​The most exciting part of home décor is planning how to make your home both fun and functional. It can be easy to plan for more traditional spaces like bedrooms, guest rooms, the kitchen, and the dining room, but what about flex rooms? These spaces are multi-purposeful, and it can be tough to land on the right design due to the nearly endless possibilities.

What Is a Flex Room?

​A flex room offers a space in the home that can evolve with you as your needs change, such as a home gym, a home office, a play room—there are so many options for what to do with a flex room.

​Flex rooms can be used as a daily transitional style space to accommodate everyone in the family or to a more themed and permanent space in your home. The best part: the flexibility to change the room as your needs change.

Flex Room Design Ideas

​That’s where we come in. The flex room décor ideas below are just a sample of many ideas that you can pull from as inspiration for your personalized space.

​Together, let’s get inspired.

Game/Bonus Room

Why: Great for having a central location to entertain your guests and a fun spot for the family.


  • Add a wet bar for easy access when hosting
  • Add a TV, game system, pool table, etc. as a focal point
  • Designer Tip: Keeping this space open enhances the flow of traffic; select a few big pieces and keep it simple.

Flex Room Game Room

Movie Room

Why: Family movie nights have never been better!


  • Create the ultimate theater experience with dark drapes and comfy couches and chairs
  • Designer Tip: Add a vintage popcorn maker for quick easy snacks and a fun aesthetic (yum!)

Flex Room Home Theater


Why: Create the office space of your dreams for those work-from-home days


  • It all starts with the desk – find the largest desk that fits within the space
  • Comfort is key – add a comfortable yet supportive office chair to get you through the work day
  • Teaching the kiddos? Add an additional table or desk to accommodate your new co-workers
  • Need some along time? Create a private reading corner to escape into your favorite book
  • Designer Tip: The more desktop surface space, the easier it is to stay organized.

Flex Room Home Office/Craft Area

Play Room

Why: Tired of the kids’ toys taking over your whole house? The play room option might be right for you!


  • Create a designated play area for the kids to enjoy and spread out
  • Easily changeable as kids grow
  • Designer Tip: Great way to hide the “kids’ mess” from your guests by adding doors to any play room.

Flex Room Hangout Area

​Want a mix of some or all? Some flex spaces can be large enough to accommodate a variety of uses. Remember this room is flexible: the point is to make it work through all the seasons of life to best suit you and your family.

Loft Flex Room

​What fabulous function does your flex room serve? Share a photo and tag @mihomes—we can’t wait to see your ideas!


Nicole Marcangelo
Nicole Marcangelo


As Internet Sales Manager in Tampa, Nicole’s passion for real estate drives her enthusiasm and dedication to help you find your dream home at one of our many communities as well as decorate your beautiful new space and find the best things to do in the Tampa Bay Area. In her free time, Nicole enjoys taking fitness classes (#Peloton), cheering on Tampa’s sports teams (#GoBucs), and enjoying the beautiful local beaches with friends (#SunshineState).