Do you have excess space in your home but a small budget to play with? Not to worry, small renovations and clever changes don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Rather than wasting your spare room and leaving it unused, with a little bit of creativity you can create a meaningful space. Here are four budget-friendly ideas to help you revamp your spare bedroom.
With the number of people working from home nowadays, creating a home office is a sensible move. Designating a whole room to work in can help you stay focused on your work commitments. In addition, separating this room from the rest of the house will give you the opportunity to only work when you are in this one area. In other words, unlike doing work in your bedroom or in your living area, once you finish your work you can leave the home office and disconnect. Working on your couch, or in bed, can be tempting but it could have a negative impact on your work-life balance and can lead to decreased productivity. All you need for a home office is a desk, a comfortable chair and good lighting for you to work in.
A home gym doesn’t have to cost the world. Set up a low-key home studio in your spare bedroom to get fit and reduce stress. Fitness equipment, such as dumbbells, kettlebells and a medicine ball, can be sourced online for a good price. Besides free weights, purchase an exercise mat to protect your floor from getting scuffed. A padded exercise mat can also be used for low-impact activities, such as yoga and pilates. They are both great for working out the muscles and strengthening the core and they do not require fancy equipment or a lot of space. If you like listening to music while working out, you could also invest in the best center channel speakers available to you, along with the choicest songs to gear you up for the workout!
Extra Storage Space
If you have clutter all over your home or mountains of clothes piling up on the floor, utilize your spare room for storage. Walk-in closets enable you to keep clothes, accessories, jewelry and makeup all in one place. They can be an inexpensive option if you opt for an open design. Hooks are inexpensive and can open up your hanging space, while off-the-shelf storage units can be purchased on a budget from affordable online retailers. If you do not want to completely dedicate your spare room to storage, then double it up as a guest bedroom. A bed with ample under-bed storage is ideal for items you use seasonally and an ergonomically designed headboard can be used as extra storage too. Installing shelves can help you keep clutter off the floor and will make the room appear tidier.
Create a Relaxation Room
Whether you practice meditation, play an instrument or you enjoy the simple pleasures of a good book, a relaxing place to do these activities is key. Adding a plush bean bag can enhance your relaxation room and help you unwind after a stressful day. Comfy Sacks offers a range of bean bag chairs in various colors and sizes. Some may say that they are a Lovesac dupe because the comfort and quality of their bean bags match that of an expensive retailer, but they only charge a fraction of the price. For the ultimate experience, choose a large bean bag covered in luxurious fur.