When we were house hunting one of the things we were desperate for was a house with space. We felt so fed up of our tiny flat and were hopeful that we'd be able to afford to buy a place with three rooms and a garden.
We were ecstatic when we found somewhere perfect that was not only in a great location and within our budget, but also gave us the extra rooms that we'd been craving.So it may seem odd to be confessing that one of these rooms we'd been so desperate for we're struggling to know what to do with.
With one spare room currently being transformed into an office the other room has become a storage space for unpacked boxes and with no idea of what to do with our extra room we don't seem to be in any hurry to get them emptied.
We have a handful of friends and family that come to visit us so we know we need somewhere for them to sleep, but we also need the space to be functional to give us some extra storage space for my ridiculous collection of coats, shoes and books. I don't want our poor guests to be sleeping in an uncomfortable room full of clutter and forgotten junk.
I've been hoping that as we begin to build up each of our other rooms that inspiration would just hit us but so far it doesn't seem to be happening. We're constantly changing our minds about what to do with the room and even hunting through Pinterest is leaving us feeling lost.
The room really needs to include something affordable for guests to sleep on, so we're currently looking into practical beds online at Bedstar amongst other sites to optimise space and still look good. Storage is also an important element of the room. We'll need a way to hide our excess bits and bobs. We want to create a room that is practical but also somewhere that won’t just get forgotten about.
Our ideas so far have included setting the room up as a proper guestroom, a walk in wardrobe (one of these would be the dream!) and a cosy snug for chilling out. But we're just not sure what to do!
So I'm shouting out to you guys to help. Do you have an unloved spare room? I'd love to hear your ideas of how we can make it work.