If you are lucky enough to live in a house that has a spare room, that room can sometimes be too small to use as a bedroom, but perhaps too big to turn into a standard closet. So, what can you do with it? Below we have compiled a list of creative, inexpensive ways in which to transform your small spaces into something functional and fun.
Work from home
Given the tone of the past few years, it’s no surprise that crafting a home office out of anything and everything has been at the top of everyone’s to-do list. Whilst it may have been done out of necessity for some, it doesn’t have to be that way. At South West Carpets, our Amtico Iced Oak option can create the perfect parquet flooring for your small space, bringing sophistication and style to your home office.
Walk in wardrobe
There is nothing more luxurious than having your own walk-in wardrobe, as a space to make completely yours. We recommend organising your clothes by category, and then by colour, giving you a small space that oozes comfort and coordination.
A book nook
How dreamy does that sound, a book nook, a small space to while away the hours with your nose in another world. Fill this space with bean bags, cushions, throws, fairy lights and one of Amtico's Aged Oak flooring, from the Signature Collection, so you have something stylish and chic underfoot.
A home gym
As spring marks the dawn of a new year in the calendar of seasons, why not use this time to start fresh and commit to a new workout regime? This can be made even easier by making your small space into that home gym you have always wanted. No more early treks to the gym, when your gym is in your very house!
A ‘man’ cave
It’s something all men want, a space to unwind, let off steam, and hunker down with a game of FIFA, darts, movies or a poker night with the boys. This small space, hidden away in your home, can keep the rest of your house clutter free, so everybody wins!
A teenage friendly den
We all know how much time teenagers spend hibernating in their rooms as they grow more independent, so why not make a creative space for them to do so instead? Kitted out with a desk for coursework, a TV for those movie nights with friends, a games console, and some funky flooring from Amtico, this space can be a creative, entertaining, social alternative to their own rooms.
How soon do you put away all the kids’ toys, in the correctly labeled boxes, hidden out of sight, before they pull them all back out again? Turning your small space into their playroom allows them the freedom to be as creative and messy as they like, which is great for encouraging independence, imagination, and organisation. By adding some tough Karndean flooring that can withstand spilled drinks and muddy feet, this room will be kid-proof for years to come.
Ideal for the film buffs out there, turning your small space into a home cinema is the perfect way to unwind on the weekend. By adding a flat screen TV to one wall, and a large lounging sofa in front of it, you’ll be ready to crack open the popcorn and invite everyone over for a rainy-day movie marathon. It’s also a great activity to keep the kids occupied for a few hours, in a room dedicated to such things!
From pool and ping pong to darts and drafts, kitting out your small space as a games room is perfect for the inner child in all of us. This can be your very own entertainment space for you, the family, and your friends to enjoy! Why not think about installing a locked drinks cabinet for the adults, or a PlayStation or Xbox for some intense gaming sessions?
A utility room
No home can do without a utility room as a space to house the hoover, washing machine, tumble dryer, and cleaning equipment. Even if this small space is located upstairs, it’s a great way to utilise such a space in a way that’s practical, especially for big families that get through a fair bit of laundry!
Don’t waste another moment and get started on crafting the dream small space that you’ve always wanted for you, for your family, or for everyone to enjoy. Here at South West Carpets we believe that by investing a little time in these creative, interior changes, we can make a big difference to your home – renewing our passions and focusing our energy on something positive and practical.