Do you have a space or room in your house that isn’t being utilised to its full potential? You know, the kind that always ends up being filled with clutter, junk or dust. Transforming an area of your home into a useful place can make your life easier and happier. Think of the under stairs shoe graveyard turned home office, an unloved nook now a reading corner, an unused box room made into a walk in wardrobe. The possibilities are endless. So read on for my multi function room design ideas.
Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life and the place you spend most of your time so make every inch of it work for you.
Turning our smallest bedroom into a craft/yoga room has been a game changer. I use it nearly every day and I freakin love it!
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Our smallest bedroom was my granddaughter’s for when she stayed over but as she grew older it was hardly used. Meanwhile, yoga flows were practised in the living room, where I frequently collided with furniture and such like, whilst our kitchen was the place to get decimated with my DIY projects, and that’s after rifling though cupboards and loft space trying to locate numerous items of craft paraphernalia.
It makes no sense to leave a room spare whilst at the same time creating chaos in other spaces that aren’t fit or meant to be used for these purposes.
This was the room once I cleared out all of the furniture.
As two of the walls in the room are outside walls with no cavity, we decided to use insulating wallpaper as we had done in the living room.
We had a box of the parquet flooring left over from the living room so I ordered another one which was enough for this small area. I need durable flooring for when I’m crafting and a firm surface for Yoga so the LVT is perfect.
Andy fitted shelves on the craft side of the room to hold storage containers that I bought from Ikea for all of my bits and bobs. I pimped up the shelves with some leopard print wallpaper and sprayed the brackets gold. I used the same paper to upcycle some Ikea drawers that I bought from Facebook Marketplace.
Craft Side Of Multi-Function Room
I wanted a calm and soothing colour for the room and plumped for Tranquil Dawn by Dulux which I’ve had a thing for since it was colour of the year in 2020. To add interest and layers to the room I painted a freehand mural on part of the wall. This also created focal points for balancing yoga poses.
Here’s another before view.
And here’s what it looks like now. The picture above the shelving was the first thing I bought for the room. It was from Sainsbury’s and gave me inspiration for the decor.
Tip – When painting a mural, use tester pots to save on money and wastage.
Yoga Side Of Multi-Function Room
And of course in my usual style, the mural made its way up onto the ceiling!
The worktop is an off cut that Andy had left over from a job. I stuck some mirror tiles beneath it so I can check my form when doing yoga poses.
Accessories In Multi-Function Room
We fitted shutters at the window to match the living room, and I painted the radiator the same colour as the walls. I styled the window sill with tissues, a gorgeous candle from Swoonworthy Scents, a pink yoga sculpture and a pink fluted planter from Ikea with a Chinese money plant.
I made a couple of DIY accessories. A blush tassel lampshade for the ceiling light and some wire words ‘Get Shit Done’ for the wall on the craft side.
The gorgeous gold and blush swivel chair was from Cult Furniture (unfortunately no longer available). The style fits in perfectly with the room and the wheels and swivel function are ideal for when I’m crafting.
I popped a handy belly basket under the desk, as storage for my yoga blanket and cushion, both tying in with the decor of course. And on top a cute leopard coaster from *Rob and Lip.
I added a ladder shelf for my yoga blocks and dumbbells with a few accessories mixed in. The Namaste print was from *Bee Tee Design. I’ve had the meditating giraffe for a while and I sprayed it gold and the artificial plant was from Ikea.
Andy has always been against painting the oak doors in our house. With some persuasion I managed to talk him into letting me paint just the one side of this one door. As you can see, it stuck out like a sore thumb.
This was the door before painting it.
And this is it after. It now blends in seamlessly with the rest of the room.
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I’ve created a room that’s not only beautiful, but useful too in so may ways! I’d love to hear what you think and what inspiration you may have to utilise the unloved spaces in your home with my multi function room design ideas.
Let me know in the comments below!