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How To Decorate Your Spare Room

by Paige Pesko

A second bedroom brings opportunity for design and function. Knowing how to decorate your spare room gives you all sorts of options. Keep reading for ideas.

Decorate a Guest Bedroom

The most common thing to do with your spare room is to transition it to a guest room. If you have friends and family who visit from afar, they can spend the night there. Create a hotel-like experience for your guests by considering the needs of someone who is traveling. Supply towels, enough blankets and pillows, and a bed that’s large enough for your guests.

Pro Tip: You can do as you please with the décor of your guest room. It doesn’t have to be a neutral space!

Create a Home Office

Another popular way to decorate your spare room is by turning it into a home office. Whether you work from home daily or use a computer for personal business, you’ll be more productive in an office space. It is a great place to store bills and other paperwork. Furthermore, you can use it as a multipurpose space for crafting, reading, and other hobbies.

Pro Tip: If you have kids, your home office will give them space to study. Like you, your kids need a place separate from where they sleep in order to stay focused.

Give Your Kids a Playroom

If your kids often leave toys all around the house, you could turn your spare room into a playroom. A playroom is a space to keep children’s toys, especially large ones. Keep your kids’ mess to one room and give them extra space to play. Their playroom can evolve with them and become a game room when they are older.

Pro Tip: Decorate your playroom with bright colors and bean bag chairs to attract your kids.

Design a Home Library

Book lovers are likely to use their spare room as a home library. You’ll need somewhere to keep your books and may have always dreamed of having your own library. To create a home library, line your spare room with bookcases and include comfortable seating such as a large armchair. You could also include a desk if you want your reading room to be a study. Use lamps for lighting and hang curtains to keep out harsh sunlight, which could damage your books.

Include a Home Cinema

Families that love watching movies will love having a home cinema. If your spare room is large enough, you could design the space to include a large-screen television and theatre-style seating to accommodate at least eight people—or as many people as are in your family. Add surround sound and insulate the walls for an immersive experience.

With so many ideas for how to decorate your spare room, you might start wishing your house had more than one. Luckily, many of these ideas can be combined. You can designate space for a guest bed in your home office, library, or cinema. Placing your guest room in a multi-purpose room puts less pressure on you to style the space since it will already have a theme. Find bedroom furniture in Memphis, TN, to suit any space at the Great American Home Store. Shop our extensive collection today.