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16 Jun 2018

What To Do With That Spare Room

If you have a spare room within your home that really has no other use than being an extra space to dump your random items, then it may be time to think bigger. Having a spare room is such an exciting gift that so many people tend to look past because they're not sure what to do with it - or they're just lazy. But it's an awful waste to just leave it there miserable. So if you've got a little extra time on your hands now that the summer has arrived, you might want to consider starting a fun project. You don't necessarily need to spend big bucks to do something either, it can be simple and affordable. It all depends on your plan and circumstances.

But if you're not sure on where to start, then here are a few things you'll need to think about to get your mind engaged.

Clear it out

First things first - before you begin making it over, you'll need to clean out the room as it's most likely rather cluttered. Sort through all the things you want to keep, and all the things that can be thrown away. Try your best not to create sentimental value for things unnecessarily, as you'll end up keeping hold of everything, and that defeats the point. If there is quite a bit that you're not willing to let go of though, you may want to look at magentastorage.co.uk. This is a storage company that allows you to book a space online, take all of your things down to the local center, and then keep it in storage safely for as long as you need.

Choose a colour

Now the room is empty and clean, you will need to think about what colour scheme you'd like to go with. This is very important as essentially it decides the personality of the room. So have a think about what you will most likely use it for. If you've decided it'll be a space to go and relax and unwind in after a busy day, then you'll want tones that do just that. So opting for a fluorescent orange isn't going to be the best shout. Warm chocolate browns, deep wine reds, and plum purples all work nicely to give you that indulgent feel. You can then compliment that with a few lamps to create that soft glow in the evening.

Get the furniture

If you want to keep things simple, then you won't need a lot of furniture, but this depends on the size that you have to work with too. If it's a relatively small room, then the more things you put inside it, the more cramped it will begin to feel, and you don't want to feel claustrophobic. So be minimal. A small desk or coffee table will be enough to place a lamp on, and maybe a mug or two. And then you'll need something comfortable to sit on - something that you can curl up on and slump down in, so a nice big sofa should do the job. Then anything past that is all just down to your own personal preference.


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