9 Dreamy Ideas For Your Extra Bedroom

If you’re lucky enough to have a little extra square footage, you might feel at loss for what to do with it. While creating a guest bedroom seems like the obvious choice, it might not be the most practical one. If you’re not someone who hosts a lot of overnight guests, it’s a little fruitless. I know so many people who end up using their spare bedroom as storage because it just becomes a communal dumping ground for crap. So we’ve rounded up a few creative ideas that will help you utilize that space based on your lifestyle. Read on!

Home Library


This would be my number-one choice if we had the extra space. My dream home has room for wall-to-wall books in the form of a home library. If you’re a bibliophile with space to spare, check out these home libraries even Belle would love.



via our home tour with Courtney Halverson

We think Courtney’s home office-closet-combo is brilliant. Kill two birds with one stone and double the impact of your space with a fun hybrid you’ll actually use.


Art Studio

via our home tour with Lindsay Wilkins

Whether you’re a professional artist or it’s a creative hobby, having a dedicated art studio is a dream. All you need is a small space to create and store your supplies and you’re set.


Music Room


This would be my husband’s first choice, for sure. If your family is musically inclined, a spare room is a great spot for storing instruments, creating a dedicated practice space or just listening to your favorite album after a long day.


Home Gym


Most people use their garage space for an at-home gym, but if you aren’t using your extra bedroom, why not convert it into your workout haven? Get our tips for creating an effective at-home gym on a budget.


Kid’s Playroom

via our home tour with Elsie Larson

Doing crafts with kids is so much fun, but it’s also incredibly messy. Turn your spare room into a playroom and art room for your little ones. It’s a win-win, they get a fun space to play and be creative, and it doesn’t leave your entire house covered in glitter.


Meditation Room/Yoga Studio


If yoga and meditation are a big part of your life, consider turning your spare room into a calming retreat. This is a great option for smaller spaces that aren’t quite big enough for lots of furniture but you still want to utilize.


Bar/Tap Room


A girl can dream, right? But a lot of people use their spare rooms or basements to create a fun, beautiful at-home bar. Especially given the current climate, it makes more sense to stay home with a cocktail then hit the bars anyway.


Creative Workspace

via our home tour with Jimmy Brower & Damien Merino 

Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur or just like to dabble in creative hobbies, using your spare bedroom as a dedicated space for your passions is a no-brainer.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram