Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, making the best use of a spare room can be tricky. Do you have a bed, a sofa bed, or just use it for storage?
In our flat we have put together a combination study and spare bedroom and maximised storage space of typical attic items (archived paperwork, Christmas decorations) by building floor to ceiling bookcases. A bookcase is kinder to walls than installing individual shelves, as it is mainly supported by the floor and only needs to be anchored to the wall here and there with a few screws.
In the middle of the walls of books and boxes is one of our proudest upcycling achievements, what we grandly and erroneously call the daybed. It is, in fact, a converted sofa bed.