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Spare Room? 4 Practical Spare Room Ideas To Update Your Space
May 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm 0
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Many of us are lucky to have a spare room. But are we using it to its full potential? Using the space as a dumping ground for boxes, books and unused gym equipment may make it a handy storage solution, when in reality the room could be used for so much more. Stuck for ideas? Or not sure it’s worth the hassle? Let us inspire you with 4 Practical Spare Room ideas to Update Your Space!

Guest room

The most common use for a spare room, a guest room is ideal if your regularly have friends and family staying over. You’ll want to make your guest room feel as inviting as another room in your home.

As a guest room tends to be one of the smaller rooms in the house, try to declutter and be savvy with storage to make the most of the space. A cleverly sized bed like the Hector double bed is ideal for smaller spaces, or you could choose a bed with storage, like the Amalfi, so you have extra space to store items such as bedding and coats when not in use.

Amalfi Peacock Velvet Double Bed with Storage
Amalfi Peacock Velvet Double Bed with Storage

Keep the scheme neutral and add homely touches such as chunky pillows, throws and nightlights to make your guest feel fully accommodated. Have a well thought out and considered guest room will also be beneficial when it comes to selling your home, as it show potential buyers how they can maximise and use the extra space.

Home Office

If you work from home, then a separate workstation is essential. It’ll allow you to separate work and home life and keep things in order. Home offices are also great for sorting some life admin or simply as a quiet place to read and relax.

Rey White Marble Arc Floor Lamp
Rey White Marble Arc Floor Lamp

A desk and chair will provide a space for you to sit at your computer or take notes. As we spend long periods of time sat at our desks, comfort is key. So opt for supportive chair and a practical sized desk: enough surface space to work at but one that won’t take up too much room.

Cavour Black Glass Desk
Cavour Black Glass Desk

Top Tip: Add boxes under your desk as a stylish storage solution. It'll keep clutter to minimum while also making the most of your space.

Hobby Room

Are you into your fitness? How about arts and crafts? Or do you simply enjoy the company of a good book? Whatever your enjoy, see if you can utilise your spare room by making your own hobby area.  

A compact TV unit is ideal for creating a games or movie room. The compact size means there’s enough room for some storage without it being taking up too much of your space. Add an occasional chair and stackable size tble for maximum versatility and comfort.

Walk in Wardrobe

A walk in wardrobe may seem like a distant dream, designed only for mansions and Disney princesses. But in reality, it’s far easy to create than you may think. Using desks, sideboards and other clever storage solutions, you can quickly turn your room into the ultimate storage space.

Aria Glass and White Oak Sideboard

You could also use the space as your modern boudoir, adding a comfy chair, desk and mirror to help you get ready for the everyday and those big nights out.

Plaza Teal Velvet Stool
Penny Goldstone has used our Teal Velvet Plaza Stool to finish off her glam dressing area perfectly!

Spare Room Ideas

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If you're looking for more ideas on how to update your space, take a look at our Don't Move- Improve! blog post.

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Tips for creating an efficient home office
October 1, 2010 at 11:28 am 0

If you work from home or just want the kids to have a space to do their homework, creating a home office can be a great idea. We show you the furniture buys that will allow you to do it in style!

Whether you have just a small space in which to set up your home office - under the stairs, or in the corner of the living room, perhaps - or whether you've got a whole room or a garden office to furnish, Danetti has some great products to help you make the most of it.
Zap gas lift office chair

1. Zap gas lift office chair

1. The Zap gas lift office chair is one of the best investments you can make for your home office. The chair that you sit in all day long can make a great different to your comfort, and your longer term health. If you've got a suitable place to sit then you're more likely to feel ready to work, and also more likely to sit down longer rather than finding excuses to get up. The Zap gas lift chair has a height-adjustable seat and arm rests, plus a deeply padded seat and even a head rest!
Saya extending glass desk

2. Saya extending glass desk

2. The Saya desk is often purchased as a dining table as well a s a desk - it's that kind of flexibility that you should have in mind when choosing your home office furniture. The Saya is extendible so is really useful if you have a couple of people needing to use the desk at the same time, or for when you have lots of guests for dinner! Added to this, the glass top is really elegant and will not clutter your home office up visually.
Previl fabric desk chair

3. Previl fabric desk chair

3. The Previl desk chair is a less elaborate desk chair - perhaps best for creating a home office in a little spare space such as under the stairs or in the corner of the living room or bedroom. This chair is great for using with any table to create an instant working area and the height-adjustable arms, seat and back mean you can make it fit any person and any table height.
Santino square gloss cabinet

4. Santino square gloss cabinet

4. The Santino square gloss cabinet is one very classy piece of furniture. It's perfect for having a bank of storage along the one wall of your home office, or if you don't have a dedicated room, it would also look amazing in any living room or dining room. You could even just use part of it for paperwork and office storage, and keep some storage space free for crockery, DVDs or whatever tends to clutter your home!
Walther multiform wooden table

5. Walther multiform wooden table

5. The Walther multiform table is one of our niftiest items. It's a coffee table, it's a desk, it's a dining table... it's SO useful. Position it in your living room and it's great for mugs of tea when friends come over,but as soon as you need to go into work mode, you can simply bring up the one half of it and hey presto - the perfect surface for your laptop!


  • Turn your home office into the kind of room where you want to spend time - create a good ambience with easy chairs, pictures, candles and a bookshelf so you won't mind staying in there all day if you need to.
  • Make an effort to keep your desk and office clear of junk and have regular clearouts, even if you're not naturally tidy.
  • Get a good desk light to prevent eye-strain and make the room seem more inviting.
  • If possible position your working space or office away from the road or other rooms in the house which get used frequently.
  • Make storage a priority – sensible shelving and cupboards that will house box files – along with a desk that is fit for purpose and a comfortable chair.
  • Ask an electrician to add extra sockets if needed, so that you can put the desk where you want and not be ruled by where the plugs are.