DIY, Home Decor

Repurposing A Dining Room Into A Bedroom/Reading Room


It is no news that people live more casually today than they did when formal dining rooms were put into homes.

If you like the idea of inhabiting every room in your home rather than setting aside a formal space that is only used a handful of times a year, than this post is for you.

This space used to be a formal dinning room which was used during the holidays, and on other rare family occasions.

However, the family needed more storage space as well as an extra guest bedroom, and a reading corner so this former dinning room was an excellent solution to fulfills all those needs .

With all these needs in mind, I designed a space that altogether provides an extra multipurpose storage space for the family, a stylish day bed suitable for an afternoon or weekend readings, shelves for displaying artwork, memorable souvenirs and books, and a space which, at the same time, serves as an extra bedroom for those out of country guests.

To enhance the storage space we purchased and assembled the IKEA PAX wardrobe frames (35 cmm wide) and used FORSAND doors which luckily were on sale for $50 including the soft closing hinges.


For the stylish daybed I used the existing single bed frame, and added a long board at the back frame to create a backing support for multiple custom made pillows, which are now also part of @besahomeaccessories summer collection 2019.



To provide a space for storing books and souvenirs within this small room I added a set of shelving which the family already owned and they were sitting unused in the basement. In front of these shelves I placed two existing stools which I “topped” them with stylish tassel pillows from @besahomeaccessories. Beside providing extra seating space, these stools also added a ton of style, and make this room such a neat looking space.



I also aded a rug, which is highly resistant on stains and dirt and can also be easily cleaned up.

To add a splash of colour I purchased 6 meters of quality drapery fabric in turquoise colour, and custom made two panels which now grace this beautiful window against the daybed.

To address the privacy issues, in case the space is used as a bedroom, there is a cotton curtain which covers the opening of the dinning area that leads to the hallway. When not in use, the curtain is tucked away at the side of the wall opening and it even

This multi purpose space now, which was originally dedicated as a formal dinning room, has been transformed and adapted to how this family really lives, and they are now able to use all the square footage they have.

I really love how this space turned out, but happier than me is the whole family who gets to enjoy this fun, modern and fresh looking space.



Is your square footage used according to your needs and lifestyle? Is there any space in your home that is not being used at its full potential, and you would like to change that but you don’t now how, or you do not have time to tackle such a project? Well, you are not alone! There are so many people just like you that let valuable square footage get “waisted” by sitting unused or getting that space piled up with unused stuff, thus making the space looking messy. If this is a case than consider hiring professional services that can repurpose your unused spaces. We at BESA GM Interiors provide such services, including decluttering, organising, accessorising and styling. You can contact us via e mail besagmblog@gmail.com or via social media accounts Instagram @besagm and FB fun page BESAGM Interiors.


Thank you for checking this post, and visit again for more interesting topics and new Before and Afters.

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2 thoughts on “Repurposing A Dining Room Into A Bedroom/Reading Room”

  1. Big kudos on this makeover!!! Changing the use of the room was an excellent idea.. now you have double the fun. I love how you styled the shelving units… and the ottomans are gorgeous!! Another fab job my friend!

  2. The dinnig room wasn’t being used and the family was begging for more storage and additional space, and I am happy taht all turned really well. Thank you so much for your feedback and the compliments. Hugs!

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