Five Ways to Transform your Spare Bedroom


Inspiration for spare bedroom ideas can be found on most social media channels these days, however with so many options to choose from it can be hard to know which choice is best for you and your spare room size. A dual-purpose guest room could be a good option if you have a large space, but what else could you use it for to ensure the space is utilised? Here are our five ways to transform your spare bedroom, offering decoration hints and tips for making sure the transformation is worth your while.


1. Office Guest Room Transformation

Transforming your spare room into a study or office is one of the most popular transformation choices. Even if your room is a box room, a chair and desk will easily fit in, if placed strategically, and can really give you the space you need to be productive. Add a rug to this space to bring the look together. Depending on the size and shape of your room, certain rugs will work better than others, so read our blog on this to ensure you complement the space as much as possible.

Efficient storage can fill a wall and you can decorate with patterned storage boxes and even use shelving to display possessions or related relics. For tips on how you can create a space of inspiration within your soon to be home office, check out our previous post. 


2. The Snug Sanctuary You’ve Always Wanted         

Furniture in a snug is essential, hence the name. Sometimes getting all new furniture for a room can be expensive, especially if you have a large space, so look for second-hand items or re-purpose items you already have and look at having them re-upholstered. In a snug, ambience is key and you want your textiles to radiate cosiness. A rug can really help create that feeling. Look at shaggy rugs and sheepskin rugs to inject that warm and snug feel.


3. The Walk-In Wardrobe of Dreams

The most desirable of all the transformation spare bedroom ideas is the walk-in wardrobe, and we all want one that will make even Carrie Bradshaw jealous. If you plan properly and get creative, turning a spare bedroom into a dressing room doesn’t need to come with the big price you may be expecting.

Drawers and wardrobes are considerably more expensive than shelves, so why not fold and stack jumpers openly to save money. Also, instead of fitted wardrobes, you can always use clothes rails, as they come in so many different shapes, sizes and colours that can add to the aesthetic of the room. We recommend (especially if you don’t have carpet in this room) using a large rug, so feet don’t get cold and are nice and comfortable when changing.


4. Essential Hobby Room Makeover

The great thing about hobby rooms is they work best when decorated completely with you and your hobby in mind. Whether it’s a music room, sewing room, arts and crafts studio, or even a state of the art gaming room, this room should truly unleash the creative and fun side of you. Art is a great way to breathe life into a hobby room, even if it’s just hanging certificates or framed posters of event flyers as they can make the room so much more interesting and personal. Colour is often a great way for people to express themselves, but if you’re not ready to take the plunge of adding too much colour to the walls, then a brightly coloured rug is a great way for you to add colour in a way you may be more comfortable with.


5. The Ultimate Guest Room

You may want to transform your spare bedroom because you feel it would be better and more beneficial as a different room, however, if you do have family or friends over often, is this really the best idea? It could be possible that all you need to do is revamp this room into a dedicated guest space. When it comes to spare bedrooms, it’s good to keep the colour scheme neutral, with pale greys being a popular choice, to try and portray a feeling of calm. Pairing fresh white linen with cosy textiles and fluffy pillows will make guests feel welcome and at peace during their stay. If you feel the room needs a few extra touches to liven it up, why not add a grey patterned rug to compliment the colour scheme and provide more texture into a room, without overpowering the theme.

For more ideas on how you can transform other rooms in your home, keeping reading our blog which provides valuable interior insight. To browse our entire collection of stunning rugs, please head back to our online store.

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