Ideas For An Unused or Empty Room In Your Home
An unused or empty room in your home – do you have one? This could be a dining room, which you rarely use or the proverbial spare room, which as everyday goes by gathers more and more dust. Or perhaps the children have left home and no longer use their rooms? Many people find themselves in the situation of having a room or rooms that basically have no function or purpose and could be better used for something else. Also there is a need to find more useful space since working from home has become the norm. This means you may also want to re-evaluate the space you have and whether you need to rethink your living and working spaces to create a better work/life balance.
Let your imagination run wild and create a practical and functional room
If you have empty or unused rooms, you really have the choices of keeping them exactly as they are, or transforming them into useful spaces that you can benefit from and enjoy? Style My Home, a leading Interior Design Company based in Tunbridge Wells is hoping that you decide to transform that empty or unused room and turn it into a purposeful area. It’s an exciting opportunity! You could soon be benefitting from a practical and functional new room, so why not let your (or our) imagination run wild?
Ideas for your empty or unused rooms
- Guest room
- Dressing room
- Study or office
- Hobby room
- A retreat
- Gym/spa/exercise studio
- Sitting room or snug
- Reading room
- Music room
- Multi-functional room
- Games room
Crisp bedlinen and simple accessories for a guest room
It’s a long list and really demonstrates the endless possibilities. And perhaps this is what has held you back in the past. You’ll have to decide what will be the best option for you. Turning a child’s room into a guest room makes a lot of sense. You can still give the room over to them when they visit, but it can look more grown up when its devoid of their posters and trophies. Consider crisp bedlinen and simple accessories to create a space that you would be happy to welcome guests to stay in and vice versa. And of course if your grown up children are visiting, they still have a room.
A room for crafts and hobbies and storage
Do you have a hobby such as sewing or painting or a craft such as jewellery making which you would like to spend more time doing but you never seem to get round to it? It’s probably because it’s so inconvenient. You’ve got to get all the necessary equipment out of storage and put it onto the kitchen or dining room table knowing that very shortly it’s going to have to be moved again. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dedicated room where your sewing machine or painter’s easel is already set up and you can just go in and start from where you left off? This room will also be a great place for storage!
Add your own personal touches
- Declutter and tidy
- Be creative
- Be imaginative with colour
- Transform a child’s bedroom
- Add personal touches e.g. paintings, cushions, furniture
- Introduce plants
- Lighting – add lamps
A games or an exercise room with a mirrored wall
Why not have a gym or a games room? It’s nice to be able to work out in your own space without having to travel to the gym and you can work out every day if you want to. You could fill a games room with a pool table, table tennis, a dartboard or even an air hockey table. If the space is small, maybe consider a mirrored wall to create space and provide you with a great work out place.
Create practical multi-purpose rooms
Spare rooms can also be multi-functional such as a home office and library, or a media room. The latter will also easily transform into a relaxing sitting room or snug where you can watch movies and listen to music. A craft or hobby room can quickly become an artist’s studio if you keep furniture to a minimum. As we discussed earlier, a spare room can be creatively made into a guest room. Turning it into a permanent office could be very useful if you find yourself working from home more often. All of these combinations allow you to consider storage options as well. Smaller rooms can be turned into a dressing room or study or even a reading room or quiet retreat. The options really are limitless.
How can Style My Home help you with your empty or unused room?
These are just a few ideas from Style My Home, transforming homes in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks in Kent. So, if you are lucky enough to have a spare or unused room, don’t let it go to waste and think of it as an opportunity to create the room you have always wanted. If you are struggling to come up with ideas, call Style My Home on 07918 081792 or email [email protected]
We are delighted that we have enabled many of our clients to realise the full potential of their homes by transforming unused and spare rooms.