With flexible furnishings and a little imagination, an extra bedroom shows how to finesse a floor plan, boost square footage, and create a versatile room that's as handsome as it is hardworking.
Adaptable storage and handmade charm transform this spare room into a single do-it-all space for family and guests. A DIY daybed dressed with throw pillows converts to a bed when guests come knocking. Crate-style cabinets stocked with extra linens pull double duty as nightstands holding an alarm clock, a lamp, books, and decor.
Hairpin legs lend midcentury flair to the bed's custom-built platform. The legs create the perfect amount of clearance to tuck away suitcases and extra office items under the bed.
Multiuse rooms are chameleons, able to modify function to fill different needs—and often at the drop of a hat. Double-duty furniture and a mix of crafty amenities fill this all-in-one space with purpose, style, and comfort.
To optimize multiuse spaces, focus on incorporating furniture that's both practical and versatile. Moveable pieces such as wheeled bins and carts encourage you to repurpose—or simply roll into a corner when floor space is at a premium. Here, a clear acrylic end table wheels up as an extra work surface and neatly tucks away when not in use.
Plush, easy-sew accent pillows made from wool felt dress up the DIY daybed and add a layer of comfort in keeping with the room's woodland theme.
A collection of message boards framed with white molding transforms a blank wall into a communication station for guests and family members. A handmade wood-and-concrete bench anchors the arrangement and provides space for display items. Woven baskets stow reading materials beneath the bench.
A stealthy charging station fashioned from a vintage toolbox keeps phones, music players, and cameras fully charged and cords tangle-free. Within the box, a board cut with cord holes covers a power strip. Simply close the box's lid to cover electronic devices and showcase its patinaed charm.
Small, smart touches amplify function throughout the office area. Refinished vintage desk accessories and clever paper-management tools make the work area pretty, practical, and productive. Adding a pullout shelf to the cabinet near the computer desk creates an easy-to-access spot for a printer and paper supplies when they’re needed.
Tame the influx of daily mail with a designated drop zone. Labeled letter trays to the right of the computer station encourage sorting the moment mail enters the room. Colorful powder coating revives and unifies the vintage desk accessories.
Easy to carry and stow away, this round basket with handles holds gift-wrap rolls, bows, and other embellishments. A felt belt with pockets fastens around the basket to store tape, scissors, and tags.