Do you have a spare bedroom you’re not really making the most of? Then you’ve come to the right place.
From maximising light and sensible storage to adding aesthetically pleasing touches like plants, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips and tricks. Check out our advice for transforming unused bedrooms and how to make a home office in a small space.
Bring a Sense of the Outside In
According to numerous scientific studies, plants and greenery can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and reduce noise levels. So, they make the perfect addition to any workspace.
Besides these benefits, they’re also pretty and can make a space feel much homelier. So, it’ll come as no surprise that decorating with potted plants and foliage is one of our favourite box room office ideas.
Whether you choose to line up some small succulents on your window sill, place a potted aloe on your desk, or resign a rubber plant to the corner of the room, remember real is best!
Focus on Creating a Light and Bright Space
Natural light can improve work satisfaction and productivity, so maximising this when devising spare room office ideas is important.
Think about the placement of your workspace and how you can maximise light, but at the same time not be blinded by the sun’s rays. Hang a large mirror on the wall to reflect light, dress the window with Venetian blinds, and opt for bright colours to keep the space fresh.
Maximise Storage Space and Hide Away Clutter
If you’re anything like me, then the more storage you can have, the better. You never know when you’re going to need something. However, if you’ve spent time carefully considering the light that your new spare room office has, you don’t want to compromise it with chunky furniture. So, what do you do?
Well, open storage solutions are the way to go. Consider floor to ceiling shelving units, under-desk drawers and low-level storage boxes to make the most of the room’s footprint without blocking windows or light pendants.
Make the Space Multifunctional
Last but not least, I would always recommend choosing versatile furniture pieces when coming up with spare bedroom office design ideas. As, although you may use this space as an office most of the time, it would be practical for it still to be a bedroom when you need it.
For example, I love the idea of using a bed settee in a guest bedroom and office combination. It’s ideal for sitting back with a book or lounging with your laptop on a day-to-day basis and can easily be transformed into a bed should you get unexpected guests.
If you opt for one like our Hunter Grey Fabric Guest Bed, then you’d also benefit from some of that hidden, low-level storage I mentioned earlier.
Wardrobes are also a handy addition. These can not only store seasonal clothes or coats but can have shelves added for office essentials such as files, books and papers. You could even use one to store the bedding for one of the aforementioned double sofa beds.
What Are You Looking for From a Space Room?
If you didn’t use your spare, box bedroom as an office, what would you use it for? A dressing room maybe?