How to Upgrade Your Box Room

Maybe it’s your first house, maybe you’ve downsized, or maybe having to negotiate a box room was just a necessary evil that came with finding your dream home – either way, styling out a box room can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. Although small, box rooms can be simple, fun and relatively cheap to decorate if you approach it with the right attitude. So, this month, Unique Bedrooms will provide some new ways for you to spruce up your box room.


Guest bedroom

This is the obvious one: a guest bedroom. As a box room is so small, it simply doesn’t have the necessary space to cater to the various needs of a full-time resident; items such as wardrobes, desks and drawers simply won’t fit alongside a bed. Guests, however, will do little in the room but sleep and, as such, won’t need that extra room for things like storage.

That said, you still want to make the most of the space you have, and an excellent way to do this is with fitted furniture. Although larger, standalone pieces may not fit, some low-profile, bespoke storage space running along the back wall may be exactly what you need, and leave plenty of room for the bed.


Whether you’ve just had a baby or are expecting one, a nursery could be the perfect choice for your box room! In fact, if decorated appropriately, a box room could satisfy a child’s night time needs up until around eight.

So, when furnishing the room, a small, corner-positioned bed is an excellent idea, saving valuable space elsewhere. On top of this, it’s best to opt for a bright, neutral colour scheme to create the illusion of size. If you would like to make the room a little more jazzy for your little one, carefully placed, age appropriate embellishments such as toys, chairs and carpets can be added to the room.

Walk-in wardrobe

If your box room is particularly small and you have a penchant for fashion, a walk-in wardrobe could be just what you need. On top of looking rather decadent, a walk-in wardrobe will free up lots of space in the master bedroom.

Again, with a walk-in wardrobe, it’s best to get a bespoke fitting. This way, you can make sure all the walls look symmetrical, whilst allowing some room for creativity with the shelving.


Another good idea is a study. Some homeowners may have reservations with an upstairs workspace; sometimes it’s best to keep work and sleep as far away from each other as possible. However, if you can get past this, a small box room could be the perfect size.

When it comes to furnishing your study, the focal point should be the desk where storage can be built around it. As far as the design goes, keeping it clean and simple will minimise any unnecessary distractions.

Are you looking to upgrade your box room? Unique Bedrooms create wonderful bespoke bedrooms and first rate furniture according to the exact specifications you provide. Our experienced, skilled carpenters will follow your brief to the letter, offering their sought-after services throughout Dunstable, Northwood and St Albans. For more information, visit one of our showrooms or get in touch with the team