With ANZ, Homes to Love is exploring the ways we live now, under the theme of ‘Flexible Spaces’ – and how this trend allows us to live and build today.
Spare rooms often end up as the “guest room”; aka the storage room that’s hardly used. With space at a premium in many homes, why not create a more flexible use for your spare room. We’ve come up with a few double-duty options and some furniture that will fit right in.
Use a compact but practical desk
Define the work space from the sleeping space with a rug like this round floor rug or artwork.
For extra storage in a guest bedroom, a wooden trunk like this one can double as a seat.
Use the walls as a gallery space for your photos and artwork, take a look at this set of frames
Storage boxes in different colours are decorative and keep things organised.
If you need to include a couch or potentially have guests stay then this sofa bed won’t take up too much space and can be folded up or down in different seating combinations and as a bed.
Sit the television on this side board. The cupboards and open shelves are perfect for showing off books and art pieces and hiding the electronics you don’t want to be seen.
A sofa bed that’s comfy enough for snuggling up and watching movies on like this one is important for a library/entertainment room, it can still be folded out for guests when they come to stay.