Finding home gym inspiration
is a great place to find inspiration and ideas for a home gym. It is
true that often times, a home gym is nearly impossible due to budget
or lack of space, however, here at Homify we have suggestions for
every size and type of gym. Whether it be a few, simple yoga mats or
a full home gym with ellipticals and towel warmers – we are here to
home gym is beneficial and can help your work out experience be
private and personal, as well as help to avoid costly gym memberships
and working out around other people. A home gym will be available for
you 24/7 and allow you to feel more motivated to work out either in
the early mornings, on your lunch break if you work from home and
even late into the evenings. If you’re seriously considering a home
gym, then think about talking to local professional at a gym to
gather ideas on what types of machinery and exercise equipment are
most beneficial and also look through home and gym a magazines for
interior inspiration. At Homify, you can find thousands of home gym
photographs and inspiration and by creating an Ideabook, you an save
all of your favourite photos and local designers to help keep
everything organised and accessible!
is the perfect home gym design?
perfect home gym is one that utilizes space appropriately and one in
which you will want to use. A perfect home gym is also one that is
totally customised and tailored to fit your specific needs. There is
no reason to spend large amounts of money on machines and items you
will never use just for the sake of making your gym look
professional. It’s a fact that if you don’t tailor rooms to fit
your aesthetic or functional needs that you’re less-likely to use
them, or at least use them with longevity in mind.
home gym should be able to store and maintain all the items you wish
to use, so that means having proper storage is a great design
techniques. Whether it’s storing weights, clean towels or smaller
exercise items like bands and medicine balls. By searching through
Homify’s picture selection using the home gym filter, you will see
all the possibilities and sizes that home gyms can come in!
can I find home gym ideas?
are truly so many options for home gym inspiration, and you should
use a combination of them all to get the ideas rolling in your head!
Visiting friends and family who have home gyms, looking at local,
private gyms in your area, looking through home design and interior
design magazines, as well as searching through Homify’s database is
a great way to get started! By speaking to those that have gyms, or
speaking to friends and family that wish they had gyms, you can get a
better grasp on the details, large and small, that your gym should
In a home gym, most of your
decisions and design choices should be based on the types of
activities you love doing – if you’re a runner, more into yoga or
Pilates or even boxing. Spend time online looking for gyms by owners
that have similar interests to you and make a list of the items and
accessories you would need the most with your style of sport.
Obviously, your budget will have the biggest impact on these types of
decision – however, when it comes to the layout and interior design
of your gym, Homify can lay out all these options for you, as well as
help you speak personally and contact designers.
suggest you use the Homify database in order to find some inspiration
for your home gym. With the variety of filters, you can easily
narrow-down your search to find themes and styles which suit your own
personal tastes. Whether you are hoping to find eclectic home gyms,
classic styles or modern ideas, there is definitely something for
do I go about building a home gym?
building your home gym, you will have to answer several key
questions. What is my budget? Does all the equipment I want fit into
the space I have? Will I have room for storage? Each question should
be answered realistically before you begin the official building
process. If at any point you feel that you don’t have enough
knowledge to answer these questions, then ask for professional
advice. Most professionals will barely charge you for advice, if at
all and there are plenty of experts online to help as well. Speaking
with a gym trainer, an interior architect or even an interior
designer can help a lot!
the right materials will also be an important aspect of your home
gym, and as you already know, materials can take up a large portion
of your budget. Creating an atmosphere that’s sustainable, durable
and lives up to your expectations is important for motivating you to
use your home gym!
wall colour should I choose for my home gym?
type of colour you want your home gym to be will depend on several
factors. Do you want your home gym to match the rest of your home?
Are you trying to create a visually different space that feels more
like a gym-spa? What colours make you feel motivated to work out and
be productive? Buying paint, or hiring a painter, can be an expensive
process so choosing the right colours the first time around is
important. Most homeowners choose neutrals or lighter colours for
their home gym to wake them up and make them feel happy. Darker
colours can keep you feeling sleepy, especially if an early-morning
work out is what you’re after. Neutrals can also be relaxing and
keep you focused. Of course, the colours of the room will have some
effect, but the lighting will another important aspect too. Having a
lot of natural light in the room is also important; if you are able
to have your home gym in a brightly lit room then you are more likely
to want to do the exercise!
flooring should I use for my home gym?
will cost you a bit of money, depending on the size of your gym. For
a home gym, the flooring should be sustainable, functional and be
able to withstand heavy equipment, or any physical activities you
might use it for. If you tend to use weights, then perhaps wood or
tile floor might not be the best options, as weights will scratch
wood and break tiles if you let them down too hard. Make sure
whatever flooring that you choose is scratch-resistant and maybe even
resistant to stains as we all know that a home gym means lots of
sweat and water. Consulting with a professional about home gym
flooring might be worth your time as they might be able to better
advise you on the materials available to you that are also within
home gym equipment do I need?
answer to this questions will depend on your personal preferences. In
many home guys you will find similar items – towels, yoga mats,
general exercise equipment – these items tend to be affordable for
most and can provide you with a lot of exercise options.
find out with equipment you need, ask yourself what type of exercise
you do most often and go from there. If you’re a runner and tend
not to run during the colder months but wish you did, than a
treadmill is a good choice. If you prefer toning and slight cardio,
then maybe weights and an elliptical with lots of different functions
is best! Your exercise equipment will be one of the larger
investments, so choose wisely.
do I convert a spare room into a home gym?
a spare room to create a home gym is one of the more popular options
that homeowners choose. It makes a great use of space and is
something that will increase the positivity and longevity of your
life. There are a few key considerations when transforming a spare
room into a home gym: You should see how the colour of the room and
the flooring fits in with what you’re expecting and if not, make
changes to these foundational items first. If you don’t like the
room at all in its current state, maybe talking to an interior
designer or interior architect can help you make structural changes
to the room to fit your expectations. Another options is to either
purchase or decide where to place your home gym equipment to test how
everything fits. We suggest you plan this out visually on paper
before making a plan – and make measurements to make sure
everything is organised and aesthetically pleasing. Another option is
if you have the budget for it, hire a professional team to come and
design your gym for you, and perhaps for a minimal extra cost they
will also install and set-up your equipment for you! Lastly, think
about adding accessories and various items that might help the space
along like a mini-refrigerator for cold water and a towel warmer for
extra warm towels after a good sweat session!
style should I pick for my home gym?
most of the answers before, this will also depend on your personal
tastes and what types of colours and items get your motivated. You
might want your home gym to blend seamlessly with the rest of your
home, and if that’s the case then you already know the style,
colours and accessories that will work for you. Otherwise, use Homify
as your home-base for everything inspiring. Look through our
directory of home gym pictures, check out the style, colours,
accessories, storage and even equipment other homeowners and
designers have chosen and save the ideas to your ideabook for future
home gym styles:
modern home gym style, there are plenty of options and ideas on
Homify. The classic choices for this style are to have white,
or neutral-coloured walls and an open-concept design. Make sure
the room only includes essentials and is not overly-cluttered. Many
homeowners enjoy having large mirrors in their modern style gyms;
mirrors can also be great for motivation and bringing more natural
light into a room! If you have larger pieces of exercise equipment
then choosing the modern style is a good idea as it often means that
your home gym looks professional and very put-together!
rustic-style home gym might be a great way to make your space
visually dynamic and even relaxing. The use of pine or cedar and
wood is often a great way to make a room look more rustic, they
handle wetness and moisture well and give your home gym that great
alpine spa smell! Rustic gyms typically do better for those that use
hand-weights, do yoga or Pilates, or in general might not have a lot
of larger equipment.
home gym is great for those looking to get in, and get back out.
Keeping everything within a stark or neutral colour palette,
functional storage options and the essentials.
you are particularly interested in more relaxing exercises, such as
yoga and pilates, then this option is perfect! You can bring splashes
of colours in with flowers, or rugs and the most important aspect if
having a bright, open and functional space! Great characteristics for
classic style home gym is one that anyone can create on any budget.
Keep the wall colour neutral, choose bright and functional light
fixtures and allow neutral light in as much as possible. To stay
within your budget, choose flooring that is cheaper, like low-pile
carpet so you can move the machines, etc; around more easily. For
accessories and general décor, keep it in touch with the rest of
your home to keep things simple and less stressful!
style home gym
a Scandinavian-style home gym there are many brilliant options here
at Homify. If the rest of your home falls within the typical
Scandinavian style – light, bright colours, minimal accessories and
functional items – then continue this whiting your home gym. Keep
splashes of colour to the rugs and essentials (similar to the
Minimalist-style) and choose high-tech items, such as a sound system
to hook your phone into and get your sweat on!