Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery once in a while, the lingering idea of redecorating your home might enter your mind. With costs, time investment, and other obstacles, it’s easy to see why it isn’t always a number one priority for homeowners. Whether your kid has recently left for college or you no longer feel the need to have a guest room, now might be the perfect time to jazz up your home. A spare bedroom can serve a great purpose in your life in more way than one. While it’s common to turn an extra room into a place for guests to crash, we have a few creative ways you can get more use out of the spare space in your home. You might be wondering why it’s even necessary to revamp an empty room. Here at Prestige Decorating, we believe it’s crucial to have a living space that reflects your personal style and taste. We’ve put together some ways that you can completely transform the extra room that’s collecting dust in your home. We hope these ideas will help spark the interior inspiration that you and your family have been looking for.
Reading Nook/Relaxation RoomWhether you read or not, having a small nook where you can unwind and relax is an essential element of creating a home that you love. A few simple changes can go a long way when it comes to decorating a reading room. We recommend painting the walls a light colour, such as pastels or plain white. This will help bring more brightness into the room, especially since Canadian weather doesn’t typically bring a lot of sun. Bookshelves can come at an affordable price if you’re on a tight budget. You can never go wrong with picking one up from IKEA. The best part about bookshelves is that you can add personal touches wherever you’d like. From customized bookends to your snow globe collection, there are no rules on what you should use your bookshelf for. Here are more items you can add that will channel your inner Zen:
- Diffuser: Saje is our go-to spot when it comes to essential oils. Using a diffuser is a great way to relieve tension.
- Beanbag Chairs: Creating a comfortable environment is an important part of a relaxation room. Beanbag chairs are a stylish, yet casual way to set the tone for your room.
- Bluetooth Speaker: If you enjoy listening to the sound of rain or waves crashing, a small and portable speaker will do the trick.
DIY RoomIf you love getting artsy and working on home-made projects, this room is for you! Being creative on your kitchen counter isn’t ideal, which is why you should consider making a designated spot for your crafts. A DIY room can be a place for you to go nuts with glitter and your sketch book. All you need is a table, a few hanging prints of your design inspirations and your art supplies.
Workout RoomIf squeezing in a workout for you isn’t practical because of how far the gym is, creating a home gym is the perfect solution. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to invest in the highest quality equipment or machines. Making a workout room can be as easy as mounting a TV, buying a yoga mat, and purchasing a few weights. Depending on what your workout style is, you can complete this room at an inexpensive rate. If a monthly gym membership is too costly for you, consider purchasing a home workout video and playing it on a TV in your new workout room.
Game RoomIf you love entertaining guests or friends then having a game room is the perfect way to bring a bit of action into your home. Quality time with family and friends is always a good idea, but sometimes you can run out of things to do when you’re all stuck inside a house. A game room can be created in several different ways. If you prefer board and card games, there are tons of tables on the market that are designed for the job. If old-school video games are your thing, you can invest in a Pac-Man machine. Not everyone is heavily reliant on new technology, so if having an XBOX isn’t what you’re looking for, that’s completely understandable. Here are a few pieces you can pick up to complete the look of your game room that don’t involve breaking the bank on video games:
- Pool table
- IKEA Shelf (Used to display board games)
- Wall prints inspired by your favourite games
- Ping-pong table