Ideas for a spare room in your home

If you have a spare room in your home, it means that you have the opportunity to turn it into whatever you like. Something useful and practical, or artsy and beautiful – it’s up to you. There are so many options and the possibilities seem endless. But if you can’t decide what to do with a spare room in your home, you’re in luck! We have many ideas, and some of them you might like better than the others. And we hope that by the end of this, you’ve made your decision.

What you need to know

Decorating a spare room can come as an expense depending on what you decide to do with it. So if you’ve just moved into your new home, whether it was a long distance move or a short one, you might want to leave this room alone in the beginning. By this, we mean that you need to settle down, figure out what to do with the room. Don’t rush it.

You might make the wrong decision in a rush.

This is the time you should dedicate to unpacking and relaxing from the moving stress. Because if you are indecisive on what you want to do with a spare room, by rushing it you might make a decision you will regret. Of course, you can always redo the room, but why not get it right in the first place? Also, the first few months after the move, you will need this room as storage for all the boxes you haven’t yet unpacked.

Ideas for a small spare room in your home

This is the type of spare room you are most likely to have. Small room, with no windows, big enough to fit a few people when it’s empty. Just because the room is small, it doesn’t mean it’s useless. In fact, having a small spare room is very useful as you can turn it into a lot of things without spending big amounts of money.
The most basic things you can do with a small spare room:

  • turn it into a storage room – this is a good idea for someone who lives in a small apartment and doesn’t have a lot of space as far as storage goes. But as we already said, this room will probably be a storage room in the first few months but if you have A1 Transfer Moving & Storage, this doesn’t have to be the case.
  • turn it into a walk-in closet – this is good for people who don’t have a lot of space for a big closet in their room but have a storage room already.
  • turn it into a pantry – this is the third thing people think of when they have a spare room. This is a good idea if the room is dark and near the kitchen. You don’t want to be walking around your whole home just to get some oil. By turning this room into a pantry, you will be able to have fewer kitchen cabinets on your walls. Which is great if you live in a smaller home.

Turn your spare room into a pantry if it is near the kitchen.

And for all three options, you need the same things. Some shelves and some hooks and you are done. It’s very simple yet useful and on a low budget.

More creative ideas

If you think you need it, this is a perfect time to have a home office. This is a great idea as you will distance yourself from your home while you are still at home. For this, you don’t need a lot of money either. Just a table and a chair in the beginning. If you are someone who makes art like photography, painting, writing, etc. this will come in handy.
But if you feel like you need a room where you can relax, this is a perfect time to get creative. Get a comfy chair or some lazy bags, a nice lamp and a small table. Put up some shelves where you can store some books and now you have a small getaway just for you. The little getaway will be perfect because you will be under stress because of the move. And it is really important to be relaxed when moving and after moving.

Ideas for a big spare room in your home

The first thing that comes to mind when you have a big spare room is a guest room. This room can be useful as a guest room if you are someone who has friends and family over a lot. But if that is not the case, what’s the point of it? You will just be investing money in something you don’t need and won’t use. With a big spare room, you can also do all the things we stated for small rooms.

Guest rooms are perfect for someone who has people over all the time.

If you have a family and you are maybe thinking about expanding it, leaving this room for a future nursery room is a great idea. And until that happens, you can keep your stuff inside. But if you are not planning on that, you can invest some money in gym equipment and make this your home gym. Physical activity is important for everyone and investing in a treadmill, some weights and mats will only make your life better. Later on, you can keep adding more and more equipment if you have any free space left. This is a great way to stay healthy when moving to a new city.
Hopefully, some of these ideas suit your style and taste. If they don’t, give the room some time. Think about your priorities and needs and then get to the spare room in your home and find it a purpose.