaxing and even romantic spot in your house.

Indoor garden

Do you live in a city apartment? Do you miss the greenery and the outdoors? Why not create your own indoor garden? Fill your spare room with indoor flowers and plants. You can even grow your own vegetables and herbs, such as tomatoes and basil, inside.

Art studio

If you’re a creative type, you could turn your spare room into an art studio where you can let your creativity run wild. Whether you paint, draw or sculpt, you could easily move all your art equipment into the room and claim it for yourself. A good sound system and music collection might also help you feel inspired to create a masterpiece.

Private gym

Rather than spending a fortune on a gym membership every year, why not invest in a fitness room in your own home once and for all? It’ll save you money in the long term. Also, having all your favourite machines only a few steps away means you’re more likely to exercise regularly or make you feel guilty as you watch them collect dust.

Relaxation room

In today’s fast-paced world, we don’t have any time to enjoy relaxing, meditating or reflecting away from the hustle and bustle of modern society. Get away from it all in your own home. Convert your spare room into a relaxation room where no technology is allowed (no mobiles, laptops, TV, tablets, …). You could store a yoga mat in there to practice some yoga or meditate. You could also decorate the room with comfortable sofas and a library.

Children’s playroom

And finally, if you’re a selfless kind of person, why not gift your spare room to your kids? You could easily turn it into a playroom where your children can play in complete safety and engage with books and toys, instead of spending time in front of the TV.

At The Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust, we develop properties in areas in need of regeneration and offer everyone affordable, quality homes. If you are interested in finding more about our projects, get in touch with our team today.

Posted on: August 22, 2016

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