C&G’s Guide to Styling Your Spare Room

Forget Pinterest, mood boards and interior magazines, C&G’s Guide to Styling Your Spare Room is all the inspiration you’ll need to renovate, refurbish or restyle an empty living space. 

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘A spare room is a rare privilege?’ With so many room ideas to choose from, what will become of your new, free space? An arcade-inspired game room complete with pinball machines, a yogi’s dream studio to bend, flex and mediate or a reading nook with beanbags and floor cushions for ultimate cosiness? In the latest C&G blog, we explore transforming your spare room into a space that accommodates your lifestyle.

  1. Guest Bedroom

A guest bedroom is one of the most ideal ways to renovate your spare room. Just add an extra mattress, set of monochrome curtains, chest of drawers and voila - your very own guest suite! Plus, a spare bedroom makes for great storage space in-between visitor stays.

  1. Reading nook

Just a few DIY wall shelves or shelf units and you’ll have a reading room that bookworms would be envious of! Add a couple of recliners, colourful bean bags or oversized floor cushions for extra comfort and enjoy your very own reading salon.

  1. Study Space

A study space offers the great option of working from home and provides a relaxed, quiet zone for others to study and read. Plus, it’s super easy to style – a nice office chair and desk for the basics and a cute potted plant to brighten up the room – it’s just that simple!

  1. Yoga Studio

Even small spaces are perfect for a quick cat stretch and mediation session. Although significant leg and arm room is required, décor is simple: a yoga mat, foam roller if required or scented candles and calming music will definitely help you reconnect with your inner Zen.  

  1. Games Room

If you enjoy board games, vintage electronics or fun-family novelties, a game room is the perfect idea for a spare room. Fancy a game of darts? Quick ping-ball rally? Or late-night Texas Hold Em’? Decorate with neon lights and vintage movie posters to recreate an 80s-inspired games arcade.

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