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When you have an extra bedroom, you should take advantage of it to the full extent. All of the extra space can actually be kind of overwhelming. If you have a plan in mind, your extra bedroom can be so much more than a “spare” room. Here’s some ideas to help you jumpstart your imagination on what to do with an extra bedroom in your home. The great thing about these suggestions is that these rooms can be used day or night for specific purposes. Spa This sounds extravagant to have an in-home spa, but really, it’s possible. If you often hire professionals to give you a massage or a facial, many will actually come to your home. Your extra bedroom can become your private spa room in an instant! Thinking Room The health benefits of meditation are numerous. Having a room that can be a sanctuary for clearing your head, meditating, or just simply making decisions is a great use of an extra bedroom. There will be no other room in your home as quiet and as peaceful! Keep your favorite comfortable chair in there and enjoy the silence and solitude for clear thinking. Reading Room Having a reading room in your home is a classic use of an extra bedroom. If one of your ideas of pleasure is to sit quietly and read, a reading room can be the perfect sanctuary for you. The beauty of a reading room is that the furnishings can be very simple. All you need is simple seating and adequate lighting for a great reading room. A Room For Morning Routines Whether your morning routine is a workout, or simply reading the news with a cup of coffee, having a room to start your day off right is the perfect use of an extra bedroom. Being able to get through your morning routine without any interruptions can help you to set the mood for a great day. You’ll have plenty of room for what you need, be it workout equipment, or a set of a table and chairs. A Toy and Games Room Even adults need some time to have fun. Whether you keep a bunch of board games in this room, install a poker table, or buy some classic arcade games the possibilities are endless when it comes to building a fun room. If you have kids, and don’t have the heart to make an “adults only” room, an extra bedroom can be put to great use if you need a place to store toys and other “kid” things. This can help keep your house a bit neater when the toys are contained. Music Room If there’s a musician or two in the family, a spare room can be put to good use for making music. All of the equipment and supplies can accumulate in the house. Now, there will be a room to keep all of it in. Make sure there’s adequate seating for guests and plenty of outlets available for the musicians to plug in speakers and amplifiers.
Living a stress free life is the best way to get a good night of sleep. Designing your bedroom for optimum comfort and relaxation is another way to improve your sleep quality. What you may not realize is the positive role that certain plants could play in helping you to sleep better. Plants as Sleep Aids
- Aloe Vera - Releases oxygen into the atmosphere. Not only can Aloe Vera help you to sleep better, it also helps to keep your skin healthy. People have put Aloe Vera on wounds to hasten the healing process.
- Cactus – Variety is a plus when it comes to cactus. These plants are good energy balancers. Place them in or near windows. A cactus can also thrive if placed on a dresser that’s several feet away from a window. Few plants are as easy to care for as a cactus. Because some cactus grow big, the most you may have to do with this plant, in addition to watering it, is to re-pot it.
- Gardenia – This plant has a reputation for being a sleep aid. Just make sure that you understand how to care for your Gardenia before you bring it home as these plants tend to require more than a once a week watering.
- Bamboo – Some people consider bamboo to be a “good luck” plant. Bamboo is great for improving the overall air quality in your bedroom.
- Jasmine – When budded, jasmine explode with beautiful white flowers. In addition to helping you sleep, Jasmine emits a pleasant fragrance. This plant grows indoors or outdoors.
- Lavender – Part of the mint family, lavender has a relaxing scent. Lavender has also been said to help reduce anxiety.