In the newest part of The Barn there is a staircase leading up to the childrens’ rooms. It’s perfectly and completely white and has a lovely airy feel but I’d like to get more out it. From adding storage to creating a secret play den there’s so many options for making the most of the space. Here’s some ideas I’ve been using for inspiration while I daydream about my plans for this part of the house…
In my opinion you can never have too much storage space and using ‘dead’ space for clearing clutter is a win win. I love the classic simplicity of the drawers in the first image below which would be perfect for bed linens and towels.
Home office/reading nook
When our Little Man came along my home office became his nursery and while working in the kitchen meant I was closer to the coffee pot (!) I craved my own work space. Using the space under the stairs as a home office would have been the perfect solution. Now that I have my own little room to work in at The Barn (although it’s desperately in need of a makeover) I like the idea of a reading nook to hide away in with a good book!
Children’s secret den
Although we have a large playroom at the Barn I know the kids would be so excited about a secret hideaway that’s just their size – these four are full of fun and imagination.
What would you love to do with your spare understairs space? If this has whet your appetite for an under stairs makeover take a look at my pinterest board for more ideas. Or why not pin this post to save it for later? Here’s a pinnable image just for you…