If you have a small home, you may be wondering how to invite friends or family over for an overnight stay unless you buy a pull-out sofa.
You may need an attractive, relaxing guest area as well as an office, game room, library, or home gym.
You may need to return a friend or relative’s hospitality, but you are not sure how to make this thought a reality.
You may want to have your own guest area, but you feel like it is a wasted area when no guests are visiting. Creating a multifunctional guest area can be a viable option to meet your needs.
Determine whether a multifunctional dining room is suitable for you
It is important to take an objective, yet critical, look at the space before deciding whether to use your space for multiple purposes. By using a critical eye, you can identify potential challenges for your project.
Decide how your room should work
Of course, you’ve decided that you need a guest room, but before you can start creating your space, you need to determine how you want to use the space.
If you work from home, a Home office could be ideal. You could decide whether you need a separate family room or a playroom for the children.
Think about your lifestyle and decide what is the most important and efficient use of the space when it is not being used by guests.
Realistically consider the size of the room
The size of the area you want to use will be taken into account in your decisions about functionality. Measure the room. It sounds obvious, but getting accurate measurements will save you time and potentially money in the long run.
Can you fit the appropriate furniture and accessories into the room so that it effectively meets your needs? If after measuring and remeasuring you are still unsure, think about how you can creatively meet the expectations you have placed on your project. Look beyond the typical, traditional functionality of pieces.
Design your room
Now that you’ve decided to create a multifunctional space in your home, it’s time to plan, set up and decorate the space. Have some fun, get creative, and let your choices show your personality.
Outline your plan
You don’t need an official, detailed draft for your project unless you’re building a room that doesn’t currently have one. However, a sketch of your idea for your room will help you when buying furniture and accessories.
Simply sketch a rough map of your room. It can be helpful to write the dimensions of each wall in your sketch. Don’t forget to mark the location of refrigerators or heaters or vents. It is also helpful to mark the position of the sockets and list the elements that you want to integrate in the room.
You know that you need a kind of bed for your guests, but what else do you need? Think about the feature you chose and make a list of the furniture or accessories that you consider important in your new space.
Empty the room
Before you start creating your guest area, you should completely empty the room if possible. With an empty blackboard, you can think more creatively and redesign the room.
If you know you will be using some of the items you already had in the room, set them aside for later. Anything you don’t want to use can be used elsewhere, donated or thrown.
With empty space, check if areas need to be repaired and Carry out the necessary repairs.
Consider painting or wallpapering
An empty room is an empty canvas. If you like the color or wallpaper you have, use it as inspiration for fabrics and accessories. If you’re bored with the look of the walls, choose a color or wallpaper design that you like better.
Remember, you are creating a space that you will use when you have no guests. It is therefore important that you like to be in the room.
Choose your facility
Filling the room can be the most entertaining part of reinventing a room. Using your sketch as a guide, select the pieces of furniture that are well suited for the function you need.
Since your goal is to have a comfortable guest area that fits your needs well, the bed is a good place to start choosing furniture. A day bed under a window can be a good choice in a room that requires maximum floor space, e.g. B. a practice room or playroom.
If you find that you don’t have enough storage space in your house, consider a bed that incorporates storage space into the design. Camp beds They are available in different sizes and designs and can add the much needed drawer or shelf space to an otherwise crowded room.
When choosing your bed, consider the aesthetics of the rest of the house. If you use modern furniture in your main living area, you may not want French provincial furniture in this room.
Arrange and decorate the room
Once you’ve chosen furniture and placed it in the room, it’s time for Give the room personality. Choose accessories that match your style but still give your guests a welcome and relaxing feeling.
Place baskets or trash cans in strategic locations so you can fill them with toiletries or snacks when you have guests.
Inviting bed linen and fabrics ensure that you and your guests feel more comfortable in the room.
If you have little space or if you want every room in your house to be filled with functions, a multifunctional guest area can be just the thing for you.
Start with a blank blackboard and enjoy the process of creating a space that is suitable for both your everyday life and a relaxing space for guests.
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