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11 Fun Ways To (Finally) Use That Spare Room

December 20, 2022

With these clever ideas, you may transform a sparsely used room into a functional, exciting space!


It happens. Maybe you planned a room for more kids in the future. Or perhaps, that extra space was meant to be a study area.

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But wait - you don't study. And you don't think you can handle having any more mini-mes anyway. So right now, the reality is this - your spare room is empty, and it's very unused. But instead of leaving it to collect dust, why not convert it into an entertainment room that you'll probably use and have tons of fun in, just like these 11 amazing spaces?


Convert Your Spare Room Into A...

Bar Lounge

Fancy a drink? Stay home and pour yourself a round!

1. SQFT Space Design Management: East Residence, KLGCC Mont Kiara

East Residence, KLGCC Mont Kiara by SQFT Space Design Management
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East Residence, KLGCC Mont Kiara by SQFT Space Design Management
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Imagine stepping into a high-end, hotel lounge to sip a single-malt as you unwind and forget the troubles of the day. Well, that’s exactly what this at-home bar resembles. Sitting inside a marvellous mixed-style landed home, this petite lounge is doused in soft lighting, plush champagne carpets and retro pop furniture that lend a very James Bond vibe! Shaken not stirred, please…

2. IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation: An Elegant Affair, Selangor

An Elegant Affair, Selangor by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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Why bother walking into a bar when you can go home and party the night away? This modern home bar looks like one of the hottest speakeasy bars in KL, but no, it is in someone’s home! The décor is total drama with floating shelves displaying the owner's liquor collection, leather bar stools, a tall bar island with a black marble counter and warm lighting.

An Elegant Affair, Selangor by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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Not to mention the sofa set across from it, which makes it an excellent hangout spot. Having a bar lounge in a closed room also allows you to throw private parties with close friends without disturbing other family members in the house.


In-house movie theatre:

Who needs to go out to go to the movies? Just head downstairs…(or upstairs!)

3. The Flying Home: Beethoven Symphony Hills, Selangor

Beethoven Symphony Hills, Selangor by The Flying Home
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This stylish modern entertainment room looks like the perfect place for watching the latest movies or playing video games. To create a real cinema experience, the designer installed a video projector, a surround sound system and added super comfortable seating with a foot massager (talk about a complete experience!). To complete the look, the homeowner hung movie posters on the walls to make it look like you've stepped into a real movie theatre!

Beethoven Symphony Hills, Selangor by The Flying Home
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The Canvas, Klang by Ee Design Studio
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This cutting-edge theatre room is ideal for the owners' next movie marathon. It features wooden flooring, wood panelled walls, comfortable seating, a screen projector, and mostly bare trimmings. The neutral colours also help to create a relaxing atmosphere, allowing the family to unwind and enjoy movie time together sans distractions.

The Canvas, Klang by Ee Design Studio
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Though the big screen is the main attraction, the bar and seating area on the far end make this the ideal place to watch your favourite shows while sipping a drink from the bar.

5. DCO Interior Design: Gamuda Gardens, Selangor

Gamuda Gardens Esteem, Selangor by DCO Interior Design Sdn. Bhd.
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Unlike other in-house cinemas shown above, this one is perfect for those of you who like a room with a bright feel. The designer wanted to keep things simple by using a single colour scheme, and the result is a sophisticated-looking space that feels spacious and calming.

Gamuda Gardens Esteem, Selangor by DCO Interior Design Sdn. Bhd.
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The room is furnished with white sofas, an armchair, a grey carpet, and a black coffee table. A soundproofing wall is installed to improve the sound quality in the room and muffle the sound outside. Meanwhile, dim lighting and a starlit ceiling create the ideal atmosphere in the room.

6. BE.STUDIO: Reflexion, Selangor

Pool VIllas, Reflexion, Selangor by BE.STUDIO
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You don't necessarily need to spend a fortune on a cinema grade sound system to emulate that cinema-like feeling, a few bean bags and a neutral colour scheme can also allow you to achieve the same effect. This entertainment room, for example, is ideal for hosting movie nights or just cuddling up with the family to watch your favourite TV shows.

Next to the wall-mounted TV is a display of the homeowner’s extensive collection of car and motorcycle models. The bespoke shelving unit is designed with LED stripe lighting and glass door which allows the collection to be easily accessible and admired!


Game room

Because adults can have fun too. Whether it's cards or darts, let the games begin – in style!

7. Josh Thomspon: IDamansara, Kuala Lumpur

IDamansara, Kuala Lumpur by Josh Thompson Interiors
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This room is the ultimate game room! What we like best about this space is that there is something for everyone to do, whether it's relaxing on the sofa with a drink, playing poker on the round table, or playing multiplayer PC games in an internet cafe setup.

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We particularly love how the statement neon and LED strip lights add somewhat of an ‘alternate reality feel’ to the space - as though you’re stepping into the PC game itself. After all, games are meant to provide an escape from the mundanities of everyday life!

8. The Grid Studio: Laman Villa Residence, Klang

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Pricey, sure, but pool tables can instantly elevate a room. Take, for example, this game room. The designer transformed an empty space into a bar-like setting with a stylish black pool table as the room’s centrepiece. Aside from that, there’s a bar area with bar stools, wall mounted TV for watching sports, darts and even a putting mat. With so many options available, the owner can invite friends over, let them play in a more private (and safe) environment, and stay as long as they like!


Karaoke Room

Music rules this roost. And if you fancy yourself a K-diva, why not build a private room for belting out those tunes, all night long?

9. Klaasmen : The Waltz Residence, Kuala Lumpur

The Waltz Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Klaasmen Sdn. Bhd.
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Decked out with a super relaxed L-shaped sofa, black out curtains and round coffee table, this karaoke room is the ultimate post-dinner hang out for both kids and adults. The hues and materials on display are deep, rich and velvety, complementing the chill space and laid back ambience. Two wireless microphones are neatly displayed on the table, ideal for singing duets, and there is plenty of seating to accommodate the entire crew for a fun singing party!


Collectibles room

Why keep your collections hidden in a dusty storeroom when you can show them off?

10. IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation: Kota Kemuning, Selangor

Kota Kemuning, Selangor by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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Take a cue from this enthusiastic collector who set aside a room to display his extensive Star Wars Saga collection, among other things. It features a striking full-height cabinet that houses a colourful array of action figures. Because of the way the cabinet is designed, each individual shelf width can accommodate various sizes of figurines. The cabinet's glass doors keep dust at bay from the treasured collectibles and the display lighting within each shelf allows one to easily admire/view the figurines.

Kota Kemuning, Selangor by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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Muscial room

Whether you're a novice or a professional, a music room provides an escape to relax and have fun!

11. SQFT Space Design Management : Hulu Langat, Selangor

Hulu Langat by SQFT Space Design Management
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This private and distraction-free music room is a great spot for the owner to practise their musical instruments, jam with friends, or compose a song. Keeping with the minimalist theme, a bar stool and music stand take centre stage, while a black and white background wallpaper provides an elegant backdrop while giving the room a casual appeal. We also like how the large windows filter sunlight into the room, making it appear brighter than it is.

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