Having a spare room in your house can come in handy for lots of different reasons – there are so many possibilities of ways you can use your spare room, whether it’s to enjoy your hobbies or to make room in your home to spend dedicated time with your family or little ones.
This guide will take you through some of the top ways you can use your spare room, including some trendy spaces that are very popular right now, and how you can decorate these spaces to make them into the ultimate space for you and your family.
There are so many ways you can use spare rooms in your house, from fun spaces that the whole family can share to private areas of the home where you can indulge in your favourite hobbies. Here are just some of the great ideas for a small spare room you can use to transform your space:
With the rise of home working over the pandemic, many people have turned their spare rooms into home offices where they can work in peace (and if this is something you're considering doing, take a look at our guide on best flooring for home offices). Some features of a home office you could include:
Creating a dedicated space for your kids to get creative and play to their heart’s content can give you a lot of peace of mind about keeping the other rooms in your house tidier and cleaner. Here are some features you could include in a playroom to make it as fun and engaging as possible, alongside all the helpful advice we have in our guide to creating the perfect playroom, and child-friendly flooring options:
Having a room dedicated to your gaming hobby can mean that you can play your favourite games without interruption or interrupting your housemates/family’s evening plans. There are lots of things you can include in a gaming room, but the basics include:
For the book lovers amongst us, there is nothing more decadent than having an entire room in your house dedicated to books and reading. There are a couple of staple items you’ll need to create a home library to rival all others:
One of the rooms that are becoming popular recently is cinema rooms, which are rooms entirely dedicated to watching films and tv. Spare rooms are great for this because they don’t have any other furniture that you can’t move, like a sink or other plumbing, so you can dedicate the entire space to comfort. The key facets of a cinema room include:
And last but not least, why not keep your spare room as a spare bedroom? You can make it the perfect guest bedroom for when you have friends and family over (or if your other half snores occasionally!) and you can try out some styles that you didn’t use in the other bedrooms in your house. The key staples for the perfect guest bedroom include:
Decorating a small spare room can be really good fun – this is a space where you don’t have any creative restraints! Depending on what you use it for, you don’t need to make sure the floor is easy to clean as you would in a dining room or kitchen, or that your wallpaper isn’t going to get damaged by water as you would in a bathroom or frequently used kitchen.
Go crazy with the wall colours or create your own wall decals, put in a bold carpet if you’re designing a creative space, or stylish herringbone flooring if you want to make the space glamorous and elevated.
If you want to create a whole new look for your spare room, why not come down to your local Tapi store and speak with our floorologists about some of the options we have available? You can even book a free home appointment to show the space to our experts, and we can help you build your dream spare room, whatever you want to use it for. Alternatively, head on over to our Ideas Hub for even more inspiration on what to turn your spare room into, including tips on planning a walk-in wardrobe.