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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.