Not sure how to successfully utilise the space in your spare room? Take a look at some of these stylish design ideas.
We can often be guilty of turning spare bedrooms into dumping grounds for belongings that don't have a home anywhere else. A cluttered room, even if you don't use it every day, is far from ideal, so take this opportunity to design your guest bedroom exactly how you want it.
The room that does everything
if you're in need of a room that satisfies many different functions, then design a room that does everything! Avoid the space becoming too cluttered by opting for compact furniture, such as a single bed and slimline desk. We love the above guest bedroom design from Cuckooland for its neutral colour palette – if you're designing a room that needs to be a bedroom, office and walk-in wardrobe, keeping it simple will help avoid it ending up looking too busy.
A cosy snug
If you've got all the storage that you need and simply want a tranquil room to relax in, then turn your spare room into a cosy snug. It's a great opportunity to be a bit more bold with your styling. For example, if there's a statement wallpaper or piece of furniture that you love but can't find room for in one of your main living spaces, then proudly display it in your spare bedroom.
We love this IKEA set-up as it plays with traditional positioning of furniture. Rather than butting your sofa or day bed up to the wall, Ikea have placed it in the middle of this spare bedroom and used the headboard as a divider to separate the seating from a small office space. Multi-functional furniture should be a key element of a spare room if you're wanting it to fulfill multiple functions.
A dressing room
Fed up of squeezing in the bathroom to get ready and finding storage solutions for all of your products? Using your spare bedroom as a dressing room could be a simple design solution. Start with a spacious dresser, mirror and comfy seating for that perfect boudoir look.
Be brave with a theme
Use a specific theme in your spare bedroom to give it a distinct feel from your other bedrooms. Start with your wall and floor coverings to create the perfect canvas. Be inspired by this spare bedroom scheme from Argos which is stylish and industrial. Sticking to a theme means your spare bedroom will look more cohesive and put together, ensuring a clutter-free and seamless space.
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