When we moved into our house almost 2 years ago, my husband and I discussed it and decided the extra bedroom would be my craft room and a guest room. I set up the crafting/computer space and we added a twin sized bed and called it complete. Fast forward 2 years and all I can remember of that bed is that it collected crap the entire time . . . well, except the one time my mom came to stay with us and she slept there for a few days. That's it and I realized it wasn't worth the space to have a bed stuffed in this tiny little room. We did some rearranging, moved the mattress into O's room (bottom bunk area), demolished the custom storage bed frame I had built and I put up a bookshelf we had waiting in the garage for just such an occasion (the product of a buy one get one free sale awhile back when I wanted a new bookcase for the living room and knew one day this room would change). Now my space is MUCH more functional and I haven't provided myself with any areas that can just collect stuff.
As you look into the room, here's what you see:
The beanbag chair was from O's room. I'm hoping that maybe he can now come in here and do puzzles or read or play with his cars while I craft. I think he's finally getting to that age where he can actually play alone but I like having him close by so maybe we can both play in here.
This is the work area. Nothing much changed here except that those shelves used to hold what's now on the bookshelf and the boxes that are up there were once just sitting on the floor. I'm glad to have them up off the floor.