Most people use their cupboard under the stairs just as storage, but I use my cupboard under the stairs as my bedroom! We happen to have a pretty big cupboard under the stairs. It’s L shaped, so when you walk in I have a twin mattress on the floor as my bed and then I have my dresser at the end of the L.
We used to use our cupboard under the stairs as a reading room, but it didn’t work super well and nobody ever went in there. It started being used as a “put random stuff in here because you have to clean up” room. It was VERY messy.
I happen to love Harry Potter, and I wanted my own bedroom. If you’ve read the first book of Harry Potter, then you know that Harry had the cupboard under the stairs as his bedroom. I thought that maybe I would use the cupboard under the stairs as my bedroom! (and yes, my twin mattress fit perfectly)
I love using the cupboard under the stairs as my bedroom, but a lot of people probably don’t have a big enough cupboard. It would be fun to turn a cupboard under the stairs into a Harry Potter room or a reading nook (as long as neither of them turn into junk rooms!)
It’s not very expensive to furnish a cupboard under the stairs. I got everything in my room (including the mattress and dresser) from IKEA, Target, Pottery Barn Teen, and Amazon. I also made a few things, like my corkboard. If you want Harry Potter decor, both Pottery Barn Teen and Target have Harry Potter lines. Amazon also has a ton of awesome options. (I love the Pottery Barn Teen Harry Potter line, but it is also super expensive.)
Are you going to turn your cupboard under the stairs into a bedroom? Or a reading nook or Harry Potter room?