If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room, there are all kinds of things you do to maximize the space in your home. If you’re considering a bit of DIY or a spring revamp, here are some ideas to get you thinking.

  1. Study

Do you work from home? Have you got piles of papers sat on the kitchen table? Are plastic folders taking over your spare bedroom floor? If so, converting a redundant reception room or a bedroom into a study is a great option. A home office can also be beneficial for older children who need a quiet space to do homework or exam revision. Before you start your makeover, clear out the room and give it a thorough clean. Consider painting and decorating if the walls are looking a little tired and the room lacks personality. Choose neutral tones and solid wood furniture to create a professional vibe. Opt for a black leather office chair and hang prints to make the walls more interesting. Finish off your office with a pot plant, some modern blinds, and a polished black filing cabinet.

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2. Playroom

If you have small children, the likelihood is that toys and games are taking over your living room, kitchen and possibly your bedrooms too. If you have space that you don’t use, why not create a playroom? You can store all your children’s toys, teddy bears and books and your kids can play to their heart’s content without any worries about mess. Invest in some innovative storage solutions to make tidying up quick and easy, and look for inspirational design ideas online. Go for bright colors and themes, such as the jungle, space or Disney characters for younger children. For older kids, you could base the design on their love of sport or music, for example.

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  1. Snug

Do you often find yourself fighting over the remote control? Is your open plan kitchen is a hive of activity at all times of the day? If so, a snug could be an excellent addition to your home. Do you dream of a tranquil spot to escape the noise and curl up with a good book? A snug is a fantastic option for small rooms. Keep the design simple and create a cozy feel with lamps and candles. Add some floor cushions, throws and beanbags. You can visit sites such as www.fombag.com/Fombag_Testimonials.html for inspiration.

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  1. Teenage den

If you have teenage children, you’ll probably know that they enjoy their own space from time to time. A den could be an option if you have older children. Here, they can play on their consoles, watch films and hang out with their friends. You could also add a workstation to enable them to have their own area to study. Create a loft apartment vibe with wooden floorboards, white walls, and stainless steel accessories. Or go for a rock star hangout with guitars mounted on the walls and framed gig posters. If you’re looking for ideas, https://www.pinterest.com/ is a good place to start.

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If you have a spare room, you may as well make use of it. These ideas will hopefully inspire you to create a brand new, versatile space for you or the kids to enjoy.