Ahhh, the spare bedroom/study/junk room. So many hopes built into one little room.
Thankfully the second bedroom in our unit is of a fairly decent size, complete with large built-ins. Our main requirement for the space was as a study area where we can put a desk and desktop computer. We also wanted to use it as a spare bedroom for when guests visit (especially since both of our families live out of town). And, of course, we also needed somewhere to dump the clean washing before it's folded. The study was painted the same ugly beige colour as the rest of the unit when we moved in. This, combined with the hideous blue patterned futon mattress, meant one very ugly room. We weren't quite sure how to configure everything either, so it was a little cramped to begin with.