Spare rooms are often wasted space, without an identity rather than a valuable room within your home. To decide what to put in your spare room, you need to consider what your home is lacking. Is it a guest room? Is it an office? This is a question you need to ask yourself to be able to design it for the right purpose to get the most use out of it.
Whatever you decide the function of your spare room to be, it is always a good idea to incorporate seating. A leather chesterfield sofa from the Chesterfield Sofa company would be a great addition to any room, especially one of their sofa beds, which makes the room multifunctional, increasing the uses of your spare room.
To make the most out of a guest room it would be suggested that you should only your spare room solely as a guest room if you have regular visitors staying over. Otherwise, a sofa bed is more practical as it can fold out to become a bed for your guests whilst serving another purpose to be able to utilise the room for more than one type of space, for example, a hobby room. To create a room which is a nice space for guests to retreat to in the evening, light-toned colours would work well due to the relaxing nature of the cool shades. However, if you fancy being more daring, a guest room is the ideal room to experiment with by painting the walls a bold colour or use a patterned wallpaper, especially if you intend for your spare room to be used for more than one purpose.
To be able to create a well functioned office which creates the right atmosphere, the right furnishings is crucial; a luxury leather chair would bring comfort to you as you work. Furthermore, the right coloured tones need to be implemented to create a relaxing, stress-free environment. A leather Chesterfield sofa offers both comfort and the opportunity to relax during some time out of working.
Colours such as cool shades of blues, greens, or pastel shades will help to create a motivating working environment, increasing productivity. To optimise space, the choice of storage is important to be able to maintain an organised room. Open shelves are ideal but bear in mind that your “stuff” will be on display so baskets are a good alternative if you are prone to clutter. A storage ottoman would also be a good idea to implement as it can serve more than one purpose. If you previously stored bedding or other items in your spare room due to a lack of space in your home, you could store paperwork in one side of the ottoman and additional items in the other.
If you like to regularly exercise, you could transform your spare room into a home gym saving you money on a gym membership. This would help to make your daily training easier whilst providing a comfortable space for you to work out in. Be sure to measure your spare room space to make sure there is enough room for your favourite exercise equipment as they tend to be bulky. The colour scheme in an exercise room will affect your mood. If you want to be motivated, use orange colours, however, if you are more into yoga or Pilates, shades of blue help to relax your body whether it’s the colour of the walls or pictures and accents used in the room. Be sure to make the room encouraging. By using motivational quotes or your favourite piece of artwork will aid as a distraction to help you when you are exercising. The more functional and welcoming your exercise room is, the more you will use it!
If you have young children and are getting fed up with constantly cleaning up their toys in your living space, a spare room could be an ideal place for a playroom, especially if it is downstairs. Plenty of storage is key to be able to keep the room tidy and toys organised. Furthermore, a playroom is ideal to double up as a guest room as children can use a sofa bed to sit on and play and alternatively, be used as a bed for visitors. Leather sofa beds which are available at the Chesterfield Sofa company are ideal as they can be wiped clean from any spillages whilst looking stylish and comfy.