If you’re lucky enough to have a spare bedroom in your home, why not make the most of it? It’s easy for spare rooms to turn into dumping grounds- boxes, clothes, Christmas decorations and junk- but when you’re paying rent or a mortgage on a property you should get the very most out of it. If you have a spare room in your home and are wondering what to do with it, here are a few ideas!

Guest Room

Being able to have guests over is a joy in adulthood. Having friends and family over to stay helps to keep close bonds and is enjoyable for everyone. If you or your loved ones live far apart, having a guest room makes it easy too since they can stay over. Even if you only have people staying over on special occasions like Christmas, having a guest room there is certainly preferable to a junk room! Get rid of the blow up bed and wonky camp bed, invest in something comfortable. You will need a wardrobe and some drawers in your guest room so that people can put their things away without having to live out of a case. Decorate in a light, neutral colour to make the space feel big and bright, and avoid too many personal touches. Aim to create a room that feels like a hotel room– that way it will appeal to everyone and your guests will have the most comfortable stay.

Home Office

A home office is an excellent use of a spare bedroom. If you’re a blogger, freelancer or run your own business, having somewhere you can properly work from will certainly make life easier. It allows you to separate work from life which can be a struggle when you’re at home for your job. You can get all kinds of cute accessories from customized stickers and labels to luxurious looking acrylic staplers, hole punches and tape dispensers to personalise your workspace. Pots for things like pencils and paper tray tidies will help to keep everything neat. Even if you don’t work from home, a desk for your computer, some filing and office supplies will mean you have somewhere to pay bills, sort out paperwork and do these kinds of things.

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Beauty Room

At some point or another most women have dreamed of having their own beauty room or walk in wardrobe. A place to put all of your clothes, a big dressing table for your makeup and perfume, a place to put shoes, bags, scarves, jewellery. It’s somewhere you can sit down each morning and get dressed, have everything beautifully organised. Where you can come after a shower and pamper your skin and hair. It’s a great use of a spare bedroom especially if you’re currently doing your makeup perched on the end of your bed, or in your bathroom mirror. You could have some built in wardrobes installed around the edge to give you tonnes of storage and hanging space.

If you had a spare room in your home, what would you do with it? Have you created any of these rooms already?

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