If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room that can be a dedicated guest bedroom, put yourself in your guests’ shoes and create a place where they’ll truly feel at home.
Include a few home comforts – a comfortable bed, some storage and a table lamp.
Whenever you’re stuck for spare room ideas, a good trick is to start thinking of what you might look for in a hotel room. As everybody has different tastes, a neutral colour scheme’s a good idea. Grey and white is relaxing, and you can accessorise with soft, touchable textures to make the room feel cosy and inviting. For the bed, you can’t go wrong with a timeless, classic style – a simple metal or wooden bed frame will do. Or choose twin beds if you want more flexibility in who can stay.
Don’t get discouraged if you’re working with a small space. Your spare room idea can still turn into reality. All that matters is that people have room to park a suitcase and a private space where they can relax.
Your perfect hideaway
There are no rules when it comes to a spare room, and ultimately how the space is used is down to you. So why shouldn’t your spare bedroom ideas be a little bit indulgent – creating a space not for guests, or with any specific purpose, but just an area where you can sit and relax? Meditation spaces are increasingly popular, a place to retreat to from this busy world.
Ingenious spare room ideas to totally transform your attic space
A seldom-used attic at the top of the house can be repurposed as a spare room with real character. Chances are, you may have a sloping roof here, or possibly two. Slanting ceilings can add drama to the overall look, so embrace this with your planning. For example, creative lighting with floor lamps and pendant lights is a great way to create atmosphere. Neutral colours tend to work best with guest bedroom ideas in these spaces, to stop it feeling too claustrophobic.
If you have exposed beams or bare brick, you could channel a modern industrial theme with a metal bed frame, or rustic charm with wooden bedroom furniture. In terms of storage, try bookshelves and cool storage units to cut down on the steep angle of the slanting walls. Fitted wardrobes or floating shelves can make the most of an awkward space.
SHOP BEDROOM FURNITURE
_**Thoughtful finishing touches idea for the spare room
_It's the small touches that make your guests feel really welcome, here are some of our favourites:
- Add a quilted mattress topper to the mattress - or go one better with a topper made from memory foam.
- Layer the bed with throws, cushions and extra pillows allowing guests to choose their own level of comfort and warmth.
- Leave out a basket of travel sized shampoos and conditioners, moisturiser, face wipes, toothpaste and even nail varnish remover.
- A full-length mirror, laundry bag and hairdryer are useful touches for making guests feel comfy and at home.
- In this digital age, a note of your Wi-Fi password, universal charger and extension cable are all very useful for connected guests.
- Leave a glass and a bottle fo water on the bedside table, so your guests don't get thirsty in the night.
We hope these spare room ideas have inspired you to give that extra space in your home the total makeover you’ve been dreaming of. For even more interior design tips check out our home office décor schemes you can apply straight away to start working in style.