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For quite a while now our spare bedroom has been neglected and unloved. It is the only room that hasn’t been redecorated since moving in and it just doesn’t really have a purpose. It is a dumping ground for all the things that don’t have a specific place in the house. And it is only cleared out on the rare occasion someone is sleeping over. This year I have been changing that. I want a room that can be useful for lots of different things. Somewhere to relax, somewhere to work and somewhere a guest can sleep. Today I am sharing my journey on transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room.
Transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room – the decor
The first step in transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room is the decor. Choosing decor and decorating is my favourite part of renovating. I have one olive green statement wall against creamy grey for the other walls. Green gives it a really relaxing, calming feel and the grey ties it in to the rest of the house.
The feature I’m most proud of is the floor. As soon as the carpet was pulled back and near perfect floorboards revealed I had to keep them. Stripping and staining floorboards is a long and dusty job but the end result is worth it. Staining them white gives them a slightly unusual look and covers up any patches of paint the sanding doesn’t remove.
Transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room – the furniture
I’m going to start by saying I’m lucky enough to have a large spare bedroom so transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room is easy here.
So firstly, our spare bedroom needs somewhere for visitors to sleep. A sofa bed is the best idea as it doesn’t take up too much room and doubles as somewhere to sit too. It is my new cosy little reading corner. My lamp stand is a toddler chair that we’ve had since Ellie was little. I’m glad it has a new purpose now.
A few beanbags add some more seating spaces. Perfect for teenagers as it makes it a great hang out space for them.
So, hi, I’m Helen. I hoard DVDs and CDs! I would like to tell you I need to go through and sort these, but this is the downsize. One wall is full with a bookcase and media towers so there is plenty of storage in the room.
Transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room – still to do
The next thing on the to-buy list for my multi functional room is a desk. I want the room to be somewhere we can work as well as relax, store and sleep. Lionshome have some gorgeous desks, two of which I really love. I’m torn between a traditional desk or a more modern ladder desk that I can work on and fill with pretty trinkets and plants.
The walls look a bit bare don’t they? I have some art prints I want to frame and put up. A mirror opposite the windows is on my shopping list too.
What do you think of my journey transforming a spare bedroom into a multi functional room? Do you have any areas in your house that have a multi functional purpose?
*This is a collaborative post. As always all words and opinions are my own.