Whether you’ve upgraded to a bigger home with more space or your teen has recently flown the nest, you may have found yourself with a spare room and no idea what to do with it.

Spare rooms often become an unused area or a dumping ground for items that have no other home. Usually the smallest room in the house, they can be difficult to utilise as a practical space. However, with a bit of planning and clever design, you can make the most of your spare room and create a space that works for everyone.

Here are six great ways to use your spare room.

1. Guest Bedroom

Perhaps the most obvious thing to do with your spare room is turn it into a beautiful guest bedroom. Having a dedicated room for guests is perfect if you have friends and family staying with you regularly and means you don’t have the stress of switching rooms and pulling out sofa beds at the last minute. Your spare room will be ready and waiting!

The perfect guest room combines comfort and luxurious style to create a hotel-like space where friends and family can relax. It should also be versatile enough to suit guests of all ages.

Our new Charente Bed Frame is an ideal choice for a guest room. Made from American Oak with a chalk finish the sleigh shaped headboard adds a classic touch and creates a stunning centre piece to wow guests. Add layers of soft bedding and plump pillows to create a perfect home-away-from-home.

2. Home Office

An office space is a useful addition to any home. Whether you work from home or not, a dedicated home office gives you somewhere to store things like your computer, printer, paperwork and bills that often take over the house.

It’s also a great idea if you have teenagers in the house, providing them with a peaceful place to study.

Create an elegant home office with a wooden desk such as the Berkshire Reclaimed Desk. It’s grandeur style will add a timeless look to your study space and provide plenty of storage.

3. Dressing Room

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own walk in wardrobe and dressing room, why not make the dream a reality in your spare room? Not just a luxury, a dressing room provides a practical space where you can store all of your clothes, accessories, makeup and beauty products that would otherwise take up space in your bedroom.

To turn your spare room into a dressing room, all you need is a dressing table and lots of stylish storage.

Sliding door wardrobes such as the Conrad are a great choice for smaller rooms; they’ll provide lots of space to hide away your clothes, shoes and bags and even feature mirrored panels where you can check your outfit.

4. Reading Room

For those who love to read, we have the perfect spare room solution. Create yourself a relaxing reading area where you can get lost in a good book on an evening. All you need to make a reading room is a comfy armchair, a good lamp and a book shelf filled with your favourite additions.

The Calluna Armchair features a plump seat cushion for comfort and carved wooden legs that will add a touch of refined style to your reading room. Just add a footstool and put your feet up!

5. Home Cinema

If you’re a film buff who’s always hogging the TV, turn your unused room into a dedicated cinema room. Add a comfy corner sofa for lounging on, then set the scene with a big screen TV or projector screen. Add a popcorn machine and a mini fridge and you’ve got the perfect place for watching the latest releases.

Our Felino TV Unit features integrated lighting, making it the perfect place to display your TV. There’s also an array of drawers where you can store your remotes and cinema snacks.

6. Games Room

Whether you’re a child at heart or you need a way to keep the kids entertained, why not turn your spare room into a games room? From pool and ping pong to darts and dominoes, imagine having your very own entertainment space to invite your friends to.

Depending on the size of your space, create a room filled with board games, consoles, books and more. Our Foosball Table makes a stylish and fun addition to a games room and will provide hours of entertainment. Made from reclaimed wood and iron, it will make a stunning centrepiece in your spare room.

The choices are endless when it comes to making the most of your spare room. What do you use your spare room for?

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