Many of us have that extra room we’re just not sure what to do with. Maybe it’s extra storage, or a guest room… but what else can you do with it. If you have guests frequently, then a hotel style guest room is great. However, if you don’t host that often, don’t just go for the default guest room. Use the extra room to your advantage. Use it to make your everyday life easier and more enjoyable. Take something you love and create a room around it. I had a lot of ideas for my extra room, but ultimately I went with a workout/yoga room. It works great for sticking to my goals and reducing stress. Whatever your thing is, embrace it. Give it a room and watch it flourish.
Even if you don’t own at-home gym equipment, you can still create a serene place for your workouts. My home equipment is limited to a yoga mat, dumbbells, and a medicine ball. Even with these small items, I love having a huge empty room for exercising. This room has no furniture in it, but plenty of motivational signage. Find things that promote energy and stamina, whether it’s wall art, old inspirational photos of yourself, or quotes. You’ll be amazed at how great you feel having your own personal fitness sanctuary!
If you’re into painting or crafting, you’ll need space for thinking. Painting in a consistent setting is extremely relaxing, it becomes your getaway. We all need an escape from daily stress and hectic schedules. Creating projects will be much easier when you have an organized center with all of your supplies and a crafting table ready to go.
Playroom for Kids
Designate a room where kids can be kids. When children make messes, chances are they’re exploring and learning. Obviously you have to set some boundaries, but with chalkboard paint and old carpeting, you can allow kids to have a lot more fun and freedom.
Gameroom for Adults
Video games are excited, and sometimes things can get pretty heated. Keep the noise out of the living areas with a special room for avid gamers. You can even decorate it with photos from your favorite games. Personally, I would go with the World of Warcraft map of Azeroth on the wall!