Design Inspiration for The Spare Room


Does your home have an extra room that isn't being put to use? Maybe you had great dreams for it when you moved in, but since then it has started to collect junk and gather dust. John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have the tips and inspiration to help you turn that forgotten room into a great asset for your house. Read on to learn more!

Guest Room

This is a fairly common use for a spare room, but your design doesn't have to feel common. If you need a space to house your guests when they come knocking, think of a hotel or bed and breakfast as you put the space together. A queen-sized bed is the perfect size to make your guests feel comfortable, whether you have one friend crashing at your house for the night or in-laws visiting for the weekend. Choose linens that are easy to clean and that give the room a bright and welcoming feel. White may seem like a color that is hard to keep clean, but it could be perfect for your guest room. Unlike your own room, it won't wear out quickly from daily use and can be bleached of any spills, makeup, etc. Include thoughtful touches like a nightstand on either side with matching lamps for reading. Your guests may also appreciate having a large mirror somewhere in the room so they can feel confident in their appearance before coming into the main part of the house.

Home Office

Using the spare room as a home office is another popular choice. If you work from home, it is incredibly helpful to have a designated space set aside for work. This can help you keep your work separate from your daily life. If you work from a laptop in the living room, your days can start to feel monotonous. You may have a hard time shutting off your "work self" at the end of the day. Instead, create a room that is designed to help you think, focus, and channel your most creative and productive self. Invest in a solid desk and a comfortable, supportive chair that allows you to sit in proper posture without straining. This can not only help you focus and work more efficiently, but it can also help prevent backaches and other pain associated with slouching over a computer for hours. For more great tips on how to design your home office, visit our blog post "ffff"!

Hobby Room

Designing a hobby room may be one of the most fun and creative ways to use the spare bedroom. Think about what you like to do in your spare time... Do you love nothing more than to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies? Make a home movie theater with a large flat-screen TV or projector screen on one wall and comfortable furniture arranged throughout the room. Are you a crafting fiend with dreams full of projects? Create a space that promotes creativity with well-organized tools and a large, central workspace where your projects can come to life. Do you play and instrument and love listening to or composing music? Creatively decorate to allow the best acoustic sound in the room, set up music stand and amps, choose a chair the supports your playing and also looks great in the space. It can be like your own little recording studio! Whatever your passion, you can turn the spare room into the ideal place to hang out.

Interior Design at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you need help creating the perfect space in your spare room or would like a new design for your whole home, John Elliott Interiors is here for you! We are the best interior designers at the Lake of the Ozarks and we would love to help create the home of your dreams. Contact us to learn more!

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