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If You Have a Spare Room, Here's What We Think You Should Do With It

The possibilities are endless.

April 19, 2024 at 4:54 AM PST
Decorate Spare Room Uses

If You Have a Spare Room, Here's What We Think You Should Do With It

The possibilities are endless.

April 19, 2024 at 4:54 AM PST

If you have an extra room in your home, consider yourself lucky. Whether you have an empty room that you never use or a basement that’s been collecting dust, there are countless creative ways to make the most of your spare space. To help you get started, here are seven ways you can make use of your unused room.

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Home Office or Study Room

If you work remotely, turning your extra space into a quiet place for work can help you be more productive. Just add a comfortable desk, an ergonomic chair, and a few storage solutions, and voila! You have a designated space where you can read, study, or even partake in your hobbies.

Creative Studio or Craft Room

Speaking of hobbies, if you love DIY projects, why not your spare room into a dedicated creative studio? That way, you can have fun with your projects without worrying about making a mess in other rooms.

All you need to do is arrange workstations for painting, sewing, crafting, or whatever other DIY projects you like. Then, place your supplies at the appropriate workstation so that you can easily access them when you need to.

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Fitness or Yoga Space

Take charge of your health by having your very own dedicated gym right at home. From yoga to cycling, you can do pretty much any exercise activity with the appropriate equipment.

For example, you can place gym equipment, yoga mats, and mirrors to make the most of your workouts. Plus, having a home gym is a great motivator to prioritize self-care. Not to mention, you can increase your physical activity without the added cost of a gym membership.

Reading Nook or Library

If you’re a sucker for a good book, having a reading nook or mini library in your home provides the perfect way to indulge.

To build a cozy reading nook, add cushy seating for kicking back, bookshelves for tidy storage, and dimmable lighting to create a chill ambiance. This creates an optimal environment for leisurely reading and relaxation.

A music studio
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Music Room or Practice Space

A music studio can be a fun place for audiophiles to listen to their favorite tunes or even create their own.

If you want to jam out in your own dedicated music room, arrange instruments, recording equipment, and soundproofing materials in your spare room. That way, you can rehearse, dance with friends, and explore your passion for music without disturbing anyone in another room.

Home Theater

Are you a movie buff? Perhaps your favorite part of going to the movie theater is the concession snacks. Or maybe you prefer the theater sound quality over your TV speakers?

No matter what your preference is, designing your own home theater is a cool way to view the latest and greatest movies without having to leave your couch.

In fact, to create a home theater, all you need is a couch and other comfy seating, dimmable lighting, and a quality sound system to start. Then, simply buy your favorite snacks, invite a few friends over, and you’re ready to enjoy the ultimate cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

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Meditation or Relaxation Retreat

Being a homeowner isn’t always easy, so to relax and unwind, a meditation room is the perfect solution.

The best part, you don’t have to do a lot to convert your spare room into a tranquil personal sanctuary. All you need is a cushioned chair or floor pillows, a scented candle or diffuser, and soft lighting to promote peace and calm.


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